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    CricketNext gives Chappell his "achaar, chutnee aur gajar ka halwa"

    CricketNext gives Chappell his dues, overdues and just desserts

    By a CricketNext Correspondent

    We are sorry to spoil the party, folks , but we believe that although there is enough room for an euphoric deluge after our convincing rout of Pakistan in the ODIs, the optimism could be misplaced. So with due apologies to Greg Chappell fans, we would like to re-state the obvious, which sometimes bypasses us because we are so vulnerable to short-term success.

    In any case, CricketNext has unequivocally and transparently praised and applauded all individual performances for every ODI in a dispassionate and objective manner. For those who have missed our unique and crisp assessments, please click at CricketNext Verdict for full details.

    First things first, India lost the Test series. And that is nothing to celebrate about, right? . We assume that at least on that there is unanimous agreement that the bubbly will have to be contained within the cork. On our last trip, we had won the series though.

    We believe that the ODI cricket series victory is commendable and the team as a whole played superlative cricket, which was truly heroic stuff especially after the disappointment of losing the first ODI . Gallant performances by one and all, but four players who consistently stood out were Pathan, Yuvraj , Dhoni and skipper Rahul Dravid. Some of India's youngsters are clearly maturing quickly enough like good old Scottish scotch. Having said that, we agree with former Pakistan skipper Imran Khan that Pakistan were a strategic mess and blundered considerably with both their batting order and bowling combinations. Sure, India smartly capitalized on some monumental mistakes by their opposition, but that has little to do with Mr Chappell's coaching skills.

    We reiterate that at CricketNext our biggest concern and rising apprehension is that with Greg Chappell repeatedly talking of World Cup 2007 , we might be preparing ourselves for a dramatic fall in our standards of Test performance. And that is " real " cricket. ODI cricket, for all the public frenzy it creates , remains a masala - match, full of spice and curry, but lacking substantive substance.

    We believe that Greg Chappell , instead of being lionized as Marvel the coach should be considering himself lucky for holding his job, thanks to the ODI success. As the England tour takes off, his career now depends crucially on the wrist and fingers of Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh.

    CricketNext

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    Re: CricketNext gives Chappell his "achaar, chutnee aur gajar ka halwa"

    ^ Sorry Dhobi_bhai but is there any Indian site left which you have not visited and posted articles from?

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      Re: CricketNext gives Chappell his "achaar, chutnee aur gajar ka halwa"

      Very good Dhobi bhai,
      I didn't read this article before you posted it but I enjoyed reading it. I am not sure that Chappell's job would have been in limbo had he lost the ODI series as well. I don't agree on that with the author. Anyhow, nice post.
      Umer

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