I don't know whether I am doing right or wrong posting it here, but I want the people who are there in Chennai to help Thatraja anyhow they could. I got a message from Thatraja on my cell that his father has got an heart attack due to smoking overdose.He is in ICU at present. I pray to God that he gets well soon. Also, if there anyone around Thatraja locality,can ask him for anything he needs, will be of great help. Thanks.
[EDIT] Please don't vote me for this, I don't need votes for this post. Just pray for uncle. Thanks
Initially (yesterday) I thought that the wicket was too tough to bat on. But after seeing the reports today it seems that it was seaming true but was not unplayable kind of thing. They just could not apply themselves there and got out.
In all aspect it was a lot below par performance from us.
But some of the indian players were out there in SA earlier than the usual team. They should have been adjusted with the condition there. All these things have to do with the mindsets and Indians are not able to remove the past (in SA) from their mind and hence are struggling.
The players that went early also left in batches which is not how a team should be leaving since eventually it was three batches that reached South Africa. India could have got New Zealand to reduce its schedule by having only two Tests which certainly would have helped as then the tour would have finished early and the team could have had at least one first class match under their belts before the Test series began.
With Zaheer Khan missing from the lineup, India face an uphill battle from now on. The happy, hearty chant of Ole, Ole by home fans will only grow louder if India don’t come back strongly in the contest.