17/3/2007, Trinidad – The Indian cricket team, dubbed as a team with tonnes of experience surrendered meekly to Bangladesh in their group match on Saturday at the Queen’s Park oval, considered to be hunting ground for Indians. After a very dismal batting show in the morning, the team proved to be none the better in bowling and fielding too. The only decent scores in the Indian side were that of Sourav Ganguly and Yuvraj Singh who hit 66 and 47 respectively. That apart, there was not even one who had scored more than 20 runs. And yet we boast of having 3 players with more that 275 matches and the very same three players with over 10000 runs each. They lose to a team whose eleven players put together do not have the experience of Sachin and Saurav together. Again, the total aggregate runs of the eleven men of Bangladesh do not amount to the total aggregate of the above 2 men.
A team with such mighty men as Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly scores just 191 runs against Bangladesh, a team which was considered to be one of the minnows. Shewag got out in manner as though he has never played cricket before that moment. And Ganguly though scored 66 was as slow as playing a test innings, as he took 129 deliveries for those runs. And when it came to bowling, the line and length of the bowlers were hapazard and the fielding was worse than that. If India has anything in its mind regarding the world cu, it must not be winning the world cup, but advancing to the next stage of the tourament. Hope the people realize it before it is too late.