Wednesday, August 24, 2005

India in Zimbabwe - inauspicious beginnings

India landed in Zimbabwe for their test and triangular series today. Another time, another series. This means all of the team's sins of the past are now history confined to the deepest darkest recesses of the Indian cricket fan's mind. The Indian cricket lover can be so brutal and so forgiving at the same time...
Apparently Coach Chappell was 'terse' with media reps at the press conference before departure. And why wouldn't he be? The captain hasn't yet arrived. Due to some travel plan screw-up, the team will now go to Bulawayo through Harare and hence miss out on valuable acclimatisation time. There was no training camp and no team meeting before departure. And you ask, Chappell 'ko gussa kyon aata hai?' He apprently left the media room muttering about the need for organisation. Given the chaos at media conferences, he might not have been talking about just cricket!


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