India lost to the West Indies in the semifinals Cricket match yesterday. It is being bandied about that the loss was due to the two ‘No-balls’ bowled. Captain Dhoni himself had said it, had he not? …But folks, he had to say it. He had no intention of letting his teammates down. Or, he kept the damage to the minimum, we can say.
Should I presume that Most people were Not listening to the Commentary that was going on? But that is IT. Experts like Sunil Gavaskar were constantly saying that the Young bowlers were delivering ‘Length’ balls, offering the batsmen Length, which allowed them to score at a High Rate.
That, Conveniently, has been Sidelined, and even perhaps Forgotten. And that is Our Problem. We Refuse to Face Facts.
Bowlers must have delivered thousands of balls before they could have got selected for the National team. Teams Use Computers to Analyze what sorts of balls to bowl to which batsmen. Put simply, Our Bowlers failed to bowl the Right length, all through the game. That at a Semi Final match. Shoddy work, what?
Sadly, We Indians are known for such ‘Chalta-hai’ (Passable) work. Plenty of Rolls-Royces and Mercedes Benzes might be on our Indian roads, but can We produce that quality?
An Indian ‘factory.’
The Kolkata (Calcutta) flyover collapse, of March end this year, which has claimed 32 lives and umpteen injured. And the contractor had dared to call it an ‘Act of God.’
Now let me come to the Nuclear Issue.
The Kudankulam Nuclear power plant has had 37 breakdowns in 2 years, where, it seems, one shut down in that same span of time is the norm.
Happy go lucky that We are, We want to go in for more and more Nuclear projects. Wait for a more eleborate article on the subject, please.
In Cricket We are in Denial. Honesty of the Highest kind is Absolutely Necessary before any Change can take place.