Tait wasn’t tight; Perth wasn’t their berth; Oh Ganguly!

The Australian team must have expected to finish off the Perth test inside three days, as WACA offered the fastest test wicket on earth! That left India with the only option to battle against the 11 on-field Aussie players and their threats about its imminent death in WACA. The Australian captain started to hail Shaun Tait as the one who would capsize the Indian top order on this wicket. But they forgot one thing – to implement their plans on the ground rather than in front of microphones and cameras.

Shaun Tait sweated for 21 overs in the match (only 21), being hammered at almost 4.5 runs per over. In fact, the all pace attack by the home team on their favourite berth turned out to be a disaster. This should act as a valuable lesson for Ricky Ponting, as the captain should realise that what they claim through their words should come out through their game as well. Hats-off to the Indian outfit for coming back so strongly from the poorest of test matchs (for umpiring and home team sportsmanship) in Sydney.

The selectors proved it again! Sourav Ganguly is dropped again! A decision poorer than the umpiring decisions in Sydney. At times I get the feeling that any five Indian cricket fans could make a better selection panel than the ones we had for many years. Hope to see Ganguly back soon.

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