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Where does India start again?

Where does India start again?

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So, MS Dhoni and the Men in Blues are on their way back to India. Yet another miscued shot, yet another endeavour cut short abruptly. The moment Sri Lanka crossed the 143 run barrier; the Indian boat sank in the middle of the sea. All it required was a 20-run margin of victory. But eventually all that India could manage was a last ball defeat, thereby handing the semi-final spot to the Lankans.

So, even as MS Dhoni talks about post IPL parties, as professionals it’s how well you plan and execute your game in the field that determines your status as a cricket playing nation in the world. Winning two out of five games doesn’t exactly tell the story of a successful cricket team in the world, does it? While none questions India’s triumph at the first T20 World Championship, but the next two trips can be termed as forgettable pasts.

RC Editor

So, MS Dhoni and the Men in Blues are on their way back to India. Yet another miscued shot, yet another endeavour cut short abruptly. The moment Sri Lanka crossed the 143 run barrier; the Indian boat sank in the middle of the sea. All it required was a 20-run margin of victory. But eventually all that India could manage was a last ball defeat, thereby handing the semi-final spot to the Lankans.

So, even as MS Dhoni talks about post IPL parties, as professionals it’s how well you plan and execute your game in the field that determines your status as a cricket playing nation in the world. Winning two out of five games doesn’t exactly tell the story of a successful cricket team in the world, does it? While none questions India’s triumph at the first T20 World Championship, but the next two trips can be termed as forgettable pasts.

Before the participation in the T20 WC this year was touted as the most eventful of all the participating nations. We were all expecting Dhoni and his men to return home with the cup as the frenzy shifted from the IPL to the World Championship. Perhaps, we expected too much. Perhaps the players were tired. Perhaps the conditions didn’t suit the India style of play, perhaps…

Too many “perhaps” made up India’s sordid journey in the World Championship. Rather than delving on those “perhaps” and the reasons behind India’s mediocrity on the field, its time to take stock of the situation and move ahead in the right direction with a spirited intent.

On this endeavour, may I call upon responses from the fans on what should be done to transform India into world beaters once again and not remain as paper tigers? Where do we start? How do we do? And what do we do?

Chip in with your answers.

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india needs a separate odi and T-20 team captain and also for tests, so that we can handle it
suhass on 15 May 2010, 07:17 AM
India needs a separate team just for T20s...
CisternaChyli on 14 May 2010, 08:32 AM
yeah i agree with ya uthappa we need intl standard pitches like a gud one with bounce and pace we really could produce some gem of bowlers which we lack
PrinceDravid on 13 May 2010, 07:16 AM
Just prepare 2 pitches in India with bounce and pace (as similar to Eng/WI/Aus) for domestic seasons. see the result. its good for all!
uthappaross on 13 May 2010, 04:30 AM
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