Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Day 22-07-2008

At five in the evening the parliament will witness the trust vote. It is difficult to guess, even after following the news rather religiously for a week, how our political 'leaders' or 'representatives' will vote. It would have been easier to predict if they stood for individual or party ideologies. But, thats ridiculous expectation from our esteemed topi walas. Right? To see our politicians in their elements is a rude reminder of whats all wrong with this country.

Mendis is being touted as the main threat as the Indians take on Sri Lanka today in the inaugural test match of the series. History tells us that almost all spinners have been tamed by the indian batting line up that have not been as formidable as the present line up. I can foresee that ten years down the line when I will be watching the matches of today from the archives, and see Tendulkar, Dravid, Laxman, Sehwag and Ganguly in the same team, I will be wondering how this team didn't win more matches than they actually did. As far as Mendis goes, I think he is over-rated at the moment. He certainly performed well in the just concluded Asia cup. But, against a batting line-up that had players yet to be tested by the higher form of the game where one is tested on temperament and technique. Having said that, if these five actually don't decode Mendis then Murlitharan should feel proud that one genius is waiting to fill his shoes.