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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Dravid Ignored?


What Shetty says makes no sense to me. Just saying you let down some one will not undo your mistakes. Dhoni has been conferred with the Khel Ratna. Congrats. Good for him. I dont have any problem with that. What pains me and many other followers of Indian Cricket Scenario is that Dravid, who I feel is more deserving has been left out. Sachin got it after a decade of extraordinary performance.

Shetty said what impressed him most about Dhoni was the way he conducted himself. "What I like most about Mahi, apart from his cricket, is the way he leads. He is a cool customer and never gets agitated. I’m also impressed by his clarity of thought. He speaks his mind even if it may not be seen in the right sense," he added. "

Show me an occasion where Dravid got angry, revolted and was not cool. The wall of Indian cricket, backbone of Indian middle order for over a decade is shown an empty hand. How many matches did Dhoni help India win, how many innings does he have to his credit that turned the match. I think Dravid(10K+ runs in both forms of the game, 193 catches), Kumble(600+ wickets, 35 5-wicket hauls, 57 catches), Yuvraj, Lakshman.. the list of deserving cricketers is endless. Dhoni stands at the end of the queue. May be even after Gavaskar and Kapil.

Just an after thought. Does Shibu Soren, Lalu, Mallya and Karunanidhi have something to do with this? I don't know.

4 comments:

natesh said...

you are right in saying that dravid should be given the khel ratna before dhoni. but the award is given to the person who performs in that year. dhoni leading india to the world cup win deserves it for this year. dravid should have got it when he was nominated by BCCI for the last 2 years. i feel by looking only at last years performance the decision is right.

Sujana said...

I want dhoni to win!! =)

iamdbest777 said...

pdhoni z going 2 receive khel rathna only aftr sachin tendulkar............by giving khel rathna 2 him , d gov z insulting d legends lyk kapil dev,sunil gavaskar,rahul dravid,kumble,ganguly etc..................


nw d qn arises ,wat he has done 2 get d award.............did he played 100 tests,did he scored 10000+ runs in any format of d game..........


d point by wich bcci z going 2 support dis stupid act may b on d base dat he had captained d team wich hd won d T-20 world cup...........den y dey don gave it 2 kapil who hd won d world cup 4 india(juz remember his 172 Vs zimbawe).........

Tiger said...

Thanks Natesh, Sujana, iamdbest777 for the comments and votes.

Though technically winning T-20 was the best thing to happen in the calender year ,the same courtesy should have been given to Dravid, Yuvraj and Kapil. Dhoni has to work hard to prove this to be a good decision.

Adapt