Sunday, October 26, 2008

Ian Chappell Knows his Porn

"It has been said that good captaincy is like pornography - it's hard to define but you know it when you see it."

That is Ian Chappell talking about how good MS Dhoni is as the captain of India.

Really Ian, pornography?

He even worded his article that way making various inferences to the X-Rated stuff.

Read the title: "Give it to the Keeper".

He even presents video evidence, which he describes as: "....the period in the game when Anil Kumble was off the field and stand-in captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni led a vibrant India...."

And he goes on "....a team that looked far superior to the one that performed in pedestrian mode a few hours later ....".

Later on he talks about why Kumble was given charge initially saying "He was the ideal person to fill in for a short period until Dhoni was ready to do the job..."

He then talk about grooming and the animal stuff - "Anybody who watched .... and still thinks Dhoni needs more grooming has attended too many dog shows"

The best part though comes when Ian starts to describe how Dhoni made his partners feel.

He starts with "Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir set off aggressively .... but Dhoni did plenty to assist his own and the team's cause".

From there he moves on to the kind of atmosphere that was created because of Dhoni's aggression - "Most importantly he created an atmosphere where the players enjoyed the contest"

He then cites some examples:

"Sehwag was a classic example. He had a smile from start to finish, enjoying his team-mates’ success ...".

"Zaheer Khan was like a man possessed, heavily involved ..."

"...Sachin Tendulkar behaved like an exuberant 18-year-old..."

From there he talks about the opposing partners and then concludes with "It has been said that good captaincy is like pornography - it's hard to define but you know it when you see it."

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5 Pitched:

  1. Jrod said...
     

    He should have got me to Ghost write this for him.

  2. Q said...
     

    He totally should have... and I thought of getting u to ghost write this post for me but then I just went on with it thinking i'd dedicate it to u, which also slipped my mind..

    But yeah, very JRod this one..

  3. Naked Cricket said...
     

    jrod - he got his own demons to write it

  4. Jrod said...
     

    Q, the problem with it is that it's soft core, it flirts without showing you the money shots.

    NC, demons, the guy wouldn't know 'you porn' if he fell over it.

  5. Q said...
     

    I agree with u JRod. I believe u wud have done a far better job!

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