Friday, July 31, 2009

Flying Start in England

I landed in London this morning and as I stepped out of Heathrow, I was greeted by rain.

It took me over an hour to get to where I was supposed to; when I got there I found out that the morning session of the 3rd Ashes test had also been greeted by rain.

I waited all afternoon for play to start; when it finally did, I was shocked.

I was shocked to see the news that Phil Hughes dropped from the side!

Hughes had a dream debut series against South Africa and after just two below par performances in this Ashes series, he finds himself dropped.

I never thought that the Australian team could act like the Pakistan one who have hardly shown patience with their openers in recent times.

Having said that, Australia got off to a great start courtesy Shane Watson and Simon Katich.

Maybe Hughes would not have provided a similar start but I still don't think he deserved to be dropped.

His replacement however, Watson, was impressive. He played a few lovely strokes. Katich's cameo was a surprise though; I have never seen him play so aggressively. In test cricket atleast.

Australia are off to a flying start in this 3rd test; while I am too with my first day in the UK giving me a taste of both the rain and the bright sunshine.

It is amazing how quickly the weather changes within minutes here. Almost as quickly as Pakistan's cricketers change shades!

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  1. Som said...

    A thin line separates genius from the loony. I want to know the mastermind behind this decision to let Watson open. The guy deserved to be hanged but will be knighted I guess.

  2. Q said...

    Som, what I also don't understand is why they continue to persist with Michael Hussey and drop Hughes to allow Watson to play.. no logic!

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