Friday, April 15, 2005

Afridi's butchery

No one has toyed with the Indian bowling for a while the way Shahid Afridi did today. On a pitch that forced many to think that India's total of 250 odd was defendable, Afridi's power-hitting not just won the match for Pakistan and secured the series but did some irreparable damage to the Indian bowling attack.

At a time when Ramiz Raja was on air, he commented that this was a show of elegance, a display of exquisite and extraordinary batting. Tell you what, to say that there was an element of elegance in Afridi's batting would be the most ridiculous thing one could say for it was nothing but carnage. It wasn't fluke, it wasn't slogging and yet it wasn't anything close to elegance except for the fact that it shook the whole of stadium. The crowd seemed simply stunned. But as realization sunk in, perhaps they all enjoyed the show, a display of batting not many can claim witness to - a show of power and annihilation leading to a 45 ball century.

1 comment:

anubhav said...

Even I have experinced this,Rameez is pretty biased commentator, I think Wasim is better.