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India vs. WI 1st ODI – Observations

So, India won the first of the four ODIs and started their very less anticipated Caribbean campaign. WI almost chased down India’s very good looking 339 Total. Some observations: 

  • Indian top order still has a problem with the Short pitched stuff. Gautam Gambhir playing what  a No. 11 would consider his trademark shot. A half hazard attempt to pull a short ball with head ducking down praying to mother earth.  Rohit Sharma fetching the ball from way outside the off stump to play a pull shot.
  • Dinesh Karthik is still eyeing that test opener slot. Solid forward defense on display in yesterday’s match. 
  • When Yuvraj Singh decides it is time for a short break, he hits it long and far and invariably out of the ground.  
  • MSD is trying to get his big hitting abilities back but is not quite there yet. Instead, he seems to have developed new abilities to get run out when ball has gone somewhere near the wicket keeper and responding any question with “Yeah, Obviously, You know…” 
  • Harbhajan Singh reads Dwayne Bravo’s slower one even before Bravo decides to bowl one.