BCCI bats for Tests or does it?
v Sri Lanka
Date: 30th February 2012
Captains: Yuvraj Singh and
Sri Lanka: Roy Mendis + 20 players.
Even the initials of the players could not be fit on the score board hence they
are allotted numbers from 1 to 20.
This match description at the start of the match looks
explicitly fake. What are the pointers to the made up nature of the virtual scoreboard.
Let's start with the obvious; Yuvraj Singh captaining any
side for any cricket match is a complete give away. He was always highly
susceptible to Mood(y) swings and his opponents sledge him by calling him
‘Captain' instead of ‘pie chucker'.
Mendis as a Sri Lankan can't exist. The absence of any other initials
before or after those two miniscule words - Roy and Mendis, will not fool
international Cricket at Brabourne in the foreseeable future is unlikely,
to put it mildly.
are many players in the Indian team who would have retired by the year
2012. Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina to name a few.
Singh and Yusuf Pathan being a part of the Indian team looks highly
improbable in the absence of MS Dhoni as the captain of the team.
Pujara and Amit Mishra are IN the team. That joke is in poor taste.
when does a team have 21 players in its side?
You have committed a folly about the final point, Dear
Reader! Both the teams have given the correct number of players on the team
sheet. Remember the year is 2012. The latest India Test, ODI and T20 rankings
aren't known yet. So the match will start as a Test Match. If India's Test
ranking is still #1 by end of Day 2 of the Test Match, Day 3 & 4 will be converted
into an ODI. With India
currently placed at #3 in the ODI rankings, 2 victories will guarantee it a #1
status. In that case Day 5 will be converted into 2 T20 matches.
Am meeting LM with this unique idea in the afternoon.
PS. LM said that part of this idea was lifted from the SA tour of India in 2010. He is suing me instead.
PPS. SA was scheduled to play 3 Tests instead of the ODI series. The Australian media had slammed BCCI about this move post India's climb up to # 1 Test ranking. This article could have either gone on to deride the BCCI for bowing down to the Australian media (hahahahahaha) or being too sensitive to the swing in ICC Rankings. BCCI bashing had to be done. One chose the latter weapon.
Some facts may have been ignored or twisted to suit the purpose. Kindly ignore and/or accept those transgressions. If you are not willing to, go take a hike.