New Delhi: For all the talk of personal milestones, cricket at the Feroze Shah Kotla showed that the sport truly is played by two teams. It mattered little that MS Dhoni became India's best wicketkeeper, that India is far superior in terms of ranking and that Sachin missed his 100th ton, there was another team at the opposite end. The 11 players for the West Indies showed Test cricket is about fighting, almost as much as it is about the result.
In a sport that many think favours the mighty, West Indies showed good resilience. For all who may regard India's first innings debacle as a consequence of a challenging Kotla pitch, it was also about a spirited side bowling with absolutely nothing to lose.
The five-wicket defeat was in stark contrast to the brilliant wins just weeks before against Bangladesh. Skipper Darren Sammy though, would not have caressed together lofty dreams of conquering the Indian frontier at the very beginning. This especially after legends of the sport in the past have stressed on several occasions, that playing India in India is never a cakewalk.