Knocking in the questions before the knockouts

A billion people let go off a lazy smile as their favourite men…(in blue) ‘romped?’ the Dutch to reserve a place in the quarters.

updated: March 18, 2011 10:35 IST
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New Delhi: A billion people let go off a lazy smile as their favourite men…(…in blue) ‘romped?’ over the Netherlands to reserve a place in the quarter-finals.

The men in blue become the first team to qualify with the highest team total in the tournament so far. They have the distinction of having the highest individual scorer in Virender Sehwag and the second farthest six hitter in Yusuf Pathan. They have Yuvraj whose all-round abilities are becoming legendary. And they have Sachin Tendulkar – end of discussion.

Well not quite if cricket pundits and the common gentry alike are to be believed. Much has been said about the bowling and especially the much acclaimed spin attack which has so far been more of a damp squib. Now cricket is a game that can change on its head and to judge shortcomings of the side in front of a six-year-old laptop which has seen more of porn than the eyes have seen cricket (note: exaggeration used) is blasphemy.

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