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Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Cricketing Cliche 19

Sped to the boundary like a tracer bullet.

Virender Sehwag just brought up his fifty with a boundary through midwicket, and many will no doubt describe the ball as having "sped to the boundary like a tracer bullet". Jai wrote to me to point out that this is a particular favourite of Ravi Shastri, and could, in fact, be his epitaph.

Sehwag's 50 came off 67 balls, and he simply wasn't tested enough by the fast bowlers, who were wayward. As at Mohali, he is reading Danish Kaneria beautifully. Kaneria's bowling to him is like (cliche coming up) candy to a baby. But it's bad for the teeth, and Sehwag may well relax in the knowledge of how well he's playing Kaneria, and (one more cliche) lose his head. At a ground as large as Eden Gardens, they'll never find it.
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