Paye Pari Buddhamama : 4
SOURAV ----- THE TEAM LEADER: The King
Sourav got better luck at last. He got the century he was waiting for. According to the TOI news item, he is the second Bengali to get a century at the Eden Gardens. And it is his first, apparently succeeding at the 8th attempt and failing seven times on the previous appearances. Remember the story of the King and the spider. Saurav is not a 'Prince' any more; he must be the King!
A few months ago I was going through Saurav's statistics --- I found him brave and aggressive. Perhaps his fielding would improve. He is very impressive for a Kolkatan! Those who found fault in his 'attitude', have to consider him a very successful aggressive Leader ---- Indian cricket was fortunate to discover him at the right time. What is wrong with his attitude -- nothing! It is like saying if you want capitalism get 'Ronnie', and if you want communism, get 'Gorbie"!!!!
I remembered Mr.Hoover's comments in TOI, and his troubled career during Greg Chappel's time. I liked Ganguly -- perhaps he might consider retirement in due course.
I was remembering Bob Dole (USA) ---- you know how many times he tried to challenge the US Presidency!
I also remembered W B Yeats ... and you know why! But you might not know how many times I tried to finish an essay (literary criticism) on WB YEATS!
Dec 2 2007.