Asia Cup Cricket: Pakistan-Bangladesh Final Tomorrow!
Even the historic feat of Sachin Tendulkar failed to inspire the Indian cricket team. Instead of celebrating the glorious moment with a win Team
India gave away the match to after posting an imposing total of 289. Aiming for the perfect yorkers Indian bowlers were only raining full tosses which helped Bangladesh tremendously in the death overs. This loss became India's costliest mistake finally leading to the team’s ouster from Asia Cup-2012. In fact losing to Bangladesh , still termed as ‘minnows’, has a legacy. In World Cup Cricket-2007 India lost to them in a group match which led eventually to Bangladesh ’s elimination from the Super Eight stage. India
Virat Kohli’s heroics add to the ironies. He played like someone possessed on two occasions. First in the CB Series played recently in
Australia when faced with a do or die situation Team India had to win against with a bonus point which they did thanks to Virat Kohli, Gambhir and Raina. Same situation arose in Asia Cup when Team Sri Lanka India had to win against to stay alive in the competition which they did thanks to Virat Kohli, Tendulkar, Sharma and Raina. On the first occasion Pakistan India hoped Australia would beat Sri Lanka and on the second India hoped Sri Lanka would beat . In both cased the desired did not happen and Bangladesh got ousted. Such ironies happen when a team is not playing with consistency and dedication. India
While defending Asia Cup Champions Team
must try to learn from their mistakes we should hope for a good contest tomorrow though Indian cricket fans will sorely miss the most sought after India-Pakistan final. India