What a doozy! Amid all the talk of the death of the ODI, we have one of its finest examples: ebb and flow of the format, along with the suspense now expected in Twenty20s. But some more quick thoughts:
1. Remind me again what Saeed Ajmal is allowed to bowl — the doosra, or his normal off-cutter? Or is he allowed to bowl whatever he wants? I can never keep up with these spinners.
2. Shahid Afridi loves his hair. He loves being able to run his hand through it, again and again. Just thought I’d put that out there.
3. Speaking of people who could do with some more vanity, I give you Waqar Younis and his increasing girth. I don’t know if he thinks looking like a father figure will convince the young ‘uns to play nice, but the man needs to stay in shape. (If only because he can then pull a Gary Kirsten and yell at his wards for not being as fit as a 40-odd year old man.)
4. Harbhajan, Harbhajan, Harbhajan. If nothing else, the man has an impeccable sense of timing and destiny. I hate him. And love it.