View Full Version : How to be Biased: Techniques and Strategies -- by Amit Varma

July 18, 2004, 10:37 PM
Read the entire article, Sri Lanka wins, but look what he has to say about the Indian team:

click here ----> Wisden/Cricinfo Article (http://usa.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/CRICKET_NEWS/2004/JUL/000934_ASIA2004_18JUL2004.html)

"Dravid has been the only Indian batsman in this tournament who has shown himself to be both comfortable and patient the rest of India's batsmen have been rusty, and over-eager to smash their way into form. The lack of match practice also showed in India's bowling as many as 27 extras were conceded in the Sri Lankan innings.

This lukewarm start to the season should not worry them too much Lance Armstrong wasn't the hottest cyclist in the world in June, and Iban Mayo was tipped to challenge him strongly for the Tour de France. But Armstrong timed his season well, peaked when he needed to, and Mayo is, at the time of writing, almost 45 minutes behind Armstrong. When India look at the schedule of the season that has just begun for them, the Asia Cup is not such a big prize. The ICC Champions Trophy is more important, as are the series against Australia and South Africa. The Asia Cup and the series against Bangladesh, before and after, are just a warm-up and a cool-down. (That doesn't mean, of course, that India can afford to be complacent, and let their season drift to a bad start.)

Irfan Pathan and Lakshmipathy Balaji's lack of consistency won't worry them too much. Both men were sharp, got the ball to swing, and line and length will no doubt fall into place in time for matches of greater consequence than this one. But Zaheer Khan's performance today will be a cause for bother. Against UAE, he charged to the crease like a man possessed; today, he had a ghostly air around him. He jogged rather than ran to the crease, bowled without fire, and appeared listless. Was there some niggle he was hiding? Is he not fully fit yet? Zaheer will be a crucial cog of the Indian machine, especially against Australia and South Africa, and if he needs more time to recuperate, he should get it. "


Even when India lose they find excuses or brush it aside. Wisden really needs to find some unbiased reporters. I really think these guys get in because of their English ability more than anything else, it's like they sit down with a Thesaurus when they write their articles so they can find words like 'Lacuna'.

July 18, 2004, 10:58 PM
Stretching a chewing gum logic with Lance Amrstrong! This writer is just pathetic!

Shish Ahmed
July 19, 2004, 08:06 AM
We need to bring these Indian writers back down to earth.

They have no respect for BD cricket at all. I just hope we can pull off a win against these Indians.

Come on tigers

July 19, 2004, 09:32 AM
aree aree eta ki amader amit naki? lol