Sunday, June 04, 2006

An enigma called Laxman

After having played the greatest innings by an Indian batsman at Eden Gardens Vs The Oz, VVS Laxman got himself the moniker Very Very Special Laxman.

After having slogged a Windian leg-spinner (Dave Mohammed is turning out to be another Monty Panesar, always in the game) from outside the off, high in the air to be caught at mid-on, I think the time has come for him to be now called Very Very Silly Laxman.

Twice now, in the first test against the Windians, VVS has been sent back to the hutch by ordinary bowlers bowling ordinary deliveries. 29 in the first innings (caught behind playing a rather extravagant drive) , 31 in the second (caught, as described in the above para) , I would think he needs dropping for the second test, purely on disciplinary grounds, he doesn't value his wicket anymore.

Time to pull up those Hyderabadi socks, methinks!

Riggs

3 Comments:

Anonymous peccavi said...

Laxman/style/getting out cheaply to bad shots. Reminds me of a few lines from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Butch sees the new, high security, modern bank and asks the guard about the old one.

Butch: What happened to the old bank? It was beautiful.
Guard: People kept robbing it.
Butch: That's a small price to pay for beauty.

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