Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Why every Indian cricketer and fan should celebrate Valentine 365 Days a year

Here is my open letter to  Ravichandran Ashwin and every player in Team India:
Dear Aswin and Team India,
when you are a cricketer whose name is Ravichandran Ashwin then your fans expect you to deliver a fantastico performance every time. So what do you do when India needs you most?

You go out and play like you have never played before. You go for the jugular right from the word go. Even if the opposition is Sri Lanka who are known to be good players of spin. On your day you can make any opposition look ordinary. Indeed 14th of feb 2016 was a fantastico day for you ,your fans and all of us as a cricketing nation. With a record of 4/11 you made the statisticians happy as you created this record for your team and country. It was even a record for Sri Lanka ,the opposite team though not a very pleasant one for them as they scored their lowest total in T20I. It was also the second lowest score by any team in a T20 International game against India.

By improving upon Ashok Dinda's record of 4/19 against the Sri Lankans by any Indian you helped almost single handed bundle the Srilankan team for a paltry 82 runs in the third Twenty 20 match on Sunday the 14th of feb 2016 at Visakhapanam. The end result read a victory for India by 9 wickets. If this was not enough the final series result read a 2-1 series victory for India.

You are a cricketer who can give his best even under pressure. This was a do or die game for both the teams. So when M.S. Dhoni handed  the ball to you to open the innings your body language exuded confidence. You tasted blood in your first over itself when you scalped the opener Niroshan Dickwella. Tilakratne Dilshan was soon to follow in that very over as you mounted the pressure with your lethal bowling.When you consumed Dinesh Chandimal the skipper of the Sri Lankan side you were proving your class once again.Against your lethal and accurate bowling the Sri Lankan batsmen were never comfortable and always looked so susceptable. So potent was your attack that even though T20 is considered to be a batsman's game but on the 14th of feb 2016 no Srilankan Cricketer could stand his ground for long. !9 was there highest score and only two of the Sri Lankan batsmen could manage to get in the double figure. This was the business end of the tournament and as you hit top form at just the right time for your team and your country. This  brought delight to the face of every Indian c ricket fan as it was the first time that an Indian cricket team won a T20 International by 9 wickets.

Even in overall rankings due to this fantastico performance by team India we have retained the top spot in the ICC T20 rankings. However Sri Lanka has slipped a place and are now in the fourth place in the ICC T20 rankings.Winning a game like this on the Valentine's day you and team India have proved that cricket is your first love and may you and Team India play and win each match like you played and won on this Valentine's day. This is the news that appears as music to every Indian cricket loving fan.

This blog post is inspired by the blogging marathon hosted on IndiBlogger for the launch of the #Fantastico Zica from Tata Motors. You can apply for a test drive of the hatchback Zica today.

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