28.3.08

True Genius

There were times during Sehwag's exile from the Indian side, when Dinesh Karthik was jogging along in respectable fashion, when my mind strayed to wondering if he'd ever make it back. Maybe the eternally risky style had been found out once and for all, and, even if it hadn't, would he return as a middle order player, away from the stresses of the new ball?

But then true genius writes its own rules. It's hard to think of anyone else who could play like that at the top of the order and get away with it.

If he's not too tired and manages to settle in again early tomorrow, Lara's record beckons.

And after a display of batting that was brilliant even by his rarefied standards, it would be no more than he deserves.

I'll be watching.

2 comments:

Ottayan said...

Lets hope he breaks Lara's record and go on to score 500 runs.

This will make the 5 th days game rivetting.

Brian Carpenter said...

Sadly not to be. It was asking a lot - probably too much - of Sehwag to carry on in that vein to 400 and beyond.

Still, a great innings and one which confirms his place in the pantheon of Indian batsmanship.

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