Yes, we did it! 🙂
India gave a fitting reply to their neighbors Pakistan who considered themselves above everything!
India into the Finals of the World Cup 2011 for the third time, and this time it was even more juicy beating Pakistan en route. Every Indian must have savored this special moment which they witnessed and I am sure none will forget it for a lifetime.
Must say, the game was totally hyped. Right after the victory against Aussies, media were at it. 24hrs they showed only one thing, spoke about one thing India vs Pakistan Semi Final encounter. So many blog posts, so many articles in the span of 4-5 days about the encounter that it was just a must WIN match for the Indian team. Lose it and you get F****D big time.
The biggest decision Dhoni took was opting for Indian pacer Ashish Nehra for in form offie Ravichandran Ashwin. He being the captain of the Indian team for so long knows something better than us sitting out here. Lakhs of people had their voices raised for this decision of Dhoni’s to keep Ashwin out. The game was yet to begin and we just needed to wait and watch!
Dhoni winning the toss and electing to bat first was a fantastic decision. Chasing under lights and that too a India vs Pakistan encounter, would definitely be tough and Dhoni got it right. Spectacular start for the innings by Sehwag and our lil’ master Sachin Tendulkar set the stage for India. Sachin was in GOD MODE yesterday. 4 lives Pakistani fielders gifted him and that was what our lil’ master needed. He capitalized on it. Got to a fantastic score of 85 without which India would have surely struggled to defend. Gambhir played a good innings but sacrified his wicket in a hurry to get the run rate up. Kohli and Yuvraj were on the lower scoring side yest. Must mention the bowling of Wahab Riaz who was chosen in place of Rawalpindi Express. He did deliver. 5 fantastic wickets. Kudos. With 260 on board India were well in the game.
Pakistan started off pretty well with Kamran Akmal ( yes the always blabbering keeper ) and hafeez gave them a decent start until the pack started to fall. Zaheer, Munaf, Yuvraj, Bhajji all picking up 2 wickets each. How can anyone forget the contribution of ASHISH NEHRA? 10 overs 33 runs and 2 wickets! The best bowling figures amongst the Indian bowlers. He really silenced the blabbering people. All those who had pointed fingers at him were forced to keep it back on their nose. He bowled exceptionally well. Dhoni was spot on with his team selection. Best Captain ever. Take a bow.
Was the match FIXED?
A lot of questions are now being raised seeing the way team Pakistan played last night. Firstly in the fielding department. 7 catches dropped. 4 of Tendulkar alone!
Secondly, what the f**k was Misbah Ul Haq doing? Did he think it was a Test match or something? Until the powerplay started he never seemed to be in a mood to hit the ball!
Thirdly, why dint Pakistan take the powerplay when Razzaq and Misbah were at the crease?
All these things summed together you are sure to get the same question in your mind – Was the match FIXED? Only time will tell.
Hear what Afridi had to tell in the post match presentation.
” I PROUD I AM CAPTAIN OF THIS GUYS” – Sahid Afridi, Captain – Pakistan
Be it fixed or not, INDIA won it at the end. That is what matters 🙂
Mumbai here we come! India vs Sri Lanka the finals on Saturday 2nd April 2011. 2 of the best sides in cricket at present will battle it out for the greatest glory.
Lets win this one for SACHIN TENDULKAR. He truly deserves it.
Bring it on. Lets have it!