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Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Go Marathas!!

After two consecutive thrilling victories, the Maratha Warriors, led by Viren Rasquinha, seem to be peaking at the right time. First, the golden goal from Dhanraj to sink the Chennai Veerans (according to me, the sidey-est name in the league), and then on Sunday, the nailbiting triumph over the much fancied Sher-e-Jallandhar (according to me, the coolest logo in the league).

The win over the Shers was a really welcome surprise, and anyone who saw the match will agree with me. In the first half, the Shers were running circles around the Warriors, and even though the score at the first Q-Time was just 1-0, it might have been 4-0, if luck had favoured them. Gagan Ajit scored the lone goal in a splendid Matrix-ish way. But in the next three quarters, the Shers just ran out of steam, and the Warriors finished the game in style.

Now even though statistically, it is not possible for the Maratha Warriors to win the league, one would still like them end their campaign in style by crushing the Bangalore Hi-Fliers.