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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Madras on Top??

So a little over quarter-way into IPL, the Madras team is on top. Which is good for them, and for everyone concerned. Considering that the most Tamil member of their team is probably Muttiah Muralitharan, it is a delicious irony. Not only are they depending on foreigner outsiders (Hayden, Hussey, Oram etc.) for their main successful thrusts, but they are also depending on India outsiders like Dhoni (the only non-regional captain in the IPL apart from Warne), Raina, Amarnath (update: Amarnath is a TN player, so my bad here), Gony, Joginder etc to a great extent.

I hope this puts an end, for once and for all, to the whining of Madras folks about the India selectors not picking their boys (like the ultra-talented Sadagoppan Ramesh). Heck, their own team doesn't want to pick their boys. :)