ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: India vs. West Indies, Mar. 6 — The Windies Played Like A Bunch Of Rotten Pillocks!

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by Anura Guruge

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 I had been looking forward to watching the highlights of this Ind v. W.I. match, from the WACA in Perth for days. I didn’t check the scores online. I wanted to watch it ‘live’ without knowing the result. So on Friday night, March 6, at 10pm, I got comfortable and clicked on the Highlights package on ESPN.

Deep down the West Indies is still MY team — though my ‘greats’ Gordon, Viv, Andy, Michael etc. are long gone. In my study, above my head hangs my W.I. rosette from Lord’s.

It grieves me to see them play like this.

Despite his 215 I have had it with Gayle. He is #1 Pillock. He was OUT AGAIN, as he was in his innings of 215, before he scored. Yes, again he got a reprieve. He got a faint feather, and you could clearly see it on ‘Snicko’ but Mahendra Singh Dhoni did NOT ask for a DSR review. He was LBW in the 215 inning. Yes, Gayle is always vulnerable during the first five overs. But it is now getting silly. I think he is over the top. Yes, I HAVE loved watching Gayle but enough is enough. The run out was inexcusable. And Sammy. I really, really like Sammy. Nicest guy ever. But he bats worse than I do! And that is why it hurts even more. I knew my weakness. I had to swing at everything. But I wasn’t a professional. This was pathetic. Holder did good. He should bat higher up.

Yes, they still have a small chance of qualifying. The Indians, as ever of late, looked clinical and professional. I knew they could get the runs despite the wickets.

And the dropped catches by both sides.

I really do NOT get this West Indies side. I also do not get why they don’t have the likes of Lara, Via, Gordon at hand to talk some sense into these pillocks. Gayle may hit the ball harder than Viv, but he never inspires the confidence that Viv did. That is the difference.

Shame. It was still an exciting match. I guess none of the Indians will complain that they were short-changed in terms of the duration. India could yet again WIN this World Cup.

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