"We want to win this World Cup for Sachin"
"Sehwag will be the danger man for India"
"Yuvi will be the difference between the teams"
"Can captain cool bring India home?"
"Will sub-continent prove lucky for India?"
"India, clear favorites of WC11"
"Kya Yusuf World Cup me apna jalwa dikhayenge"
"Is Munaf the danger man for India?"
Sheeeeeesh. Are we done with all these? How many of us are tired hearing these time and again we switch on the bugging news channels. There is a limit to everything. India is a land full of Cricket fanatics and lunatics. So the new
"11 fools play 1100 million fools watch"
still holds good. Does that mean anyone and everyone can write a piece about India's WC chances?
Is winning the World Cup a joke? Never. World Cup is a serious thing. As serious as a Navjot Sidhu pun or a Ravi Shastri cliche. "Of course" as serious as a Dhoni's post match presentation speech. As serious as a serious Bhajji or a mentally tough Ravindra Jadeja. But what do they get in return? Mockery. Parody. Ridicule.
Fine. A bit serious stuff now. We all know India is well prepared for the WC. To be precise, over-prepared. Squad is perfect. Warm-ups almost done. Qualified for the next half of the tournament. But there is only one thing which misses out - Expert Advice. What to take and what not to. In order to help our team, we had come up with a world wide idea gathering, brain storming, voting process or whatever you might call. Fans from the length and breadth of the country contributed to this process. The following suggestions were the most frequent. So lets see what will really take India to the Golden globe silverware
We all know that Nehra adds TEETH to our bowling attack. But we must not restrict him to the bowling department alone. He, of course is a canny customer. So most of the fans want Nehra be made India's captain for the rest of the tournament as he is the perfect synonym for coolness and he might justify Captain Cool perfectly. Some even feel that Nehra's bat must bear a sticker. Thats the reason for his failure.
Dhoni must be back to his normal self - long haired dhoni.
Some fans have recommended to do a recital of Ravi Shastri quotes to the players before every match so that it might improve their state of mind and also it might refresh them before a tough day's play. Some quotes might include
t's the kind of game where anything can happen"
"When he hits them, they stay hit"
"It’s anybody's game now"
"At the end of the day it doesn't matter how they come"
"Ah well, but line belongs to the umpire"
"Something's gotta give." (I seriously wonder whether he's speaking about his virginity or something!)