Saturday, September 22, 2007

Chak De India

India is going to play against Australia in the semi-finals of Twenty20 World Cup in South Africa in few hours from now. Nobody predicted that this young Indian team would do well in this world cup given the fact that Indian trio of Sachin Tendulkar, Saurav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid opted out of the tournament. However, the boys surprised everybody including themselves by reaching semis.

Apart from tremendous batting display (e.g. Yuvraj's six sixes, Rohit Sharma quick fire fifty etc), the major differentiating factor in this tournament is the fielding. Just look at the breathtaking catch by Dinesh Karthik:

India has just lost one game against New Zealand so far. Can they beat the world champions Australia? I hope they bring laurels to India as the young girls did in the movie - Chak De India.

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