16 June 2010

Still life in the old dog

My rant about the futility of the Asia Cup seems to have been ill-timed. Certainly the performances of the Srilanka-Pakistan match bordered on the brilliant. Afridi hitting Murali for five sixes. Afridi hitting 109 of 76 balls. Slinger-in-chief Malinga picking five wickets and the return of the original bad boy - Shoaib Akthar. But, the stand-out moment was Sangakkara producing a moment of magic to catch Afridi of Murali.
Even on off days, Champions have their say and atleast on yesterday's evidence "The Asia Cup is Magic"

15 June 2010

The Return of the Redundant

Nearly two years ago, on this very same blogspot, I had written about the Asia Cup http://islandexpress.blogspot.com/2008/06/significance-of-insignificant.html. Strange how two years later, each and every word I wrote still retain its significance.
The redundant tournament tries to justify its existence. A meaningless tournament or an important milestone. My vote is still for the former.