‘Morning Blues. This is your wake up call.

Well, well, well. Who would have imagined this scenario going into the second weekend of the championship? The Dicks are out. The Blues are fading. And the Weapons have tried every Self Destruction method in their book – dropped catches, sprayed the ball around, made fools of themselves – and yet have all but found their way to the semis. Stranger things have happened in life, but this one sure takes me by surprise.

The Blues have lived a lifetime in the last 24 hours. Last night, after the match, they all seemed to be a bit too cocky, especially the batsmen. Even the younger guys were seemingly nonchalant, showing a false facade of bravado, giving excuses like, “nothing worked today”, “one of those days”, “off-day”, (and the one that I hate the most which is fast turning out to be the most abused term in cricket these days), “I played my natural game”. Dude, you got things a bit mixed up in your head. Your natural game should be ‘not getting out’, and not ‘getting out to stupid shots’. You have two choices. Either you learn this on your own or you can have this drilled into your head by the Blues supporters. I am sure they’ll oblige. Ask any Blues’ player who went to West Indies in 2007 for a first-hand experience. Anyway, despite the cocky exterior, they remained indoors last night, which was surprising given that this was Friday night in London with no game the following day.

What I hear is that they woke up Saturday morning wondering what really happened the previous night. Surprise, surprise. They showed up and they didn’t win. The news seems to be finally dawning on them that they need to do more than just show up. Throughout the tour, the team training sessions have been optional. 5 players had turned up for the session one day before the last match. Surprisingly, the training session today was scrapped. Fetching the ball from the boundary in the last match must have been extremely tiring, I presume.

Spent some time in the team hotel today evening. And reading between the lines, the body language and interpreting some non verbal cues, I get the feeling that these guys are a bit on the edge now. Reality seems to be finding its place in a little corner inside their heads. The turn of events has taken them by surprise and they seem nervous about the repercussions of another “off-day of playing their natural games”. The smiles on their faces are betraying more emotions than what’s obvious.

So from brash over confidence on friday night, to bemused amazement on saturday morning, to nervous anxiety on saturday evening, their lives seem to have turned half a circle.

The Weapons from Al Pakeezah, on the other hand, are Free Wheeling into the Free Willy world. Why not? They deserve to. Most of their guys were seen crossing the street opposite The Ritz in Piccadilly. They split into 2 groups after that. The bigger group made their way into Mahiki while a smaller group of 3-4 entered the Gentleman’s Club called Mayfair Club. I believe they are still there as I write this at 1.45 am London Time.

1220 Responses to “‘Morning Blues. This is your wake up call.”


  • Thanks for finally talking about >

  • This excellent website definitely has all the info I needed about this subject
    and didn’t know who to ask.

  • I used to be able to find good information from your articles.

  • Hello, just wanted to mention, I enjoyed this blog post.

    It was practical. Keep on posting!

  • I am curious to find out what blog system you’re using?
    I’m experiencing some minor security issues with my latest website and I’d like to find something more secure.
    Do you have any solutions?

  • First of all I would like to say wonderful blog!
    I had a quick question in which I’d like to ask if you don’t mind.
    I was interested to know how you center yourself and clear your mind before writing.

    I’ve had difficulty clearing my thoughts in getting my thoughts out there.
    I do take pleasure in writing but it just seems like the first 10
    to 15 minutes are generally wasted simply just trying to figure out how to begin.
    Any suggestions or hints? Kudos!

  • Hello to all, how is everything, I think every
    one is getting more from this site, and your views are good designed
    for new users.

  • Nice post. I was checking constantly this blog and I’m impressed!
    Extremely helpful information specifically the last part :) I care
    for such information much. I was seeking this
    certain info for a very long time. Thank you
    and good luck.

  • Yes! Finally someone writes about fitness goals.

  • Diamond Earrings Guide

    Wow, marvelous weblog format! How long have you ever been running a blog
    for? you make running a blog glance easy. The full glance of your site is wonderful, let alone
    the content material!

  • takipçi instagram

    I could not resist commenting. Well written!

  • It’s in fact very complicated in this active life to listen news on Television,
    therefore I just use the web for that purpose, and take the most up-to-date information.

    My web-site; coche

  • I just like the helpful information you supply in your articles.
    I’ll bookmark your weblog and take a look at again right here
    regularly. I am moderately certain I’ll be told plenty of new stuff proper right here!
    Good luck for the following!

  • Thanks a bunch for sharing this with all people
    you actually realize what you’re talking about! Bookmarked.
    Please also visit my site =). We will have a hyperlink trade arrangement among us

  • Heya i am for the first time here. I came across this board and I to find It really helpful & it helped me out a lot.
    I am hoping to present one thing again and aid others like you helped me.

  • Hi there! Someone in my Facebook group shared this site with us so I came to look it over.
    I’m definitely loving the information. I’m bookmarking and
    will be tweeting this to my followers! Terrific blog and
    outstanding design.

  • Greetings! I know this is kinda off topic but I was wondering which blog platform are you using for this site?

    I’m getting sick and tired of WordPress because I’ve had issues with hackers and I’m looking
    at options for another platform. I would be great if you could point
    me in the direction of a good platform.

  • I really like what you guys are usually up too. This kind of clever work and exposure!
    Keep up the great works guys I’ve you guys to my personal blogroll.

  • Ahaa, its pleasant discussion concerning this post here
    at this website, I have read all that, so now me also commenting
    at this place.

  • Black Friday sale for name t shirts 2016

    My coder is trying to convince me to move to .net from
    PHP. I have always disliked the idea because of the expenses.
    But he’s tryiong none the less. I’ve been using Movable-type on several websites for about a year
    and am worried about switching to another platform.
    I have heard great things about blogengine.net. Is there
    a way I can transfer all my wordpress content into it?
    Any kind of help would be really appreciated!

Leave a Reply

*