Saturday, March 24, 2007

Thou shalt not predict

A look at that dated screengrab from the DC homepage last Sunday tells you a story about the risks of predicting results in sport. That one was a pundit-fan’s response to Pakistan's exit from World Cup 2007. After Black Friday it is now India’s turn to bow out with a whimper.

In recent months I have often acted like a self-styled crystal gazer and predicted with considerable authority that these two teams would be amongst the semi finalists. Now that both have missed the Super 8 with the same degree of authority I am left wondering - what do I strike off? The punditry, perhaps.

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