Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Greatest cricketing moment of this decade

2009 is coming to a close. Rahul Dravid chose to play an uncharacteristically racy knock against Sri Lanka in the first Test started today. Certainly a memorable knock.

Or is there another cricket-memory that you recall far more vividly than Rahul's 27th Test ton, something that effertlessly defines the decade of 2000's for you?

I fancy some of you writing back on the comments section of this post on the event or moment that you consider as the greatest cricketing event or moment of this decade.

You can give us a line on either "The cricketing event / moment of the decade" or "The Indian cricketing event / moment of the decade". As you wish..
But please put just one entry per person - the most favourite entry for you.

I guess my "Cricketing event of the decade" was the masterful match-saving 150+ by Ricky Ponting in the 3rd Ashes Test of 2005. It was scored on the 5th day in daunting conditions. A critical series was at stake, and he needed to keep out the best fast bowling attack that Australians faced over a whole Test series in the current decade.

My Indian Cricketing moment of the decade? Laxman-Dravid returning unseparated after a complete day's play at the Eden Gardens in 2001....


mdeals said...

Rahul Dravid you did a fantastic job............

vinishgrg said...

Yes, Indian cricketer of the decade is Dravid (Headingly 2002, Adelaide 2003, Kingston 2006 and Perth 2008).

Match of decade is Aus-Eng at Egbaston 2005, closely followed by Aus-SA in Johnesberg 2006 and India-Aus in Kolkotta 2001.

Based on how the game has changed, I created two teams of current decade: Traditionalists and Moderns and I wondered about the mouthwatering contest if these two teams play a test match at Lords n 3rd week of July. You can see the details of this match at: http://vinishgrg.wordpress.com/2009/12/22/cricket-traditionalists-vc-moderns/.

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