SOMETHING must be terribly wrong with
Indian cricket these days. At home we notch up win after
win, no matter how strong the opposition, series after
series while abroad we are led like lambs for slaughter
in match after match as has been the case in Australia.
True, even in the past India have been defeated abroad
but this time around in Australia India were not only
defeated but overwhelmed in all departments of the game.
While it is no use crying over spilt milk, drastic
measures are called for if the Indian team has to get
back on the rails. Cricket has become the "national
game" of the country, thanks to the hype created by
the electronic media and the marketing people who have
helped the cricketers rake in millions.