01/10/2008

The Aussie way of motivation

Last year when Sri Lanka visited Australia, Muralitharan was on the threshold of breaking Shane Warne's world record. At that time, Ponting came out with a statement saying that they, the Australian team, will not let it happen in Australia.

Though Ponting's remark sounded rude, it was a fantastic way to spur on his team. Needless to add they gave the Sri Lankans a good working over and delayed Murali’s quest for the world record.

Now Ponting has engaged the same tactic against India. In a recent interview, he said his team would try their best to make Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar struggle for his world record in the upcoming Test series.

Though it is a milder form of the avowal he made against Murali (probably since it was attempt to break an Australian record), the question is will it be as effective as it was against the Sri Lankans?

Will the Australian's lengthen Tendulkars pursuit of Lara's record?

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4 Comments:

Blogger Ravindran said...

IF Tendulkar doesnt break the record in this series he will play few more series till he does it. Do u wish that to happen. Once again let us all colectively pray for his success.

01/10/2008, 07:17  
Blogger Ottayan said...

R,

Let us pray collectively.:)

01/10/2008, 07:49  
Blogger Naked Cricket said...

forget aussies, even srt's body can't extend the pursuit anymore

01/10/2008, 09:21  
Blogger Ottayan said...

NC,

The we will have to batten down for a long haul.

01/10/2008, 10:16  

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