November 21, 2008
Cricketing genius Sachin Tendulkar marked his return to the Indian Cricket team on Thursday when the inclusion was announced by the selectors for the next two ODI matches of the present India-England series. Tendulkar supposedly was on break of 8 months and played his last match against the team of Australia in March this year. He along with supremely talented bowler Irfan Pathan makes a comeback in the team.
However, another bowler Rudra Pratap Singh lost his place in the team after failing to take advantage of the opportunity given to him in the first three matches. How ironical it can get that Vijay Murali did not have a single match to prove his mettle.
Vijay Murali is an opening batsman from Tamil Nadu debuted in test match against Australia in Nagpur.
It will be Sachin’s first match since there was a spree of retirement among the senior cricketers of the Indian cricket team. Everyone must be hoping to get a glimpse of the batting bonzer that all of us have witnessed in the past. The entire prerogative will rest on sachin to silence his critics who keep on speculating about his future in cricket.
Irfan Pathan has been suitably been recalled in the team after he performed remarkably in the domestic cricket this season. Irfan was last seen in a one day international match against Sri Lanka in the month of August.
The national selection committee was supposed to choose the team for the remaining four matches for the current series being played. Interestingly enough on the brighter side if India manages to clinch the series in the next match at Bangalore the there are possibilities that some players gets rest and opportunities might be given to youngsters to showcase their talent.