Will Bangladesh Tigers stop the Indians in the World Cup quarters?
Well that was the burning question for the starters!
Rohit Sharma’s elegant first-ball four beat the boundary riders,
But Virat’s early dismissal did give India the early jitters,
Roebel’s ugly send-off only fell on Kohli’s deliberately deaf ears!
Raina showed the MCG crowd why he is one of the game’s biggest hitters,
Rohit not given out when he was on 90 was one of the Umpire’s blunders,
His caressed big shots after reaching his 100 took their attack to the cleaners,
Jadeja’s late flourish ensured that India crossed 300 and sent Victory feelers!
Tamin’s early aggression implied that Bangladesh wanted to reach their target in 40 overs,
But he edged one to Dhoni and the Indian bowlers were back to their business of being run-chokers,
Jadeja’s brilliant fielding and throw-in made the batsmen in the middle look like jokers,
Memmudullah ‘s skier was taken by Dhawan as if to show that he had no butter fingers,
The way Bangladesh’s best player Shakib batted, it looked like he was in a hurry to become one of the Melbourne-Dhaka flight passengers,
Umesh’s right-on-the-money’s spell left the Bangladesh innings in tatters,
Over the hapless Bangladeshis went mercilessly over, the Dhoni’s bulldozers!
The win marked Captain Dhoni’s 100 ODI win – said the statistics-informed cheer leaders!
This image from this game remained with me: Dhoni diving to take an seemingly impossible leg-side catch,
This image also reminded me of Jesus, God-in-flesh who dived into Mary’s womb to snatch,
Human beings on the road to eternal hell, and a possibility for their soul’s salvation through his death on the Cross, hatch!
When you repent and put your faith in this Jesus, you join the heaven-headed batch!