The Caribbeans are unique. Even their anthem seems to be more like the chest-roll, the gangnam, the Champion. While the English are calmer, disciplined and rely more on textbook cricket.
The Sunday encounter, World Twenty20 final, is something what hosts had never craved or expected: may be the one preferred by England, who had the luxury of getting comfortable at Eden Gardens when West Indies said ‘No’ to India.
66,000 adoring fans at Edens can be witness to Jamaican onslaught (the Gaylestorm) or the astonishing power-hitting of Johnson Charles, Andre Russell and Lendl Simmons but nevertheless Eoin Morgan’s side too has Tsunami in the form of Joe Butler and the Root.
This reminds me of an ugly twitter spat between former English all-rounder Andrew Flintoff and Indian superstar Amitabh Bachchan. And the Indian fans, as usual, could not digest it and trolled the English legend but Feddie had the last laugh!
Flintoff, referring to the 2016 WT20 final, to which England have qualified, said that he would ask his ‘mate’ Bachchan to give him two tickets.
This might be interesting to watch whether Flintoff will enjoy the match alongside Mr. Bachchan with his favorite Tuborg in hand. But for me and others, who rejoiced India’s exit despite ‘Virat’ all-round performance, the question: “Who Indian fans will cheer for this Sunday?” –The one who knocked them out and denied them place in final or the one who had ruled them for several years. One thing is confirm – black or white – India will clap as usual.
Anyway, in the whole tournament England’s batsmen have prospered on non-turning wickets. By the same token West Indies are at their most dangerous on true, batsmen-friendly surfaces. They kept smashing the ball into the stands in Mumbai but they were unable to do that in Nagpur on a much slower surface.