Recently demoted white-ball Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, has formally applied for the top job in Indian cricket and consequently sent shivers down the spines of the most powerful cricket board on the planet.
Stand-in India captain, Ajinkya Rahane, spectacularly claimed at the post-match press conference that India had in fact won the first test match of the 2-test series, despite the scorebook recording a draw.
In response to the Indian cricket team’s recent 3-0 drubbing of the Blackcaps, some fans took to social media to express their disgust in India’s continuous home advantage. We hit the streets to interview one fan from England and another from Australia.
In Northern England, on the lush green banks of the River Aire, we sat down for a cup of tea at the Yorkshire County Cricket Club with Richard Billington, to discuss his worldly views on the game.
“But can these people win in
foreign conditions? Now, that’s the real question. Isn’t it?” Asks Lord Billington.
We pointed out that the Indian team’s
recent test tour of England stands at 2-1. With the home team standing defeated
at The Oval and Lords, with one test to play, Richard wasted little time in
correcting our imposition.
“That doesn’t count.”
“Have you been to London
recently?”, he asks rhetorically.
“It’s practically little India –
HA-HA-HA – by jolly.”
“Now, don’t let my humour get in
the way of the real story here”.
The Leeds local seemed to
go into some sort of monologue.
“Listen, I’m no racist. I’ve got
plenty of ethnics as friends”
“Just stop winning at home is
all I’m saying. It’s not a good look for the game. Otherwise, we’ll have to go
back to pre-1947 and show you how to play properly…again”
“Jokes – HE-HE-
HOO-HOO-HA-HA”, the Yorkshire faithful giggled to himself, as he sipped
more of his chai.
On the other side of Earth in sunny Brisbane, we spoke with long time
Brisbane Heat and The Hundred supporter, Macca Mckenzie, about his recent
3-0? Pfft. See you at the Gabba!
“I’ve been watching cricket
since day dot mate. We’ve had some pretty good teams in the past, but the
current crop, well, they’re the real Invincibles. You tikka masalas
ain’t beating the Aussies ever, let alone in Australia. LET ALONE AT THE
GABBATOIR!”, Macca yells, as he chugs his XXXX Gold can, before crushing and
hurling it at my face.
Turns out Macca was on a trucking
retreat in Kuta earlier in the year.