memories -late 90s - Jadeja and Manoj Prabhakar batting in Srilanka at the 40/41st over - only 40 more runs to win with quite a few wickets in hand- expectations of an early wind up - Jadeja and Prabhakar stay till the 50th over without adding on to the runs and we lose the match - How, how? - the disbelief.
Of surf excel ads - dive re baba dive - surf excel hai na
Of extra runs being scored of stumps so badly missed that the ball went longer distance due to misfielding than the bat
Cut to yesterday - Dhoni talks to Albie and Hayden - couple of balls later Hayden catches at mid-off - pollard gone!
And a hop at the boundary line with the catch in the hand
We are all true believers these days.
PS: Nostalgia it is.