History repeats itself.
That commonly repeated statement just proved to be true yesterday as South Africa again decided to hold onto it's 'choker's tag'. So if history does repeat, then Pakistan are all set to win the cup. In 1992 when the Aussies were kicked out in the group stages it was our neighbors who lifted the cup. So my bet is on Pakistan versus the Windies in the final.
This may go against everything I've written before, but the Pakistan team that turned up yesterday against Smith's Company was a different Pakistan all together.
The move to send Afridi finally worked as he blistered an well deserved half century. He finally didn't self destruct. And what a golden arm he has!! Boom Boom Afridi.
But this post is not about Afridi but about Steve Waugh. Legendary Australian captain Steve Waugh feels the Indian skipper's "honeymoon period" is over. It is isn't it? But Stevie gave it all away when he was asked whether Dhoni or Ganguly was a better skipper. After a moment of pause, he diplomatically evaded the question saying "Dhoni is a fantastic captain". That's all we wanted to hear Steve. Bengal surely rejoices now.
Waugh, regarded as one of the most successful captains in cricket history, admitted that Australia's aura of invincibility was over but felt it was a good sign for the game. This is an AUSSIE SAYING IT. "Their aura of invincibility has gone since their loss to India at home but it is good for the game because challenges enhance the game," he said. And how right is he !!
This just makes me wonder whether Steve Waugh is an English man in disguise?