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If you think about it, bowling is largely about deception. The bowler uses all the tools at his disposal to press the batsman into error.
Whenever you watch a magician perform, or a World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) match-up, or a movie, you know that what you’re seeing is scripted.
In the days when former international umpire Mervyn Kitchen played for Somerset County, he and teammate Graham Burgess were in the habit of doing pretend commentary while they waited to bat.
“Kanhai also, in one or two innings that he played, even in the first innings of the Oval Test, made a bad stroke and then the next ball made a worse stroke and got out to it.”
Two down, two to go. MS Dhoni and his men are undoubtedly pleased with how the first two games in the series have gone, while the Australians must be despondent.
Australia can’t say they weren’t warned. Long before this 2013 Border/Gavaskar Test series commenced, pundits were pointing out the visitors needed to be wary of the spin threat – ‘trial by spin’ was a common refrain.