What’s with the obsession?

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Suresh Raina could be forgiven for being confused yesterday when a huge roar went up around the ground in Kochi at the fall of his wicket, with India needing just 14 runs to win. That has happened in the past to Dravid: his wicket being greeted with delight since it meant the arrival of Tendulkar. But surely there’s no comparison between Tendulkar and Dhoni. Then what’s with this obsession? If it’s his big-shot hitting antics, surely the ones at the crease were no less able. Yuvraj, Raina, Pathan can all belt the ball a mile. Nor is Dhoni the most promising youngster coming through the ranks for India (although he surely is one of them). Is he better looking than the rest? I think not.

I don’t get it. Somebody please explain it to me.

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One Response to “What’s with the obsession?”

  1. Amar Says:

    Are you kidding me?? You need an explaination for that? Tell me when was the last time somebody in their rookie year scored a 148 and 183* and belted 10 sixes in an ODI. Did you see that hoick in the 3rd ODI that he hit for a four at the end of the innings?
    No doubt Yuvi, Raina, and Pathan are more than able hitters in their own right, but c’mon, it is Dhoni time. And it has been for the past year.
    I am also not saying that he is a better batsman or hitter than the other 3, but he certainly has more charisma and has the aura of a great hitter. And hence the popularity. He certainly is not great and of course there is no comparison to Tendulkar. Popularity does not equate to greatness and vice-versa. You don’t have to be great to be popular and vice-versa.
    Boycott was great. But, hardly popular. At the same token, Dravid is far greater than his popularity suggests.

  2. carknard Says:

    this is striking. http://www.asouthcarolina.com

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