t is a relief that T20 is behind us and we can now move from the make believe to the "real" as the Indians, still smarting from their World Cup ouster earlier this month, take on the West Indies in the four-match ODI series Friday.
I am sure that Dhoni and his men in blue would be only too eager to get back to winning ways and we can surely expect a far better performance this time around.
The Indian cricketers, having arrived in the West Indies well in time, would have welcomed the space and a bit of solitude, away from the perennially prying eyes of the Media.
A bit of beach and sunshine would have, hopefully, assuaged our cricketers after the brickbats they received in England. Text: Anand PhilarIn Image: RP Singh gets some bowling tips from bowling coach Venkatesh Prasad.Images: AP (Unauthorised reproduction prohibited)
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