Tag Indian cricket
YOU crack the biggest sporting job in India ~ yet you succeed in flying back home without making any press interview. +1 points.
YOUr name was suggested by our captain of team, you'll be coaching (for at least 1 year), so healthy collaboration can be expected.. another +1 points.
YOU never played International cricket, not even national A team, but 11 series' at highest level as coach brought wins in 9 off them.. yet another +1 points for your terrific resume.
What is expected of YOU, as head coach, is no where near what others are making fuss about. India, of course, lives its cricket but we also live 99 other lives we don't share with outside world. Cricket is just our most wanted timepass, & we demand no extraordinary results. Fact is, India have won 306 one day games out of 648 = 49.27 win ratio, as YOU take up the job.
If YOU do any better than that ~ we'll praise you. n cheer you like you've never been before. But mind you, we don't tolerate any fingers.
We give YOU ~ a bunch of 20 famous cricketers, where 7 of them should be the captain & 10 others shouldn't be there.
YOU are also given two back-to-back series against World Champion Australia, a 3 test 5 ODI series against a team we hate losing (Pakistan) but before that, England awaits us in a month. schedule of Twenty20 World Cup is a little late.
YOU should've been the picture of this letter, but we hear about the lack of glamor YOU like. so, otherwise.
YOU are - Graham Xavier Ford.
Coach - Indian cricket team, since June 2007, with obvious formalities of course.