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Delhi Daredevils’ big mistake

Bowled on 18th April, 2013 at 09:41 by
Category: IPL

Since they added extra teams, the IPL now takes even longer to take shape. Relatively speaking, it’s still early days, but thankfully one team is doing badly enough that it is actually worth remarking upon. Step forward Delhi Daredevils.

After helping Delhi Daredevils to their feet again, we examined them closely and we can exclusively reveal where they’re going wrong.

Delhi Daredevils on paper

However, let’s first take a look at what’s right, because they’re not short of good players and they actually topped the league last year, even if they didn’t win the competition.

They have Morne Morkel, who was the top wicket-taker in 2012 and he’s supported by some of the better Indian seam bowlers, such as Ashish Nehra, Irfan Pathan and Umesh Yadav. Opening batsmen are critical in Twenty20 cricket and Delhi have Virender Sehwag and David Warner who are then followed by Mahela Jayawardene further down the order.

It’s all good, right?

It is NOT all good

Take a look at Delhi’s squad and there he is, stinking up the place like a medium-paced chunk of ancient cheese that someone’s been sick on. Delhi have the right to field the 35-year-old innocuoso, Ajit Agarkar.

He may not be playing, but it’s hard for any player to avoid being tarred by association. If Agarkar’s in the Delhi squad and you’re in the Delhi squad, that makes you equals, which means you must embrace mediocrity with all your heart. Every time he turns up for training, he’s lowering the bar with his filthy long hops, bringing everybody down.

Frankly, we won’t be surprised if Delhi fail to win a single match this year.

This does not look like Mike Hussey

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  1. Reply
    sam   //   April 18th, 2013 at 10:50

    Harsh.

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    Nash   //   April 18th, 2013 at 11:05

    How dare you? Keep your filthy keystrokes off big ears. He is a legend.

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    The Other Ed   //   April 18th, 2013 at 12:06

    I can’t believe India’s Caddick is still going.

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    Collywobble   //   April 18th, 2013 at 15:39

    from this comment,i understand you are not at all having any knowledge about cricket.Ajit Agarkar is a legend. damn you!

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    Chuck   //   April 18th, 2013 at 16:17

    Collywobble beat me to it.

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    Uday   //   April 18th, 2013 at 17:01

    They also have Irfan Pathan, whose horrible length balls from hell have combined with Agarkar to produce a contagion of ineptitude devouring everyone in its path

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    John   //   April 18th, 2013 at 17:26

    I like to point and laugh at Harbhajan, and he served up ample material yesterday. Isa Guha’s on TV today, so I don’t care who’s playing. It could be a midweek match between two teams of 60 year olds playing on a farm, so long as she was presenting it.

    Simon Taufel doesn’t sound overly enamoured with Yes Bank Maximums for some reason.

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    Skid   //   April 18th, 2013 at 17:29

    If he’s causing so much harm .. He can’t be an innocuoso by your own definition.
    http://kingcricket.blogspot.sg/2012/10/shaun-udal-innocuoso.html

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    Micko   //   April 18th, 2013 at 23:40

    He still has more Lords centuries than Michael Atherton.

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    last strauss   //   April 19th, 2013 at 12:16

    You mean mediocrity shouldnt be rewarded with positions it doesn’t deserve?

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