The thing about disasters is the element of surprise. It is often enough to raise the extent of damage. The difference that India's second consecutive Test defeat, to England at home, bears however is in the warning that has been sounded out for quite some time. Even so, Eden Gardens now bears testimony to how Mahendra Singh Dhoni's team was shredded to bits. It reflects poorly, not only on the shoddy state of self-awareness in the powerful corridors of the BCCI as also on the many great victories and turnarounds that have been scripted at this glorious ground in the past.
9 December 2012