Thursday, March 13, 2003
The most important game of the World Cup for India
The India - New Zealand game, to me, is the most important game of the tournament from the Indian point of view. Yeah, the semi-finals will be a knockout game and Kenyans are no pushovers. But the Indians have beaten Kenya - not very elegantly, not very convincingly, but beaten them nevertheless. And the Aussies are the best side in this World Cup. Period.
The New Zealanders are equals - except that they have thrashed India not so long ago. And so this match is so much more significant. Hope it doesn't turn into a one-sided damp squib.