@Rapido said in Black Caps v India - Semi Final:
It doesn't matter if people are supposed to be impressed or not, people are impressed enough to retweet etc. Every contact with this and the team brings them a step closer to flopping in the final.
I like Coney, he's my favourite commentator around. I suspect, as he cracked upon saying; "the people back home ..", that he was probably thinking of a particular person in a particular circumstance that triggered him. I don't now his personal circumstances.
Mistakes can happen in live broadcasting. But the gushing re-tweets of what people think is a man crying over a sporting result will reach the team via their devices.
This semi-final win is not fitting of that reaction. Last time in 2015 was understandable, this time it's a bit stupid.
Hopefully the last 10 balls wind down is enough to get them back into a professional headspace.
Hopefully the last 10 bals
I loved 2015, but that was at home on our ground against the perennial underachievers at CWC’s.
This time round, other than Afghanistan we were the only other side that lost their last 3 round robin games. Debates ensued about whether or not we should be there at all given we lost to Pakistan etc etc.
So unlike 2015 when we were playing well and going into the semi with confidence and form, we were almost the opposite. So we cobbled together 239 after the drama of rain and coming back the next morning.
Rohit, Kohli and co all in good form. What could possibly go wrong for India. Little ol’ NZ with one of their great fast bowlers in Boult and let’s face it a few other inconsistent “good on their day, pies the rest” bowlers to take on batsmen that eat half centuries for breakfast.
I didn’t tear up but I shouted and probably woke up people in the hotel I was in, so I do agree that Coney was probably thinking about a person or people for him to do that, but I don’t underestimate the emotion of a backs against the wall, nobody expected us, drama packed, semi-final win.
Bring on Sunday