I belong to that category of people who carry a huge chip on their shoulders about stuff that happened hundreds of years ago. Since I began to understand the world around me, there is one question that’s a permanent resident in my mind –Did India ever seek any form of revenge for the atrocities carried out by British on our people for nearly 200 years? After Shaheed Udham Singh, did anybody step up and challenge the British empire that governed a fifth of the world’s population and a quarter of the world’s total land area. An empire that invaded 90% of the countries on earth: an evil empire if ever there was one.
Source Folks, in recent Paytm series, Team India have had the revenge in style. The souls of 100 million Indians who died of starvation under the control of the British Empire have a reason to smile. The whites who have been whitewashed in the test and ODI’s – will take a long time to get out of the trauma of defeat. Eoin Morgan will have a breath of relief as at last his team succeeded in salvaging some pride by winning the final match.
Chasing 322 to win, India’s openers failed once again, and Kohli too couldn’t convert a start after being dropped once. Yuvraj and Dhoni also failed to kick on after starts, leaving India in a dicey situation. However, Jadhav rose to the occasion and with Pandya, stitched a fantastic century stand to bring the hosts back in the game. Jadhav was declared man of the series while Ben Stokes bagged the man of the match award for his vital knock of 57 in 39 balls.
Each game of the series was a cracking one, and it was indeed a fiercely contested series – one which will go down in history books for producing the most runs in a 3-match ODI series.
India wrapped up a 2-1 ODI series victory over England on Sunday, despite losing the final match in Kolkata. But there should be any regrets as the team fought till the end. The biggest positive of the series is the discovery of Kedar Jadhav who stood tall in pressure situations — even if he measures just 5ft 4inches.
Looking forward to the t20’s.