Well I've said a few times that MS Dhoni is one of India's positive aspects, from my largely Australian standpoint. To my utter amazement many Indians, no matter what age or gender, would either collapse in shock, or feel the immediate urge to stick knives and forks into the soft parts of my body whenever I dared to mention this.
But his huge elephant ears, very similar to those of my grandfather, are a sign of smartness (on smart people that is), and this time they have flapped India to the World Cup title. Furthermore he is a quietly spoken guy, who has never appeared arrogant or offputting to me, unlike some of the other captains who have made an appearance during the World Cup.
And look how the public love him! Now I can lean back and feel my view confirmed. The Doughknee deserves all this appreciation, he's been a bloke who, whenever I could be bothered to pay attention, copped plenty of stick for... dunno. Why actually? I'm happy for him. Enjoy your triumph, Mr. Knee. That's about all I was going to write about him. After all, he's still an Indian :P
Congratulations India, you were fantastic hosts and you deservedly won the trophy.
Thanks for reading this nothingpost. I have absolutely no clue about Indian cricket, to the point of being unable to identify Gautam Gambhir in a photo. But many other Indophile bloggers know what they're talking about:
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...just to name a few!