Does the IPL results indicate the end of the Big 4

May 11, 2008 @ One Comment

When the Indian team for the Twenty20 World Cup was selected last year, it was a shock to see the axeing of India’s Big 4 : Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid & VVS Laxman. India went on to win the Twenty 20 World Cup !!

When the Indian team for the Tri-series in Australia was announced, it was again a shock to see the omission of 3 of India’s Big 4. Sachin Tendulkar was not only considered lucky to survive but he also proved his critics wrong on becoming the Man of the Finals to lead India to a spectacular win down under ! This win was without the remaining 3 of the Big 4 !

So as the IPL matches are unfolding, it is not a surprise to see that the 4 teams at the bottom of the league are Kolkata, Mumbai, Deccan & Bangalore ! And no prizes for guessing the Captains of these 4 teams at the bottom of the Indian Premier League…. its the Big 4 !!

Is it the beginning of the end of the Big 4 ? Again to be fair to Sachin, he hasn’t played a single match till now but that by itself shows that due to his fitness concerns, he is no longer valuable to the team he is in.

The teams which are leading at the top of the table are lead by those perceived as India’s future. Barring Shane Warne who leads Rajasthan, the other 3 teams are lead by MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh & Virender Sehwag !!

Is it time to officially call these 3 as the new Big 3 of Indian Cricket ??

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  1. swopnilr

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