Monday, August 14, 2006
Ok, now I am really iritated. Yes we lost, and yes Tikolo got a rotter of a decision preventing him from staying at the crease and preventing a collapse, but things like that happen in cricket and you need to move on. What has really got me ticking this morning is seeing the Man-of-the-match award go To Mortaza rather than Odoyo. To my mind, the award should go to the player whos contribution makes the biggest differenct to the match. Yes Mortaza played well, but basically performed to expectations. From 6/45, Bangladesh would have looked bloody silly if they had lost this game. One man nearly made that happen. Thomas Odoyo not only stopped the rot, but went past his personal best in an ODI, marshalling the tail and inching Kenya's total towards respectability. Then he went nuts at the end of the innings to take Kenya to a defendable target. Not finished with that, he came back to take 4 wickets for 36 and keep Kenya in the match right up until the final couple of overs. Without him, there would have been no match, there would have been a rout. Thomas Odoyo, I don't have a great big cheque, or bottle of bubbly to present you, but I'm sure I do have the support of every Kenyan fan when I name you our Man Of The Match. May the flatulence of a thousand elephants disturb the sleep of whoever decided to give the award to someone else.
Posted by Chemosit at 10:37 am