Since England lost the opening Ashes test at The Gabba, the talks of the “End of their Golden Era” started burgeoning.
After England have lost The Ashes now after six years, the discussions have become gargantuan. Everyone around the world has been busy in regaling people with their comments on the English team. But is it really that “The End” is near?
Certainly not, what if England would have won The CB Ashes’13-14 with the same “Average” kind of form that they so dearly possessed in The Investec Ashes’13? Would anyone have even spoken a word except for saying “England need to improve a bit”? No is the answer again.
Why everyone is making a heap of it is mainly because The Brits have LOST The Ashes, nothing else. Remember, everyone around the world was terming the English team as a bunch of “World Class Players” before the Ashes summer in Australia? Remember everyone saying that England are one of the biggest contenders for The Cricket World Cup 2015 in Australia?
Remember everyone saying that “One bad series never judges a team”? The act of incivility is the same act as that of people terming The Brits’ Ashes loss as their end. If it was about one bad series, India would have been the no.10 team by now because of their back-to-back clean sweeps in England and Australia.
It's only The Ashes loss that has made Alastair Cook come into a position where he thinks “Am I doing enough?” despite having a terrific record as captain (19 matches and 4 losses).
What I am sure about is that England will definitely be back in business sooner or later. Their comeback might be scripted in Melbourne; it could be in the ODI series as well. In fact, England and every other English supporter should be happy that England have got a lesson for the mistakes they have done thus far in 2013.
The standard of the English team has been missing in Cook’s men for quite some time now, but still they have won due to individual performances. What if such defeats would have come when the 2015 WC in Australia was close?
England certainly would have been out of the World Cup that they almost deserve in the group stages may be. England have shown the mirror of their form by Michael Clarke’s men and have been thoroughly whacked to be honest. But, being whacked doesn’t mean you are “Finished”.
The determination, capability, hunger to win, heap of talent and many other qualities of the English team don’t give any right to anyone whatsoever to be solecistic with such a good team.
It just a “Bad Time” that England are going through like any other team. It’ll just be a matter of time before England will blast back into international Cricket. All the critics of the English Team would have to follow the rule of “Omerta”. Hold on to your hats....!!!!
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