Yes, its time for the next movement after this failed cause. Please join me in trying to prevent the calamity that is about to befall Indian Cricket by way of Sachin Tendulkar's appointment as India's Test captain. The reasons are obvious. The next step for Tendulkar is retirement not captaincy!
Agreed, Tendulkar is again at his best one day form. It is common knowledge that if this swine had not prevented Tendulkar from opening the innings during the world cup, we might have stayed a little longer in the Caribbean. But he almost certainly doesn't deserve a place in the test side.
Remember his 242 crawl in Australia which Shane Warne (I'm certain) recently ridiculed by calling it a great innings?! Or the shameless cave-in he authored with Dravid in South Africa? In anycase how does a person who finds it too exhausting to play ODIs gonna captain in Test matches?
Tendulkar's sychopants Sharad Pawar (who recently screwed India's farmers with $390 Wheat imports) and Vengsarkar (who's tongue is as loose as Kiran More's) are all set to lick his boots. Sachin, who invariably places himself above the team (remember he stood up to Chappell only when demoted to No.4) is likely to accept the offer that'll make his Test place more secure. Please stop this calamity!
Kudos to Rahul Dravid. Because the only good thing he has done as captain was resigning! Wait, his batting and persona are outstanding. There'll hardly be a player like him ever. But he should never have been made captain and its no surprise that he failed. But his is a dignified exit.
Batting mainstays cannot and should not be made captains. Sachin showed it then, Dravid proved it now. Ganguly could succeed because he was not the lynchpin of Indian batting. He could afford to hit and miss. No point bringing Ponting into the argument. Captaining Australia is perhaps the easiest job in Cricket.
Then who's next? Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the obvious choice. Yuvraj Singh is now our batting mainstay and should not be disturbed. In anycase Dhoni seems to have a better temperament than Yuvraj. And Dhoni despite some commendable rear-guard efforts is at best an exciting No.6 batsman. He probably is tailor-made for captaincy.