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Pussycats Everywhere

'Tigers at home'—the comforting myth shatters as India comes mewling down the feline ladder

Pussycats Everywhere
Pussycats Everywhere
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It was a Dilbert comic strip that passed on the comforting wisdom that some days you’re the pigeon and a statue on others. But what creator Scott Adams possibly didn’t know is that it’s now in the destiny of a few million Indian cricket fans to remain mute statues on which birds of goo leave lasting stains.

Time was when cricket freaks in this country used to wake up before the milkman came to watch ‘our boys’ getting a pasting from the Aussies by the third or fourth day of the Test. It sure hurt, but somewhere something told us that we could sock it to them on home-turf. ‘Come here, Kangaroos, and we’ll show you,’ we told ourselves.

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