It was such a disappointment to see the best of the world getting slaughtered by Australia in the Johnny Walker Super Series. I was personally expecting a better show but the result was beyond my wildest imagination. They were the best, but were made to look like the rest. I wonder if the result would have been different had India been playing... I mean maybe we would have lost with better margins!
I think the real reason for the loss was the way Shaun Pollock was made the Captain. I think Graeme Smith will definitely do a better job in the Test, and Pollock was too nice a guy to inspire and motivate the folks. I think it would have been a better choice to have Lara (irrespective of his failures) or even Dravid would have had been a better choice. One thing is certain: After slamming the selectors his entire life, Sunil Gavaskar has finally tasted his own medicine. I hope we have better team selection the next time.