But then the Government showed its powerful security force that would protect the English team ('commando cricket,' as Kevin Petersen put it) and the ECB eventually agreed. And the series has helped Indians stand up again. IT was thrilling to watch Sachin chase such a high target in Chennai, and the English team putting up a strong offence in Mohali. The matches united Indians once again, and a nation could look towards the future.
It seems ironic that our former imperialist rulers have proven to be our greatest friends in time of crisis. But maybe that's the way the ball rolls.
Again, a warm thank you to the English team. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.