New Delhi, March 9: Batting may be Dhoni and Co's bread and butter, but they were nearly upstaged by a superior brand. Indeed, the boys sponsored by Amul - the Netherlands cricket team - came close to spreading their creamy essence all over India's palate during India's match against the minnows team at Delhi's Ferozshah Kotla stadium.
The Men in Orange proudly wear the Amul logo on their sleeves and they had a whole slew of tricks up them... which nearly led to the undoing of the Indian line-up. India may have buttered up the opposition and creamed their bowling in the first few overs. But the Dutchmen came back strongly in a spirited attack led by Pieter Seelar, who removed three big guns in Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar and Yusuf Pathan.
Who would have thought that from a position of indisputable strength at 69/0 in 7.2 overs, the Men in Blue would crumble to 99/4 in the space of 7 overs. India has proved once again that they are not immune to imploding. But to buckle even when there is no pressure is quite inexcusable.
Indeed, the Dutch players put in a performance that was "utterly butterly delicious" while India just melted in the heat of the moment.