Jump to content
  • Announcements

    • Trichromatic

      IPL forum is open now   01/29/2018

      Discuss about IPL at http://www.indiancricketfans.com/forums/forum/19-ipl-forum/
Sign in to follow this  
Ultimate_Game

What a choke job by Pune!!!

Recommended Posts

I was so tired of hearing how great Smith is. Unadkat and Sundar bowled oustanding spells and it's all due to Smith's genius? Choking and destroying his team's chances in the chase is genius too, made what should have been a routine chase into a nailbiter. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, New guy said:

Except this is becoming regular with Dhoni unlike Smith and is something which is going to affect Indian team going forward

All Kohli need his some balls to drop Dhoni after CT if he failed. Simple.

For Indian team future..Will Kohli do it?

 

Edited by StriKe

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, StriKe said:

Why blame him? What was Smith doing by scoring run a ball in T20 Final? 51(50)

Both are to blame but Dhoni came in when 9 rpo was needed and 8 wickets were in hand. Should have scored quickly or should have stayed to win it. 

Smith almost got them to victory to be honest. Unfortunately he could only face only one ball in 20th over.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Why blame him? What was Smith doing by scoring run a ball in T20 Final? 51(50)

It was not easy to score on that pitch .Smith did his job perfectly he was the anchor and it was other end where they had to hit.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, Number said:

Both are to blame but Dhoni came in when 9 rpo was needed and 8 wickets were in hand. Should have scored quickly or should have stayed to win it. 

Smith almost got them to victory to be honest. Unfortunately he could only face only one ball in 20th over.

Who has to be blamed for that? for increasing 6rpo to 9? Smith played 16 balls of Karn sharma and didn't even single boundary.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, CG said:

It was not easy to score on that pitch .Smith did his job perfectly he was the anchor and it was other end where they had to hit.

Why are you deciding anchor role? Smith was well set. He didn't go for big shot until end. Dhoni was new to crease and could have played anchor role right by supporting Smith ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Why are you deciding anchor role? Smith was well set. He didn't go for big shot until end. Dhoni was new to crease and could have played anchor role right by supporting Smith ?

Smith is their main player so his presence was given and Dhoni is the bigger hitter and he flopped along with Tiwary and co.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, StriKe said:

Who has to be blamed for that? for increasing 6rpo to 9? Smith played 16 balls of Karn sharma and didn't even single boundary.

Smith is a top order bat he has to play anchor role. I dont think Dhoni would have survived in powerplay. Similarly finishing is not Smith's role. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, CG said:

Smith is their main player so his presence was given and Dhoni is the bigger hitter and he flopped along with Tiwary and co.

Smith is not big hitter? Have you watched him playing? Smith played 50 balls and score 51 in chase of 130.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Smith is not big hitter? Have you watched him playing? Smith played 50 balls and score 51 in chase of 130.

And others could not even manage that strike rate except Rahane.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Number said:

Smith is a top order bat he has to play anchor role. I dont think Dhoni would have survived in powerplay. Similarly finishing is not Smith's role. 

Kohli is also top order batsmen.. So finishing is not his role? What if Kohli scored 51(50) ?

 

If you stay till the end off the innings 20th/50th over..As a batsmen you're supposed to finish it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, CG said:

And others could not even manage that strike rate except Rahane.

So don't single out of a player who played 13 balls out of 120 and say he lost the match for Pune.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 minutes ago, velu said:

and smithy 51(50) :rotfl:

 

We should appreciate his effort. It was not a batting friendly pitch, but he kept his nerve till the end. If he was got out for less this game would have been easy win for MI. So big applause to Smith at least he gave us a thriller. Better Luck next time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, StriKe said:

Kohli is also top order batsmen.. So finishing is not his role? What if Kohli scored 51(50) ?

 

If you stay till the end off the innings 20th/50th over..As a batsmen you're supposed to finish it.

Not it is not. Nobody will blame him except someone who is trying to divert the blame if he scores almost half the runs needed to chase and bat through the innings.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 minutes ago, StriKe said:

All Kohli need his some balls to drop Dhoni after CT if he failed. Simple.

For Indian team future..Will Kohli do it?

 

When selectors showed balls to drop dhoni , selectors were dropped. :hysterical:

When Goenka dropped him as a captain fans and media went full on assault mode. Mahi bhai has lots of power and influence even now in backdoor politics.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Pollack said:

When selectors showed balls to drop dhoni , selectors were dropped. :hysterical:

When Goenka dropped him as a captain fans and media went full on assault mode. Mahi bhai has lots of power and influence even now in backdoor politics.

Proving dhoni right again and again.. his king of jungle choked :hysterical::hysterical:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
20 minutes ago, Pollack said:

When selectors showed balls to drop dhoni , selectors were dropped. :hysterical:

When Goenka dropped him as a captain fans and media went full on assault mode. Mahi bhai has lots of power and influence even now in backdoor politics.

Which selectors were dropped? Even during current CT quad selection, they wanted to drop Dhoni but prasad screwed up.

 

Media needs somethings for their prime time and fans on social media are blinds one.

 

Kohli has to take the big step and drop many players to build for WC19.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

3 truisms:

 

1. Smith played a great knock.

2. Smith choked.

3. Am not sure if my 3rd one is true ... will have to ask the dressing room for confirmation.

Edited by Brainfade

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  

Guest, sign in to access all features.

×