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46 minutes ago, SK_IH said:

 

"Tried building partnerships with tailenders"

:cantstop:

What these idiots are saying are they blind? who build partneship with tailenders. This Bangar and phatichar groups are just for cheer leading. Indian team is personal property of Kohli & Dhoni and they will keep screwing India chances mark it.

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1 hour ago, velu said:

 

thalaiva is there to steady the ship .. if raina or pandya scored a bit more and stayed whit him , result might have been different ..

#6 is too low for dhoni , he shld come at #4 

Hahaha 

 

Right after the match, your defence was that match was already lost when Dhoni arrived at the crease. Now ur saying partnerships were needed.

 

Yahan conclusion pehle banta hai (Dhoni did nothing wrong) aur reasoning(s) baadmein aati hai :cantstop:

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10 minutes ago, raki05 said:

When dhoni came in still Raina was playing. Dhoni has shut the shop at 27th over itself. That's the main reason how do  you or anyone think that coming up the order will give him any better chance to Indian team. He will tuk tuk from 15th over itself and pressure will start builds up straight away. The best place for Dhoni to bat on is in Ranchi with Jharkhand team not with this current indian team. And please don't give this captaincy astute and grooming youngster BS. 

i was talking about 125 runs in 10 overs with few wkts left

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4 minutes ago, Gollum said:

Sab ke sab bike hue hai. Imagine the response if someone had tried this **** even as recent as late 2000s !!! In our worst era when Mongia-Prabhakar played weird match losing knocks against WI, they were banned from the tournament and an investigation committee headed by retired CJI Chandrachud was set up. That happened during Azhar's reign FGS.

 

I remember Dada being out of touch in that 2005 ODI series against Pakistan, he was completely out of sorts. He didn't deliberately screw up like Dhoni here, but his intent wasn't delivering results. The onslaught he faced from news channels, my God these current players have seen nothing. There was a daily programme, once in the morning and then evening where news anchors from various outlets would be in a race to make fun of Dada......even if there were no match that day. That match ka mujrim show which featured Bedi, Abbas and Kirmani was savage. Bedi tore apart Dada every single day and audience laughed, cheered and clapped, Kirmani was more gentle (but firm) while Zaheer Abbas would try to defend the struggling southpaw without much success. Look at channels today, even genuine criticism is censored it seems...max to max they may sugercoat and try to find a positive/justification/spin for continuous letdowns. Who says we are no more milestone driven? It seems to me that at least experts, news channels and social media are more milestone driven now than 20 years back. Tab bahut gaaliyan barasti thi, aaj kal 200 runs se haare toh yahi dhoondh nikalenge ki bhai kisne apna 4000 runs/150 wickets/75 catches/100k likes/250k followers/10k retweets/30 girlfriends mark cross kiya aur poore show mein usi kaa jashn manayenge.....saale bhadve !!!! Shameless sellouts and Indian public ko jitna gaali de utna kam. Next time Dhoni sets foot in Chinnaswamy sab daud chalenge stadium mein Dhoni, Dhoni, Finisher Cool karne, and those cringe inducing placards and slogans :puke:

 

I am not advocating hyper reactions and insults thrown at players, all I want is for questions to be asked and players/coaches being held to account. Sky Sports team does that succinctly, without going overboard. Dare I say even Pakistani and Bangladeshi experts/commentators have shown more spine to question the under-performing superstars of their teams, we are worst in that regard.

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1 hour ago, Ankit_sharma03 said:

its difficult with few wkts left but shuting the shop is not acceptable 

 

1 hour ago, Ankit_sharma03 said:

agreed but raina coming ahead of dhoni is a wrong idea in 1st place....he just cnt go beyond 30-40 . 

IF teams logic is dhoni looses wkts on other end, send him up the order

@Ankit_sharma03. Back to defending dhoni passively after a long post on matchday which I suspect dil pe pathar rakhke likha tha. :hehe:

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16 minutes ago, raki05 said:

How early you wants him to come because most of the time our top3 does the jobs? So hardly our middle order get chance to expose. Y'da was one chance and do you think Dhoni batting at Raina place has any significant impact on the match other than Dhoni would have wasted even more ball and run rate would have been shoot up from 15th over itself rather that 28th over onwards. I fail to understand that a player who can't play mediocre spinner or medium fast bowlers in his present batting form could have done any difference after coming up the order.

that day was the chance, raina cnt come ahead of dhoni ...even jadhav use to come ahead of him 

My argument is against their logic of saying when he isnt left with partners, so cme up the order . 

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8 minutes ago, Gollum said:

Sab ke sab bike hue hai. Imagine the response if someone had tried this **** even as recent as late 2000s !!! In our worst era when Mongia-Prabhakar played weird match losing knocks against WI, they were banned from the tournament and an investigation committee headed by retired CJI Chandrachud was set up. That happened during Azhar's reign FGS.

 

I remember Dada being out of touch in that 2005 ODI series against Pakistan, he was completely out of sorts. He didn't deliberately screw up like Dhoni here, but his intent wasn't delivering results. The onslaught he faced from news channels, my God these current players have seen nothing. There was a daily programme, once in the morning and then evening where news anchors from various outlets would be in a race to make fun of Dada......even if there were no match that day. That match ka mujrim show which featured Bedi, Abbas and Kirmani was savage. Bedi tore apart Dada every single day and audience laughed, cheered and clapped, Kirmani was more gentle (but firm) while Zaheer Abbas would try to defend the struggling southpaw without much success. Look at channels today, even genuine criticism is censored it seems...max to max they may sugercoat and try to find a positive/justification/spin for continuous letdowns. Who says we are no more milestone driven? It seems to me that at least experts, news channels and social media are more milestone driven now than 20 years back. Tab bahut gaaliyan barasti thi, aaj kal 200 runs se haare toh yahi dhoondh nikalenge ki bhai kisne apna 4000 runs/150 wickets/75 catches/100k likes/250k followers/10k retweets/30 girlfriends mark cross kiya aur poore show mein usi kaa jashn manayenge.....saale bhadve !!!! Shameless sellouts and Indian public ko jitna gaali de utna kam. Next time Dhoni sets foot in Chinnaswamy sab daud chalenge stadium mein Dhoni, Dhoni, Finisher Cool karne, and those cringe inducing placards and slogans :puke:

 

I am not advocating hyper reactions and insults thrown at players, all I want is for questions to be asked and players/coaches being held to account. Sky Sports team does that succinctly, without going overboard. Dare I say even Pakistani and Bangladeshi experts/commentators have shown more spine to question the under-performing superstars of their teams, we are worst in that regard.

Post of the year. The filth is much deeper this time.

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2 minutes ago, Ankit_sharma03 said:

i was talking about 125 runs in 10 overs with few wkts left

But why the situation went to that extent at first place. When Dhoni came in and Raina was there the RRR was aroun 8 and by the time he left it was 27 so what was his contribution. There is no way this old man shall be defended , he shall be kicked out if india wants to have any chance in WC 19 even then we will loose but won't feel humiliated.

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2 minutes ago, raki05 said:

But why the situation went to that extent at first place. When Dhoni came in and Raina was there the RRR was aroun 8 and by the time he left it was 27 so what was his contribution. There is no way this old man shall be defended , he shall be kicked out if india wants to have any chance in WC 19 even then we will loose but won't feel humiliated.

nobody is defending him apart from team mngmt n ex indian cricketers 

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This has been going on for a very long time,how many memorable knocks does Dhoni have in the past 3-4 years for India?,I believe even  Jhadav would have had more impactful innings despite being in and out of the team.

 

The solution was that we cant drop Dhoni so he will play higher up the order with more "freedom" but what do we know he is again back to the position where 90% of the time he can get away saying he had too much to do(the last knock was so pathetic that even this mostly foolproof insurance plan failed for him).

It just leads one to wonder,is he afraid to come up the order knowing that it will be the last cast of the die for him and he would be exposed?And to add to this mess is Raina's selection which is its own topic.

  

 

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26 minutes ago, Mosher said:

Bangar "Lot of spots still open in the middle order. We have a very good bench strength - Rayudu, Rahane and Pandey" :facepalm: 

Bangar coincidentally naming those ones who are equivalent to his talent and skill which he used to showcase in his good old days

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It doesn't matter how thick-skinned you are but all this criticism has to hurt and make you question your decision to hang around.

 

Dhoni is aware of his physical and technical limitations as a batsman, sees what some of the younger wkt keepers have done at other levels, and knows Kohli's stubborness is keeping him away from hanging up his gloves and collecting his pension cheques. He wasn't willing to provide the same defense to other senior players who went through similar passage under his own captaincy.

 

He may still occasionally play blinders as batsman but he isn't half the batsman he used to be 10 years ago and for a country brimming with so much talent, this selfish behavior really riles me up.

 

What still draws him to international cricket? He will be treated as cricket god by casual Indian fans for next 50 years regardless of what happens from now until he retires. IPL will provide him with his cricket fix and his next 7 generations don't have to earn a dime. He can pretty much have any position in BCCI or CSK's management.

 

I had so much mad love and respect for him but can't stand the sight of him in India's blue uniform anymore.

 

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58 minutes ago, Gollum said:

Sab ke sab bike hue hai. Imagine the response if someone had tried this **** even as recent as late 2000s !!! In our worst era when Mongia-Prabhakar played weird match losing knocks against WI, they were banned from the tournament and an investigation committee headed by retired CJI Chandrachud was set up. That happened during Azhar's reign FGS.

 

I remember Dada being out of touch in that 2005 ODI series against Pakistan, he was completely out of sorts. He didn't deliberately screw up like Dhoni here, but his intent wasn't delivering results. The onslaught he faced from news channels, my God these current players have seen nothing. There was a daily programme, once in the morning and then evening where news anchors from various outlets would be in a race to make fun of Dada......even if there were no match that day. That match ka mujrim show which featured Bedi, Abbas and Kirmani was savage. Bedi tore apart Dada every single day and audience laughed, cheered and clapped, Kirmani was more gentle (but firm) while Zaheer Abbas would try to defend the struggling southpaw without much success. Look at channels today, even genuine criticism is censored it seems...max to max they may sugercoat and try to find a positive/justification/spin for continuous letdowns. Who says we are no more milestone driven? It seems to me that at least experts, news channels and social media are more milestone driven now than 20 years back. Tab bahut gaaliyan barasti thi, aaj kal 200 runs se haare toh yahi dhoondh nikalenge ki bhai kisne apna 4000 runs/150 wickets/75 catches/100k likes/250k followers/10k retweets/30 girlfriends mark cross kiya aur poore show mein usi kaa jashn manayenge.....saale bhadve !!!! Shameless sellouts and Indian public ko jitna gaali de utna kam. Next time Dhoni sets foot in Chinnaswamy sab daud chalenge stadium mein Dhoni, Dhoni, Finisher Cool karne, and those cringe inducing placards and slogans :puke:

 

I am not advocating hyper reactions and insults thrown at players, all I want is for questions to be asked and players/coaches being held to account. Sky Sports team does that succinctly, without going overboard. Dare I say even Pakistani and Bangladeshi experts/commentators have shown more spine to question the under-performing superstars of their teams, we are worst in that regard.

Amazing Post.

 

Indian Cricket will end up like Indian Hockey sooner of later: Incompetency, politics and Corruption. 

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1 hour ago, Gollum said:

Sab ke sab bike hue hai. Imagine the response if someone had tried this **** even as recent as late 2000s !!! In our worst era when Mongia-Prabhakar played weird match losing knocks against WI, they were banned from the tournament and an investigation committee headed by retired CJI Chandrachud was set up. That happened during Azhar's reign FGS.

 

I remember Dada being out of touch in that 2005 ODI series against Pakistan, he was completely out of sorts. He didn't deliberately screw up like Dhoni here, but his intent wasn't delivering results. The onslaught he faced from news channels, my God these current players have seen nothing. There was a daily programme, once in the morning and then evening where news anchors from various outlets would be in a race to make fun of Dada......even if there were no match that day. That match ka mujrim show which featured Bedi, Abbas and Kirmani was savage. Bedi tore apart Dada every single day and audience laughed, cheered and clapped, Kirmani was more gentle (but firm) while Zaheer Abbas would try to defend the struggling southpaw without much success. Look at channels today, even genuine criticism is censored it seems...max to max they may sugercoat and try to find a positive/justification/spin for continuous letdowns. Who says we are no more milestone driven? It seems to me that at least experts, news channels and social media are more milestone driven now than 20 years back. Tab bahut gaaliyan barasti thi, aaj kal 200 runs se haare toh yahi dhoondh nikalenge ki bhai kisne apna 4000 runs/150 wickets/75 catches/100k likes/250k followers/10k retweets/30 girlfriends mark cross kiya aur poore show mein usi kaa jashn manayenge.....saale bhadve !!!! Shameless sellouts and Indian public ko jitna gaali de utna kam. Next time Dhoni sets foot in Chinnaswamy sab daud chalenge stadium mein Dhoni, Dhoni, Finisher Cool karne, and those cringe inducing placards and slogans :puke:

 

I am not advocating hyper reactions and insults thrown at players, all I want is for questions to be asked and players/coaches being held to account. Sky Sports team does that succinctly, without going overboard. Dare I say even Pakistani and Bangladeshi experts/commentators have shown more spine to question the under-performing superstars of their teams, we are worst in that regard.

global.baba gives you a lot of blessings for this post :hatsoff:

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Ankit_sharma03 said:

hain defending , kaha ????

Dhoni is a better batsman then raina isnt a defence , its reality. 

 

About the 1st post u quoted, Unacceptable padha nhin kya?

If the below is not passively dhoni then what is it? 

2 hours ago, Ankit_sharma03 said:

its difficult with few wkts left but shuting the shop is not acceptable 

 

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1 hour ago, Ankit_sharma03 said:

hain defending , kaha ????

Dhoni is a better batsman then raina isnt a defence , its reality. 

 

About the 1st post u quoted, Unacceptable padha nhin kya?

Who played a better innings last game apples to apples,Raina or Dhoni?

 

Raina came at 60 odd for 3,got out trying to slog,even got a couple of lives trying to slog. Yes he was incapable and looked mediocre.He started when the RRR was 6+ and when he left it was just about 8.

 

Dhoni came with a rrr of below 8 and shut shop till the rrr got to 20+ runs an over.And Dhoni is supposed to be our big hitting finisher.

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Global.Baba said:

Who played a better innings last game apples to apples,Raina or Dhoni?

Even raina played better then rohit yesterday, doesnt make him a better batsman then rohit

3 minutes ago, Global.Baba said:

 

Raina came at 60 odd for 3,got out trying to slog,even got a couple of lives trying to slog. Yes he was incapable and looked mediocre.He started when the RRR was 6+ and when he left it was just about 8.

 

Dhoni came with a rrr of below 8 and shut shop till the rrr got to 20+ runs an over.And Dhoni is supposed to be our big hitting finisher.

Baba with A dot(under the disguise actual Maniac)  read what m writing

M not giving a logic m questioning team mngmts answer of dhoni having less partners

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Ankitsharma global.baba wishes he had disciples like you. impressed by your swami bhakti.

 

Highlighted below when DHoni came to the crease.

 

Fall of wickets: 1-49 (RG Sharma, 8.2 ov), 2-57 (S Dhawan, 9.6 ov), 3-60 (KL Rahul, 10.5 ov), 4-140 (V Kohli, 26.6 ov), 5-154 (SK Raina, 31.1 ov), 6-191 (HH Pandya, 38.6 ov), 7-192 (UT Yadav, 39.3 ov), 8-215 (MS Dhoni, 46.1 ov), 9-217 (S Kaul, 46.4 ov), 10-236 (YS Chahal, 49.6 ov)

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3 minutes ago, Global.Baba said:

Was it 125 off 10 when Dhoni came in?

Baba.Maniac- i was answering to this Post

2 hours ago, kosingh said:

OK Plan A failed, and plan B failed. You are now in the 40th over with about 125 needed off the last 10- very tough but not impossible in this day and age. Your number 6 is at the crease. What is your plan C? 
 

Tuk Tuk for last 10 overs. 

 

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1 minute ago, Global.Baba said:

Ankitsharma global.baba wishes he had disciples like you. impressed by your swami bhakti.

 

Highlighted below when DHoni came to the crease.

 

Fall of wickets: 1-49 (RG Sharma, 8.2 ov), 2-57 (S Dhawan, 9.6 ov), 3-60 (KL Rahul, 10.5 ov), 4-140 (V Kohli, 26.6 ov), 5-154 (SK Raina, 31.1 ov), 6-191 (HH Pandya, 38.6 ov), 7-192 (UT Yadav, 39.3 ov), 8-215 (MS Dhoni, 46.1 ov), 9-217 (S Kaul, 46.4 ov), 10-236 (YS Chahal, 49.6 ov)

Ankit.baba wishes u read above post before answering

Ankit.baba wishes u stop using fake ID

Ankit.baba wishes u stop using the line dnt forget the DOT

 

 

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1 minute ago, Ankit_sharma03 said:

Ankit.baba wishes u read above post before answering

Ankit.baba wishes u stop using fake ID

Ankit.baba wishes u stop using the line dnt forget the DOT

 

 

Hehehe looks like Dhoni is not the only one who had a bad day at the office.

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1 hour ago, Clarke said:

Hahaha 

 

Right after the match, your defence was that match was already lost when Dhoni arrived at the crease. Now ur saying partnerships were needed.

 

Yahan conclusion pehle banta hai (Dhoni did nothing wrong) aur reasoning(s) baadmein aati hai :cantstop:

 

i said match was almost lost , not completely lost .. if they stayed till 42/43rd over , thalaiva mght have finished the game before the last ball  :dontknow:

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Same way Dhoni's good innings should also be credited to all the explosive players at the other end he got to play with so He can tuk tuk and finally hit some boundaries with other players trying to move scoreboard further.His whole career revolved around the partners.Even last year the century against England,Yuvi accelerated when this douchebag was striking at 30 SR once.

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In mid and late 90s till 2007 or so.. i only used to read cricket part of the newspaper and clearly remember so many occassions when legends were criticized for a lot lesser things. Former cricketers used to bring down legends to their knees through articles or press comments. But ever since that pension system has come and bccis transformation into a money minting machine, all former cricketers have become mute spectators. Manjrekar  once had the guts to call Sachins bad patch  as a elephant in the room. That too when Sachin was still around 32. MSD is 37 now.

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Dhoni suffers from the same problem that many  sportsmen have in the past. Believing in your own hype.

 

This is when they lose all common sense.

 

Some famous examples Mike Tyson towards the end of his career started believing in the one punch knockouts which he became famous for and started looking for that rather than taking it one match at a time.

 

Same thing with Goran Ivanisevic who had a good all round game but just thought that he can win the game just with his serve.

 

Sehwag towards the end wanted to smack every ball rather than being calculating and treating bowling on it's merit or playing according to situation.

 

Similarly,Dhoni started believing this last ball/last over finisher hype. I don't think there is any malice there but he just thinks that the answer to ever situation is that take the game to the last 2 overs and start slogging. It doesn't work every time obviously and it is costing us a lot of games.

 

I fear Kohli now is going in the same way of believing the hype(rightfully to some extent) as the greatest ODI chaser ever. I see him chose to bowl whenever he is in doubt like the CT final for example because he thinks he can chase any target.Hope that is not the case though.

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31 minutes ago, DHONI_FANN said:

Lol.. This is ridiculous.. Seriously.. How can anyone defend Dhoni's innings in the last match!! We are not gonna win any trophy if we persist with this mindset. Dhoni is so shameless that he wont even call it quit unless being mandated by BCCI.

Says DHONI_FANN :cantstop:

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The support he gets inspite of being a flop in recent past is astonishing. What is the use of partnership which is built at SR of 60 odd. That's not going to win when RRR was 8+ rpo . Even Dravid had this attitude, play slowly and put pressure on others in ODI to score runs and it cost others wickets. No wonder Dravid flopped in ODI's and in his case too it was his multi skill of keeping that saved his place with help from Ganguly. Same with likes of Saba Karim and Nayan Mongia .Dhoni is no different, he too sucks all the momentum like other keepers we had before.

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1 hour ago, Global.Baba said:

Dhoni suffers from the same problem that many  sportsmen have in the past. Believing in your own hype.

 

This is when they lose all common sense.

 

Some famous examples Mike Tyson towards the end of his career started believing in the one punch knockouts which he became famous for and started looking for that rather than taking it one match at a time.

 

Same thing with Goran Ivanisevic who had a good all round game but just thought that he can win the game just with his serve.

 

Sehwag towards the end wanted to smack every ball rather than being calculating and treating bowling on it's merit or playing according to situation.

 

Similarly,Dhoni started believing this last ball/last over finisher hype. I don't think there is any malice there but he just thinks that the answer to ever situation is that take the game to the last 2 overs and start slogging. It doesn't work every time obviously and it is costing us a lot of games.

 

I fear Kohli now is going in the same way of believing the hype(rightfully to some extent) as the greatest ODI chaser ever. I see him chose to bowl whenever he is in doubt like the CT final for example because he thinks he can chase any target.Hope that is not the case though.

Naah! He knows exactly what he is capable of and what he is not. Dhoni is too smart not to know this. His entire stellar career is built on knowing his strengths and playing yo it adjusting his batting order according to it. Being a captain he had the luxury to do that. He is just hanging around for his brand and minting some more money. Money is a thing one is never tired of earning.If he stops International cricket soon his IPL brand value will drop too. He won't risk missing on IPL. See the passion with which he plays IPL. You will see a lot more animated Dhoni when CSK lose while when India it's all about process and enjoying the game.Idiot plays IpL for winning and International matches for enjoying when it should be other way around.

 

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26 minutes ago, Pollack said:

Naah! He knows exactly what he is capable of and what he is not. Dhoni is too smart not to know this. His entire stellar career is built on knowing his strengths and playing yo it adjusting his batting order according to it. Being a captain he had the luxury to do that. He is just hanging around for his brand and minting some more money. Money is a thing one is never tired of earning.If he stops International cricket soon his IPL brand value will drop too. He won't risk missing on IPL. See the passion with which he plays IPL. You will see a lot more animated Dhoni when CSK lose while when India it's all about process and enjoying the game.Idiot plays IpL for winning and International matches for enjoying when it should be other way around.

 

This.

The way he behaved yesterday was shameless. Like it is not even worth trying.

Compare that to how he behaves with so much emotions for csk...his priority is clear.

 

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Okay guys, enough criticism of Dhoni...

What if I say he just followed the instructions of the team management (he is also part of it being senior player)...

His only mistake was he overdid it, as he's not used to this type of batting...

Tomorrow a new match and team India needs full support...

Hoping for a series win for team India...

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1 hour ago, asterix said:

Okay guys, enough criticism of Dhoni...

What if I say he just followed the instructions of the team management (he is also part of it being senior player)...

His only mistake was he overdid it, as he's not used to this type of batting...

Tomorrow a new match and team India needs full support...

Hoping for a series win for team India...

:nice:

Not enough. His performance last match  has re-invigorated passion even in people who have taken sanyaas :)

 

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8 hours ago, Ankit_sharma03 said:

u think its easy to make 125 runs in 10 overs with 3-4 wkts left, i dnt think so Be it dhoni, rohit, kohli or pandya 

Nope but still it's really difficult to play 4 dot ball in 46 the over. He did  not even try for a big shot untill message from dressing room has been sent that hit out or get out from the team.

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7 hours ago, Global.Baba said:

Dhoni suffers from the same problem that many  sportsmen have in the past. Believing in your own hype.

 

This is when they lose all common sense.

 

Some famous examples Mike Tyson towards the end of his career started believing in the one punch knockouts which he became famous for and started looking for that rather than taking it one match at a time.

 

Same thing with Goran Ivanisevic who had a good all round game but just thought that he can win the game just with his serve.

 

Sehwag towards the end wanted to smack every ball rather than being calculating and treating bowling on it's merit or playing according to situation.

 

Similarly,Dhoni started believing this last ball/last over finisher hype. I don't think there is any malice there but he just thinks that the answer to ever situation is that take the game to the last 2 overs and start slogging. It doesn't work every time obviously and it is costing us a lot of games.

 

I fear Kohli now is going in the same way of believing the hype(rightfully to some extent) as the greatest ODI chaser ever. I see him chose to bowl whenever he is in doubt like the CT final for example because he thinks he can chase any target.Hope that is not the case though.

But I have never seen so much hype for a batsmen with so much of limitations like playing only LOI format, limited batting ability( great determination though), not even a single century outside india. Probably Afridi is close second who has been hyped by Pakistanis. 

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6 hours ago, SandeepMotta said:

He blocks till the players at the other end have no option but to hit out and get out, then he stays not out and scores a few boundaries when the game is already lost to bring up his strike rate, his fans hail him as the lone warrior. This has been Dhoni's template since 2016.

This. Exactly this is what their fan boys do in every thread.

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He certainly has become more of an Afridi these days - a brand pretending to be a cricketer. This guy was, once upon a time among the top ODI batsmen in the world. Nowadays even friggin Sarfraz Ahmed is a better wicketkeeper batsman. In the last 3 years , Sarf averages 40 at a strike rate of almost 90 against top 8 sides. Dhoni strikes at 83 . That's pathetic for a number 6 . The best wk/batsman in the world has been Jos buttler 46 AVG at SR of 116. Arguably the best player in ODIs as well .

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Not enough. His performance last match  has re-invigorated passion even in people who have taken sanyaas :)
 
In last 10 years of my stay on ICF, I might have never posted on cricket section as much as I posted last couple of days.

I felt betrayed as a fan. I am venting my frustration here but am still not able to overcome it. This is not about a one off innings. It's about the attitude of the whole Indian cricket fraternity which is nauseating. I am losing hope. This is worse than fixing.

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