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That ball kept low.

 

But Rahul is having issues with his technique.  Footwork has becoming minimal.  He is getting stuck at the crease.  

 

Not looking good as a batsman till he sorts his technical issues.

 

 

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I think he is done for next test. He would be better to sit out for next test unless we win this.

Next test is anyway gone for him... I actually don’t want to see him in test cricket... I’m sure there’ll be other young players who’ll grab the chance and excel...

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33 minutes ago, express bowling said:

That ball kept low.

 

But Rahul is having issues with his technique.  Footwork has becoming minimal.  He is getting stuck at the crease.  

 

Not looking good as a batsman till he sorts his technical issues.

 

 

He is really looking out of sorts and I agree be is completely stuck in the crease because of technical and mental issues .His front leg ain't moving to the pitch of the ball because he's almost always anticipating outswingers from Anderson and broad 

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29 minutes ago, Forever Indian said:

His technique change to cater needs of T20s seems to have affected his longer format technique. This is 6 continuous tests in SA and Eng that he has failed to make a substantial score, and his rope is fast coming to an end.

This is simply the main reason for his downfall. Being adaptable in all three formats is near impossible and only special players can manage it like Kohli.

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18 minutes ago, R.D forever said:

Remember 2014 Kohli and how he is changed now. Let's hope for the same

Even I was thinking the same. He has age on his side . If Dhawan can be given so many chances and Kohli was given a chance after English nightmare then he should also get a chance.

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Compare the teammates domestic records: KL Rahul and Manish Pandey and it appears our management has reversed selection of the two.

 

Pandey has better List A and First Class numbers, while Rahul has better IPL/T20 numbers. 

 

Maybe Manish Pandey should've been tried in Tests before Rahul.

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2 minutes ago, Tibarn said:

Compare the teammates domestic records: KL Rahul and Manish Pandey and it appears our management has reversed selection of the two.

 

Pandey has better List A and First Class numbers, while Rahul has better IPL/T20 numbers. 

 

Maybe Manish Pandey should've been tried in Tests before Rahul.

Rahul opens though in domestic if I am not wrong, while Pandey plays in the middle order 

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I think if we lose this , let's start with shaw and vihari. Move pujara to open anyways he is in by 3rd over.

 

Drop dhawan and kl rahul.

 

Or open with pant as stop gap option.

 

And shaw can come for aussie tour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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6 minutes ago, Yoda-esque said:

WhenI was a kid ( which was a long time ago), there was this opener called Vikram Rathore.Rahul reminds me of him.

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This is harsh. Rahul looks better than rathore. 

 

But he needs to go back to reality. All this ipl hype,superstardom, gq shoots seems to have messed his head.

 

Needs to be relegated to ranji and made to come up the ranks.test cricket selection should be  purely based on ranji and outside A tour's .

 

Enough of the styling and too much twitter/instagram. He is not a kohli to balance everything. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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16 minutes ago, Yoda-esque said:

WhenI was a kid ( which was a long time ago), there was this opener called Vikram Rathore.Rahul reminds me of him.

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He also kept wickets for Punjab like K L Rahul does for Kings 11.

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Brute of a delivery

But not even a single half century in 8 completed innings. The biggest let-down of the series.

Still believe that he can offer more to Indian cricket than Dhawan and should open along with Shaw in dead rubber.

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This is harsh. Rahul looks better than rathore. 
 
But he needs to go back to reality. All this ipl hype,superstardom, gq shoots seems to have messed his head.
 
Needs to be relegated to ranji and made to come up the ranks.test cricket selection should be  purely based on ranji and outside A tour's .
 
Enough of the styling and too much twitter/instagram. He is not a kohli to balance everything. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
He looks better than him because of media overload, t20,tattoos,ipl.Remember that this is the era where words like amazing,mind blowing are dropped around easily.

No, he still reminds me of Rathore.

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He can't be the next Kohli even in the LOI format where he is still inconsistent.      Forget about tests.                                        Moreover, this has put an end to the debate of Kohli not picking Rahul due to jealousy, as some posters were claiming few months ago.

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17 minutes ago, SK_IH said:

They should persist with him in future series but he needs to be axed for the last test.His mode of dismissals are playing on his mind,he is basically a walking wkt at the moment.

Axing will do him more good than keeping him in the squad and not playing. You get the temptation to play him when he is in the squad. It helped Zaheer/Kohli/Yuvi staging a comeback after getting dropped.

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2 minutes ago, vvvslaxman said:

Axing will do him more good than keeping him in the squad and not playing. You get the temptation to play him when he is in the squad. It helped Zaheer/Kohli/Yuvi staging a comeback after getting dropped.

Add Saurav Ganguly. Think he scored two tons in England on comeback in test series after 4 years of being dropped.

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16 minutes ago, Straight Drive said:

Add Saurav Ganguly. Think he scored two tons in England on comeback in test series after 4 years of being dropped.

I think it will do good for him. Drop for last test and west indies and Australia tests.

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the need of the hour is to find Gangulys & Dravids  & even Sachins who straight away become a  huge  success in their first or 2nd tour to SENA. For that talented youngsters need to be given chances at very young age and trial and error method needs to be done consistantly until we find a few such players to fix the top 6.When tried and tested failures  like  Dhawan, Pujara & Kartik are given such extended runs,  these are going to happen.

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2 hours ago, Yoda-esque said:

WhenI was a kid ( which was a long time ago), there was this opener called Vikram Rathore.Rahul reminds me of him.

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Only thing similar among the two is the beard. Rathore was a bore with no power in his strokes. 

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How many of you noticed Rahul taking his stance? I'd like someone to post a video of his dismissal by Broad.

 

Look at his dismissal in the second innings. Forget about the ball that was a shooter and could have got anyone. He wasn't ready in his stance till Broad was two third into his runup! When he looked up, Broad was already loading up at the crease. I practically said to myself that Rahul is going to move away as he simply wasn't ready. He didn't, of course.

 

I have closely watched his batting this series and this single fact has stood out for me. He's been reluctant and lazy in assuming his stance. Ideally, you want the batsman to be ready and eyeballing the bowler when he reaches the top of his bowling mark. Not so with Rahul. It's almost like he's hesitant and fearful, not wanting to face the bowler.

 

I still don't doubt his ability but with this timid, fearful mental makeup, he won't go further.

 

 

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Won’t say bye bye to Rahul. I think he and Shaw can be be used together but heads must roll kn what the hell people were taking about the jealousy part etc earlier about Kohli. He has given him ample chances to Rahul here.

 

That said, every player fails at times overseas and Kohli did too. So we will hope Rahul getd better. I would plau him in Australia and start with him actually as I have hope in him to succeed. 

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2 hours ago, sarchasm said:

How many of you noticed Rahul taking his stance? I'd like someone to post a video of his dismissal by Broad.

 

Look at his dismissal in the second innings. Forget about the ball that was a shooter and could have got anyone. He wasn't ready in his stance till Broad was two third into his runup! When he looked up, Broad was already loading up at the crease. I practically said to myself that Rahul is going to move away as he simply wasn't ready. He didn't, of course.

 

I have closely watched his batting this series and this single fact has stood out for me. He's been reluctant and lazy in assuming his stance. Ideally, you want the batsman to be ready and eyeballing the bowler when he reaches the top of his bowling mark. Not so with Rahul. It's almost like he's hesitant and fearful, not wanting to face the bowler.

 

I still don't doubt his ability but with this timid, fearful mental makeup, he won't go further.

 

 

Yes, he has looked timid this series. I think he just looks mentally down when on the field with h bat and only looks confident when he takes a catch or something on the field only to look shaky again when he has bat in the hand and has to score again for India. Series of low scores is making him nervous at times and making him look worse than he actually is. For him, the best thing would be the end of this tour. He needs some time off from this England tour(well whole team will be getting one soon) but the Australian tour is not too far so he has to go back and get ready for that. Good thing is that he has scored runs in Australia, so he has decent memories there, just needs to work harder and forget what happened on this tour and concentrate what lies ahead.

 

 

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11 minutes ago, Cricketics said:

Won’t say bye bye to Rahul. I think he and Shaw can be be used together but heads must roll kn what the hell people were taking about the jealousy part etc earlier about Kohli. He has given him ample chances to Rahul here.

 

That said, every player fails at times overseas and Kohli did too. So we will hope Rahul getd better. I would plau him in Australia and start with him actually as I have hope in him to succeed. 

Don't know whether he deserves more chances. 

But one thing is certain.

 

The kid is either totally immature or shameless or maybe both.

 

 

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4 minutes ago, Frustrated said:

Don't know whether he deserves more chances. 

But one thing is certain.

 

The kid is either totally immature or shameless or maybe both.

 

 

Shameless for what? He failed like any other player might do away from home. Kohli failed mierably, averaging 13 on his 2014 tour. Ponting did not score anything in India until his last ever tour to India, just before his retirement. So top players do struggle at times but pick up eventually. Rahul has age on his side to comeback.  Needs to be given time. Yes, his performances should be monitored from

here on, but he can’t be called shameless.

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8 minutes ago, Cricketics said:

Shameless for what? He failed like any other player. Kohli failed missrably, averaging 13 on his 2014 tour. Ponting did not score anything in India until his last ever tour to India, just before his retirement. So top players do struggle at times but pick up eventually. Rahul has age on his side to comeback.  Needs to be given time. Yes, his performances should be monitored from

here on, but he can’t be called shameless.

Shameless for posting on twitter immediately after the series loss where he has scored in binary digits throughout.

 

Yes , Kohli also failed in 2014 tour. But I don't remember him posting anything on twitter immediately after the humiliating 1-3 loss in England.   (Even though he was our best LOI batsman by a country mile)

 

 

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38 minutes ago, Frustrated said:

Shameless for posting on twitter immediately after the series loss where he has scored in binary digits throughout.

 

Yes , Kohli also failed in 2014 tour. But I don't remember him posting anything on twitter immediately after the humiliating 1-3 loss in England.   (Even though he was our best LOI batsman by a country mile)

 

 

Posting on twiitter about wishing a team mate on his birthday is shameless? Its not like he posted about his scores or defending the team’s performance or his own performance on twitter.

 

Indian fans need to gauge their disappointment and anger and yield it off in a manner on players which makes sense. 

 

 

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