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I think in this WI series, Aaron and Yadav are fighting for one position for the Aus tour. We won't take 2 inexperienced bowlers. For Aus I would take: Zak-spearhead Ishant-don't rate him but he can get good bounce on those pitches and by luck get some to straighten (he said he doesn't know how to straigten them and it's luck) PK-When someone takes wickets, bowls with plenty of heart and demonstrates a thinking brain, they deserve a run. One of Aaron and Yadav based on this series. Then of course Sreesanth.
Irfan and Balaji did go to Aus in 2003 and ended up doing a fairly decent job. Even on the last tour, Pankaj Singh and Ishant went there as 'inexperienced bowlers'.

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I personally have given up on Sreesanth , unless he shows a dramatic improvement in terms of attitude and fitness, he is not able to even be effective in domestic cricket, very very inconsistent and then not looking at things trying to improve on his short comings he blames the selectors , like it will get him anywhere.

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I have been great fan of thsi guys' bowling. He has God given talent, smooth run up and great seam position. But unfortunately he turned out to be Agarkar-2. I have given up on him.

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I have been great fan of thsi guys' bowling. He has God given talent, smooth run up and great seam position. But unfortunately he turned out to be Agarkar-2. I have given up on him.
Seam is bolt upright when in full flow, brisk fast medium touching 140ks with swing is hard to play. If we are serious about being no1 again, we need this man.

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Sreesanth has been given more than enough chances which he failed to grasp regularly.Its time we moved on and tried young new bowlers. Its great to see the selectors are thinking the same way.The likes of Ishant Yadav and Aaron are the future not Sree Santh who has disappointed time and again when given chance.Maybe he can be given another chance if he performs exceptionally wlell in Ranji trophy. But its time we moved on from Sree santh.

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As of now' date='I don't see much utility for PK on the Aussie tour....[/quote'] Don't you remember the role PK played in out last VB series win in Australia? He always swung the ball early on and picked up 2-3 wickets

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Zaheer, Ishant, PK , Varun , Umesh, Gony, Sreesanth to me are the choices listed per pecking order , Umesh has to sort out his control issues, most balls going past leg stumps, stock ball, bowling to a plan, he only looks good when reversing, he is fastish but not express, with his height , he needs to work on his bowling.I HAVE LIKED ALOT WHAT i HAVE SEEN OF GONY, he had a g8 last year, ability to bowl to a plan, can bowl 135 to 140 k's, fantastic bounce, seems to have the stamina.

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I have been great fan of thsi guys' bowling. He has God given talent, smooth run up and great seam position. But unfortunately he turned out to be Agarkar-2. I have given up on him.
Agarkar was leagues ahead of Sreesanth.

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As of now,I don't see much utility for PK on the Aussie tour...but well he made me eat humble pie once before during the Eng tour. Australia is not a place for your average medium pacer and show me one bowler with PK's pace who has had success there.Over the years Eng was smashed around in Aussie tours because of PK like bowlers Logically a fully fit and in-form Sreeshanth would be better than PK on Aussie tour but I guess PK has booked his spot based on recent performances.
PK was almost unplayable in the VB series in Australia. http://www.espncricinfo.com/cbs/engine/current/match/291372.html

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Zaheer' date=' Ishant, PK , Varun , Umesh, [b']Gony, Sreesanth to me are the choices listed per pecking order , Umesh has to sort out his control issues, most balls going past leg stumps, stock ball, bowling to a plan, he only looks good when reversing, he is fastish but not express, with his height , he needs to work on his bowling.I HAVE LIKED ALOT WHAT i HAVE SEEN OF GONY, he had a g8 last year, ability to bowl to a plan, can bowl 135 to 140 k's, fantastic bounce, seems to have the stamina.
Any logic behind why you have been pushing for Gony's inclusion in the last few posts?

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Any logic behind why you have been pushing for Gony's inclusion in the last few posts?
He had a g8 last year got alot of wickets at 19 avg, saw him bowl in round one of Ranji,he bowled with accuracy, control, fantastic bounce, pace, also experienced.Umesh ,Varun have potential , but guys like Tyagi, VRV, GONY IF THEY SHOW OOD FORM , WHY NOT.

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The Kerala team management were quick to allay the fears by saying that Sreesanth was in Bangalore to consult an eye specialist. Sources told TOI that a recurring toe injury may see him missing the match. :WTF:

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The Kerala team management were quick to allay the fears by saying that Sreesanth was in Bangalore to consult an eye specialist. Sources told TOI that a recurring toe injury may see him missing the match. :WTF:
:hysterical::hysterical:

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Its all false news,real truth is Sreesanth was caught promoting himself on a cricket forum using Dravid's name instead of practising on the field.Thats why Kerala's team management thought dropping him would be the best idea.

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Please say this isn't true, wtf career threatening and missing Aus tour :( Sala Dhoni what injustice you have done, Santh wasn't looked after when playing for India, now he is battling injury. http://www.in.com/news/sports/fullstory-injury-scare-for-sreesanth-21269689-in-1.html

Injury scare for Sreesanth Kerala, Nov 11, 2011: Ahead of the Services game at home, Kerala was pinning high hopes on S. Sreesanth, but it came as a blow for cricket lovers when the temperamental speedster pulled up an injury, a worry that has the implications of being career threatening. Sreesanth was seen limping around the ground as his replacement Manu Krishnan won his debut for the State. Sree pulled down the socks on his left foot and showed a swelling near to the big toe. “I have been carrying around the problem for the last three years, but it was only recently that the condition became worse. As the swelling is on my landing foot I think it is time I went for specialised medical attention,” said Sree. He is now awaiting permission from the BCCI before going for ayurveda treatment at Arya Vaidya Sala in Coimbatore. “I am not aware of the seriousness of the swelling, but can’t delay it any further because health is important. Only after consultation will I know the duration of recovering out of it,” he said. “It is definitely career threatening and I loved to play at home, but if I had gone into the game with this, I wouldn’t have completed even half the match,” he added. Sreesanth who was not selected for the West Indies series will also miss the much awaited Australian tour, but the Test cricketer is hopeful of swinging back into action once he recovers.

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Please say this isn't true, wtf career threatening and missing Aus tour :( Sala Dhoni what injustice you have done, Santh wasn't looked after when playing for India, now he is battling injury. http://www.in.com/news/sports/fullstory-injury-scare-for-sreesanth-21269689-in-1.html
Looks like the Sreesanth chapter in Indian cricket will come to an abrupt closure now. A story of what could have been if he had somehow changed his attitude slightly. Not to be.

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Sreesanth is a ch@t$ya and gadha of highest order. Hope he gets bit(hslapped by Bhajji all his life. I was never a fan of Bhajji but that slap made his fan. Crying after getting a slap--disgrace of a fast bowler... Try touching Bresnan, Tremlet, Lee or any genuine fast bowler, they will show u whoz the real dawg

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Looks like the Sreesanth chapter in Indian cricket will come to an abrupt closure now. A story of what could have been if he had somehow changed his attitude slightly. Not to be.
It's heartbreaking. The guy has so much talent. Still only 28 and we don't have any better test seamer apart from Zak so he should be back.

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Looks like the Sreesanth chapter in Indian cricket will come to an abrupt closure now. A story of what could have been if he had somehow changed his attitude slightly. Not to be.
Truly a wasted talent.

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Sreesanth is a ch@t and gadha of highest order. Hope he gets bit(hslapped by Bhajji all his life. I was never a fan of Bhajji but that slap made his fan. Crying after getting a slap--disgrace of a fast bowler... Try touching Bresnan' date=' Tremlet, Lee or any genuine fast bowler, they will show u whoz the real dawg[/quote'] Lol. I liked when Sree swore at Inzy than immediately turned back as Inzy charged down :haha:

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So he hid his injury till now and when he is supposed to lead his Ranji team, he uses this injury to excuse himself from the action. I'll not be surprised that he'll suddenly make himslef available for the Aussie series.. It's over for him. I'm surprised that BCCI chose to award him a contract. He should've been out of contract long time back. Can't believe I supported him during the tour of RSA. I thought he has been "wronged" by the team management and the captain. Really disappointed at his commitment or lack of it..

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So he hid his injury till now and when he is supposed to lead his Ranji team, he uses this injury to excuse himself from the action. I'll not be surprised that he'll suddenly make himslef available for the Aussie series.. It's over for him. I'm surprised that BCCI chose to award him a contract. He should've been out of contract long time back. Can't believe I supported him during the tour of RSA. I thought he has been "wronged" by the team management and the captain. Really disappointed at his commitment or lack of it..
He even told me he wasn't 100% during eng tour. Just watching him in nets day before test it was obvious he wasn't at best. I don't blame him for hiding injury, he knows the management and dhoni want to get rid of him so he has to try and stay in the team. No different to Dada running away from Nagpur test by faking injury due to board preparing a green one to ruin him. Not over yet, he will be back I am sure for one more chance. He would have bowled much better in eng tour if injury free as I said a few months ago. Ishant was injury free but just crap.

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Truly a wasted talent.
I really dont agree with this term. Talents can be in mental as much as they can be to swing the ball or whatever. Some batsmen can focus just on the next delivery for hours on end with no distractions at all (Chanderpaul, Trott etc) in a way that other batsmen cant doesnt matter how hard they try. Likewise it takes lots of concentration to focus on a plan ball after ball for overs on end like Anil Kumble or recently Stuart Broad. Some have that kind of mental 'talent' in them and others dont.. with Sreesanth obviously falling in the latter category.

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He even told me he wasn't 100% during eng tour. Just watching him in nets day before test it was obvious he wasn't at best. I don't blame him for hiding injury, he knows the management and dhoni want to get rid of him so he has to try and stay in the team. No different to Dada running away from Nagpur test by faking injury due to board preparing a green one to ruin him. Not over yet, he will be back I am sure for one more chance. He would have bowled much better in eng tour if injury free as I said a few months ago. Ishant was injury free but just crap.
Dhoni supported him in Eng tour, WC.

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http://www.deccanchronicle.com/tabloid/kochi/sreesanth-bowls-reel-pitch-929
Sreesanth bowls on a reel pitch Sree-in-the-stands-pic-CUTO.jpg.crop_display.jpg Sreesanth has used this rest time to get active on the arts and entertainment circuit. Sreesanth.Related Articles Injury scare for SreesanthHe certainly does not look or act like the ‘bad boy’ of cricket when you spot him showing off his tattoo to Celebrity Cricket League team members and sharing jokes with them. He looks like any other normal youngster enjoying life. Resting in the stands owing to a painful toe injury, Sreesanth’s eyes constantly scan the field as he shouts words of encouragement to the players at the Ranji Trophy match. The much talked about brashness and cocky attitude is also missing as he happily obliges all his fans and poses for photos with them. Sreesanth has used this rest time to get active on the arts and entertainment circuit. He reveals, “Life is shaping up in other ways and I am using this time to pen lyrics for my songs and take my band to Bengalaru. You have only one life and I intend to live it king size!’’ Sreesanth will be seen in Kaitapram Damodaran Namboothiri’s directorial debut Mazhavillinattam Vare where he plays himself — a cricketer. Sreesanth explains that his role requires him to mentor youngsters in the field and teach them a few tips about the game and so it is not really acting but doing an extension of what he does best — play cricket. Sreesanth reveals that he is open to film offers in future. “Film and cricket industry are inextricably linked and so getting offers is a regular part of the post-match parties.’’ Recollecting his dancing and singing skills, this is no surprise! But as Sree says, “Cricket will always be my first priority in life!’’ That Sreesanth has a band is no secret. Called S36, after the first letter of his name and his lucky jersey number, the band has conducted shows in Kochi. Music and dance have always been an integral part of this youngster’s life. How often have we seen him boogying on stage and getting appreciated for it. He is all for encouraging the 16 members of his band and says. “It is important that youngsters get the right exposure and if I can use my name and influence to further the popularity of the band, so be it. I have been lucky in life and want to give an opportunity to others to experience this. I have big plans including selecting the best band groups from schools and slotting them like cricket; the under 16, under 18 etc.’’ Sreesanth has been in the news for his off-the-cuff quotes, his partying lifestyle, his arrogance and his numerous linkups. He has also been a favourite punching bag for Malayalis (the Gopu mon jokes) in spite of bringing laurels to the State. Quiz him on this and Sree replies maturely, “I am aware of the jokes and SMSes doing the rounds. Everyone has the right to speak and do as they please. I can only ask that they leave my family out of it. If all this negativity keeps someone happy, I have no issue. When I play cricket I do not play to please X, Y or Z. I play for the country and if individuals appreciate that, it is fine. Otherwise I cannot change anything but only accept the criticism. I am not a star or a politician, so live and let live.’’ One can only hope that people take into account the fact that he is a youngster like any other who loves to socialise, meet friends, dance and sing while single-mindedly pursuing his passion — cricket.[/QSreesanth has used this rest time to get active on the arts and entertainment circuit. Sreesanth.Related Articles Injury scare for SreesanthHe certainly does not look or act like the ‘bad boy’ of cricket when you spot him showing off his tattoo to Celebrity Cricket League team members and sharing jokes with them. He looks like any other normal youngster enjoying life. Resting in the stands owing to a painful toe injury, Sreesanth’s eyes constantly scan the field as he shouts words of encouragement to the players at the Ranji Trophy match. The much talked about brashness and cocky attitude is also missing as he happily obliges all his fans and poses for photos with them. Sreesanth has used this rest time to get active on the arts and entertainment circuit. He reveals, “Life is shaping up in other ways and I am using this time to pen lyrics for my songs and take my band to Bengalaru. You have only one life and I intend to live it king size!’’ Sreesanth will be seen in Kaitapram Damodaran Namboothiri’s directorial debut Mazhavillinattam Vare where he plays himself — a cricketer. Sreesanth explains that his role requires him to mentor youngsters in the field and teach them a few tips about the game and so it is not really acting but doing an extension of what he does best — play cricket. Sreesanth reveals that he is open to film offers in future. “Film and cricket industry are inextricably linked and so getting offers is a regular part of the post-match parties.’’ Recollecting his dancing and singing skills, this is no surprise! But as Sree says, “Cricket will always be my first priority in life!’’ That Sreesanth has a band is no secret. Called S36, after the first letter of his name and his lucky jersey number, the band has conducted shows in Kochi. Music and dance have always been an integral part of this youngster’s life. How often have we seen him boogying on stage and getting appreciated for it. He is all for encouraging the 16 members of his band and says. “It is important that youngsters get the right exposure and if I can use my name and influence to further the popularity of the band, so be it. I have been lucky in life and want to give an opportunity to others to experience this. I have big plans including selecting the best band groups from schools and slotting them like cricket; the under 16, under 18 etc.’’ Sreesanth has been in the news for his off-the-cuff quotes, his partying lifestyle, his arrogance and his numerous linkups. He has also been a favourite punching bag for Malayalis (the Gopu mon jokes) in spite of bringing laurels to the State. Quiz him on this and Sree replies maturely, “I am aware of the jokes and SMSes doing the rounds. Everyone has the right to speak and do as they please. I can only ask that they leave my family out of it. If all this negativity keeps someone happy, I have no issue. When I play cricket I do not play to please X, Y or Z. I play for the country and if individuals appreciate that, it is fine. Otherwise I cannot change anything but only accept the criticism. I am not a star or a politician, so live and let live.’’ One can only hope that people take into account the fact that he is a youngster like any other who loves to socialise, meet friends, dance and sing while single-mindedly pursuing his passion — cricket.[sreesanth has used this rest time to get active on the arts and entertainment circuit. Sreesanth.Related Articles Injury scare for SreesanthHe certainly does not look or act like the ‘bad boy’ of cricket when you spot him showing off his tattoo to Celebrity Cricket League team members and sharing jokes with them. He looks like any other normal youngster enjoying life. Resting in the stands owing to a painful toe injury, Sreesanth’s eyes constantly scan the field as he shouts words of encouragement to the players at the Ranji Trophy match. The much talked about brashness and cocky attitude is also missing as he happily obliges all his fans and poses for photos with them. Sreesanth has used this rest time to get active on the arts and entertainment circuit. He reveals, “Life is shaping up in other ways and I am using this time to pen lyrics for my songs and take my band to Bengalaru. You have only one life and I intend to live it king size!’’ Sreesanth will be seen in Kaitapram Damodaran Namboothiri’s directorial debut Mazhavillinattam Vare where he plays himself — a cricketer. Sreesanth explains that his role requires him to mentor youngsters in the field and teach them a few tips about the game and so it is not really acting but doing an extension of what he does best — play cricket. Sreesanth reveals that he is open to film offers in future. “Film and cricket industry are inextricably linked and so getting offers is a regular part of the post-match parties.’’ Recollecting his dancing and singing skills, this is no surprise! But as Sree says, “Cricket will always be my first priority in life!’’ That Sreesanth has a band is no secret. Called S36, after the first letter of his name and his lucky jersey number, the band has conducted shows in Kochi. Music and dance have always been an integral part of this youngster’s life. How often have we seen him boogying on stage and getting appreciated for it. He is all for encouraging the 16 members of his band and says. “It is important that youngsters get the right exposure and if I can use my name and influence to further the popularity of the band, so be it. I have been lucky in life and want to give an opportunity to others to experience this. I have big plans including selecting the best band groups from schools and slotting them like cricket; the under 16, under 18 etc.’’ Sreesanth has been in the news for his off-the-cuff quotes, his partying lifestyle, his arrogance and his numerous linkups. He has also been a favourite punching bag for Malayalis (the Gopu mon jokes) in spite of bringing laurels to the State. Quiz him on this and Sree replies maturely, “I am aware of the jokes and SMSes doing the rounds. Everyone has the right to speak and do as they please. I can only ask that they leave my family out of it. If all this negativity keeps someone happy, I have no issue. When I play cricket I do not play to please X, Y or Z. I play for the country and if individuals appreciate that, it is fine. Otherwise I cannot change anything but only accept the criticism. I am not a star or a politician, so live and let live.’’ One can only hope that people take into account the fact that he is a youngster like any other who loves to socialise, meet friends, dance and sing while single-mindedly pursuing his passion — cricket. Sreesanth has used this rest time to get active on the arts and entertainment circuit. Sreesanth.Related Articles Injury scare for SreesanthHe certainly does not look or act like the ‘bad boy’ of cricket when you spot him showing off his tattoo to Celebrity Cricket League team members and sharing jokes with them. He looks like any other normal youngster enjoying life. Resting in the stands owing to a painful toe injury, Sreesanth’s eyes constantly scan the field as he shouts words of encouragement to the players at the Ranji Trophy match. The much talked about brashness and cocky attitude is also missing as he happily obliges all his fans and poses for photos with them. Sreesanth has used this rest time to get active on the arts and entertainment circuit. He reveals, “Life is shaping up in other ways and I am using this time to pen lyrics for my songs and take my band to Bengalaru. You have only one life and I intend to live it king size!’’ Sreesanth will be seen in Kaitapram Damodaran Namboothiri’s directorial debut Mazhavillinattam Vare where he plays himself — a cricketer. Sreesanth explains that his role requires him to mentor youngsters in the field and teach them a few tips about the game and so it is not really acting but doing an extension of what he does best — play cricket. Sreesanth reveals that he is open to film offers in future. “Film and cricket industry are inextricably linked and so getting offers is a regular part of the post-match parties.’’ Recollecting his dancing and singing skills, this is no surprise! But as Sree says, “Cricket will always be my first priority in life!’’ That Sreesanth has a band is no secret. Called S36, after the first letter of his name and his lucky jersey number, the band has conducted shows in Kochi. Music and dance have always been an integral part of this youngster’s life. How often have we seen him boogying on stage and getting appreciated for it. He is all for encouraging the 16 members of his band and says. “It is important that youngsters get the right exposure and if I can use my name and influence to further the popularity of the band, so be it. I have been lucky in life and want to give an opportunity to others to experience this. I have big plans including selecting the best band groups from schools and slotting them like cricket; the under 16, under 18 etc.’’ Sreesanth has been in the news for his off-the-cuff quotes, his partying lifestyle, his arrogance and his numerous linkups. He has also been a favourite punching bag for Malayalis (the Gopu mon jokes) in spite of bringing laurels to the State. Quiz him on this and Sree replies maturely, “I am aware of the jokes and SMSes doing the rounds. Everyone has the right to speak and do as they please. I can only ask that they leave my family out of it. If all this negativity keeps someone happy, I have no issue. When I play cricket I do not play to please X, Y or Z. I play for the country and if individuals appreciate that, it is fine. Otherwise I cannot change anything but only accept the criticism. I am not a star or a politician, so live and let live.’’ One can only hope that people take into account the fact that he is a youngster like any other who loves to socialise, meet friends, dance and sing while single-mindedly pursuing his passion — cricket

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He has always been overrated. He has never strung any long term domestic consistency. If he was such a 'talent', then he should have been able to take many more wickets for Kerala than he did! He deceived with balls which swing a long way but in terms of actual performance, he was always mediocre other than the odd spell.

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Since the speedster is currently injured and out of Ranji action, this thread will also be used to talk about what others have said about him in recent times or past. Basically a place to discuss all cricket related aspects to do with Santh. http://sports.ndtv.com/world-cup-2011/news/item/171709-kirsten-concerned-about-highly-skilled-sreesanth

Kirsten concerned about 'highly skilled' Sreesanth Mumbai: India's World Cup-winning coach Gary Kirsten on Tuesday said it will be waste of talent if "highly skilled" fast bowler Shantakumaran Sreesanth doesn't take the next step in his career. Kirsten, during his farewell media conference before leaving for Cape Town, said the Kerala pacer is good in the Test matches but needs to be more consistent in the shorter version of the game. The temperamental fast bowler featured in two World Cup matches, the tournament opener against Bangladesh and the final against Sri Lanka, but went for runs on both occasions. "Sreesanth is not only one who has not performed to his full potential so far. He has performed brilliantly in South Africa and in other Test matches. But I feel he needs to be consistent in ODIs," said Kirsten. "Hopefully, he will be able to take that next step and if he is unable to do that, it will be a waste of talent." Asked about the quality of fast bowling in the team, he said: "The bowling is a slight concern though the state of Indian cricket is in a healthy position. If the bowlers can withstand the rigours of playing continuous international cricket, then the situation could be dealt with." The former South African opener also said Delhi pacer Ishant Sharma is a special talent. "Ishant has a promising future and hopefully he will get better with the experience," he said. Story first published on: Tuesday, 05 April 2011 16:07
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