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shocking to even start comparing the two :roll: And, Viru or GG may not be in the best form this tournament, but even to get to their status, RS has to do a lot, lot more.
Dude, do I look like comparing our great with RS? I just said that we do not need to worry after sachin retires. Look hez definitely not SRT, but if he shows more consistency, then we have other players the team can fall upon and pull out a good show overall. For all my early childhood upuntil recent CB series I have seen India being totally dependent on the master. offlate its good to see team India pulling up their socks and putting up a fight and not give up so easily when chips are down. We need batsmen like RS to stitch Indian batting future together! BTW just watched Rohit's innigs against pakistan...... man he really murdered the poyz!!

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Dude' date=' do I look like comparing our great with RS? I just said that we do not need to worry [b']after sachin retires. Look hez definitely not SRT, but if he shows more consistency, then we have other players the team can fall upon and pull out a good show overall. For all my early childhood upuntil recent CB series I have seen India being totally dependent on the master. offlate its good to see team India pulling up their socks and putting up a fight and not give up so easily when chips are down. We need batsmen like RS to stitch Indian batting future together! BTW just watched Rohit's innigs against pakistan...... man he really murdered the poyz!!
haha freedom u are a newbie thats why u had replied back to fineys post..that too a post on Sachin..pls check fineys past before replying anything back to her on sachin related posts :D

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i dont care what anyone says, whenever he starts test cricket and becomes a star the first person who i would like to thank is gilly as he has had a much more influence than dhoni, and part of his belief in rohit has evolved him into sort of an elegant and delightful slogger with technique which is comparable to laxman salute rohit keep it up:icflove:

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I knew this kid was pure class after the 60 odd he made in the CB series with SRT. One replacement for the fabled Indian test match middle order is ready we need to worry about three more. If anyone is going to start about yuvraj being a replacement to Sourav, forget it. We need to find three more classy guys with technique to do that. For now I am happy with Rohit being one and honestly I don't care where he bats in ODI/T20I.

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I knew this kid was pure class after the 60 odd he made in the CB series with SRT. One replacement for the fabled Indian test match middle order is ready we need to worry about three more. If anyone is going to start about yuvraj being a replacement to Sourav' date=' forget it. We need to find three more classy guys with technique to do that. For now I am happy with Rohit being one and honestly I don't care where he bats in ODI/T20I.[/quote'] If not yuvraj , raina might just slot into one of those places. We have able prospects in rahane , virat kohli and pujara. These 20 year olds will be competing with badri and vijay for the remaining two slots when the time comes.

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haha freedom u are a newbie thats why u had replied back to fineys post..that too a post on Sachin..pls check fineys past before replying anything back to her on sachin related posts :D
her?!?!?!? never knew that!

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If not yuvraj ' date=' raina might just slot into one of those places. We have able prospects in rahane , virat kohli and pujara. These 20 year olds will be competing with badri and vijay for the remaining two slots when the time comes.[/quote'] I would really like to watch raina bat against a hostile bowling spell of 10-15 overs to make up my mind. If you remember the spell which frddie dished out to Gambhir on "dead" Indian pitches, you will know what I am talking about. Secondly, I think M. Vijay might have the composure and class to be India's next No.3. But who will replace God at No.4, a question which only time can answer.

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C'mon guys..Raina's weakness against short stuff is exaggerated..he certainly is no Ganguly. And its only the hook which causes the problem..his backfoot play otherwise is one of the best in the Indian team.And you can't honestly be not impressed with other areas of his game.

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C'mon guys..Raina's weakness against short stuff is exaggerated..he certainly is no Ganguly. And its only the hook which causes the problem..his backfoot play otherwise is one of the best in the Indian team.And you can't honestly be not impressed with other areas of his game.
I am not saying that raina is the worst we have produced against the short stuff but I want to see him face some hostile bowling in a test match to see if it proves to be a fatal chink in an otherwise sound all round game.

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C'mon guys..Raina's weakness against short stuff is exaggerated..he certainly is no Ganguly. And its only the hook which causes the problem..his backfoot play otherwise is one of the best in the Indian team.And you can't honestly be not impressed with other areas of his game.
I am not saying that raina is the worst we have produced against the short stuff but I want to see him face some hostile bowling in a test match to see if it proves to be a fatal chink in an otherwise sound all round game.

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I am not saying that raina is the worst we have produced against the short stuff but I want to see him face some hostile bowling in a test match to see if it proves to be a fatal chink in an otherwise sound all round game.
Certainly..i wasn't saying he should walk into the Test team either.

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KT stop with your hypothesis already. Rohit got his fair share in ODI's and failed to capitalize on his opportunities. You are asking the selectors to bring him in the squad because of his 23(20)* in the current CL match ?

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KT stop with your hypothesis already. Rohit got his fair share in ODI's and failed to capitalize on his opportunities. You are asking the selectors to bring him in the squad because of his 23(20)* in the current CL match ?
Nope he dropped because of a few 20/20 lottery performances. The cricket eye will tell you he is class and its obvious he is the real deal. I dont judge a player on a few months. Just like to me its obvious Nehra is cr/ap despite a few decent performances. Its also obvious Sharma is class despite a few failures. He is 22 and clearly going to be a top performer for India. p.s yes I know he just got out:--D But that means jack. He is a rare talent and nees to be in India team

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Lolz, 24 from 22 in a Champions League match merits selection :dontknow: and I am supposed to biased coz he hails from my region. Let him do the hard yards in the domestics and earn his place back.

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Nope he dropped because of a few 20/20 lottery performances. The cricket eye will tell you he is class and its obvious he is the real deal. I dont judge a player on a few months. Just like to me its obvious Nehra is cr/ap despite a few decent performances. Its also obvious Sharma is class despite a few failures. He is 22 and clearly going to be a top performer for India. p.s yes I know he just got out:--D But that means jack. He is a rare talent and nees to be in India team
NO! He was dropped because he did jack in ODI's. IKP averages more than RS when it comes to batting in ODI's. He might be a class act but will need to earn his place back in the ODI's.

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Lolz' date=' 24 from 22 in a Champions League match merits selection :dontknow: and I am [b']supposed to biased coz he hails from my region. Let him do the hard yards in the domestics and earn his place back.
If you note I started this thread way before this match! He will earn his place back. Also note he avergaes just under 50 in FC cricket. And guarantee he will blitz FC cricket with runs to get the recall

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If you note I started this thread way before this match! He will earn his place back. Also note he avergaes just under 50 in FC cricket. And guarantee he will blitz FC cricket with runs to get the recall
Lolz, We all know about his talent, I doubt whether that was ever in question, It was his application and determination These are his ODI Scores since Aug 2008.
19 0 32 18 3 11* 3 28 8* 25* 4* 15 DNB 43* 4 0 11 TDNB

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Not that intersted in stats. He is 22 and class. My cricket eyes don't lie. He is a future great! He sends a shiver of excitment down my back every time I see him bat!
So whoever soothes your eye should be in the team irrespective of their performance ? You must either go check your eyes or read Cricket 101, because your eyes tell you that Nehra should be out and Rohit should be in ... thank goodness you are not the selector :woot:

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Lolz' date=' 24 from 22 in a Champions League match merits selection :dontknow: and I am [b']supposed to biased coz he hails from my region. Let him do the hard yards in the domestics and earn his place back.
You hate him because he is an impure southie. :finger: :P

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What did he do special?:dontknow: I didnt watch his batting y'day.. Scored 25 off 24 it seems.. If he s selected for the Oz ODIs then its a mere mockery of our domestic structure and consistent performers.
Well we lost wickets so had to stabilize and he was playing well but as usual he just gets out without any warning. :((

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Not that intersted in stats. He is 22 and class. My cricket eyes don't lie. He is a future great! He sends a shiver of excitment down my back every time I see him bat!
+1. He has never received a proper chance. He is always sent down the order in pressure situations. :(( He has still managed small totals like 30s and 40s. Send him at number 3 or 4 and he might be the guy india is looking for :nervous:

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+1. He has never received a proper chance. He is always sent down the order in pressure situations. :(( He has still managed small totals like 30s and 40s. Send him at number 3 or 4 and he might be the guy india is looking for :nervous:
:wall: It frustrates me to read some random gibberish repeatedly - Rohit batted in the top 5 in 23 out of 38 innings he has played and averaged 23 with a SR less than 70. Now, I also think he is a batsman with a lot of potential but there is no excuse for the kind of crap performances he put in and has rightly been disposed off for the time being.

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: Now, I also think he is a batsman with a lot of potential but there is no excuse for the kind of crap performances he put in and has rightly been disposed off for the time being.
Exactly. Thats the thing. Everyone on the board who is criticizing Rohit know that the guy has some class but he hasn't done any justice to it. and then deshi drohi people like DSR say things like Rohit is better then abcd etc.

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:wall: It frustrates me to read some random gibberish repeatedly - Rohit batted in the top 5 in 23 out of 38 innings he has played and averaged 23 with a SR less than 70. Now, I also think he is a batsman with a lot of potential but there is no excuse for the kind of crap performances he put in and has rightly been disposed off for the time being.
Exactly. Thats the thing. Everyone on the board who is criticizing Rohit know that the guy has some class but he hasn't done any justice to it. and then deshi drohi people like DSR say things like Rohit is better then abcd etc.
in short, I just wanted to say that I have high hopes from the Raina Rohit duo and they are yet to be fulfilled. I also feel that they will definitely shine if given enough chances. I might be wrong though. Rohit made 80 odd against pakistan in that practice T20 b4 the tt wc this year. This shows that he has got the caliber to be big and lead the team upfront when needed. Manish Pandey and Kohli have not done anything great either to really put them ahead of Rohit.

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Manish Pandey and Kohli have not done anything great either to really put them ahead of Rohit.
Again, No one said that anyone is better then another. It's just that Rohit never didn't do enough to survive in the team. Kohli has done enough and hence he is there. Now what he does in future is unknown to all of us.

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Exactly. Thats the thing. Everyone on the board who is criticizing Rohit know that the guy has some class but he hasn't done any justice to it. and then deshi drohi people like DSR say things like Rohit is better then abcd etc.
Cricket illetrates like you whose only knowledge of cricket is through number crucnching stats wiil of course not want R Sharma and want Nehra. But clearly number criunchers like yourself wont be able to see a special talent and thus not realise about keeping him in the squad as you have faith in him and his development. This helped what make Yuvraj a special player in the end. Number crunchers like yourself would never have recalled Gambhir as well, unlike myself who was campaigning ceaslessley for his recall. As no doubt you were constanty whining about his stats for India. Sharma is 22. He has shown tremendous ability. He has been dropped from side. But I have seen him bat and he looks in great nick, no technical problems. Just needs a run and he will deliver in a big way, which will satisfy number crunchers like criticstheiiletrate!

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Cricket illetrates like you whose only knowledge of cricket is through number crucnching stats wiil of course not want R Sharma and want Nehra. But clearly number criunchers like yourself wont be able to see a special talent and thus not realise about keeping him in the squad as you have faith in him and his development. This helped what make Yuvraj a special player in the end. Number crunchers like yourself would never have recalled Gambhir as well, unlike myself who was campaigning ceaslessley for his recall. As no doubt you were constanty whining about his stats for India. Sharma is 22. He has shown tremendous ability. He has been dropped from side. But I have seen him bat and he looks in great nick, no technical problems. Just needs a run and he will deliver in a big way, which will satisfy number crunchers like criticstheiiletrate!
lol I think you have got tics confused with someone else?

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Gambhir made two match winning centuries in Ranji semi final and final if i am right. That is why he was recalled. Ranji semi and final is a very important criteria for team selection. Atleast it was the criteria. Dinesh Karthik also picked for scoring a century both in Ranji semi and final. Both centuries came in 4th innings while chasing. 2007/08 Ranji final 2007/08 Ranji semi final

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Well good thing the number crunchers / stats gurus like crititics were not in charge of selction over last 20 years. As that would certainly have meant that Tendulkar and Yuvraj would not have been given the run in the team to develop and learn from their mistakes. As their stats are pretty average for 1st 3 or 4 years of their odis career. But now look at them! The selectors identified them as special talents and stuck with them as they knew its about end product after development. Sharma is a special talent and needs to be in team to learn and improve. But of course this is something that the glorified accountants who will pile through stats will not understand, they will come up with Sharma should not be in the team after their stat audit!

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Yuvraj was selected for his under 19 exploits. Tendulkar was a prodigy. Immediately identifed at the nets by Vengsarkar and Kapil dev. They come once in a life time. Let us face it. Rohit is nowhere close to Tendulkar at 17. Raina was dropped after a stint. brought back. Worked wonders. Similarly Yuvraj was also dropped from the squad 2 or 3 times for his inconsistent outing. It was not all path of roses for him. Sehwag was also dropped for a while. Gambhir was also dropped. Ganguly was dropped. So Rohit has to go through that phase as well. It is only good for Rohit.

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Sharma is a special talent and needs to be in team to learn and improve. But of course this is something that the glorified accountants who will pile through stats will not understand, they will come up with Sharma should not be in the team after their stat audit!
Sharma was costing us regularly by playing his rash shots and getting out regularly when someone needed to build p'ships. We needed someone to stabilize the innings and he wasn't doing it. He after getting dropped realized his mistake and even said that "I was trying to be what i wasn't" The good thing is that he has realized and I am sure that he would make a come back and will be our future, but the sad thing is that India would continue to have illiterates like you DSR, who won't realize what they are talking about. Whole of India want victories of India, and thats why few other player have been given chance in the middle order to provide that passage of victory which rohit sharma wasn't providing. The day he deserves his call up, he will get his stint one more time.

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Sharma was costing us regularly by playing his rash shots and getting out regularly when someone needed to build p'ships. We needed someone to stabilize the innings and he wasn't doing it. He after getting dropped realized his mistake and even said that "I was trying to be what i wasn't" The good thing is that he has realized and I am sure that he would make a come back and will be our future, but the sad thing is that India would continue to have illiterates like you DSR, who won't realize what they are talking about. Whole of India want victories of India, and thats why few other player have been given chance in the middle order to provide that passage of victory which rohit sharma wasn't providing. The day he deserves his call up, he will get his stint one more time.
The number crunching cricketing accountant has spoken. Do some number crucnhing on Yuvraj and Sachin in odis for first 3 years. Your stat audit would have had you spamming the board saying they ashould be dropped. Thank god cricketing accountants like you dont pick the team! In your first para you state the faults of Sharma. That why a class act like Sharma needs to be in team to work on theses and develop them which he will no doubt do. But these are things stat gurus like you wont get.

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In your first para you state the faults of Sharma. That why a class act like Sharma needs to be in team to work on theses and develop them which he will no doubt do. But these are things stat gurus like you wont get.
Indian team is not any club side team for which you keep playing to get in good knick and improve your skills and temperament. That needs to be done outside. When you don't make runs in 5 games or 8 games, player might still get picked. But when you consistently fail for a long time, then you just can't be given a slot in the team of a country which has a many other batsmans waiting to get a chance. It's not that Rohit Sharma, is creating a havoc out there in domestic circuit. Sachin kept scoring runs at domestic level too when India was not playing any game. He was special. He is the only Indian cricketer till date to have scored centuries on debut in all Irani Cup, Ranji Trophy and duleep trophy games. Don't even give an example of Tendulkar.

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I will do the numbers on behalf of tics I think Yuvi was dropped once in between. Yuvraj first 3 years 73 ODIs 1644 runs 31 avge 85 SR 1 century 12 fifties Tendulkar first 3 years 46 ODIs 1339 runs 33 avge 75 SR 11 fifties Rohit so far 41 ODIs 695 runs 24 avge 72 SR 4 fifties I will add one more guy to the list Irfan Pathan first 3 years 72 ODIs 1006 runs 25 avge 80 SR 5 fifties

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The number crunching cricketing accountant has spoken. Do some number crucnhing on Yuvraj and Sachin in odis for first 3 years. Your stat audit would have had you spamming the board saying they ashould be dropped. Thank god cricketing accountants like you dont pick the team! In your first para you state the faults of Sharma. That why a class act like Sharma needs to be in team to work on theses and develop them which he will no doubt do. But these are things stat gurus like you wont get.
You qualify as a first rate joker with these kind of posts! :laugh: Wasn't Yuvraj dropped before he was able to consolidate his spot? Tendulkar? He was performing well in ODIs right from the Australian tour and had a superb WC - was India's best batsman along with Azhar. And at that time it was very rare for some one to be part of the test team and not be in the ODI team. I hope you will not say that Tendulkar was not performing in tests either.:hysterical:

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You qualify as a first rate joker with these kind of posts! :laugh: Wasn't Yuvraj dropped before he was able to consolidate his spot? Tendulkar? He was performing well in ODIs right from the Australian tour and had a superb WC - was India's best batsman along with Azhar. And at that time it was very rare for some one to be part of the test team and not be in the ODI team. I hope you will not say that Tendulkar was not performing in tests either.:hysterical:
When did I say tests? Looks lie you being talking to be much to your chuckle brother the number crunching accountant criiticsss I will have the last laugh. Cos you chumps will soon realise Sharma is the real deal. And is ready to deliver!:finger:

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When did I say tests? Looks lie you being talking to be much to your chuckle brother the number crunching accountant criiticsss
:hysterical::hysterical: Did you even read my post? During that time there were no separate Tests and ODI teams. And anyways Tendulkar had established himself by the Australia series and WC.
I will have the last laugh. Cos you chumps will soon realise Sharma is the real deal. And is ready to deliver!:finger:
Huh? What last laugh! Very few people have doubted Rohit's potential and I've said myself that he is going to be a long term fixture in the Indian side. What you are saying is that he should be kept in the team despite sucking consistently which is downright dumb! No player is assured that luxury and Rohit was given more than a fair chance of 40 ODIs, not everyone gets that many matches. It's time for him to spend some time in domestic cricket and reassert his presence.

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