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  1. 12 points
    New guy

    Project Rohit Sharma

    The untold story of BCCI's top secret project to rule the world Many people today are baffled by the affinity shown by BCCI, the captain, the coach, ex players, current players and many others seemingly sane people, towards Rohit Sharma. Those in the know reveal this exclusive, never told before story BCCI's goal plans Phase 1 - Include Rohit Sharma in the team Phase 2 - ????? Phase 3 - Profit!!!! So why is Rohit Sharma included in the team? Here are some reasons experts tell us 1) Rohit Sharma is like the chaff air-force planes deployed during world war 2 to distract heat seeking missiles from other planes https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaff_(countermeasure) So while the opposition is baffled and focused on Sharma(he seems useless but is selected every time, why? There is some secret, some strategy, we need to find out. Let focus on Rohit Sharma) , other batsmen like Rahane can slip through the radar. The opposition thinks Sharma might be important and targets him and neglects other batsmen 2) Rohit Sharma is the next level evolution of a "batsman" Cricket has often been called the "batsman's game". And modern cricket is even more so. So what did scientists do to counter this dis-balance? They genetically engineered the batsmen who always loses to bowlers. It doesn't matter what kind of bowler it is. Pace bowlers. Swing bowlers. China-man. Part time bowlers. This batsman is designed to fail. To prevent bowlers from going extinct, scientists have designed the batsman who boosts bowler's confidence 3) Rohit Sharma is the "Judas goat" of batsmen who leads other FTB batsmen to their doom A judas goat is basically a trained goat (or other animal) which will lead the hunter to other members of his species. So the other animals get killed and the judas goat is rewarded. Rohit Sharma is the epitome and the prototype of the FTB who fails everywhere. So any batsman who follows him or bats like him can be identified and immediately terminated 4) Rohit Sharma is a trained commando on the field to protect other players This is self explanatory. Rohit Sharma is obviously not a cricket player. Then why is he on the field? Well considering that India is the richest cricketing country and the super star cricketers always a target of criminals or terrorists, we need extra protection for all the players. What better protection than a super commando, disguised as a player, who is on the field at all times? Rohit Sharma might not score many runs, but if any terrorist attempts to harm any player on the field, he can take them out with his bare hands 5) Rohit Sharma is an advertisement come to life This is the most likely explanation according to experts. Big companies first advertised on the radio. Then they advertised with flyers. Then they advertised on bill boards. Then they moved to TV. They finally created an artificial life which can go on the field and pretend to be a player. So Rohit Sharma is just an AI actor who needs to be on the field at all times displaying sponsor logos. He is just like the advertisement logos you see on the ground after each over They started with this And have now gone on to this Has technology and advertisement gone too far? Can ad-blocks block Rohit Sharma from showing up on my TV? Will more genuine players be replaced by walking advertisements? Only time will tell!
  2. 7 points
    Let's give some credit to Captain Kohli too for picking Bhuvi here. Instead of "unchanged 11".
  3. 5 points
    Bhuvi is hitting the deck harder nowadays.....getting seam movement......bounce on occasions.......not being dependent on swing only.....has made a big difference to his bowling. And he is bowling atleast 7 k quicker on an average than he did in 2014. And to think that Manju criticized him for increasing his pace and wanted him to remain a medium pacer.
  4. 5 points
    It is time people believe that bhuvi is a much improved bowler now. Amazing when conditions suit him and good otherwise too(as good as others).
  5. 5 points
    We really needed a 3rd fast bowler on this pitch.....lots of movement and bounce. Think Umesh could have scored the 2 runs that Rohit has scored
  6. 5 points
    Brilliant innings from Saha on a tough pitch....with his team 200 odd for 6. He is showing that he is a fighting cricketer who can play under pressure. I would take that any day over "talent" without temperament.
  7. 4 points
    The change in Bhuvi's bowling style needs to be observed. Previously, he used to just float the ball in. Now he is not doing that. 3 or 4 of his wickets were as a result of him hurrying the batsmen.
  8. 4 points
    BCCI has doubled the test match fees from 7 lakhs to 15 lakhs. Also reserve players fees has also been doubled to 7 lakhs
  9. 3 points
    fineleg

    Kohli is a fighter

    Kohli is a fighter and he will fight his way out of this poor run since Antigua. He has great character and he will eventually triumph. The question is what is the approach he is going to take, swashbuckle or submit and surrender and play carefully like SRT @ Sydney
  10. 3 points
    MSD standard dialog at the toss: "No changes, We are playing the same 11" Aren't we glad that the Mule like stubborn thingy is over. Kumble and Kohli are (50%) playing horses-for-courses. 50% - still some ways to go, but at least 50%. There are a few stubborn things like S. Dhawan and R. Sharma - but hopefully those things in the 11 will change too.
  11. 3 points
    Kohli is like "Chal BC lead kar". Seriously though, nice gesture from Kohli to push BK in front and let Bhuvi get some well deserved attention. Bhuvi being the guy who does his job quietly was shying away. All these things will help in increasing a bowler's confidence.
  12. 3 points
    Kohli forcing bhuvi to lead the team of the pitch.
  13. 3 points
    Mosher

    The return of the Bhuvi

    You are mixing up formats. Yadav has been guilty of leaking runs in LOI's but not in test matches. Posting what @express bowling had posted a few days back. Yadav's E.R in last 3 test series Eco rate 6.0 1 12 0 2.00 2 2 v South Africa Mohali 5 Nov 2015 Test # 2186 3.0 0 7 0 2.33 5 4 v South Africa Mohali 5 Nov 2015 Test # 2186 12.0 3 32 2 2.66 2 2 v South Africa Delhi 3 Dec 2015 Test # 2191 21.0 16 9 3 0.42 4 4 v South Africa Delhi 3 Dec 2015 Test # 2191 18.0 8 41 4 2.27 2 2 v West Indies North Sound 21 Jul 2016 Test # 2207 13.0 4 34 1 2.61 3 3 v West Indies North Sound 21 Jul 2016 Test # 2207 6.0 1 30 0 5.00 4 1 v West Indies Kingston 30 Jul 2016 Test # 2211 12.0 2 44 0 3.66 4 3 v West Indies Kingston 30 Jul 2016 Test # 2211 15.0 5 33 1 2.20 2 2 v New Zealand Kanpur 22 Sep 2016 Test # 2221 http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/player/376116.html?class=1;template=results;type=bowling;view=innings
  14. 3 points
  15. 3 points
    Forever Indian

    The return of the Bhuvi

    Bhuvi is back in tests as well Another 5fer!
  16. 3 points
    Well said ! While I fully support his decision to include Bhuvi on a green track.....it would have been nice if Umesh had played in place of Mr. 2 runs Rohit. Now, we are getting a situation where, every time there is grass on the pitch or cloud cover....Umesh is being dropped.....that means he is bowling only on flatter tracks and that won't help his stats.
  17. 3 points
    Everything aside it would neither benefit Bhuvi nor Umesh if one of them plays only in helpful conditions and the other in flat conditions. I think Umesh should be played only as a third seamer because even as of last test he has been inconsistent and frequently slips balls onto the pads. If we are to give chances to say an Aaron or Umesh for improving, might as well give chances to Bhuvi as well who has shown that he is improving unlike the other two, let it be LOIs or tests.
  18. 3 points
    Saha gets to his 50 with a 6. Gem of an innings from Saha. 300 up for India.
  19. 3 points
    Saha is playing a gem of an innings in the context of the match
  20. 3 points
    New guy

    Project Rohit Sharma

    I am sorry, I thought I was writing comedy, but you trumped me easily
  21. 2 points
    Number

    M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story

    I am one of the critics of his captaincy but can't deny his story is of a champion. His struggles and how he bounced back from abysmal lows in his life are something that are needed to be told. About the movie I really loved first half and second half is a bit dragged like his batting these days but we can give the guy 30 minutes. Sent from my SM-G920I using Tapatalk
  22. 2 points
  23. 2 points
    Texan

    Bhuvneshwar Kumar Fan Club

    Wow! Another outstanding spell. Bhuv, keep going and keep proving your detractors wrong. They will keep looking at the speed gun and you keep,picking wickets. Add one more.
  24. 2 points
    Check the speeds closely. It is showing fastest ball by Jadeja at 91 mph or 146 k. Shows you how reliable it is. As far as I remember, Bhuvi used to bowl 120 k to 133 k most of the times in test matches in 2013-14. Now, he is bowling 125 k to 140 k. p.s - The BCCI TV hawk-eye speeds are coinciding with the TV speeds...ball by ball
  25. 2 points
    Great spell by Bhuvi today....with a fifer at the end of day 2. Made better use of the helpful conditions than any other seamer from either side in this match.
  26. 2 points
    Bhuvi now averages 27 in tests.
  27. 2 points
    putrevus

    The return of the Bhuvi

    He sure has added a yard or two in pace and that is proving so important. The captains both Kohli and Dhoni have no idea on how to give this poor guy a break. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  28. 2 points
  29. 2 points
    Yes, we can play Boovy in place of Yadav but I doubt him giving a match winning spell of reverse swing bowling like Yadav did in Delhi against SA. In India, most pitches wont give fast bowlers much with the new ball. It is the old ball where they will have to be prepared. Shami and Yadav both can use reverse with the old ball. Boovy, we will have to see.
  30. 2 points
    I dont think u can compare this pitch to to kanpur one, this is much more helpful for seamers. However very well bowled Bhuvi and even Shami
  31. 2 points
    Wonder how bhuvneswar feels. comes into the team, picks bucket load of wickets, then is usually dropped as he is not a all wicket bowler, while his replacements usually doesn't take more than 1-2 wickets in both innings
  32. 2 points
    Zaheer about Bhuvi: Wicket kaisa bhi ho..unhe khilana chahiye.....
  33. 2 points
  34. 2 points
    Shami bowling really quick.....one bounced from length, made the batsman jump and went over the top of the keeper. Next ball at 144 k .....bounced, cut back sharply and took Taylor's inside edge....lucky to survive.
  35. 2 points
    jf1gp_1

    Pakistan Discussion Thread

    per hillary nuclear devices come in a to-go pack and can be detonated using borrowed matchbox
  36. 2 points
    I am also looking at a player like Saha. 32 and has played two crucial innings batting at 7.Lets be frank he is not going to break into team India in the LOI. So why dont the BCCI say to Saha, play only test cricket and we will pay you 2 crore per year for say another 4 years plus the match fees. This way Saha can concentrate on a country stint.
  37. 2 points
    Should be in a retirement home not on a cricket pitch
  38. 2 points
    Where are everyone on this site?? It used to be so much fun back in the days .. I just came back maybe 3 years later and this looks like so few people in here ... Surely, there are more test cricket fans in India ??
  39. 2 points
    Hmm we might be a seamer light in this deck Sent from my Wileyfox Swift using Tapatalk
  40. 2 points
    Ultimate_Game

    M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story

    Watched it today and man must say it's one of the best sports movies and the best cricket movie ever made. Should be a must watch for every Indian cricket fan. The first half of the movie sums up the struggles of a newbie, and especially someone coming up without any backing or from a non-major cricketing centre, to a nicety.
  41. 2 points
    New guy

    Harbhajan mocking Ashwin?

    Lol, some of the wickets he bowled on were extremely conducive to spin and bounce. The guy got a ton of attitude after being successful and that resulted in his downfall. He took his place in the team for granted Also he was amazing till he was support bowler to Kumble. As soon as he became the lead spinner, his performance declined
  42. 2 points
    People blame India for not finishing the tail but in modern times every team has this problem. If India was bowling commentators would point this repeatedly. It is nothing but confirmation bias. Show me the numbers
  43. 2 points
    It's already a decent score. There is uneven bounce, good carry, good spin. Yes if we batted better we would score around 425. But from our position, let's take it. It's not a patta.
  44. 2 points
    philcric

    Project Rohit Sharma

    Yours was deliberate. His is un-intentional. Most times un-intentional humour is funnier because the source is so oblivious to it.
  45. 2 points
  46. 2 points
    They had two men back there. Jadeja knows the plan. Why execute that shot!??
  47. 2 points
    UnknownGenius

    Kohli is a fighter

    Any coincidence that Kohli's poor run of form recently has coincided with Maggi being in the team? The moment Kohli undeservedly dropped Vijay for Maggi is the game Kohli's struggles started. Before that he scored a 200. Solution: Drop the undeserving Rohit and VK will be back amongst the runs
  48. 2 points
    fineleg

    Harbhajan mocking Ashwin?

    Gambhir, Harbhajan Singh should start a "BSNM club - Bitter, Sore and Non-magnanimous" club.
  49. 2 points
    Laaloo

    Harbhajan mocking Ashwin?

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/current/match/297808.html 6 overs no wickets where Yuvi got 2 in 3 overs.
  50. 2 points
    zen

    Why no Pujara?

    Another top knock (87) by Pujara with Ind collapsing

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