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  1. 4 points
    I still haven't to this day understand....Is Atul Sharma a real person.....Is he really a normal fast bowler who is hyped up.....is he really someone who can really bowl at 160 k who got injured unfortunately.....is it some actor portraying the character Atul Sharma....Is it just a hoax......Is it a conspiracy
  2. 4 points
    Cricketics

    Who da daddy!

    Get used to it guys, this team under Kohli will be the greatest test team of India, heck will go on to say, might match even Steve Waugh's team away from him. I see the new Indian team winning series in South Africa, England and Australia.
  3. 3 points
  4. 3 points
    You name your missiles Ghauri, Ghaznavi. Yet Mohammeds of Ghor & Ghanza utterly raped, pillaged, genocided and burnt to hell everything in what is Pakistan today, except for FATA region& Baluchistan. The Pashtuns united with Ghazna to genocide the Kambojas, who lived in the Khyber & Malakand region till then. He then utterly raped, pillaged, killed & plundered vast swathes of Punjab & Sindh, where 90% Pakistanis come from. So basically, you celebrate the ones who killed, raped & enslaved your direct ancestors.
  5. 3 points
    Laaloo

    Who da daddy!

    17-1 India's win-loss record in Tests at home when they have lost the toss since the start of 2006 - by far the best for any team during this period. The next-best in this list are Australia who have a 16-5 record in 26 Tests at home when they have lost the toss. During the same period, India's record when they win the toss at home is 14-4. Impressive
  6. 3 points
    Forever Indian

    Who da daddy!

    These points are before the match I guess. The official ICC Rankings has India at 115 and England at 105 points, so 10 points difference http://www.icc-cricket.com/team-rankings/test Rank Team Matches Points Rating 1 India 29 3328 115 2 England 44 4631 105 3 Australia 40 4189 105 4 Pakistan 32 3274 102 5 South Africa 29 2944 102 6 New Zealand 38 3666 96 7 Sri Lanka 35 3370 96 8 West Indies 30 2077 69 9 Bangladesh 15 978 65 10 Zimbabwe 10 48 5
  7. 3 points
    Kapil unlike Ashwin ( Ashwin has lot less load when Indian teams travel away from subcontinent) was carrying the load of Indian bowling till late 1980s even in India, unlike Srinath who had Kumble , Kapil for most part did not even posses a stable spinner as bowling partner. Those who are comparing Kapil and Ashwin purely based on stats need to understand the mindset of Indian team and India in general in 1970s and 80s. They were meek and submissive team even at home. Kapil Dev provided that X -factor and edge which no other cricketer has provided India .Kapil Dev was the strike and stock bowler of the side at the same time.Stats never complete story about a player. In 1983 world cup there was no telecast/highlights for an Indian world cup match and now we have even practice games being telecast live, Kapil will remain root cause for Indian team's rise to dominance.There is reason why Kapil was voted Indian cricketer of century over Sachin. Anyone who doubts Kapil's ability should go and read the article on Cricinfo about his last test hundred with one hand against a rampaging Allan Donald on a pitch where rest of the Indian top order were looking scared. That said Ashwin will end up as greatest all rounder from Indian once he wins some matches in England/Australia/SA.
  8. 2 points
    Lalit Yadav has a fairly high arm action, which allows him to extract bounce. He keeps his front knee straight at the point of delivery, which helps him generate pace off the deck. Cricket came to this 21-year-old by chance, but now that he has fallen in love with fast bowling, Lalit wants to be a tearaway quick like his Vidarbha statemate Umesh Yadav. This is Lalit’s debut season in first-class cricket and he has already bagged a couple of five-fors despite being only into his fourth Ranji Trophy fixture. The latest came on the second day of the Ranji Trophy Group B game against Maharashtra at Eden Gardens on Monday. The youngster returned with 5/81 from 23 overs on a sluggish pitch, hitting close to 137kph at times. “He will get to 140kph soon,” Lalit’s state team coach Paras Mhambrey said. He is well-built for a 21-year-old. Javelin throw is a reason. “I represented New Panvel in (age-group) state athletics. I performed well at the district-level selection trials. I also represented Vidarbha in (junior) state badminton championships. I used to play cricket for Pravin Hinganikar Cricket Academy (PHCA) in Nagpur but never thought of becoming a cricketer,” Lalit said. He won the badminton singles gold at the Mahatma Hansraj zonal tournament. The late Hemant Karkare, the former Mumbai Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) chief killed during the 2008 Mumbai attacks, gave away the prizes. The super cop would have been pleased with the multi-talented sportsman’s progress, albeit in cricket, if he were alive. A few inter-club competitions changed Lalit’s career path. He bowled for fun, but performed well enough to earn selection to the Vidarbha Under-16 team. He was straightaway taken into the state cricket academy. Lalit was 15 years old then. “Once in cricket, I always wanted to bowl fast. I clocked 138kph at the MRF Pace Foundation. I want to bowl faster. No one has been an influence; I just tried to bowl quick for fun. I learnt my basics under Subroto Banerjee at the academy and now Paras sir is shaping me as a fast bowler. Sometimes Umesh bhai drops in at the academy and offers support and advice. Bowling discipline is very important in first-class cricket. I’m learning the ropes,” said Lalit. He is basically an outswing bowler but has the ability to reverse when the ball gets older. “I bowl outswing with the new ball. That’s my stock ball. When it gets older, I try to move the ball both ways. I can reverse the old ball. If I want to bowl cutters, I try to land it on the seam,” Lalit unlocked the technical secret. He was wayward Sunday but showed a lot more discipline today. Lalit accounted for Rahul Tripathi with a lovely outswinger and breached Vishant More’s defence next ball with a fast yorker. Centurion Ankit Bawne played a little early and was caught at mid-off, when Lalit rolled his fingers over the seam. He also had a catch dropped of Naushad Shaikh early in his innings. The latter went on to score 127 and added 201 runs with Bawne for the fourth wicket.
  9. 2 points
    Once injury healed - for Test squad - would you choose Rohit Sharma or Parthiv Patel - as extra batsman? (assume for poll, between the two)
  10. 2 points
    Texy

    Congrats YUVI & Hazel

  11. 2 points
    CricketBuffOne

    RARE 100 in 100th Test!

    A 100 in 100th Test is a rarest of rare things in cricket. Only 7 batsmen have achieved this feat in entire Test history. Any idea who these 7 gems are?
  12. 2 points
    8 years since the heinous attacks on Mumbai by 10 Pakistani Terrorists that resulted in deaths of 160 plus people. The 10 terrorists may have been killed but the masterminds like Hafeez Saeed,Zakir Ur Rehman Lakhvi,Zarrar Shah etc live freely in Pakistan with full support of Pakistan govt. We must not forget this and must never forgive the perpetrators.We must make sure this never happens again.Every step in our dealings with Pakistan must be taken keeping in mind what they have done. Lets this never be forgotten.
  13. 2 points
    Same way mostly. My point is, Pakistanis have no pride in their ancestors. But other countries do. Look at Iran. They don't name their missiles or weapons 'Al Khaleed' or 'Waleed' or 'Abu Bakr' or any such nonsense, because Iranians are proud of their Iranian culture and they don't go glorifying those who slaughtered them, even if they follow the same religion as the slaughterer and are muslims today because of those genociders.
  14. 2 points
    You mean for our conditions ?Even that is debatable . Even then it's debatable .Let's first see a series overseas (Eng/Aus/Sa/NZl) where our seamers take 20 wickets regularly before hyping out seamers . Umesh nearly averages 40 , Ishant 37 and you are talking about complete pace attack .
  15. 2 points
    Actually, Ithink Indian fans had fun trolling each other with it. I think Pintu Parcha too has such potential.
  16. 2 points
    Dhoni Bhai wondering Kya aapko express bowler chahiye Jo meri unglee todega ya meri pasand ka trundler Agar ATUL khela to main retire ho jaoonga
  17. 2 points
    am wondering if we will need some special glasses to even see this phenomenon, maybe he will be too phaast to even physically be seen...also will he achieve the full flow in our life time or will that happen some time much later in an alternate universe, far far away from earth Padossipassion website is already discussing this n very curious, secret weapon Kohli never had, cummon Australia
  18. 2 points
    DNA CORRESPONDENT | Mon, 18 Apr 2016-08:40am , Mumbai , DNA The pacer had recorded speeds over about 160 kmph at the nets, and was considered one of the fastest bowlers around in the country. Remember Atul Sharma, the fast bowler who despite not playing a single first-class match was picked up by the now-defunct Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2009? The pacer had recorded speeds over about 160 kmph at the nets, and was considered one of the fastest bowlers around in the country. Unfortunately, though, Sharma was forced to take a long break from cricket just days before the start of the 2009 IPL, suffering a muscle tear in his shoulder while fielding during a practice game. However, the 27-year-old is fit again now, ready to start from scratch. "When I was selected for Rajasthan Royals, everyone was awestruck, because never before was a player selected without playing a first-class match. So now that I'm returning to cricket, I want to show everyone the reason I was picked for the Royals. I will play in the lowest division clubs, and when people see me bowling, I'm confident the bigger clubs will offer me a contract," Sharma said. With a run up of just about 30 metres, Sharma can constantly touch the 160 kmph mark without even a jump. "It's not about how much of a run up I take," he said. "It's the action. I turn sideways about 10-12 metres before the crease, accelerate and then release the ball. My action is similar to that of a javelin thrower." And there's a reason for that. "I wanted to bowl fast. I knew that bowlers could bowl fast had something more than just talent. You watch baseball and javelin, and you will realise that one doesn't need a long run up to throw so fast." "So, in 2008, I contacted Jeff Gorski, the world javelin champion. He coaches javelin at the University of North Carolina. I told him that I wanted to bowl fast. He said he could coach me the basics of javelin and it was up to me to implement it in my bowling. I trained rigorously with him. I learnt strength conditioning. It was not a gym workout but lifting tyres and stuff like that. Much like how a boxer trains," Sharma said. Now that he has returned to the sport, which format of the game is he looking to play. Surely, bowling in the longer format will be a huge challenge with his speed. "I want to play cricket, that's all. The format doesn't matter. The training I've undergone was so intense that I think I could bowl at that speed for days. I just cannot wait to get on the cricket field and show everyone what I can do with the ball," he said.
  19. 2 points
    Hope this kid does play. Indian fans were mercilessly trolled by other fans for years on the subject of Atul Sharma.
  20. 2 points
    MultiB48

    Guru Greg vindicated?

    that knock by kp at mumbai was exceptional ,with out it things would have been different
  21. 2 points
    Even a nursery kid will tell that 2000 note is useless for day-to-day usage without the 500 Re. note. Its a very basic error tht they have done.
  22. 2 points
    express bowling

    Ranji Trophy 2016/17

    This team management likes fast bowlers and, in case Umesh or Ishant are not able to play overseas, it is possible that Aaron will be specifically asked for by the team management to replace the pace of Umesh or Ishant. In other cases, Shardul is definitely the front runner....and a deserving one at that IMHO.
  23. 2 points
    MCcricket

    ICF 10 year anniversary

    I joined this forum about 5 years back n before joining used to check out posts as a guest, one guy who I found interesting n very well informed and enjoyed reading about upcoming talent in bowlers coming thru was RKT, also remember some others like Sabby ExpressBowling, VIshalvirsingh, and most people over here are fun to talk cricket about. Yes I was a Dada fan n now following Virat closely, we guys could also create a LIne group for ICF or there is one already? Also found most posters are in touch with cricket n some in-depth n can see and predict our teams course, weaknesses n strengths. Thank you all And no hard feelings , I hate posts or people insulting other people because of race, religion or culture, everything else is fun
  24. 2 points
    Right now our war of attrition is with their terrorists. We have to take the war of attrition to their army.
  25. 2 points
    We have Shami, Umesh, Ishant, Bhuvi and Pandya in our test team now. I would like Shardul Thakur, Nathu Singh, Aniket Choudhary and Varun Aaron to be included in our pool of test fast bowlers as back-ups....and train with our team under Kumble-Kohli to improve their skills. ( We have seen Shami, Umesh etc. improve under this duo ) Shardul is a fast-medium swing bowler with a good bouncer and wicket-taking ability. Nathu is a genuine fast bowler who can be very handy when genuine pace is required and can add value when playing in India. Has a knack of polishing off the tail with quick swinging yorkers at will. Aniket is a very tall, left-armer of lively pace and good FC record. Would give us the left-armer's advantage. Aaron has genuine pace, good bouncers and can reverse the ball.
  26. 2 points
    Here is what Pakistan and Pakistaniyat is in reality: When Pakistan was formed as a nation for Indian muslims , half of the muslims decided to be a part of secular India. The idea of Pakistan failed then and there for the 1st time. But when Pakistan was formed anyway, Pakistani leadership thought that if they exist just as a South Asian Muslim country, that would not justify their conception as half the muslims were in India. Hence, Pakistan decided to position itself as semi-Arab, semi-Central Asian country to distinguish itself. Hence started the Islamization. Pakistan was happy positioning itself as a second rate Central Asian state or a third rate Arab state than a proud South Asian state. And hence, they started to be in denial about their past and ancestry and made " heroes" out of the Central Asian invaders of current day Pakistan like Abdali, Ghaznavi, Babur and naming their made in China missiles after them..etc. This is the reality of Pakistan. They are brainwashed and lied to about their past. Who can dispute the above ??
  27. 2 points
    Kya naubat aagayi? que @maniac,
  28. 2 points
    MCcricket

    Ranji Trophy 2016/17

    I am stating the obvious, haven't seen such a poor, n defensive captain, who did not understand or value fast bowlers. Do you remember" Do we need fast bowler or good bowlers" what a jerk n Kohli has proved how wrong n poor he was, he should have never been made to capt a test side as he had no idea at all to captain. In longer version n did a lot of damage to the team n our test side
  29. 2 points
    Very good article. This also shows how much coaching and guidance is required (agreed this was when much younger age but every year there is growth too), NOT JUST mercurial talent. Coaching, guidance and exposure in domestic matches and A-teams is required. Let him get all of that in the next one year or two. Later we can talk Test cricket possibility. "Initially my technique was horrible. He had said that if I learned the basics of the game, I would score very well. It wasn't happening instantly because once I made these changes, I couldn't score properly. He was only teaching me the basics, without which you cannot play. Like driving off the front foot; I didn't know until then how to drive. If I had not come to Sonnet Club, then I don't know where I would have been right now."
  30. 2 points
    These are people who name their missiles after those who invaded their land and persecuted them. Pakistan has standards only in chori, makkari, selfishness, delusion and ignorance. They know that their land has no value and no takers , so they give it for apparently for less money. China is also happy as it can sustain a bankrupt Pakistani economy so that Pakistan sustain hostility with India as per Chinese'plan' to 'contain' India.
  31. 2 points
    Cricketics

    Who da daddy!

    It is easy to call Dravid a defensive captain then but lets not forget he wanted to win the series for India and did not want England to win that match and level the series. We couldn't have forced follow on with our best bowler Zaheer injured. Yes, Zaheer wasn't the fittest then either and he was having some side strain in the middle of that game and had England come out and scored 500 in 2nd innings, we would have been in deep trouble chasing 200ish and could have surrendered the test match and series too for a draw. Also check this out, he wanted to add 200 quick runs after not forcing follow on and declare but our top order collapsed in that game. We were like 10-3 affer had to bat carefully or we would have been rolled over for 100 runs. He held one end and let others score on other end eincluding Ganguly and Laxman and Dhoni. And as you can see England batted well in the fourth innings as pitch was still good for batting. We could not bowl them out Right decision by Dravid in all aspects.
  32. 2 points
    diga

    Who da daddy!

    Dravid being a defensive captain is a myth... Check the number of low scoring ODI's we have won & defended under Dravid or the fields he had during his test captaincy tenure.
  33. 2 points
    Laaloo

    Who da daddy!

    Amazing what difference in captaincy and backing his bowlers can do
  34. 2 points
    Mosher

    Ranji Trophy 2016/17

    Shardul picks up 6 wickets against Bengal.
  35. 2 points
    Shami came up with a hostile spell of genuine fast bowling today, with the 2nd new ball. The first ball was a nasty bouncer which hit Woakes on the helmet and unsettled him badly. The next ball was a similar delivery which had the batter fending in front of his face and an easy catch lobbed to the keeper. Later in the same over, another quick, well directed bouncer had Rashid hook awkwardly for a catch in the deep. He was generating some pace and bowled quite a few other good bouncers in that short spell. But, there was solid planning behind the sequence of deliveries too, which kept in mind the pitch as well the the batsmen that were playing. It is great to see an Indian fast bowler bowl like this on Indian pitches without any grass. He bowled 2 other excellent spells in the last 2 test matches. The first was in the 1st innings of the 3rd test. With wickets not falling, he was introduced and picked up 2 crucial wickets with some high quality swing and seam bowling at pace. The other spell was in the 2nd innings of the 2nd test...when he again bowled with skill and intelligence. A fast, inswinging yorker had Root trapped in front of the stumps after pushing him back with a short one.... and a bouncer took care of Rashid. Shami is now bowling with genuine pace of 135 k to 147 k, getting awkward bounce, bowling excellent bouncers, he is a skiddy customer, swinging the ball both ways with both conventional and reverse swing, seaming the ball and setting up batsmen. I am really, really enjoying his bowling. After return from injury, he is now averaging 26 with a SR of 56 in the 9 completed test matches he has played. Kohli and Kumble's support for fast bowlers have given an edge to their bowling in the last year or so, with Umesh improving his accuracy too.
  36. 2 points
    @maniacI agree wholeheartedly with your view. He really made gangster genre cool. He was at one time at the very top of his game. But now sadly he has become downright pathetic. Instead of spending time on twitter if he sincerely makes a good movie even now he can regain his lost glory.
  37. 2 points
    A big salute to Major Unnikrishnan who gave up his life to save hostages. Can you imagine sacrificing your life for your country? This guy did it with utmost bravery.
  38. 2 points
    It still feels like it happened yesterday. Salute the heroes and the many people like us who lost their lives.
  39. 1 point
    Know the 10 highest run scorers in Tests in the last 5 years?Lets see how many can you get right.Also interested to know if there were any surprises for you in this list.
  40. 1 point
    Kiwis unearthing some quick bowlers. @NZ Gambler http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/cricket/86895652/new-black-caps-bowler-clocked-155kmh-it-was-coming-out-ok-that-day
  41. 1 point
    no... he is frustrated that urban audience are not encouraging him ... but he still has a lot to give to hindi cinema.
  42. 1 point
    rkt.india

    Who da daddy!

    Not really, first test we scrapped a draw would have lost if not for rain and Dhoni's valiant innings. 2nd test we won and 3rd test was a flat pitch pitch at oval, both teams scored big runs.
  43. 1 point
    rkt.india

    Ranji Trophy 2016/17

    You forgot Chennai ODI against Pak that pitched aided seamers a lot. Any pitch can aid seamers if you leave grass and keep watering it, does not matter if it is in Chennai or Delhi.
  44. 1 point
    As bad as Rohit is he is miles better as a batsman than Parthiv . Rohit at home can atleast can score 100s and was decent against New Zealand . Parthiv at best is can get few 50s . Even this comparison is absurd
  45. 1 point
    Unleashed

    Your team for the ODI's

    With Hardik and Rohit both out due to injury and poor form of Rahane and Pandey, there could 4 spots up for grabs in our playing XI in the next series. Also Jadeja and Ashwin back in contention means that Axar Patel and Mishra might have to take a backseat. Our pacebowling lineup looks pretty settled right now. Personally, I'd still persist with Pandey and perhaps give Ashwin and Mishra as the main spinners role. As much as I like Jadeja, I think Axar should be ahead due to his superior batting if we are playing with five bowlers. Maybe Rishabh Pant as a opener? It's hard to think of XI right now.
  46. 1 point
    Tibarn

    Who da daddy!

    Rank Team Matches Points Rating 1 India 35 4210 120 2 Australia 44 4598 105 3 Pakistan 36 3693 103 4 South Africa 29 2944 102 5 England 50 5070 101 6 New Zealand 38 3666 96 7 Sri Lanka 35 3370 96 8 West Indies 30 2077 69 9 Bangladesh 15 978 65 10 Zimbabwe 10 48 5 Yep, we would have a 15 point lead over Australia and England would drop to 5. What's funny is Australia will tour us soon so our lead can get even larger.
  47. 1 point
    express bowling

    Ranji Trophy 2016/17

    Good news from Indian team's point of view. Shardul was a bit off-colour this Ranji season after a wonderful outing in the last. Kuila has already picked up 2 wickets in the same match out of the 5 wickets that have fallen for Mumbai.
  48. 1 point
    rkt.india

    Ranji Trophy 2016/17

    4 wickets to him in today's game against MP.
  49. 1 point
    MCcricket

    Ranji Trophy 2016/17

    Impressive, hopefully 3 years were spent at core strengthening n working on his bowling? Any videos of Atith Seth
  50. 1 point
    He might have as well named it "RGV ki pichwade ki Aag". He has gone senile since making Jungle. He has the worst cameraman, handheld handycam angles, his output has been worse than Subhash Ghai.

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