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  1. 6 points
    Brain wise....sachin is the Rahul Gandhi of cricket.
  2. 4 points
    In psychiatry, they have a theory about self-fulfilling prophecies. If you keep telling someone/group that they are not good (or not good in a particular situation) they will actually become so. If you tell them they are going to great in the same situation, they are likely to do so So under Kohli I am pretty sure the same set of bowlers will give much more even overseas than they have done before. Because by telling them to be aggressive, it shows he believes in them, and that belief will fuel success
  3. 3 points
    It isn't genius rather absurd because he only thinking about batsman's perspective
  4. 2 points
    The positives....Kohli is on a winning streak...on his way to create history and with the extended home season still to continue,he will be right up there among the most successful captains we have produced. In all the years I have been following Indian cricket, Kohli is the only out and out bowlers captain I have ever seen....Dhoni while handling spinners and to a very small extent Dravid came the closest but Kohli is on a different level when it comes to supporting his bowlers be it spinners or fast bowlers. However ,winning can become a habit and winning everything can make even an aggressive captain conservative. I am not going for complacent here because we know Kohli's focus and work ethic. when it comes to becoming out of the box and creative, usually it is associated with crisis and desperation so why would a guy on the top of the world need that? Let us take ponting for example...the guy didn't know the meaning of losing for almost 80% of his career....his mantra was bat first if you win the toss and outplay the opposition...if you lose the toss then you still have a side to run through opponents. I think ponting's beginning of the end as a captain was when he lost the test to Pakistan in 2010 in that infamous spot fixing tour...he chose to bat first on a green pitch which let Pakistani bowlers run through the Aussie line up and by that point they just did not have the ATG genius players to pull them out of impossible situations.This meant a wake up call that things will not be the same anymore and this resulted in eventually Clarke taking over who was a very innovative captain at least at the start of his captaincy stint. Now coming back to Kohli, right now he has a template and winning games as a captain is almost on auto pilot. Now I am not saying he is winning only on minefields or dustbowls but he hasn't been challenged enough yet or forced to be innovative. The Srilankan series where we lost a test from a winning position but still came back to win the series is a befitting example of his mental strength as a leader but that was still at an early stage when he had that hunger to establish himself. The Adelaide chase bravado was what announced him to the world stage as a captain. We Saw a guy who will not back down and will take a high risk for a high reward. But that game looks ages ago. May not be in terms of months or days but how far along Kohli has come since then in establishing himself as the chief-in-charge. Kohli had nothing to lose with a loss/draw at Adelaide but everything to gain. In Srilanka too there was a lot at stake for a young captain like him while a loss as disappointing as it would have been would have been overlooked as learning curve. But today he is a proven winner, someone who is just raking up wins after wins....do you think in the coming years in an Adelaide kind of scenario he would go for the win? or will he try to draw the game as now he also has his win/loss % at stake. The win loss % factor might not look like a lot for us arm chair experts , but things like this will definitely start playing on a captains mind. Even a seasoned captain like Graeme smith played it safe in the 1st test vs India and obviously there were valid arguments made on both sides of the spectrum. Kohli as a leader is an exciting era and a new dawn for the Indian cricket fan...if he can sustain his win/loss record till the end without having to over think anything like Ricky ponting's captaincy career,I will take it with both hands but can we except such out of the box thinking and bravado from Kohli in the coming years as he grows in strength to strength as a successful captain?
  5. 2 points
  6. 2 points
    Ferguson 1st over 147 150 149 148 147 148 - bowls warner inside edge
  7. 2 points
    I just came here to post this...Dravid and Zak want to give everyone a shot but at times they seem to over think and over do the rotation thing. not just with Indian young players, I saw them do that to overseas players as well. makes for exciting stuff but at times can get frustrating. But all in all one of the best franchises to play for if you are an upcoming talent and have the hunger.
  8. 2 points
    Ajmal was a chucker...now you might make that case for Murali but Murali was acquitted every single time...Ajmal was caught and then when he came up with a regular action wasn't 1% the bowler he was which means he over relied on chucking so any accomplishments of his are taken with a grain of salt.
  9. 2 points
    SRT is not the best strategist or idea generator :)
  10. 2 points

    Trump-Shareef Call

    Not just subcontinental thing, its a world thing. Because the west has been the biggest driver of human development for the last 500 years than rest of human history put together. Its the same thing as if you are a budding physicist, you'd run your idea by Einstein if you could and see how he reacts- coz he is the superstar and you are a nobody. The way modern life works,99% of things that make modern life possible is western invention. So they are the superstars in the room, we are all wannabe nobodies. Atleast we are not as bad as the Chinese, who change their names just to impress the western folks. In places like Vancouver or San Fransisco, where there are significant chinese populations, you will meet more Chinese Steve/Suzy/April/Mike/Judy etc. than white people. Or completely copying a white wedding. Not just the suit-n-tie and white gown business, right down to the organ music & in a church, even when the people getting married are not Christian!!
  11. 2 points
    Couldn't see Ben Duckett there sir
  12. 1 point

    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?
  13. 1 point
    The route will cut time to 19 days from St. Petersburg to Mumbai and the cost of transportation will drop by $2500 per 15 tons of Cargo. The following are member states in the NSTC project: India, Iran, Russia, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Belarus, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Oman, Ukraine, Bulgaria and Estonia. The Chabahar port on completion will be integrated withe the NTSC.The NTSC was founded by Iran,Russia and India. This may well become the preferred route of transportation between Eastern Europe Central Asia and South Asia.
  14. 1 point
    This is a valid point. This is easier to implement. Additionally, bowlers need to practice bowling on a few flat tracks too. But, it has to be seen that all the teams get to play on different types of surfaces and with different balls. League match schedule management becomes important here. I hope, the idea of using different balls and different types of pitches are used by the BCCI. A big name, like Tendulkar, proposing this may help. I really wanted there 2 aspects introduced for a long time.
  15. 1 point
    Rather than winning, my bigger concern with Kohli is him turning into a Dhoni if he is saddled with captaincy of all fornats. Captaining continuously across formats without much break, even in IPL could drain his creative juices and make him another stubborn mule like Dhoni. That is why I have been advocating separate captains for separate formats.
  16. 1 point
    He can be a BIGGER influence in society. But he chooses not to. Ultimately, it is his choice in life, what he chooses to do. Yes he "could" be a bigger influence in societal causes - if he wants to. He has the position that people adore him. Even for the game of cricket - he can do a LOT MORE than what he is doing now. But yea - again, its his choice.
  17. 1 point
  18. 1 point
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  19. 1 point
    Ajmal before ban was chucker not spinner.
  20. 1 point
    This happened at Rajasthan Royals as well. Sanju Samson always seemed to shift around the order, and players like Binny would randomly be sent ahead of him.
  21. 1 point
    SRT needs to enjoy his retirement and stop proposing ridiculous ideas around cricket.
  22. 1 point
    Complete non starter, better idea would be to use kookaburra in first innings and sg in second innings.
  23. 1 point
    Agreed, but in T20s it should be 150-160+ ...
  24. 1 point
    Hmm did jayant feature for dd last IPL? Sent from my Wileyfox Swift using Tapatalk
  25. 1 point
    Fast bowling is the sexiest art in cricket, don't we all love our fast bowlers? Only if Aaron could bowl consistently!

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