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  1. 6 points
    Brain wise....sachin is the Rahul Gandhi of cricket.
  2. 4 points
    Why should he?Whatever he achieved was due to his own talent nd hard work.He owes nothing to anyone.And SRT doesnt publicise his charity work.He has adopted a village and also sponsors education of 200 or so kids. What has the OP done for the society?Ran away to US? Criticising Tendulkar just for the sake of it.Move on.
  3. 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
  4. 3 points
  5. 3 points
    It isn't genius rather absurd because he only thinking about batsman's perspective
  6. 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?
  7. 2 points
    How much do you know about Mother Teresa and her inspiration behind the charity work?
  8. 2 points
    less than 1 % of India's population is in the armed forces. There are physical examinations and tests to be taken. Clowns and worshippers like yourself would not make it beyond the 1st round. You must be a pretty pathetic individual to even compare people who risk death every single day of their life and compare them to entertainer.
  9. 2 points
    him and gavaskar... its almost like caste feeling ... batting caste
  10. 2 points
    I think he is talking about performing at an individual's higher end of ability rather than at the lower end. If a captain has 3 Vijay Kumar type bowlers and nothing better, it is better to have them performing at their best than at their worst.
  11. 2 points

    BCCI screws up U-19 selections

    First the decision not to broadcast Ranji Trophy Then the incompetence about communicating about Women's series against Pakistan And now this pathetic incompetence. BCCI has been a real shambles .In any organization heads will roll for this incompetence but this is BCCI no one cares about any responsibility
  12. 2 points
  13. 2 points
    Ferguson 1st over 147 150 149 148 147 148 - bowls warner inside edge
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 2 points
    SRT is not the best strategist or idea generator :)
  17. 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!!
  18. 2 points
    Couldn't see Ben Duckett there sir
  19. 1 point
    http://blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/2016/12/02/indian-startup-plans-to-land-on-the-moon-in-january-2018/ They may be getting help from ISRO on the project apparently. Another team to cheer for
  20. 1 point

    Jayalalitha Ji Passes Away.

    no statement to be issued by TN gov.. Hope I am wrong, but I think they are preparing ground. Regardless of what happens (and i hope she is recovers) I do feel she needs to step away from politics. Its not fair on her health and its not fair for the state of TN from a governance pov. Digressing, I feel similar call has to be made on Swaraj. Kidney failure is a major thing. Not sure she can handle the travels foreign min needs.
  21. 1 point

    Jayalalitha Ji Passes Away.

    Better not
  22. 1 point

    ANTI MVFC/Anti-MONK Club

    Now you understand the impact of AVKC.
  23. 1 point
    How on earth do musicians deserve Bharat Ratna then? What do they do "outside" their line? Kuch bhi random spouting as usual BTW a simple google search can show all the charity things he has done way before he retired Regular cancer crusade supporter who raises crores for the cause, Sponsors 200 under privileged children completely, Regularly helps eye donation camps in India, is on the board of directors of one of the biggest charity institutes in India and regularly contributes to it. Sachin Tendulkar is UNICEF's first brand ambassador for South Asia and is all set to work in promoting hygiene and sanitation in the region. Tendulkar was also earlier part of the UNICEF campaigns for polio and global hand washing. Only this year a school in WB which was completely out of funds wrote to Sachin and got 76 lakhs from him http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/school-in-west-bengal-village-writes-to-tendulkar-gets-funds-for-new-facilities/story-rPpgIIS5KtgwmwxVqjMk6O.html When Marthawda was drought affected he helped http://indianexpress.com/article/sports/cricket/sachin-tendulkar-marathwada-help-charity-records/ 25 lakh donation to a tribal Buddhist community https://eclecticnortheast.in/sachin-tendulkars-donation-to-buddhist-community-in-karbi-anglong/ Helped an injured cricketer who couldn't afford his operation http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/Sachin+pays+for+treatment+of+injured+team-mate/1/97935.html Unlike his cricket exploits he doesn't want to publicize his charity works like Imran does so all the reports are in small local newspapers. When Imran does a charity work it becomes front page news. Sachin deliberately keeps his charity work out of media and what I have mentioned is not even 10% of what he regularly does because these were things which were leaked despite sachin not wanting it to be out
  24. 1 point
    let dhoni survive 2017 CT first ! but I wish dhoni could continue and do well till 2019 because I dont wanna wear down kohli with captainship in every format.
  25. 1 point

    Jayalalitha Ji Passes Away.

    WTF is wrong with people of TN ? Why do these issues become law and order issues....?
  26. 1 point
    Last I saw , Americans elected Trump because he is supposedly a strong leader
  27. 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.
  28. 1 point
    Lockie Ferguson debuts.Clocks 150ks a number of times. Fastest at 152ks.
  29. 1 point
  30. 1 point

    'Pokémon GO' - What is this new craze?

    22 here in suburban area. Pokedex is 92. Just caught ditto yesterday. Gen 2 will be coming out this month most probably.
  31. 1 point
    You could not be more wrong ... There are 10's of thousands of temples in India. Do you have any idea of the amount of gold and cash they are sitting on. Do you know according to the most conservative estimates, the amount of Gold sitting in India's temples is MORE than ALL the govt treasuries world wide. This is a forbes report. A couple of years back it was reported than a temple in Kerela alone had 22 billion dollars worth gold and treasury. I belong to the Jain community, I have seen how middle class individuals donate in lakhs every year for temple causes. So to say that India is a poor country that can't do philanthropy is false. People have money to donate to temples but not to take care of the absolute underprivileged. Not a big fan of Indian movies...but you should see PK
  32. 1 point
    he backs fast bowlers who can bowl 140 he once said about ishant in SL that an angry fast bowler is a captain delight. he is not gonna go dhoni's way especially if we get a good WK batsman that will give him cushion to go with 5 bowlers every time
  33. 1 point
    can't one wicket be kept covered so that players running on them dont affect it btw two balls is very implimentable idea I think
  34. 1 point
    I don't like Indian's tendency to cling on to one individual person. It was Indira in India, Zia in Pakistan. Timid desi people crave strong leaders, Now Modi. Why we expect and over-rely on others? Why not be individualistic like Americans? Indians can be easily mislead by pseudo patriots like Amir Khan and Amitabh.
  35. 1 point
    they patched up right? Turkey was being hit in a big way from lack of Russian tourists.
  36. 1 point

    BCCI screws up U-19 selections

    I think Supreme court should dismiss the BCCI babus
  37. 1 point
    Actually Sachin's idead are very genius but always impractical, almost like a mad scientist's. This sounds like one of those ideas which seem great but will be impossible to implement in reality
  38. 1 point
    This is my worry too. Playing, as well as captaining, in all 4 formats will definite burn him out faster. We should have a different captain for T20Is atleast....and he should not play bilateral T20Is unless they are preparatory tournaments for World T20s.
  39. 1 point
    he can anticipate what the bowler is going to do next... but he isnt very intelligent otherwise. honest comment. not my intention to hurt sachin fans. usually dravid, kumble come with good ideas gavaskar, shastri with BCCI agenda dhoni, sachin are like sorry to say this but frogs in a well... as far as taking the game of cricket to the next level is concerned.
  40. 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.
  41. 1 point
    Social issue is his personal call. But I did expect him to play a bigger and better role in improving cricket in India.Give back to a game that gave him so much.The way Dravid ,Kumble and Ganguly are doing in their capacity. I think there is this perception that he is above all the other greats and needs a role that is above others. I think he would be comfortable being appointed the Ambassador of India cricket for life.Something in keeping with his 'stature' ...not the coaching ,administrative or commentator roles.Something that requires adulation but not commitment. I do hope we are wrong ....and he does end up giving much more that what he is doing. And I do hope he stays away from further controversies that involve tax evasion,helping business partners go around the system.
  42. 1 point
  43. 1 point
    Haha gets the FTB Warner clean bowled by extra pace!
  44. 1 point
    The new guy Ferguson has got pace. Hitting 150 in his first over
  45. 1 point
    Agreed, but in T20s it should be 150-160+ ...
  46. 1 point
    Hmm did jayant feature for dd last IPL? Sent from my Wileyfox Swift using Tapatalk
  47. 1 point
    express bowling

    Chinks in JINX's armour?

    And.....our test record under Kohli is 12-2-1 ( W-D-L ) in the last 15 completed tests since he has taken over as full-time captain :)
  48. 1 point

    RARE 100 in 100th Test!

    I think it is going to take two centuries.
  49. 1 point
    Any bowler bowling at 150KPH can never be an easy meat if he bowls in right areas even if there is not much movement. No batsman wants to face bowling at that pace.
  50. 1 point
    All these 150 k + bowlers are injured half the time. Better to pick the 135 k to 147 k bowlers.

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