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  1. 11 points
    That too when people thought he would flop given poor IPL
  2. 9 points

    This is brilliant!!!

  3. 6 points

    This is brilliant!!!

    Afghans are defacto Indian citizens Their home ground is Noida's cricket stadium and I wish they become a force in cricketing world soon
  4. 5 points
    MS Dhoni’s behind-the-scenes role in India’s ICC Champions Trophy campaign once again came to the fore during the semifinal match against Bangladesh at the Edgbaston cricket ground on Thursday. If Kedar Jadhav turned the game for India, it was only after the former skipper advised Virat Kohli to try a part-timer. Another ‘priceless’ input from MS Dhoni helped Kohli introduce a part-time off spinner like Kedar Jadhav into the attack and how the game changed in India’s favour. India walloped Bangladesh by nine wickets to storm into Sunday’s Champions Trophy final where a newborn Pakistan are waiting. Kohli, whose respect for Dhoni has been quite consistent, revealed that when Hardik Pandya was leaking runs, it was India’s former captain who said that the regulars needed rest and Kedar Jadhav was the right man to clinch a breakthrough. Kedar Jadhav (6-0-22-2) got the wickets of Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim in quick succession and Bangladesh never recovered from that dual blow. Shakib Al Hasan’s departure only added to the pressure. Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur undid their third wicket 123-run stand when both senior batsmen gifted their wickets by playing atrocious strokes on a wicket that was tailor-made for runs. “Kedar’s wickets were a bonus. We wanted to cover up the overs because Hardik was going for runs. MS said Kedar was a good option and that worked for us,” said Kohli. Kedar Jadhav said his bowling was all about “reading the batsman’s mind”. “I had six wickets before this and all were top batsmen, not tailenders. Today, I was being guided a lot by MS Dhoni and just by eye contact I knew what lengths to bowl,” said Jadhav. His impeccable glovework notwithstanding, MS Dhoni’s presence in the dressing room is indeed working wonders. Kohli’s appreciation and now Jadhav’s acknowledgement are testimony enough that Dhoni is here to stay for some time. http://www.hindustantimes.com/icc-champions-trophy-2017/icc-champions-trophy-bowling-kedar-jadhav-was-ms-dhoni-s-idea-reveals-virat-kohli/story-PVxy5LubQe5oDYmOehAebJ.html
  5. 5 points
    Indian team management should monitor these 2 carefully. Big game for Pakistan, their biggest in many many years. Out of desperation these 2 may start chucking. We saw how they would chuck in critical moments in their Australia tour, may see a repeat again. Honestly no matter how good a batsman is, once the bowler starts chucking it gets very difficult. We need to be wary, bottom line.Our opponents aren't really known for their integrity on the field....ball biting, ball/pitch tampering, claiming dropped catches, old habits die hard. FYI I am being paranoid for a reason. In the 2014 WT20 finals, Senanayake chucked his way to a match winning spell where he tied down UV. He was subsequently banned after that match but the damage was done.
  6. 5 points
    Oh dear ,now look what you have done.. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Tapatalk
  7. 5 points

    Kuldeep, Pant selected for WI tour

    Should have picked one new young fast bowler. Nathu should have been picked.
  8. 5 points
    express bowling

    Shami over Pandya/Ash?

    Shami is sufficiently experienced too and a much better ODI bowler than Ashwin.
  9. 4 points
    I might die of laughing
  10. 4 points
    Being self critical and stoic is a norm in British culture, you can see the evidence of this in their humour itself which is strongly sarcasm and self depreciation. A good way to begin curing depression is by accepting your limitations and being good to yourself. Perfectionism is endemic in industrially developed countries which is the breeding ground for any kind of mental illness.
  11. 4 points
    This guy seems to be from the same gene pool as Imran Nazir and Afridi. Don't see him lasting more than 15-20 balls.
  12. 4 points
    the average pakistani on twitter probably spends about 6 hours a day crying like a little bitch about sehwag's tweets..."so not funny"..."such cheap humor"...blah blah bah. i just have to ask: are there no celebrities in pakistan? make some celebrities of your own, then you wouldn't have to get offended by ours. sehwag posts a lot of nonsense, but these Pakistani spend all day and night obsessing over his and other indian celebrities' tweets.
  13. 4 points
    express bowling

    Shami over Pandya/Ash?

    Even today, despite being expensive, Pandya could have picked up 2 wickets in his 4 overs One wicket was a bowled off a no-ball and that does not dilute the quality of the delivery. The second was a dropped catch off a bouncer, which should have been taken If he had got those 2 wickets, his performance would have been better even in terms of economy
  14. 4 points

    Virender Sehwag Funny Tweets/Posts

    I support this troll attempt by Sehwag...classy way to own Latif i sign off on this attempt-high praise
  15. 4 points
  16. 4 points
    Jadeja is a better bowler, fielder and batsman in shorter formats than Ashwin. Pak really struggle to get him away and his wkt to wkt lines give us nice control. He can't be dropped, especially for Ashwin who hasn't done much.
  17. 4 points
    Fakhar with Hardik
  18. 3 points
    India vs Pakistan clash is the most awaited contest in world cricket. Historical differences and cultural togetherness have kept it alive for the past fifty years. Recent political events have probably added fuel to fire, however it has always been a great spectacle for cricketing reasons. Traditionally a battle between Indian batting stalwarts and Pakistani pace bowlers, the fixture has produced many memorable performances . Nobody can forget Shoaib's performance in the Kolkata test, the heartbreak of Chennai, Miandad's six, the Sharjah encounter, Sachin's epic inning in high voltage chase during the 2003 world cup and famous the bowl out of 2007. With the retirement of some legendary Pakistani players in the last decade and lack of ODI and test encounters between the two nations for almost five years, fans have been denied from witnessing this cricketing extravaganza. Therefore it came as no surprise when India and Pakistan had to face each other again at Birmingham on 4th June in ICC Champions Trophy 2017, fans turned up in large numbers to record highest attendance at Edgbaston cricket ground. Like any other Indian cricket fan, I too have been waiting for this match with bated breath having witnessed their encounter at Eden Gardens in ICC World T20 last year. I knew that irrespective of their form and rankings, both teams will have to face a unique challenge on the big day. Such matches are an enormous test of character and mental strength alongside cricketing skills. Even an all time great like Sachin Tendulkar had to spend sleepless nights before the 2003 world cup encounter. Watching an India-Pakistan match in India or Pakistan is a tremendous experience as it captivates the imagination of the host nation to become the dominant talking point in society. Stadiums are jam packed and the surrounding areas are a sea of the colors of the home team, with the proponents of touring team drowned out, as was witnessed by me during the 2016 T20 clash on Indian soil. Partisan support aside, a sense of neutrality and counter perspective is missing. The cricketing rivalry in England represents a drastic change from the view represented above. Both Indians and Pakistani diaspora are in sufficient numbers for there to be a counter narrative further adding an edge to the cricketing tension in the air. My first face to face interaction with a Pakistani fan was right at the Heathrow airport when my driver told me that he is from Lahore and loves watching cricket. When I asked him his views on the match and Pakistani team, he was livid with Pakistani players. While I cannot recall his exact words, the jist of his thoughts were; "main inko support nahi karta, humlog inko apne liye khelne ke liye bhejte hain aur ye log juye khelne me lag jate hain" (I dont support them (Pakistan players). We send them to represent the country but they indulge in gambling). As I was a bit disheartened with his response, referring to the match fixing allegations fresh in recent memory, I tried to explain that this was a new Pakistan team with fresh players. Sadly, he stuck to his viewpoint. We boarded our coach from Leicester and headed out to Birmingham early morning at 7:30 AM. It took us approximately one hour to reach Edgbaston cricket ground. On my way, I saw lot of Indian and Pakistani fans walking down the street toward the stadium. This was the first instance of the uniqueness of the match in England. When we reached the stadium, fans were celebrating near the entrances. Some were busy in colouring their faces with flags and posing in support of their teams,. Others were beating drums to amplify the excitement of the environment. While walking around the stadium, some Pakistani fans noticed Indian flags with me and chanted "Pakistan Pakistan" to show how firmly they stood behind their team. Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed won the toss and chose to bowl first hoping to restrict India to a low total on a sunny day with forecast of rain later on where DL would come into play. Indian openers didn't deviate much from their strategy of starting cautiously. Amir had beaten Rohit Sharma thrice in an over before a misfield on very next ball provided an indication of what was going to happen in this match. Indian batsmen were far from explosive in the powerplay and both openers saw off the new ball with 46 runs accumulated in 10 overs. Rain halted the play briefly for a while during first hour, but the gloomy weather didn't dampen the environment at the ground. Once the threat of new ball was gone, the Indian batsmen cruised through their innings without much trouble from Pakistani pacers and spinners. Dhawan put his foot on the accelerator smashing an erratic Wahab Riaz for multiple boundaries in his two over spell while Rohit played the role of anchor , farming the strike. Both batsmen reached their half-centuries before the midway mark of the innings. Pakistan finally managed a breakthrough in 25th over when Shikhar Dhawan skied a low full toss from Shadab Khan. Azhar Ali made no mistake in catching it at deep midwicket. There was huge cheer for captain Virat Kohli who joined Rohit Sharma and steadied the innings. Both of them milked the toothless Pakistani bowling for next hour before rain disrupted proceedings again. Play resumed after a lengthy delay. Kohli continued to showcase his batting skills with good strokes and crisp running between wickets. Pakistan rotated their bowling options but the Indian batsmen were in no hurry. Rohit Sharma was run out in 90s when he failed to ground his bat while diving. An self enforced error. Yuvraj Singh joined Kohli at the crease heralding impetus to the Indian innings. Two drop catches , one of Yuvraj and other of Kohli, highlighted the misery of Pakistani fielding unit. Rubbing salt into the wounds Yuvraj Singh unleashed an array of strokes with great timing, a treat for any cricket fan. The struggling Wahab Riaz had to leave the field after ankle injury, although damage had already been done to Pakistan's bowling at that point. When Yuvraj Singh was dismissed, India had already raced to 280+ in the 46th over. Hardik Pandya, who was promoted ahead of MS Dhoni smashed the hapless Imad Wasim for 3 consecutive sixes helping India to reach a daunting final total of 319 runs. This scored proved to be too much for a struggling Pakistani batting line up who never looked in the game. They could neither accelerate nor retain their wickets. Frequent rain reduced the target to 289 in 41 overs, but that didn't help Pakistan as they were bowled out for paltry score 164. The runout by Jadeja of Malik being a moment to savor for Indian spectators at the ground. Although fans from both sides wished for a cracking see saw contest, the end result just highlighted the gulf between both the teams. After the match, Indian fans celebrated their victory outside the stadium in what could be termed as a high voltage yet satisfying outing. As for me, I will forever be grateful to OPPO Mobile India for providing me with an opportunity of a lifetime. The OPPO F3 was fantastic in capturing the action on the day through rain or shine as a light,sleek and dependable companion. It has ensured that my memories echo through time.
  19. 3 points
    Only if they need to play at 3 RPO.
  20. 3 points
    The Dark Horse

    Joe Root's All Time XI

    I stopped reading there
  21. 3 points
    I know these do not seem like very relevant milestones but this case they feel like really big to me. Yuvraj has been around for so long and his story is quite fascinating. He is a survivor and just being out there playing is a big moment for him right now. The guy is an absolute Indian Cricket legend and has achieved everything. Man of the tournaments in two World Cup wining sides is stuff of dreams. What I admire about him is his attitude to it all. Congrats Yuvraj Singh!! We may all have piled up on you at times but this acheivement is thoroughly deserved.
  22. 3 points
    This Indian fast bowling is the best I have seen in ODI, Bhuvi was very accurate n used diff lengths to keep BATSMEN busy, also quite a few runs came of edges, he has shown remarkable improvement in all depts, also looked threatening n like taking a wicket on a batters paradise. Bumrah bowled with pace n control, also changed length later on but should do it more initially as well also offcutter would be handy on some surfaces. Pandya went for some runs but could get wkts n bowled well and is growing as a player, I like that he is aggressive n uses short ball well, he is a natural talent n doesn't get fazed easily.
  23. 3 points
    I am glad Kohli didn't ask him to slow down. I think some players and captain could ask their fellow team mate to slow down for their milestone. Kohli aint like that. Legend
  24. 3 points
    commiserations to you guys as well. another loss for you when it really counts
  25. 3 points
    Post like a Padosi: Match fixing. English players wanted to maintain their lucrative PSL contracts, so they threw the game vs Pak

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