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    So Good!
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    source Great news for Zim. Want to see a competitive Zim in upcoming tournaments.
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    Kohli kaun? All hail Queen Kaur. Greatest WC innings by an Indian batter since Kapil's 175.
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    What is your cricketing profile?

    Good thread. Batting: Southpaw opener, strong hitting arc from Fine-leg to Long-on. Love to square drive and cut, but not really my power zone. Pretty decent at rotating strike and maintaining momentum, adapting to situations, shot selection etc - opportunistic gap hitter rather than a dominant power hitter. My team used to bank on me to bat solid, while the other 'hitters' had license to go after the bowling. Fielding: Point was my spot. 95% of the time. Have had a few 'memorable' dismissals with decent catches and direct hits. Considered one of the 'better' fielders in the team, probably the top 2 or 3. Not the strongest throwing arm from the deep, but would go to deep midwicket in some games in the later stages of the game at times. But usually stay in the in-field. Made my non-stop sledging more effective. A bit of notoriety in my team and league for my "chattiness". Nothing nasty, ever. But constant needle. I like to believe, quite creative at times as well ;) Bowling: More of a 'net' or practice bowler, hardly ever bowled in games. SLA with a bit of turn, very round-arm action, Kedar Jadhav-ish. Can bowl "bigly" turning chinamen with the hard tennis ball - from almost a wide-ball line outside off to middle stump - always good for a laugh with the noob bats who don't watch the hand. Highest Level played: Played a lot of 'gully' cricket in Bombay growing up. Played a bit of hardball cricket, but not much. Moved to the US in the 90s and have played a ton of hard tennis cricket. Played hard ball league cricket for a season about 10 years ago - I was playing a lot of tennis cricket back then, and was doing quite well, and my batting style is actually better suited for 'season' ball cricket rather than the tennis ball, which really favors the slugger over the timer. Had a decent season, but then got a bad knee injury with an on-field collision going for a catch, in tennis cricket ironically, and thus endeth my 'hard' ball cricket aspirations. Still play tennis cricket, but that has tapered off in the last year or so after moving away from my team and 'home' ground, and the birth of my daughter. Thinking of resuming next year, really miss it quite badly.
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    after this sachin might recommend gavasakr for some role
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    282 target This is ATG from Kaur, can't think of a similar innings even in men's cricket. 171(115)* in WC semi against Australia.
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    I think Ravi Shastri is a bigger ego maniac than kohli .
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    Tendulkar may have been a great player but is hopeless as a coach. Great players do not make good coaches not just in cricket but across most sports. Tendulkar since his retirement has put little back into Ind cricket apart from growing his hair and become middle aged. Putting that aside the conflict of interests in this whole sorry episode is off the charts
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    Lots of scratching each other's back going on. Keep it up Team India!
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    The flag has been around for decades - this is just to give the flag official status. There is no reason why any state or city cannot have its own flag. Attempts to discredit or disallow this are mainly coming from Sanghis, which is ironic because they have their own flag and anthem as well. Also, there is absolutely no reason why Hindi should be imposed on states that don't want it. This entire Hindu, Hindi, Hindustan garbage originates from Sanghis again, who have absolutely no clue about the idea of India. Their philosophy emanates from an organization which adored Nazis and sided with the British. Hindi is another tool used by them to cannibalize local cultures and languages to align with their monolithic idea of India and equate it as a measure of patriotism. Moreover, the arrogance of Hindi speaking North Indians is astounding. There have been instances in Bangalore where housing societies with North India techies have asked for security guards to be changed because they don't speak Hindi. They insist on hiring household helps who speak Hindi instead of making efforts to learn the local language. One doesn't even need to know much to communicate with household helps. They complain to Uber and Ola because their driver isn't able to speak Hindi. Hindi isn't just another language. It's a tool used by North India to assert their political dominance. That is the reason a large number of South Indians want to have nothing to do with it and prefer English as the bridge language because it's far more useful than Hindi and raises the communication level to one of equality from condescending.
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    Pakistan Discussion Thread

    Pak helps everyone. It helped US in its search for OBL, while helping OBL hide from US
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    Simple answer. There are Indian IPL players who aren't playing for India who are comfortably better than "international" T20 players from a bunch of countries. This includes young ones are yet to debut, as well as older 'discards' like Uthappa, Raina etc. To give you examples comparing to Pak players, since you would be familiar with those players - Axar Patel and Krunal Pandya >>>>> Imad Wasim. A Robin Uthappa, who has no realistic hope of making it back to the Indian team, would walk into the Pakistan T20 and ODI team as an opener, and be worshipped as their best ODI bat at the moment. There are a bunch of other examples like this. And yes, the IPL has been a critical factor in making these players better. IPL money and visibility has given these players extra motivation and means to really work on their games. Without the IPL, Robin Uthappa would not have been able to work with Pravin Amre and re-engineer his batting technique. Krunal Pandya would probably be re-habbing from his injury in some non-descript Physical Therapy office in Vadodara.
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    Must admit with all the IT boom and MNCs, Bangalore may have developed as a city but the mentality of people has not changed. Bangalore like Mumbai/Delhi is a cosmopolitan city. So its obvious, people from all over the country to come there for job, family, tourism or pleasure. Its not anybody's personal property. They are there on their individual right being an Indian and no one can or should force them to learn Kannada if they don't want to. Bangalore is no rural village where only local people resides. No one is forcing you to speak in hindi, its your personal matter. Similarly, you cannot expect all North Indians to speak or embrace Kannada language. Its their personal choice too, correct na? There are thousands and thousands of South Indians live in UK. In fact there are many Telugu/Kannada samithis here where members meet up, organize puja's, celebrate festivals etc. I think its a fantastic gesture. But the hypocrisy is, you want to embrace your culture when living overseas but want North Indians to learn Kannada moment they start living in Bangalore. LOL. Tell me once incident you heard in Delhi/Chandigarh/Kolkata etc. where Southern people are treated unfairly. We take pride in them. But I can give ample examples of unfair treatment towards North Indians. In 2012, North Eastern people being beaten up and made to flee the city. There was no BJP govt back then. There are pubs in Bangalore where African students are not allowed. And now they are removing hindi sign boards from metro. How low can one get?I can understand if someone replace their local language with Hindi that is an issue. But what is the harm of having 3 language sign boards? All railway signboards in North India has Eng, Hindi and Urdu. All signboards in Bengal (my home state) has Eng, Bengali and Hindi. Why cant you guys have 3 languages? This is beyond silly and borderline racism. Also, you can cry loud as much as you want that Hindi is not our national language but no one can deny its the most spoken language in India. Even our constitution is written in Eng and Hindi. So the argument of why Delhi metro don't have Kannada signboards is silly. I can also argue why there are no Bengali signboards, Gujratis would want Gujju signboards...so on and so forth. This is plain stupid. Another failed effort by Congress. Any state where Congress is ruling is progressing in India?
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    Dude as much as I hate what has happened to Kumble, I find it hard to believe that any of our current cricketers would deliberately play bad to settle scores. Kumble anyway wasn't removed, he resigned, which he may have done eitherway. We lost, they played better, time to move on
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    Speaking from a Tamil outlook, English is more familiar and easier to learn for us than Hindi. There is a historical basis for this. North Indian dynasties and kingdoms (be it the Mughals or the Hindu rulers) had never really had a strong foothold in the currently defined Tamil Nadu region. They might've ruled TN in very brief periods from time to time. But, unfortunately for them (and fortunately for us), those brief periods of rule weren't enough to propagate Hindi usage substantially, in our lands. So historically, we'd always been speaking only Tamil, that is until the British arrived. So before the British, there was only Tamil in Tamil Nadu. But ever since the British had imposed English, we became a mix of both Tamil and English. Hindi has never ever been a part of the big picture in Tamil Nadu. Ever since the British arrived, English is and has always been more familiar to us than Hindi, although both are equally foreign languages to us. So when India gained independence, suddenly we were being imposed with yet another language, aka Hindi, which seemed to contradict the idea of independence. When the British imposed English, you could say it was sort of justified as we were a colony of theirs and were ruled by them in an almost autocratic manner. But after 1947, there was supposed freedom, and yet, another language was being thrust on us, almost like we were a colony of the Hindi speakers. You may understand now why secessionist movements such as Dravida Nadu were heightened in the 60s at the peak of Hindi imposition by the Union Government. North Indians insisting that everyone in the country speak Hindi only makes them look like they have some sort of authority over us, which goes against the fundamental ideas on which this country was established. Equality and freedom. We embrace English as a link language for several reasons, one of them being the fact that it's simply more familiar to us than Hindi. All this colonial mindset bullcrap talk needs to be struck down. How is that we have a colonial mindset when we speak English, but somehow, it's totally fine to play cricket, which incidentally is a game introduced to us by the British?
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    you think water sharing is trivial? Its goes to how people have no idea about the cauvery row unless they live in Karnataka and see the plight of the farmers.
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    Maybe now his lunges will get past the infield
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    Wait for few days shastri will say Arjun tendulkar will be a good replacement for Pandya in the team.
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    He is not nearly good enough for the group in charge now. One has to be part of the coterie.
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    I cannot believe Dravid was not part of the scheme. He is probably the best ever Indian batsman I have seen against swinging balls. He fixed issues for guys like Younis Khan. https://www.dawn.com/news/1198779
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    What is your cricketing profile?

    Cricket is my passion.. I play hard ball cricket for about 7 clubs in different leagues and cities Highest level : Play club/grade cricked all around Canada and have played against Canadian players, expat players, retired Ranji guys, against kids coming from u-19 Indian Pakistan and Srilanka national teams... Role... I used to be a bowling allrounder but in last 3 years, my batting has improved so drastically that in all my 7 clubs, I have become more of a genuine allrounder who bats 2 down and open the bowling... This season, I have been the highest scorer and highest wickettaker for most of my clubs.. Batting: I play both t20 and 50 over format, so I can bat according to the situation.. for example, this past weekend, I scored 39 of 16 balls in the t20 match in the morning, and on the same day, scored 36* of 85 balls in a low scoring chase in the 50 over format(won by 2 wickets)...But I have put lots of effort in my batting in the indoor nets for last 5 years and thats the reason, I have become very consistent scorer for my clubs.. Bowling: I can bowl some serious pace though I do feel my pace has gone down in last year as I play for 7 different clubs (upto 3 hard ball matches over a weekend) and usually drain my body....I bowl a bit like Malinga and on good days, I can outswing some bowls like crazy.. if I am not getting swing, then I try to go all out on pace.. Fielding: Ok fielder, rarely dive, slow ground fielder, very strong arm. However a very safe catcher..I am bit muscular so I am slightly slow for the ground fielding . I guess weekly fielding drills my 50 over club team does has really helped me in becoming more agile and quick on the feeet.. In two of my teams where I captain, I hide myself at Square leg but for other clubs, they tend to put me on long on long off because of my strong arm ( I hate it though) Overall, I am a pretty good cricketer who has worked really hard on his cricket in last 5 years, and can call myself a genuine allrounder (I seriously bowl faster than Binny)
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    Great thread! Highest level: Semi-organized tape ball cricket in grad school in the US. After PhD, in my early 30s, I practiced for a few weeks with NCSU's MACC league team. Pretty quickly realized that I was too slow and unathletic to compete with the 20-somethings. One practice session, a short one whistled past too close to my head - I had been married for just about a year at that time, was too risk-averse, and quit. Batting: During my tape-ball days, I started off as a dour #3, whose job it was to rotate the strike and let the tailunted guys hit the ball. I took pride in that role. Soon managed to develop some strokes and confidence and could hit some biggies in the V. One time, captain sent me in to finish (33 off 16). Don't know why but Rafi saab's song "Ehsaan tera hogaa mujh par ..." was stuck in my head on that day. I kept singing it aloud from the time I took guard to the time we finished it off. Even in stance facing the bowler. I think the fielders were irritated enough that they made mental mistakes :-). Bowling: Dibbly-dobbly to medium pace. Usually first-change guy with nagging off-stump line and good length; annoyed the hell out of hitters. Didn't get much in the way of wickets, except one time I picked up 6 in 4 overs (I suspect spot-fixing from other team's batsmen?). Transformed into a medium pacer (tried to mimic Srinath's action) for a while and then came back to dibbly-dobbly. Fielding: Less said the better. Loved those days!! Thanks for giving this space to reminisce.
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    What is your cricketing profile?

    I played text book cricket. Literally using all text books in all classes.

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