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  1. 40 points
    I have waited a long time for this day ! 4 Indian fast bowlers, terrorizing the opposition batters with pace, bounce, accuracy and movement ... and winning a test away from home. 20 wickets were taken for the test, 60 wickets for the series ... opposition batters were hit on the head, body and fingers. Bumrah ... pace, bounce, accuracy and seam movement Shami ... pace, bounce, swing and seam movement Bhuvi ... accuracy, swing and astuteness Ishant ... tall and economical workhorse with decent pace Lots of new fast bowlers coming up ... Saini the best prospect for tests. Good days ahead for Indian fast bowling fans ! Cheers ! A lot of credit goes to Kohli too ... Kohli ko pace pasand hai !
  2. 35 points
    Say what you want but its very commendable the way Inzy & co (Pak selectors) giving chances to young players regularly. Their U19 world cup squad was atrocious with only 1 good player Shaheen Shah Afridi. They realized his potential and straight away drafted him into national side. They make no bones of it. And here we are with our ignoramus selectors. In the same world cup, the likes of Shubhman Gill and Prithvi Shaw flared better than Afridi. But we choose to give more chances to Raina rather. The star of previous U19 world cup Rishabh Pant is still on the awaiting list. I am a huge Dhoni fan but what is he still doing in T20 team with no WC in sight? What happened to likes of Mavi, Nagarkotti etc? Lokesh Rahul forced his way back onto the team...else we would still have Rahane playing at no.4 for us in LOIs. Indian selectors
  3. 31 points
    Jamadagni

    Bumrah no. 1 in odi ranking

    Not as world class as Amir's at Lord's.
  4. 29 points
    Manish Pandey has played some classic test knocks, albeit in T20s. He could be the next one. Perhaps he will play some classic T20 knocks in tests ... like 8 off 5 balls.
  5. 27 points
    I remember the year 1989 very well. Gavaskar had retired a couple of years earlier and Kapil had lost pace. We were losing to Pakistan more often than not in ODIs. The 1983 World Cup and 1985 Benson & Hedges Cup twin wins were things of the past. Crickets fans were feeling directionless. Then came the tour to Pakistan , where a baby-faced 16 year old stole the hearts of the entire nation with his brave batting against the Pakistani quicks. Watching cricket was a pleasure once again for Indians ... and this euphoria lasted for more than fifteen years. In the 1990s, when Tendulkar batted, the whole nation " batted " through him. In 1991, a tall, thin guy, with flailing arms while bowling , burst onto the scene and bowled really quick ... and India had its first genuine fast bowler, Srinath. The year 1996 saw an elegant left-hander score a century on test debut at Lords. This was followed by another century in the next test match. While this was happening, another young man with impeccable technique missed his centuries by a few runs in both those tests. Indian cricket fans were brimming with excitement once again at the emergence of these twin gems. Be it a wristy Hyderabadi scoring 3 centuries in his first three tests in 1984-85, a bespectacled Kumble taking a 4-fer in in Sharjah in 1991, Zaheer and Yuvraj sparkling in Nairobi in 2000, a dashing Sehwag scoring 105 in South Africa on test debut in 2001 ... these memories will stay with us for ever. More than these moments and memories, every time a special talent emerged, it gave us reasons to watch cricket for the next few years. No one will forget the dabaang innings of 148, that a long-haired keeper-batsman played in 2005 against Pakistan ... and a new star was born. No matter what one feels today, every Indian cricket fan felt a connection with that young man, which would stay with us till the time he won us the 2011 World Cup as captain. Then came Kohli, who would go on to become one of the biggest superstars. entertaining us in all three formats with his spectacular batsmanship. Rohit, Rahane, Pujara, Dhawan, Ashwin, Jadeja, Shami, Umesh, Bumrah, Bhuvi etc. ... all of them inspired interest among certain sections of fans. Seeing a young Shami debut, combining genuine pace with reverse swing to floor the West Indians in 2013, was very exciting. Fast bowling fans just loved it when young Umesh Yadav and Varun Aaron bowled at 150 kph. Sports survive and grow in stature and popularity because of superstars and stars. Thirty-one years have passed but people still talk about and remember Maradona winning the football world cup. Fans need to find a connection with individual players. They are happy when that person does well and sad when he fails. They realize their own sporting dreams through him or her. Cricket is facing competition from other sports in India like never before and needs star players more than ever. In Indian cricket, we are recently seeing a trend of trying to introduce thirty-plus players as a matter of priority, especially the batters and keepers . Youngsters are getting chances but only when an " elderly " is not good enough or is injured or fails the yo-yo test or rotation policy demands more players. If the current ODI batting line-up makes it to the 2019 World Cup then we will have six batters who are 30+. Dhoni 38, Karthick 34, Jadhav 34, Dhawan 33, Rohit 32, Kohli 30. I am not suggesting that thirty plus players should all be be dropped or not given fresh chances. But, there should be a mix of experience and youth. Too many youngsters mean lack of experience and too many older players mean lack of new direction and dwindling fan interest. Moreover, there is no point in promoting mediocrity when it comes to selecting fresh players. We have seen young spinners and all-rounders being introduced and backed though ... and the result is there for all to see. Be it the wrist-spin twins, Kuldeep and Chahal, or the charismatic all-rounder Hardik Pandya, they have given new direction and new energy to our team. I hope that some talented youngsters are allowed to flourish in the batting, keeping and fast-bowling departments too. If they receive the same backing as the young spinners and all-rounders are getting, they will also do well . KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, Vijay Shankar, Karun Nair, Md. Siraj, Basil Thampi, Avesh Khan, Kamlesh Nagarkoti etc. etc. are waiting. It never was and and never is about choosing the top performers in domestic cricket or the well known names. It is always about spotting and backing the players who have the potential to achieve something extra at international level from now on.
  6. 27 points
    Maybe Bravo was suppose to Credit Dhoni once again. HE must have refused.
  7. 26 points
    asterix

    Hardik Pandya...

  8. 26 points
    Can we turn the commentators' mics down when Manju is commentating, please?
  9. 25 points
    Yes, probably. Sreesanth's biceps may have changed, but Bhajji's IQ is the same.
  10. 25 points
    this is worse than "target mushkil to nahi hai, haaan Lekin difficult jaroor hai" by kapil
  11. 24 points
    Shastri the PR Bot... Will say whatever has been programmed into it!
  12. 23 points
    He may look like an Alien, but he's an Indian
  13. 23 points
    Lala

    Ball Tampering by Aus ?

    Welcome to the club Aussies. We are not alone anymore.
  14. 22 points
    This is why I love Gambhir. I know some Indians hate him, but The guy is a genuine patriot who wanted to win for India at any cost. The guy support martyrs family financially everyday without being in media. Me, being from Delhi/Haryana, started supporting KKR purely cuz Gambhir went there and now I am a kkr fan. Yes Gambhir is past his prime, but he never got his due credit. Only reason we won 2007 and 2011 World Cup was Gambhir. Simple as that.
  15. 22 points
    not because their bowling is better or batting is better. It is because they are such a crappy team no one takes them seriously and ends up paying a heavy price. They play for respect as they don't even get a full series. India on the other hand have a bullseye on their back because they are no 1 team and they get everyone's best shot. Everyone brings their A+ game when playing India and just regular game playing pakistan. I guess that is the price of success and no 1 ranking that India has to pay.
  16. 22 points
    That 30 year old body has a 19 year old birth certificate
  17. 22 points
  18. 22 points
    someone posted this on twitter
  19. 22 points
    In another flash news, Philander has suffered a heart attack hearing this news...
  20. 21 points
    Dil behelane ke liye yeh khayal achcha hai....i The truth is that your thaila decided to come early and show his phinishing skills against the bachcha party but bachchon ne thaila ki Pant hi utaar di.
  21. 21 points
    Shunya

    Flop Sharma

    Form Is Temporary, Class Is Permanent, Consistency Is Legendary.!!!
  22. 21 points
  23. 21 points
    Hahahahah shamsi knocks one up in the air and Pandya takes a beautiful catch and he's slating the catch and you can hear in his voice the tears as he's gutted the Indians HAVE DONE IT. wooo feeling sooo good
  24. 21 points
    Saha catches: NOTHING MORE TO SAY! THIS IS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THOSE ASKING HOW WE KNOW SAHA CAN TAKE THE CATCHES THAT PARTHIV DROPPED.
  25. 20 points
    First he destroyed my childhood in the winter of 2003-04. Now this incompetent shameless cretin is after my adulthood in the winter of 2018.

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