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  1. 5 points
    what about terrorism and people getting killed in the border ?
  2. 5 points
    Embarrassing....need to throw up.....does Kohli even know that this guy is a convicted felon? If any of us had a friend like Amir,pretty sure our moms would by now say "don't be friends with such people...burey sangat me mat pado" or even ground us till we get better friends
  3. 4 points
    maniac

    Hafeez gets caught chucking again

    In other news the youngest man in the world was born in Mexico....oh wait China.....oh wait India....oh wait India again....................
  4. 4 points
    Bhaijaan, Pakistan me cricket match to nahi hota hai, live telecast bhi band ho gaya kya? Aapki baato se lagta hai last 20 years me aapne cricket match dekha nahi hai! Thoda jag jaao bhai!
  5. 4 points
    I have no idea. Amir is real good but kohli is over hyping him.
  6. 4 points
    lol your trundler brigade just got owned by sl of all teams who were beat like a high school team by India. Shami/Yadav average 140 and top 148-149 in sc tests. your guys trundle all day at 125 hehe there is no comparison.
  7. 3 points
    Nasser Hussain who generally puts down Indian players had this to say "England players should learn from Dravid" when he was talking about how to play swing bowling. He is probably the best i have seen in swinging conditions. He plays besides the ball instead of prodding at it.
  8. 3 points
    If Amir likes being hyped and praised by Kohli, he better start living up to his name. Just one performance against India in a match India played to lose, doesnt make him the best. All said, I like Amir, I think he has the capacity to be a good bowler. But as of now, he is a below mediocre bowler. Even Debashish Mohanty had some incredible spells in 99 WC in England. But we never considered him good.
  9. 3 points
    With so much cricket going on, most teams are trying to develop specialists for tests and LOIs, to reduce burnout and injury. With this in mind, Shami, Umesh and Ishant are being used primarily as test specialists and Bumrah, Bhuvi and Thakur as ODI specialists. All banter aside, Umesh and Shami ( and even Ishant in the last 2 years ) have been able to bowl 135 k to 145 k spells almost every time they bowl and even during the last session of a test match. They have hit high 140s when going for speed. This consistency in pace, even in test matches, has drawn a lot of appreciation from the cricketing world.
  10. 3 points
    Amir also studied math$$$ in buree sangat.
  11. 3 points
    Now.. am beginning to doubt CT final result....
  12. 3 points
    any tom dick can come and bowl a fast 1-2 overs, you need an innings of supreme effort to prove that you are fast. ind pak match ? let me guess you mean the last world cup where wahab played lol..one odi spell makes him faster lahori logic.
  13. 2 points
    Shreyas Iyer. Sanju Samson. Rishabh Pant. Karun Nair. Sarfraz Khan. And the latest addition to the mix, chota packet promising to be the next big dhamaka - Prithvi Shaw. All of these guys seem to have that 'it' factor when it comes to their batting. That certain something that jumps out when you watch them bat - plenty of timing, a plethora of strokes, and a willingness to take the attack to the bowlers. But take a bit of a closer look, and you can start to see telltale signs of inconsistency - a tendency to "live hard or die trying". Given the way the economic and 'popularity' incentives are stacked in favor of "modern" bats who are capable of exciting stroke-play, its not hard to see why the teenyboppers of Indian batting are all out to emulate the ABDVs and Rohit Sharmas of the world, as opposed to the Gavaskars and dare I say, even the great Sachin Tendulkar. Gone are the days where the domestic circuit prioritized, taught and honed the ability of a young batsman's ability to put a premium price on his wicket. These days, all you hear in terms of "cutting edge conventional wisdom" is the tiresome cliche of "expressing yourself" and "playing your natural game". So widespread is the epidemic in India's young ranks,, that even the normally reticent Rahul Dravid felt compelled to publicly call out some of his wards. An annoyed Dravid was quoted as dismissing all this emphasis on "natural game" as "frustrating". Dravid chose to make his point with an unusually strong choice of words. Strong words they might be, but I feel that it will be inevitably swamped by the tsunami of $$$$ that has flooded cricket since the inception of the IPL. After all, what will a young Indian cricketer aspire to be, considering the cricket circuit today - Why should he devote his energies to building his skills like say, a Murali Vijay, Che Pujara, or even an Ajinkya Rahane? When a test cricket 'failure' like Rohit Sharma is a multi-millionaire superstar IPL team captain, and gets to be a glory hogging ODI opener for the national team because of his ability to hit sixes? To some extent, this evolution of incentives and the corresponding evolution in batting is not restricted to India alone. One look at the young batsmen coming through the ranks in England and Australia will show you a markedly 'same-ness' in the ranks. James Vince. Marcus Stoinis. Chris Lynn. Glenn Maxwell. I wonder where the next Rahul Dravid will come from. Or if he will show up at all. Cricket will be poorer for it, if he doesn't.
  14. 2 points
    For more than 4 years he was averaging around 57 quiet a few times touching 58. Especially mid 2000s
  15. 2 points
    No 1 in Chucker ranking as well
  16. 2 points
    All-rounder Vijay Shankar score 18.5.(benchmark score is 16.1) in Yo-Yo Test.
  17. 2 points
    Under_Score

    Happy Diwali to all !!!

    Hello Guys...time to post some photos of diwas or light candles in front of the house on this special occasion....I just took these pics now...since homes here are framed with wood...so can't have candles all over the house...but we did put some Diwas in the front entrance....had to turn all outside lights on to give that festive look.....please post some pics of your celebrations as well...cheers!!.....Happy Diwali
  18. 2 points
    Anyone who can swing a bit will get him blushing.
  19. 2 points
    wahab is garbage in world standards but near your atg because he does not use bottle caps or fix.
  20. 2 points
  21. 2 points
  22. 2 points
    These two need to get a room
  23. 1 point
    and hence that's why the two countries need to improve public relations....its one of the steps on the pathway to peace and conflict resolution. its quite easy to conceptualise these ideas, once you've removed hate and bigotry from your mind...you should try it sometime.
  24. 1 point
    velu

    Happy Diwali to all !!!

    Note to Northies:- We celebrate diwlai in memory of the day when lord krishna kicked narakasuras ass.
  25. 1 point
    Can you tell me last time govt. of India organized a terrorist raid and killed 200 people in Lahore/karachi. If you cant then dont pontificate.
  26. 1 point
    these net sessions are open for everyone, from age group players to ranji player and they do take part in it and bowl to both teams at the nets.
  27. 1 point
    It absolutely amazes me how every time Junaid khan escapes!!! he is chucking them for sure.
  28. 1 point
    coffee_rules

    The Never Ending Thread

  29. 1 point
    He is a handy batsman. Better than Axar Patel. If he is picking wickets regularly in domestics giving him a chance in Internationals is fair. But it should come at the right time that is now; when he is in form.
  30. 1 point
    A very nice article on Javagal Srinath. It is beautifully written. On 2nd thought, I now feel that perhaps Javagal Srinath had it in him to be an ATG. He should have been counted with Waqar, Donald and the likes. And I truly believe it now. It was never meant to be! He has not been all that lucky WHAT MAKES a fast bowler, asks Allan Donald in his autobiography `White Lightning' and goes ahead to provide the answer: ``A lot of determination, a high pain threshold, sympathetic coaching and luck.'' Javagal Srinath may like to agree with Donald's observations but with one exception. The South African great confesses he has had luck favouring him, something which the Indian has sorely missed all the way. Sitting out when at peak, bowling on least responsive tracks, beating the bat or finding the edges only to see catches spilled. It has been a hard grind for this gentle fast bowler, who believes aggression is not in sledging or hurting a batsman but in claiming his wicket. For a man so gifted, Srinath shall remain a disappointment mainly for his failure to get the best out of himself. Let me share what Simon Hughes, former Middlesex medium-pacer and now a reputed journalist, had to say of Srinath. ``If I had half his talent, I would have achieved so much more than what he has'' was Simon's candid comment as he watched the Indian in action at Edgbaston in the World Cup game against England. When you assess Srinath's career, you end up with this feeling that his has been a colossal waste of talent. For various reasons, this Karnataka speedster, who arrived on the scene with a bang as a tearaway quickie, could not achieve his potential and that shall rankle his wellwishers and fans. In a system where aggression is often misunderstood, Srinath grew up in the shadows of Kapil Dev and Manoj Prabhakar, often struggling to gain an opportunity to showcase his abilities. There were times when he watched from the dressing room a contest of which he ought to have been a key figure as far as India's attack was concerned. Let us go back eight years when India was on tour of South Africa. On the eve of the third Test at Port Elizabeth, when even the layman knew what a lively strip it was for the fast bowlers, we gathered that India had picked just Kapil and Prabhakar and there was no room for Srinath. The South African captain Kepler Wessels was stunned. ``You must be kidding'' he reacted when told that India had excluded Srinath. On a pitch which saw Donald finish with 12 wickets, India chose to go in with just two seamers. Srinath got a chance in the next Test at Cape Town, bowled with fire, and made a big impact on the South Aricans who privately thanked their stars that they did not have to face this speedster on the responsive St. George's Park pitch. Incidentally, the Indian team on that tour included five new ball bowlers simply because of the nature of pitches in South Africa - hard and bouncy - but Srinath did not bowl on the best of them.It is true that during his early years, Srinath was made to watch more than play in a Test. He was raring to go against the Englishmen in 1993 in the home series but again had to sit out in all the three Tests as coach Ajit Wadekar whipped up the spin magic. Srinath took it in his stride, not sulking even in private, as he admitted he learnt so much from watching the others. Essentially, Srinath's progress was hampered by various team management's lack of faith in fast bowlers. Despite encouraging performances, he failed to win the confidence of the skipper and the coach until Sachin Tendulkar replaced Mohammed Azharuddin at the helm. It is another matter that critics observed Srinath was overbowled on many occasions during that phase. Somehow Srinath carried the impression that he belonged to a tribe which was denied its due. It was true to a large extent. Long spells at the `nets' was what put off Srinath because he was expected to give his best the next day in the match. There were times when he would wonder if he had made the right choice by wanting to emulate Kapil than Prasanna or Chandrasekhar. Breaking his back on placid tracks around the country, Srinath learnt slowly, and late too, that he must conserve energy. The frequent staging of one-day matches also took its toll on Srinath and one suspected he was not really enjoying his cricket. ``I was never disinterested'' he told this correspondent vehemently. He was hurt at some of the criticism that he was picking and choosing his assignments but like a determined man that he has been, Srinath kept himself in the reckoning through some inspired stuff. Injuries hampered his progress and it was a difficult period for Srinath. Troubled by a painful shoulder and then knees, he stood at the crossroads of his career - should he continue to play one- day cricket or not. Better sense prevailed when he opted out of the madness of playing one-day cricket day in and day out. It was a decision made in the best interest of Indian cricket for the team could not afford to lose Srinath during this period of transition. Srinath has been an enigma really. A treasure of talent, loads of determination, and a fierce desire to win matches for the team have not been able to bring him the kind of success one would have expected. He can never be accused of shirking because he has, for years, battled injuries and fatigue to give his best to the team. He may not have succeeded always but there can never be any doubt about his loyalty and sincerity in serving the team. It is also true that Srinath missed Venkatesh Prasad at the other end when he was at his best. Fast bowlers hunt in pairs and the two Karnataka bowlers had tremendous understanding. They would complement each other but sadly Prasad was given a raw deal, never being allowed to settle down despite the fact that he was one of the craftiest bowlers for a long time. A much under-rated bowler, as former Sri Lankan skipper Arjuna Ranatunga once told me, Srinath had reached a stage two seasons back where he was beginning to doubt his capabilities, because of lack of support from all quarters. The load was increasing and physically it was impossible to push himself to a point of breaking down. If he did not break down, it speaks for the man's fitness even though many have doubted this aspect of his strong character. Length may not have been an asset but Srinath never compromised on his pace. His strength lay in bowling quick and he explored all the possibilities in a tight situation for gaining breakthroughs. The spell against South Africa at Ahmedabad was one memorable performance by Srinath as he destroyed the opposition with sheer speed. One would treasure the sight of Srinath pounding down the track and with his whipping action causing great discomfort to the batsmen. A perfect exhibition of fast bowling it was. To develop his attitude, Srinath even turned a meat-eater from a strict vegetarian. He worked tirelessly on his fitness. He may not have possessed the physique of an Imran Khan or a Donald but in his own manner Srinath was quite effectively prepared. No captain can complain of Srinath ever saying no to a challenge. For years, Srinath had just one grudge - there was little technical input from men who mattered to enable him reach his optimum potential. The lack of guidance was glaring because he struggled to analyse his bowling and rectify the shortcomings. Maybe Srinath had a valid point here but then he disappointed Kapil on the last tour to Australia by bowling short repeatedly. ``He is capable of much more'' Kapil would say. In an international career which is now nine years old, it is a pity that Srinath is still looking for means to churn out his best and convince the team management and the selectors - his spells at an unkind Ferozeshah Kotla against Zimbabwe a telling proof. He gives himself a good two years of carefully planned cricket. One-day internationals are low on his priority and rightly too because it is Test cricket which has always mirrored his potential. If one had to point one big flaw in his career, apart from great moments of disappointments as a bowler who was worth much more, it would remain his failure as a batsman. Srinath had the explosive power to belt the ball and devastate the attack but he never could do justice to his batting abilities, mainly because he was guilty of ignoring this area. He could have been a wonderful all-rounder but somewhere down the line Srinath showed distinct disinterest in his batting, a suggestion which the mild- mannered fast bowler emphatically disagrees with. As a senior member of the team, Srinath, at 32, has plenty of responsibility on his shoulders. There is much for him to prove but as one looks back at his career, for his talent and for all his hard work on the field, Srinath, to most of us, comes off grossly unlucky, and an underachiever. For a long time we lamented the lack of fast bowlers in the country and when someone like Srinath came along, we failed to understand and harness him properly. No wonder, Donald spoke about luck in his autobiography. VIJAY LOKAPALLY http://www.thehindu.com/2000/12/02/stories/0702028b.htm What if Javagal Srinath was bowling today? With the kind of support, he would easily be a major threat to all batsmen!
  31. 1 point
    What do we have here? I didnt know Agarkar was listed as 'Right Arm Fast' on espn. I have absolutely no objection to it :) But why not Yadav, Shami, Zaheer etc etc etc?
  32. 1 point
    Why are people trying to find some other angle to it They both havent played much against each other, amir got him out in ct final, almost got him in asia cup.....so may be kohli feels he hasnt soughted him out MAy be he feels he has soughted anderson out Jab warne bola tha usse sachin ke sapne aate hia , tab to koi ulta angle nhin nikalta tha. Just becoz he is a pakistani bowlers let stop finding other sides to it.
  33. 1 point
    Need him and krunal pandya in Odi setup as soon as possible.Dynamic cricketers both these guys. Imagine hardik,krunal and shankar in the same side ....dynamic trio.
  34. 1 point
    Shaw scored 66 against NZ in a practice game a few days back, sure he can play u19 for 2-3 more years but i feel right call was made this kid has to nurtured. Ranji is better than some U19 asia cup.
  35. 1 point
    After Anushka's departure Amir has taken the heart of Kohli.
  36. 1 point
    Presenting Indian Brett Lee, Yashraj Malap, from MIG club Mumbai playing against Afghanistan and cleaning up the batsman. Played for Mumbai U19 too.
  37. 1 point
    Now everyone is posting their crap and spoiling bookworm's nice thread of pretty ladies. We have a 'tharki' thread for posting .
  38. 1 point
    Kid is a left arm pacer too. Nice find. Quite a few quick pacers coming from Jharkhand.
  39. 1 point
    Amir is no where close to being the best of this era but again he did well against India which is the benchmark in Pak-explains long careers of Kamran Akmal,Shoaib Malik,Afridi etc etc
  40. 1 point
    Phixed...Md Amir style
  41. 1 point
    I laughed until you said math instead of mat
  42. 1 point
    Delhi has proven itself to be Full of disgraceful cowards for the millionth time. This piece of shitland is irredeemable.
  43. 1 point
    Bit of hard work, and he will be durable, you don't need to be a super strong to be a pace bowler it's all about action, rhythm and bowling in the right areas with brain and pace, one more worry about him is Pakistanis themselves, they will start comparing him with wasims and waqurs ending up putting pressure on him, agree with your point on his celebrations  should stop those silly copied celebration, having said that just read that hafeez has been reported again :hysterical:
  44. 1 point
    Kuldeep and Bhuvi are reserves for our senior team. Nadeem and Shardul will replace them. Openers will perhaps be Panchal and Samarth.
  45. 1 point
    You are right. Although your attempt at sarcasm was an epic fail! Indian fast bowlers have been quicker than Pakistanis for over 5-7 years now, easily. So, you can live in your la la land as much as you like, but the fact that pakistani bowlers are no more than boring trundlers will not change.
  46. 1 point
    he hit 146 in India series, he is fast consistently. But slower than Shami/Umesh. May be faster than pak bowlers.
  47. 1 point
    chewy

    Biggest Cricket Chokes

    Definitely CT final 2017, biggest choke in recent ICC competition, still pundits unsure how this mediocre Pakistan team scraped through group stages, that SL v Pak game was fishy choke and luck got Pak an unexpected win, Bangla must be cursing their luck, lol
  48. 1 point
    Exactly doesn't need to...a genuine no 5 who can bowl a few overs like Watson is what we need him to be...we already have Pandya so we can accommodate both
  49. 1 point
    In the InterZonal T20 and Syed Mushtaq Ali T20, Vijay was brilliant with both and ball. In the Vijay Hazare trophy, he scored 198 runs in 7 innings at an average of 66 and excelled as a finisher. His gritty half-century against Baroda in the semi-finals helped his team cross the line in spite of a mini batting collapse. He was also equally good with the ball as he picked up 8 wickets in six matches at an average of 18 with an economy of 4.44. Being a reliable batsman, Vijay aims to be a finisher who is capable of taking his team home. And in the Vijay Hazare trophy, he showed exactly why he can be a good finisher.
  50. 1 point
    When he starts playing for U 19 level....not if ?

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