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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 25 points
    Yes, probably. Sreesanth's biceps may have changed, but Bhajji's IQ is the same.
  4. 20 points

    Why is London everyone's favourite city?

    IMO the best city is Karachi everybody has a blast when visiting it
  5. 19 points
  6. 18 points
    This hypocrite has married his daughter to a known terrorist and here he is preaching about making peace.
  7. 18 points
    It's time that right minded Pakistanis pressure their government, oops sorry military overlords, to stop playing with terrorists, so that their Awaam can benefit from better relations with India. It's not politics that's the problem, it's the terrorists. Extradite or at least prosecute and imprison the murderers responsible for 26/11. Until this happens, all noises from Pakistanis about peace are just that, noise.
  8. 17 points

    Time for Dhoni to go?

    I already felt this way 3 years ago. But after today's embarrassing flop show where the crowd were booing this awful display, together with English commies mocking the go slow approach, is there anyone left in support of Dhoni's place in the ODI side? Make no mistake, he embarrassed Indian cricket and the country today.
  9. 17 points
    Kudos to Rahul for getting a duck which led to the pretenders, Dhoni and Raina, getting exposed. He should've been handed MOM.
  10. 17 points
  11. 17 points
    Complete sentence - I was imagining what MS Dhoni would do and was trying not to do anything like that.
  12. 16 points
    I bet with yesterday's booing , some people have become even more insecure.
  13. 16 points
  14. 16 points
    " DreamTeam " for 1st test vs England 1. Dhawan ... cool dancer 2. Parthiv ... can poke well outside off 3. Rohit ... can change game in a session 4. Kohli ... captain 5. Rohit .. will come disguised as Rahane 6. Karthick ... good T20 batter 7. Jadeja " the allrounder " 8. Kaul ... people like his headband 9. Shardul ... automatic backup 10. Unadkat ... tall left-arm spinner 11. Chahal .. always preferred over Kuldeep
  15. 16 points
    No Chahal please, Kohli's love for him is worrying...seems to prefer him over Kuldeep who is in a different league.
  16. 16 points
    Kuldeep is better than Chahal. That recognition is important too.
  17. 16 points
    No need to imagine anything, the great dhoni would have ended up choking it, there is reason why the great dhoni is a terror for his own team (see pic) and love for the opposition where as butler is a love for his team and terror for opposition
  18. 16 points
    Looks like the only thing Shastri teaching his players is how to talk big.
  19. 16 points
    'You will be surprised to see our bowling dominate every opposition. We have all bases covered'- Kohli about RCB's bowling before IPL started. This statement of his should be given the same credibility as above untill proven right.
  20. 15 points
  21. 15 points
    Now then, lets not jump the gun. He still has it in him to smash a couple more centuries against SL or WI in Indore or Rajkot.
  22. 15 points
    Imagine a Pandey-Dhoni jugalbandi in the slog overs where they both take singles from overs 16-19 and then go ape **** in the last over scoring 1 boundary each .
  23. 14 points
    As per the team management there are not ready players in the domestic cricket,so Dhoni can play as far as he enjoys his game. After a match winning knock, Pant is not selected against England lions.After a 5 wicket haul Kuldeep is not selected for the T20 match.If Kuldeep, Rahul fails for 2,3 match they may be thrown out of the team to bring their favourite players who are not threat to the places of has beens. There are lots of 145+ kmph bowlers now available, but the selection committee is satisfied in selecting Chahar,Kaul,Thakur who all are same type of bowlers. If the selection committee had foresight they would have selected young players for the T20 series against Ireland and England
  24. 14 points
    Hoping this kid does well. For three years, he lived with groundsmen in the Muslim United Club’s tent at the Azad Maidan ground in Mumbai. He had to, after he was thrown out of a dairy shop where he used to sleep. Yashasvi Jaiswal was just 11 years old then and the only thing that kept him going was a dream — to play cricket for India. It’s six years later now and Jaiswal is 17 years old, a middle-order batsman with remarkable temperament and is ready to join the India Under-19 team for the Sri Lanka tour. Mumbai’s Under-19 coach Satish Samant says Jaiswal has “extraordinary game sense and unflappable focus.” ADVERTISEMENT The younger of two sons to a small-time shopkeeper in Bhadohi in Uttar Pradesh, Jaiswal moved to Mumbai to pursue cricket. His father did not object since he found it hard to feed the family. An uncle, Santosh, in Mumbai, had a house in Worli, but it wasn’t big enough for another occupant. Santosh had requested the owners of Muslim United Club, where he was a manager, if the boy could stay in the tent. “This was after I was asked to leave the dairy at Kalbadevi. After playing cricket the entire day, I would get tired and go to sleep. One day, they threw out my luggage saying I do nothing, don’t help them and only sleep,” says Jaiswal. For three years, that tent became his home. The teenager took pains to ensure that stories of his struggles never reached Bhadohi, as that would end his cricketing career. Occasionally, his father would send some money but that was never enough. He had to sell pani-puri during the Ram Leela in Azad Maidan and help sell fruits. But there were still days when he would go to sleep on an empty stomach as the groundsmen with whom he shared the tent fought with each other. Without them cooking, he would drift off with just dreams lulling him to sleep. ADVERTISEMENT “During Ram Leela, I earned well. I prayed that my teammates would not come there for pani-puri. Sometimes they did and I would feel bad serving them,” he says. He tried his best to keep some money coming in. He would score and play games with older boys to earn Rs 200-300 to survive a week. “I always used to see boys my age bringing food or their parents had big lunches with them. As for me, it was — khana khud banao, khud khao. (make your own food, eat alone). No breakfast. Catch hold of anyone around and request them to buy breakfast,” he recalls. Lunch and dinner were at the tent and his job was making rotis. “Every night used to be a candlelight dinner. After all, there was no electricity.” The days were fine, he recalls, since he was busy scrounging around for work and cricket, but the nights sometimes were too long. “I would miss my family and would cry. It was not just being homesick but going to the toilet was a hindrance to sleep. There was no toilet at the maidan, and the one near Fashion Street that I used was closed at night,” he says. Mumbai U-19 coach Satish Samant says Jaiswal will be the next big Mumbai player. “He has this ability to read a bowlers mind and adapt to a situation. Most under-19 players get tempted to play too many shots too early. He does not. The other thing is, he does not have a smartphone, is not on WhatsApp. This is rare for a teenage cricketer these days. He is cut off from social media. He has talent and if he keeps focus like this, he will be next big from Mumbai player,” says Samant. Before he got picked for Mumbai the U-19 squad, the Azad Maidan was abuzz with stories of the talented young batsman who needed support. Things turned around when a local coach Jwala Singh met him and took him under his wing. An immigrant from UP himself, Jwala saw his early childhood in Jaiswal. “He must have been around 12 years and I saw him facing an ‘A’ division bowler with ease. I could relate to him. When I also came to Mumbai from UP, I didn’t have a house to stay in. No godfather, no guide. He is gifted. He has 49 centuries in the last five years,” says Jwala, who has played the junior age group for Mumbai and had a stint at the MRF pace foundation along with Zaheer Khan. Asked about the pressures of higher-grade cricket, he scoffs. “You are talking about mental pressure in cricket? I have faced it daily in my life for years. Those have made me strong. Scoring runs is not important. I know I will score and take wickets. For me, whether I get the next meal or not, that’s important,” he says. “I remember the days when I was almost shameless. I used to go with my teammates for lunch, knowing that I didn’t have any money. I would tell them, ‘paisa nahi hai, bhook hai’ ( I don’t have money but am hungry) https://indianexpress.com/article/sports/cricket/lived-in-a-tent-sold-pani-puri-slept-hungry-now-he-plays-cricket-for-india-under-19-5244796/lite/&ved=2ahUKEwivgIKzjIfcAhVLto8KHdMMDrYQFjAFegQIAxAB&usg=AOvVaw3qBCvWRzh1AofuqbWDPcV0&ampcf=1/
  25. 13 points
    Pandeyji brings stability. Imagine India scoring 250+ and Ireland losing by the highest margin ever. That would be such a low for this upcoming cricket nation and hence world cricket in general. We don't want them to end up like Netherlands after getting smashed by Lankans, do we ? He's thinking on a very high level and beyond this strike rate nonsense. Kudos to Dhoni for inculcating this management culture into the team.

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