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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. 31 points
    Jamadagni

    Bumrah no. 1 in odi ranking

    Not as world class as Amir's at Lord's.
  3. 26 points
    asterix

    Hardik Pandya...

  4. 26 points
    Can we turn the commentators' mics down when Manju is commentating, please?
  5. 25 points
    this is worse than "target mushkil to nahi hai, haaan Lekin difficult jaroor hai" by kapil
  6. 25 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.
  7. 24 points
    Shastri the PR Bot... Will say whatever has been programmed into it!
  8. 23 points
    He may look like an Alien, but he's an Indian
  9. 23 points
    Lala

    Ball Tampering by Aus ?

    Welcome to the club Aussies. We are not alone anymore.
  10. 22 points
    In another flash news, Philander has suffered a heart attack hearing this news...
  11. 21 points
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. 20 points
  15. 20 points
    Lead from the front with the bat through out this tour. Just amazing how he performed in every game and lead from the front with this mediocre batting otherwise. This is what we have lacked in the past. We should have at least one an ODI series in South Africa, but we could never since we did not make the best of our batting abilities in the past. Kohli's leading from the front with the bat as captain was a big difference, with spinners being the bigger difference. What a captain. Great bowling by Chahal and Kuldeep also through out the series. Just needs to make few changes by dropping certain players, and he can be tat closest thing to perfect captain we can ask for. Well done Kohli and team India.
  16. 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.
  17. 19 points
    His contributions to the Indian cricket team as a player was unparalleled. Now he is going out of his way and producing young players who are national squad ready. The work he has done with the u19 and A-squad teams will never be forgotten. Kudos to this man who has actually contributed immensely even after retiring, unlike so many other legends who have either just contributed as commentators or have taken up some high paying administrative role (Some cheerleader have also gone on to F us by becoming an undeserving national coach).
  18. 19 points
    How about coming back to open the innings mr .Gavaskar? We seem to have a problem there too.
  19. 19 points
    The Dark Horse

    Poyyz 74 all out Laugh loud

    Afghan U-19 beat Pak U-19
  20. 18 points
    Justice For LOKESH RAHUL Campaign What is the Justice For Rahul Campaign? The Justice For Rahul Campaign is a campaign dedicated towards seeking the answers to him being sidelined for India-first in the LOIs and now in tests as well. The RCBengaluru mega star in recent years, has been the most consistent opener for India at the test level. But has become a constant victim of Intra-team politics and has lost his place to team clowns like Dhawan. In particular, the most disheartening aspect of all has been the fact that his buddy V.Kohli seems to be behind his fencing. This callous attitude towards one of Indian Cricket's to-be modern batting legends has forced me, Virat's huge fan, S10F, to start this campaign. The campaign's main objective is to constantly remind Indian cricket fans of the talent and importance of Rahul, as one of India's future batting giants, towards helping India become the best team in the world and to ensure that he receives the adulation and credit that he richly deserves. Advocates of this campaign will be relentless in their pursuit of insaaf for Rahul. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- List of Rahul's Major Achievements: One of two Indians to have scored centuries in every format. World record of most consecutive half-centuries in Test cricket. One of the hundreds of players who were/are victims of Team politics. Has been a joint-holder of the 'Indian player with worst hairstyle' award along with Pandya. One of the very few players to have the balls to defend ex-coach Kumble. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- JUSTICE FOR RAHUL CAMPAIGN SLOGAN : "Bohat Ho chuka ye April Fool...All we want is justice for Rahool." --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- How To Participate In The Campaign? Step 1: Read the OP. Step 2: After reading the OP, contemplate on whether you agree or disagree with the campaign's objectives. Step 3: Add 'Advocate of Justice For Rahul Campaign' to your signature/rank. Step 4: Defend Rahul from destructive criticism at every possible opportunity. Please Feel Free To Ask Me Questions About The Campaign
  21. 18 points
    There are no dead rubbers in test cricket numbskull, every test on its own is worth more than an odi series, winning a test match especially in such hostile conditions and on the back of our fast bowlers is something to be very proud of and deserve all the celebrations.
  22. 18 points
    mancalledsting

    SHAME ON YOU SOUTH AFRICA

    Elgar's exaggerated facial expressions were straight out of the Sri Lankan school of cricket playbook.
  23. 18 points
    Next PC by Crybaby Kohli- 'Graeme Smith is no longer my friend'
  24. 18 points
    Watching the 3rd India Australia ODI meander to its predictable conclusion, I couldn't help but notice the despair and frustration in the eyes of the Australian players. Smith. Warner. Finch. Stoinis. Handscomb. Agar. You can see it in all of them. Frustration. Fatigue. Disappointment. That creeping knowledge that the game is over. And with it, the series. And all they can do is go through the motions and take another L. These are professional cricketers out there, all quite skilled in their own right, doing their best, but knowing that slowly, inevitably, their best is not going to be good enough, and is going to come up short. I know that look. I have seen it. Felt it. Endured it, way too often as an Indian fan during the late 90s and early 2000s, at the hands of that all-conquering superlative Australian team of that era. The shoe is on the other foot. And damn if it doesn't feel good. Let's brownwash the potty-mouth brats.
  25. 18 points
    Gavaskar saying that Gunaratne ( the one with the broken finger ) should come in to bat if Dilruwan does not get his 100 and the 9th wicket falls. That means, according to Gavaskar, he does not need to bat for his country if Dilruwan gets his 100 but should risk his fingers and maybe his career for the personal milestone of another guy. This thought-process is appalling.

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