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  1. 13 points
    Khaleel Ahmed has talent ! He gets steep bounce from just short of a length, can be sharp when he wants and does get the ball to fly through to the keeper when he is bowling at full tilt. But is perhaps another case of mis-management of raw talent by us. He is inexperienced and has hardly played FC. He should have been told to keep things simple and stick to doing what he was doing earlier. That is bowling as fast as he could and hit the deck hard ... while trying to hit good areas. But he was probably made to learn the " other swing " just around the WI series last year. He was a hit-the-deck seam bowler. This " swinging attempt " probably messed up his lengths and rhythm and he started bowling slower and with less bounce. And lost confidence. Rishabh Pant has a naturally aggressive game and can play a blinder of an innings on his day. But we keep hearing / reading too many statements about how he should assume more responsibility and what his faults are. Is this messing up his natural game and confusing him ?? Would we not get more out of him if we allow him to stick to his strengths ... with a gentle reminder to cut down on those ugly hoicks ?? Let him play all his natural shots with a clear mind, sans those ugly hoicks. And he will do well. Assuming more responsibility and reading the game will come with time ... and will be easier to achieve if he is batting confidently and enjoying his game. Youngsters need to be given confidence, told to keep things simple and stick to their strengths. They don't have the experience to try too many things at once. The good ones will learn things with time. Bumrah is a classic example. In early 2016, he started off as a fast-medium seam bowler who bowled only the in-dipper. And had a good yorker. He added pace with time and became a genuine fast bowler by mid 2017. Then he improved his ability to swing the ball with time and added the outswinger much later. It took him more than 3 years to become a complete bowler and pick up most skills. It was done with time. What would have happened if he was made to learn the outswing in early 2016, when he lacked both experience and confidence ? Bumrah blossomed because he was allowed to be himself. But is it happening to the young entrants nowadays ??
  2. 13 points
    Yeh gaali de raha hai ya tareef kar raha hai
  3. 12 points
    Get unnecessary flak coz he isnt quick like other but he has skill- swings the ball, knucle ball, slower ball, clever bowler ....improved his death bowling and he can bowl upto 140k in t20s. In todays game when every bowler was going for Runs he gave 7 runs and took 6 wkts.......this is phenomal in difficult condition with wet ball not like binny who got wkts on a damp pitch. He is doing what bhuvi had reputation of once giving wkts on new ball. Has done consistently well in all 3 series he has played Now look at his figures in all the games till now 7 matches 14 wkts, avg of 10, S/r of 10.4 Eco of 5.75 Best of 6/7.....
  4. 10 points
    Gollum

    2019, what a year !!!!

    Leave aside the WC disappointment, India has made great strides this year. Pakistan Claims It Has Captured 2 Indian Pilots, Tweets Video Doosra kahan ? Fully 'Made in India' (Integral Coach Factory, Chennai)...India's fastest train the Vande Bharat Express Tension grips Kashmir as govt launches crackdown on separatists, arrests 150 people Yasin Malik to face trial in IAF officers’ killing case from 1 Oct From To Civilization (partially) reclaimed after sacrifice of millions of dharmic lives over centuries
  5. 10 points
    I would also blame Rohit, Kohli taking the limelight by having a top heavy batting line up irrespective of how weak or strong the opposition is.. Examples: -Kohli playing the WI series. -Top 3 remaining Rohit, Dhawan, Kohli even against really weak oppositions in dead rubber matches -Putting immense pressure on youngsters after every failure These are top of mind when it comes to TM and leadership attitude towards youngsters
  6. 9 points
    SK_IH

    India vs Bangladesh 3rd T20, Nagpur

    Shikhar Dhawan in crackling form according to Sunny G
  7. 9 points
    The fast bowling trio of Bumrah, Shami and Ishant have created ripples in test matches in the last couple of years. They have taken the highest number of wickets in a calender year for a pace bowling trio in the history of test cricket , in 2018. And have won us test matches and test series abroad too. But none of them are left armers and none among them can bat. Looking at the legendary pace attacks from the WI, which dominated cricket from 1976 to 1995 ... which included Roberts, Garner, Holding, Croft, Marshall, Ambrose, Walsh etc. ... there wasn't a single left armer among them. And only Marshall could bat somewhat. The great Aussie teams of the 1994 to 2008 period, did not feature any successful left armers in test matches either. Nor did they have any regular left arm pacers in ODIs in the 1990s. Warne and Lee were decent with the bat but not all-rounder level. And they were picked because they were exceptional bowlers and not because they could bat a bit. The left arm variation makes sense only if there are 2 or more pacers who are of similar quality ... and we pick the left armer for variation. Reducing the quality of a pacer, just because he offers a variation, does not make sense. Similarly, a specialist bowler should primarily be picked based on his bowling skills. Yes ... among the 4 specialist bowlers ... it would be nice if atleast one, who would bat at 8, can bat somewhat. But he too should first be a top bowler, like Ashwin or Jadeja in tests in Asia. Also, make the top bowlers hone their batting skills in the nets. Kumble worked on this aspect during his tenure. This is much better than picking a bad bowler just because he can bat a bit. We suddenly see our LOI team bowlers being picked because of their batting skills. And there seems to be a quota for a left arm seamer irrespective of his quality. I think left armer Khaleel has potential in the long term if he can learn to sustain pace and stops reducing pace intentionally. Also, he must stick to his strength of hitting the deck hard, as getting disconcerting bounce was the USP which got him early success. But he must be allowed to play one or two seasons of domestic FC cricket and allowed to develop as a bowler. But stop preferring Khaleel over other pacers just because he is a left armer. Kuldeep Yadav, who has had superlative success in all 3 formats and has won us many games, is suddenly out of favour supposedly because he is not a good batsman. And this does not make any cricketing sense. Picking Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur etc. because they can bat a bit, makes no sense. This has resulted in a bowling attack which has 4 out of 5 bowlers like Sundar, Khaleel, Krunal, Shardul, D.Chahar. Please pick specialist bowlers based primarily on their bowling ability and not because of other aspects.
  8. 9 points
    Under_Score

    Dogs are awesome

    Dogs are awesome.....here is our new family member since 5 months, please post pics of your pets as well
  9. 9 points
    Stradlater

    Ayodhya Verdict

    Jai Shree Ram Mitro ❤❤ Sabhi ko hardik badhai.
  10. 9 points
    Yeah...he had already made a name in ipl. Besides I feel he is a strong character who has a clear mind about what to do and how to progress .He is mature for his age. He also has a pleasant personality and can probably avoid the usual experimentation without offending the key people. Khaleel seems to get too influenced . Pant is immature. The guy called the egomaniac kohli...chacha in his birthday wishes on insta I hope he is not calling Anushka aunty
  11. 8 points
    Now Congress has come up with condition, no member of thackrey family will be CM
  12. 8 points
    Hum haar gaye... Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  13. 8 points
    Dubey the new Waqar
  14. 8 points
    Nowhere Rahul has a SR of 79 in ODIs. I don't want such players in the team. Moreover, his attitude is poor.
  15. 8 points
    maniac

    Ayodhya Verdict

    The Muslims(The representatives obviously not the entire community) should have given this for free as a sign of peace instead of negotiating for a bigger piece of land. There is a stigma on Muslims for dividing this country and this was a great chance for them to remove that for once and for all. No one would even dare to call Indian Muslims as Pakistani agents or traitors ever again. This was their golden chance. In the end it was like buying back your stolen property for double the price. On the Positive side though, glad this never ending issue has finally come to a close and we all can move on. Hopefully fingers crossed. Kudos to the BJP government for ending this mess started by Bharat Ratna Rajiv Gandhi. Jai Sriram
  16. 8 points
    Sanga's accent seems to change by the day, covering the full range from posh British to constipated Lankan elite. Sometimes in the space of a few minutes.
  17. 8 points
  18. 8 points
    This khaleel wouldn't even make Lagaan XI
  19. 8 points
    You haven't installed the auntyvirus on your system. Then they will happily put their flabby arms all over you
  20. 8 points
    But @velu has rocking social life. Every friday night he picks up a new girl from pubs. They just swoon over him, the moment they lay their eyes on him. You need to hang out with him more often, like I do. Come to Bangalore some time :)
  21. 7 points
  22. 7 points
    MechEng

    Ayodhya Verdict

    That means the oral tradition of our rishis, Aboriginal people and other tribes are baseless and the works of Western historians are unbiased. Why? Because phirangis know our past better than our ancestors. See the psychological colonialism there?
  23. 7 points
    indian football fans rivalry .. like when Liverpool win a game vs one of their arch rivals say chelsea , liverpool fans will celebrate as if they sacked london
  24. 7 points
    Deepak Chara - another one of those talents spotted by Dhoni
  25. 7 points
    beetle

    Turn offs or things that you do not like

    People who post pouting selfies of themselves in public events in the SM with you in the background looking clueless, awkward and usually eating food. Idiots can photoshop themselves but can't remove people from the background.
  26. 7 points
    Gollum

    Ayodhya Verdict

    Why does it have to be this OR that. Shouldn't we reclaim our civilization? Have our ancestors sacrificed their lives for no reason? This is a centuries old war with the enemy, we have lost half our country because of them, should we allow them to walk all over us? Muslims can never be in peace with kafirs, either put them in their place or die. We are fighting for our existence, for our rights. Need to learn from our history, else we will repeat mistakes.
  27. 7 points
    coffee_rules

    Ayodhya Verdict

    1949 Sikhs entered the masjid, placed Ram idols and painted Jai Shree Ram all over the walls. Since then, No namaz has been held in this place called Masjid-e-janmasthan
  28. 7 points
    sergio04

    Ayodhya Verdict

  29. 7 points
  30. 7 points
    Laaloo

    How is Pakistan Ranked No.1 in t20s

    All those wins over the mighty Zimbabwe reaping dividends now.
  31. 7 points
    Ganguly said the same thing when talking about youngsters, and promoting Dhoni to #3 when he was new - He said the only way to find out if what stuff the player is made of, and what he can do, is to give them chances early in the game. You're not going to find new talent by making them bat at #6 and 7. Sorry to say, but Kuptaan Wrogn is more concerned about maintaining his monopoly on brand endorsements than promoting talent. After all, if Shreyas Iyer starts scoring centuries in ODIs, there's every reason to worry that brands will start flocking to the new young kid on the block - get him early and cheap - instead of bidding higher and higher for Virat's services. Virat Rohit and Dhawan have a boa-constrictor grip on the top 3 slots in ODIs - and that's the reason India did not win a WC that was there for the taking.
  32. 7 points
    Iyer has looked more composed and confident than Rahul, Pant, Dhawan combined this series. The
  33. 7 points
    Had thaila saved that with his helmet like pant did ,we would have seen social media ,Fb pages flooded with memes about how great and majestic thaila is lol
  34. 7 points
    Great move, all his variations should be extra dangerous in the smog
  35. 7 points
    last time we saw 3/4 aunties and they were targeting only you
  36. 7 points
    Unfortunately yes. I agree on that, they hardly care for rational users. They cater to masses who are interested in dhoni non retirement, Kohli number of hundreds and rohits number of sixes and all pathetic individual glory stats.
  37. 6 points
    neel roy

    Shafali Varma.. the new dynamite

    I am a big follower and supporter of Womens cricket in India. Just noticed we have unearthed a brilliant player. Shafali Varma. Bloody hell what shot making and she is 15 years old.. i repeat 15!! She is blowing apart attacks. Today blasted 65 of 39 balls. One day before she blasted a half century, ( Playing in only her fifth T20I, Shafali put the West Indies attack to the sword, blasting six fours and four sixes on way to her maiden fifty a 49 ball 73, at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium ) the youngest half centurion in t20 cricket.. when she bats its like right handed david warner.. gunslinger.. just watch her youtube videos where she smacks six after six.. india was crying out for a power hitter.. now with Shafali we have mandhana, harmanpreet and Jemima.. looks a good top 4 in world t20..apparently she was dressed up as a boy as there were no girls coaching class in haryana!! Sanjeev Verma, father of Shafali Verma, the youngest T20 cricketer to play for India, has revealed he had to disguise his daughter as a boy in order to get her enrolled in cricket academies in his hometown of Rohtak. On her father's instructions, a then nine-year-old Shafali had to chop her hair short, so she could look like a boy since each and every cricket academy in the city would deny her training. "No one was ready to induct her in any academy because there was not a single one for girls in Rohtak. I literally begged them to give her a chance but in vain," Sanjeev, owner of a jewellery shop in Rohtak, told Times of India in an interview. "I knocked on the doors of a lot of cricket academies but all I got was rejection. I decided to cut her hair, and took her to one of the academies and got her enrolled there as a boy. Indian women cricket looking good after all the Mithali fisaco..
  38. 6 points
    That's some serious error bro, considering the fact that MNS don't like people from Dhoni's state working in Maharashtra ....
  39. 6 points
    vayuu1

    Ayodhya Verdict

    Tirupati balaji to give 100cr for ram temple, Patna hanuman mandir to give 10cr and free langar for 1 yr, saadho saadho.
  40. 6 points
    "It gives me extra happiness you both are from Mumbai" - Manjrekar talking to Iyer and Dubey.
  41. 6 points
    Dube finishes with 3 for 30 off his 4 overs.
  42. 6 points
    All-Rounder Dube .
  43. 6 points
    velu

    India vs Bangladesh 3rd T20, Nagpur

    dubey picks a wicket .. now @ankit got some ammunition to defend
  44. 6 points
    adi B

    India vs Bangladesh 3rd T20, Nagpur

    Biggest chewt in that comm box ! Star without a doubt has the worst commentator panel, they talk like deluded mofos ,push their agendas and what not
  45. 6 points
  46. 6 points
    Muloghonto

    Dogs are awesome

    @maniac last year, despite being warned, a friend showed up to my house with her pet rat. Our cat is probably the most efficient and brutal micer-ratter cat I’ve ever seen. Within 30 min her rat was missing its head and she blew up on us as if our cat is evil and did something wrong.... was comical
  47. 6 points
  48. 6 points
    Norman

    How is Pakistan Ranked No.1 in t20s

    Due to statpadding of epic proportions against Zimbabwe c, Jason Mohammed's West Indies D and a bunch of second grade teams in a period where teams didn't give a shhit to t20 bilaterals. Now as the T20 WC is approaching , teams are playing near full strength and Poyzz are getting walloped.
  49. 6 points
    Pakistani girls hot damn.... I was able to unearth the videos already been removed from PH ....she's very kinky...also if I may add there's NO grass on the pitch which is surprising knowing a few Pak women personally
  50. 6 points
    mostly untrue but with Unadkat one cant be sure , he might be bowling a slower slower one.
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