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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. 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.
  4. 27 points
    Maybe Bravo was suppose to Credit Dhoni once again. HE must have refused.
  5. 26 points
    asterix

    Hardik Pandya...

  6. 26 points
    Can we turn the commentators' mics down when Manju is commentating, please?
  7. 25 points
    this is worse than "target mushkil to nahi hai, haaan Lekin difficult jaroor hai" by kapil
  8. 24 points
    Shastri the PR Bot... Will say whatever has been programmed into it!
  9. 23 points
    He may look like an Alien, but he's an Indian
  10. 23 points
    Lala

    Ball Tampering by Aus ?

    Welcome to the club Aussies. We are not alone anymore.
  11. 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.
  12. 22 points
  13. 22 points
    someone posted this on twitter
  14. 22 points
    In another flash news, Philander has suffered a heart attack hearing this news...
  15. 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.
  16. 21 points
    Shunya

    Flop Sharma

    Form Is Temporary, Class Is Permanent, Consistency Is Legendary.!!!
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  18. 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
  19. 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.
  20. 20 points
    T20 is a young man's game they said You need genuine pace and skills n T20 games they said You need genuine all-rounders who can win games with bat and ball they said You have to be a great fielding side in T20's they said You need to be able to smack any kind of bowling they said
  21. 20 points
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 19 points
    How about coming back to open the innings mr .Gavaskar? We seem to have a problem there too.
  25. 19 points
    The Dark Horse

    Poyyz 74 all out Laugh loud

    Afghan U-19 beat Pak U-19

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