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About Brainfade

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  1. And promptly, GHV scores a 95 and Siraj takes a 3-fer. These guys are run and wicket machines. Hope they're duly rewarded before their confidence and form dip.
  2. No. And I am not sure whether to celebrate or complain about that.
  3. Brainfade

    Ajink in the armour: Rahane’s fading aura

    Here's the thing: Like many of us here, I am a big fan of Rahane and was very excited to see him get into the team and succeed like he did initially. But, everyone goes through bad patches - the solution is not to persist with them in the TEST team and use the test arena to work out kinks, but to keep them on the short-list and let them work things out without hurting the team's chances. It's not neurosurgery.
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    Ajink in the armour: Rahane’s fading aura

    Let me guess: (1) "I have been batting really well, I just need to get more runs." (2) "I back myself to succeed under any conditions." (3) " I am in a good space now - physically and mentally." (4) "Sachin Sir has told me to play my natural game." ..... and last but not least .... (5) "Dhoni-bhai showed my how to score my first 2000 runs."
  5. Such stats are the best use of ICF space.
  6. I am starting to hate the word "space." It is over-used in business, psychology, and now sports. ARRRGGHHH!! ... and the word "ecosystem."
  7. For how long? Plus, the same team concept is contingent upon having the right team in the first place. Not all leashes have to be the same length, and at some point, it must be yanked.
  8. Like I said, I am a gullible sucker for cricket. Having lived through the early '90s in the US with no access to Indian cricket coverage, I lap it up like a thirsty puppy. After all the guys who are playing are also part of the Indian cricket team.
  9. I really don't think they give a damn. And there will always be suckers like me who, no matter what, will tune in to Willow TV at unearthly hours to watch this team play.
  10. Brainfade

    Same Team for 2nd Test vs WestIndies

    I am probably the most naive, gullible fan out there - I think the team management has decided that it is better not to expose Siraj to the world now, and have a plan to unleash him against the Ozzies and catch them by surprise. By believing this, my old-man blood pressure issues don't flare up.
  11. Brainfade

    Virat Kohli turns vegan

    Social capital. It's the in-thing among elites today.
  12. Brainfade

    Virat Kohli turns vegan

    Social capital. It's the same crap that drives the organic foodmovement. http://jaysonlusk.com
  13. How do we know MV and KN are telling the truth? We all have our preconceived ideas about BCCI, selectors, players, alleged regional biases etc, and process information accordingly. Confirmation bias 101.
  14. Not any pacer pacer. Siraj and another pacer. If not now, then when?
  15. Well ... time for me to make an appointment with my ophthalmologist then :)

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