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  1. How many Ashes test have you watched? Do your research first.
  2. Non Aussie/Brit Ashes lovers remind me of people at super expensive restaurants who try cuisines which are nicely decorated but are bland in taste and unfulfilling. They're there not for the food but for the brand. Whereas at a roadside dhaba near a small town would serve you fulfilling food at a cheap price. To be honest, the best test cricket I've watched is Australia vs South Africa, I would have loved to watch Australia vs West Indies in the 80's, looked pretty engaging.
  3. Joe Root v Virat Kohli in tests

    I'm kind of surprised with Root's batting in Australia, he's scored big runs in much tougher conditions in South Africa but in Aus not only he got out at a score of 15, he was at 15 off 50 balls when he got out, never looked settled even though the pitch was decent for batting. Or maybe we're judging him too early.
  4. The Ashes is the proof why cricket was never meant to be a global sport in the first place. It's a game owned by Brits and Aussies. When Australia or England lose a test series against India or south Africa, they get worried whether they can perform well or not in the upcoming Ashes instead of focusing on the current ongoing series, their insular attitude to any non ashes series in a way puts down the efforts of the opponent team.
  5. Why cricket craze declined so much

    @Vilander wrote a great long post, it gives a very accurate picture of present generation in India. If India starts becoming world class in football and Indian players get to play in Premier League, cricket in India would die on the spot. Even if India continues to fail at football, the fan following in cricket would still be on a gradual decline. I remember when Arsenal lost to Man United 2-8, the Arsenal fans in my hostel were overreacting, one guy cracked a harmless joke on Arsene Wenger after the loss and he was literally about to be beaten by Arsenal fans. That is the level of craze.
  6. Why cricket craze declined so much

    I'd say that the soul of the game is slowly vanishing. Back in 90's there were even lesser teams, still so many wonderful memories we all have about cricket in that time, especially those quadrangular or tri-series Sharjah Cup! As I mentioned in my previous post, apart from socialising with people, only television was the entertainment in India, I guess that holds true for Pakistan too. Now we have so many options for entertainment, that things which we valued so much in the past are losing their value today.
  7. Why cricket craze declined so much

    Exactly, before social media or in fact before the internet became powerful apart from real social life (meeting people face to face), television was the only source of entertainment and cricket was not a commercial sport yet. Plus the game was in a balance between bat and ball.
  8. Boycott these fools

    I don't hate gays but I'm homophobic due to experience. Whenever I met gays, they would start hitting on me instantaneously and often stand way too close to me, I've always dealt with the situation in the most polite manner possible. They make me uncomfortable.
  9. Chamara Silva's outrageous shot

    Probably so hyper focused that he wanted to play on backfoot and didn't realise he went past the stumps. I remember Brad Haddin doing similar stuff.
  10. Woah! who is this guy? Could be Pakistan's Colin Milburn someday!
  11. That ball to Dilruwan from Bhuvi made an amazing sound.
  12. 50 test wickets for Bhuvneswar Kumar

    Bhuvi is 27, and swing bowlers usually peak in their 30s. Imagine how unplayable he will be 4 years from now.
  13. How India eats - Veg & Non Veg

    I'd say the whole day. My roommates eat mainly bacon, steak, eggs and mashed potatoes, they keep telling me that they will make a resolution to include broccoli in their diet for fibre but it never happens I don't know how those guys consume so much meat, I'd be severely constipated if I had that much meat.
  14. Comrades are living in dark ages. They need to come out of their bubble and adapt to change asap.
  15. How much do u pay for haircut???

    Went for a haircut 2 months ago to a Lebanese guy who does it for $15. Wont be cutting my hair for another 2 months at least.
  16. Exactly, that's what my point is. But I gave a more general perspective not just this match specific on how the approach to the game has changed all over the world.
  17. This gives an idea on how approach to the game has changed, guys like Laxman and Dravid had standard fit body which anyone in India can get by eating balanced dal roti diet and decent physical activity, but their traditional cricketing skills were well polished. Now the game has got so professional that the approach has been shifted from skill oriented to power/speed oriented, which is why there are hardly any good players of swing bowling in the world now.
  18. Boycott these fools

    Yeah, to be honest that sounds more realistic.
  19. Greatest fast bowling spell you have seen

    Awesome! 82 mph is not a bad speed at international test level! (provided you are accurate) Do you do strength training for bowling?
  20. Puju and Jinx will be our run machines in UK.
  21. Greatest fast bowling spell you have seen

    Did you get your bowling speed measured anytime? Did you breach 85 mph barrier?
  22. I kind of relate it to the way field hockey changed from Dhyanchand's time (when it was a skill game) to the present day where it's more about strength and fitness than skill. Irrespective of what fitness level a batsman may achieve, playing swing has always been and will always be about traditional batting skills.

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