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Everything posted by nevada

  1. Agree. Back in the day, due to affordability issues, limited permission used to be given. Now, the richest cricket board can easily afford to allow for the entirety of the tour.
  2. Who could this be? The player in question had specifically requested for his wife to stay with him for more than the permissible period of 15 days but it was shot down by the COA, which had laid down the rules. Now it has come to light that the player's wife stayed with him for the entire seven-week duration of the tournament without seeking permission from either the captain or the coach for her extended stay.
  3. What a bunch of bs! If Pant gets injured then there is KL Rahul who can step in as part time keeper. In the guise of keeping Dhoni as a standby, they will suddenly sideline Pant on some pretext or another and Dhoni will be back like he never went away. So called "team management" is a joke! They might as well be called Team Mismanagement! Kohli just can't let go of Dhoni as he needs him so desperately.
  4. Looks like he is taking it till the last minute with his retirement. Delay it as much as possible to keep the "active cricketer" clause alive for his endoresement deals
  5. Yes, this is very much possible. They "rested" him for T20 and promptly brought him back not too long ago. After the anger subsides, a new selection committee can pick him again for his "experience and wealth of knowledge". As Dhoni sits on the sidelines, the sentimentally driven fans and media will start yearning for him again and ask "if Kedar Jadhav can still be picked, then why not Dhoni?".
  6. nevada

    India vs WI Tour Squad Announced

    TTFs picked to keep the top 3 safe. Kohli and his selector chamchas are rubbing it in the face now with these idiotic selections. Only a clean sweep defeat at the hands of the WI might have the way for change.
  7. After the anger subsides, I think he will come back for a farewell series and then retire.
  8. Results don't matter. Reaching the Dhoni calculated par score is all that matters.
  9. Like take it till the last bullet?
  10. He is right. Dhoni doesn't just play slow, he messes up the batsman at the other end also. He has been a passenger for years now on the pretext of the world cup. What more is left that he still hasn't announced retirement? MSK Prasad should, for once, act like a chief selector and put an end to Dhoni's career if he doesn't retire on his own. Speaking to NNIS Sports, Yograj questioned Dhoni’s tactics of playing slow in the death overs and blamed him for putting pressure on Ravindra Jadeja at the other end." One boy (Ravindra Jadeja) comes and he starts playing the big shots at will without any worry. You are batting on the other end. You are telling him to play the shots while he was batting on 77. Before that, you told Hardik Pandya to take on the spinners," Yograj was quoted as saying by NNIS Sports.; "Mr Mahendra Singh Dhoni, you have played so much cricket. Don’t you have any sense about what to do and what not? Did Yuvraj ever tell any other player to play the shots as you do?," he added. "You got so many half-volleys, you hit huge sixes, what happened to you at that moment? Were you worried? You should have got out. What difference would it have made?"
  11. The man has some serious baggage right from childhood. From what I read years ago in an interview with him, his dad was 70 when he was born. So he must have lost his father at an early age and also, must have suffered from neglect/lack of attention having been born so late. Both he and Kapil Dev were trainees of Desh Prem Azad but only the latter went on to make it big. In Kapil's autobiography, I read that Yograj used to have a competitive streak and a junoon to be better than anyone else. If Kapil ran 10 laps, Yograj used to run 20. Whatever Kapil used to do, Yograj used to do twice the amount. With this excessive zeal and over exertion, he suffered a burn out and was out of reckoning as a cricketer. Then, to make up for what he lost out on, he turned his son into a cricketer from a very early age and pushed him very, very hard like how typical parents push their kids for IIT coaching these days. Naturally, Yuvi was not happy about this and though he excelled at cricket, he kinda hated it. This is very similar to Andre Agassi's case. Andre had an overbearing father who pushed him to practice tennis at a very young age.
  12. First his parents want him to retire, now his dost says he has no plans to retire. What next, is his milk supplier going to issue a statement that he is drinking twice the amount of milk than usual and preparing in earnest for the 2027 world cup?
  13. nevada

    What next for Vijay Shankar?

    This was the reason he was picked but unfortunately, he wasn't in the team when such a situation came up.
  14. Is this a pic of the Walnut Creek Kohl's? Looks exactly like it.
  15. Sachin retired from ODIs to take off some of the heat and continued in tests. But Dhoni is already retired from tests, so if he retires from ODIs now, he has nowhere else to go unless he unretires from tests! And, his test retirement was in 2014, ages ago! You have to make yourself available for all formats or else just quit altogether. Dhoni has conveniently done pick and choose for 5.5 years and has to be shown the door now.
  16. While all that is true, fans would rather watch the team do well and win than watch this besharam's beizzati.
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    Importance of all rounders

    Same here. It was a great opportunity to give a chance to Pant or even Hardik. Even if they got out for a small score, the match could have still been won.
  18. How was the initial plan made? Did 'rat ask to be rested or was it the selectors' decision that he should be rested to ease his workload? If it was the latter, then the selectors should stick to their decision and tell him he is not going.
  19. Saw a retirement news URL in a whatsapp group but the link doesn't work! Oh well, looks like I have to wait a bit and say "good riddance!" again.
  20. I think it's a bit of both. Rohit has been hitting centuries left and right and 'rat has been missing out on easy opportunities. Plus Rohit the captain is getting more praise. So kill two birds with one stone.
  21. The umpires should have at-least consulted the third umpire or taken some time to check what the applicable rules are. What if the overthrow had happened after taking 3 runs and the ball reached the boundary? Would Adharmasena have signaled 7? The guy is so incompetent!
  22. Fecker should have been kicked out 18-24 months ago. Hung on like a leech because phattu Kohli and chaddi wetter selectors bought the "world cup is just 1-1.5 years away, we need his "invaluable" experience" theory.
  23. Dhoni is not just a player, he is like a mythological hero for casual fans. They keep parroting the "Dhoni is smart, he is the best finisher, he is still good, if he goes, the team will collapse" etc myths to keep his legend going.
  24. Since there is no suitable younger player, Rohit can be a transitional captain for a year or two. Ideally till the next CT. There is no point in allowing Kohli to continue with the same old.

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