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    Resurrecting the Dhoni fan

    I don't think he will retire after the world cup.
  2. Wow, what a match! Perera is just too good, what a fairytale he has scripted! Hearty congratulations to all SL fans, this must be one of their best wins ever. I wish the Indian team had shown this kind of fight in at-least one of the several matches they lost in SA and England.
  3. I remember this one. Jaddu played a cameo towards the end of our innings to give the total some respectability. I went out to meet some friends, hoping to see a bunch of Pak wickets fallen by the time I came back. Instead, the match itself was over when I got back home as Ijaz destroyed our bowlers and finished the match in a jiffy. Back in the day such hitting was very rare and to pull it off for the entirety of the match was just unbelievable.
  4. Robin Singh hit 45 odd against Zimbabwe in a tri-series in SA in the late 90s. At one point it looked like the match was a lost cause but Robin didn't give up. He kept chipping away at the target, running hard to steal quick singles, converting singles into twos etc. He thrashed Eddo Brandes for a six and a 4, brought us to the doorstep of victory but his dumbo batting partner (don't remember who it was) got run out and screwed up the match, ending it in a tie. Robin had a habit of turning lost causes into wins. There was a match in Pakistan where Sachin got out, the rest followed him to the pavilion and the match was looking done and dusted. Again, Robin stepped up and steered the team towards victory. IIRC, it was the match in which Rajesh Chouhan thrashed Chuqlain Mushtaq for a six to seal the deal for us. On the field Robin was all heart, never gave up without a fight. Even the foul mouthed Steve Waugh had words of praise for him.
  5. And how about Stuart Binny? He could be useful in England with his all round skills.
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    Dhoni: when will the torture end???

    As long as the selectors pick him, he will even play sitting in a wheelchair. It's on them to put a full stop to his T20 agony.
  7. Obviously! Why would anyone think otherwise?
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    India. Pakistan. Chennai. 1999

    One of the saddest losses and a symbol of yet another so near but so far for Tendulkar. Not blaming him at all, the other bozos couldn't hustle the paltry 20 or so that was left of the target after he got out. The wounds of this loss were finally healed for me after Sehwag thrashed a triple century destroying Saqlain Mushtaq and ending his career. I would rather remember the Kolkata Test, the highlights of which I still watch once in a while.
  9. Rayudu is not a youngster but already has biryani skills. Send him off to a restaurant kitchen!
  10. The success of big 3 masked the inefficiency of the middle order for quite a while. In the name of experience for the world cup, a bunch of TTFs have been recycled and no youngsters were given chances. Now, the feeling is that it's too late to drop the oldies and bring in young players. But I feel giving a chance to fearless youngsters like Pant is anyday a better bet than keeping a useless oldie.
  11. Giving rest to all three for an entire series is the only way to test and fine tune the rest of the batting lineup.
  12. More like zero percent because he hasn't been picked and even if picked, will suffer the same fate as Pant.
  13. Maybe they are hoping that he will somehow turn the clock back for one last time but it's just been one disappointment after another. Indian mindset itself is such that sentimental farewells are expected by players and fans are okay with it too. Unless selectors step in and drop the non performing player, this saga will continue forever. After reaching the point of hopelessness, the player himself must realize and step aside instead of stinking up the whole tournament for the team.
  14. If looking for experience at-least go for players aged 30 or below who can field well. Don't pick oldies who can neither bat, bowl nor field well.
  15. I agree. Their agents didn't do a good job of vetting who they interview with. Karan Johar is a provocateur. You cannot be a good boy and give diplomatic answers on his show. Rahul and Pandya set themselves up for a fall the moment they agreed to be on his show.
  16. Feels so good to be on the winning side after such a long wait and so many what ifs. I hope this series will serve as a turning point, giving the team the confidence and self belief to win in all types of conditions.
  17. Shastri and Kohli should say sorry to the difference maker in this series Pujara for the shabby treatment they have given him over the years.
  18. He had trouble with the incoming delivery, fell lbw quite a few times. And after getting out, he would bend his knees as if to indicate the ball kept low due to vagaries of the pitch. For all his perfect technique and immense success as a ODI opener, he never opened in tests. Bradman may not have had the technique but numbers don't lie. He is head and shoulders above his peers in average. Sachin isn't.
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    Rishabh Pant performance watch thread

    Now, that explains why he has been brought back into the T20 fold. This is even more disgraceful. The new generation of cricketers like Pant, Shaw, Mayan, etc have shown that there is plenty of new talent available and ready to prove themselves on the big stage. It's all on Kohli, I don't understand why he prefers oldies.
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    Rishabh Pant performance watch thread

    Only if they get injured will the oldies miss selection. It is a shame that a has been cricketer is being allowed to stink up the world cup for us just so he can realize his dream of a farewell exit.
  21. Like Warne getting Tendulkar nightmares, Hazelwood will have nightmares of Pant reverse sweeping him.
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    Kapil as a test allrounder

    He used to bowl accurately too, creating pressure which other bowlers reaped the benefit of. Another fact which stats don't reveal.
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    Challenge accepted!

    Looks like my attempt to be funny didn't go that well
  24. The only way this BS ends is if BCCI puts an end to the practice of players retiring from one format of the game and still continuing in others. You either make yourself available for all formats or quit the game altogether. Let the selectors decide who plays or does not play a format, don't allow players to pick and choose.
  25. nevada

    Challenge accepted!

    So which movie did Mr and Mrs Paine go to?

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