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  1. Muloghonto

    Most wickets in 2018

    Its mostly because 99% of Indian fans do not realize, that this India team, over the last 5-6 years, is the worst Indian team since atleast the 1960s, when it comes to playing spin. Our best player of spin by a country mile- Pujara, is noticably behind the likes of Tendy, Azhar, Sidhu, Ganguly, Laxman, Sehwag, Manjrekar, Vengsarkar, Gavaskar, Umrigar - pretty much anyone- in that category. Our 2nd best batsman against spin - Kohli is about as far behind in playing spin to these spin-maharathis as the likes of Azhar, Sidhu, Manjrekar etc were at playing pace on swinging, seaming wickets to Kohli. I am not kidding when i say that the likes of Rahane or Rahul, when it comes to playing spin, are about on par with the likes of Nayan Mongia/Saba Karim. Thats how far we've fallen. As such, Indians are not used to seeing opposition spinners doing better than our own in h2h contests. Its a lot easier to blame 1 or 2 guys - aka our spinners- than it is to accept that the consequence of India's fanatical obsession to win overseas, from the late 90s onwards ( instilled by the Ganguly captaincy regime) has lead to such structural changes that our batsmen have become much better at playing pace at the consequence of being much crappier at playing spin. Used to be a 'given' that our batsmen were so much superior at playing spin that playing vs India, someone like Warney or Saqlain = as effective as Raju or Chauhan is against them.
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    URI

    No. I am in 'none of the above camp'. Would prefer BJP for their economic policies but their social policies and mentalities are ghastly. Just as ghastly as congress's. I am a pucca atheist - all fairytales are bunk. I am also a realist- which means i consider certain fairytales ( desert related for eg) far more harmful than others. I simply have no time for hinduvta garbage, that is rooted in psuedo-intellectualism and spreading nonsensical ideas about our history, which is one of the most complex, syncretic and unique in the world. In a nutshell, congressis simply do not care about the complexities of Indian history and the BJP types simply lack the brainpower to comprehend it.
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    Why are India so bad at knocking over the tail ?

    where did i say that ?
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    Why are India so bad at knocking over the tail ?

    its called normalized data over a wide data-set to weed out statistical anomalies.
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    Perth Test: Would you drop the openers?

    After having lived in the west for nearly 30 years, i can say, ladies and gentlemen, this is the 'permanently $hit-faced/drunk' look of 50-something experienced drunkards.
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    Perth Test: Would you drop the openers?

    Take a page out of Don Bradman's winning strategy (once upon a time), where he inverted the batting order, himself came in as #7 or #8 batsman and won the test. So we should open with Bumrah + Shami. Ishant 1 down, etc etc.
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    Why are India so bad at knocking over the tail ?

    yeah but 78 runs on a 5th day pitch by the last 3 wickets is unacceptable. Especially when its the captain who is too cowardly to attack and sets one-day field for his bowlers and has 4-5 dollies go untaken in expected 2nd slip/gully positions due to missing fielders !!!
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    URI

    We also shoot it down because unlike a national narrative that is accurate, hinduvta wants to make a FALSE narrative to suit its purposes. Yeah last i checked, Japan does not invent nonsense history nor does it consider western scholarly input to be bunk, all the while giving platform to psuedo-intellectuals with zero proper qualifications to push their agenda. Don't compare Indian nationalists with Japanese patriots - Indian nationalists are like children- petulant, lost and often wrong.
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    Hinduphobic Bollywood

    100 marks out of 100 to Bollywood for depicting the cheating, lying fortune-tellers accurately in India. Every single one of them looks like this dude, trying to legitimize their nonsense with a million hindu god/goddess pictures.
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    'insulted the Prophet Mohammed', says his Pakistani killer

    China does not have a socialist system. Not in the least bit.
  11. Muloghonto

    Please no Ashwin for the rest of this series

    So point out which over Ashwin directed the field himself. Not once did he direct the field himself. Every single time he made a fielding change, Kohli came and talked to him or started talking to him from afar. This is decisive proof that Kohli did not let him set the field. All you need to do is watch how bowlers who set the field do it and the captain STFU and goes where he is told by the bowler. Not yakyak at his bowler. Besides, no bowler is foolish enough to bowl on a 5th day pitch with 3 wickets remaining and 100 runs to go with only 1 slip and no gully. You are trying to blame Ashwin for what is absolute bakwaas captaincy by Kohli.
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    Please no Ashwin for the rest of this series

    No, its 100% Kohli's failure. Not ONCE on the 5th day did Ashwin direct his own field. The few times he changed the field, Kohli came running to him to 'confer'. Kohli does not allow his bowlers to change the field according to themselves 99% of the time.
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    Please no Ashwin for the rest of this series

    Um, did you watch the game ? yes/no please
  14. Muloghonto

    Please no Ashwin for the rest of this series

    No, but his captain does not allow him to set the field either. You can be Murali on a square turner and you still wont pick up wickets if your captain does not ALLOW you to set your own field and puts everyone by the boundary. Thats effectively what Kohli did, giving Ashwin only 1 slip and no gully to bowl with till the very last over.
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    Please no Ashwin for the rest of this series

    have you ever played cricket ? like more than just galli cricket ? Do you know what happens when you bowl into the rough and you have just one slip ? Ashwin is not a fool. He didn't want to leak automatic boundaries down the 2nd -3rd slip zone twice an over by bowling into the rough. Because thats what happens if you bowl into the rough and have no slips.....
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    Please no Ashwin for the rest of this series

    Ashwin has match-figures of 6-149. In a continent where no finger spinner averages under 45. He hasn't done 'just enough', he's done exceedingly well. Can't blame him for captain fool robbing him of 3 wickets due to no 2nd slip and gully. What kind of a darpok idiot doesn't give a 2nd slip an a gully to his spinners when 100 runs ahead and 3 wickets left ?!
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    Please no Ashwin for the rest of this series

    Not if captain fool doesn't give you 2nd slip and a gully and you have 3 chances lob there that even 10 year olds can catch. Didn't realize Ashwin had to get wickets via lbw or bowled to be considered a worthy bowler....
  18. Muloghonto

    Please no Ashwin for the rest of this series

    Who says THIS India lineup is better at playing spin ?! Except for ChePu and Kohli, they are pretty crap at playing spin. And how i can say that, is simple stats - spinners are less effective in test cricket against the tail than pacers in general. 4 chances. 3 went to 2nd slip, 1 went to gully. no gully present and twice, no 2nd slip present. The one time 2nd slip was present, Ashwin had a wicket.
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    Please no Ashwin for the rest of this series

    4 chances with 6 wickets left....thats plenty chances by my book. These are not half-chances - i am not counting the ones that bounced off the hand of silly mid-off. These 4 chances are ALL high-school level catches for 2nd slip or gully. You or I could've caught them. So i am not going to blame Ashwin.
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    Please no Ashwin for the rest of this series

    Kohli is no great shakes against spinners and Payne set the field like a normal guy - Kohli struggled because he had 4 close-in fielders to worry about. Not 2 in the case of Ashwin. Spinners are normally less effective against the tail than pacers, especially when your captain sets a one-day field.
  21. Muloghonto

    Please no Ashwin for the rest of this series

    No, situation came to be because of Kohli and his insistence of protecting runs instead of giving his spinner more than 1 slip. You don't win test matches by showing one-day captaincy and Kohli is the prime one to blame for running this so close. Ashwin generated 4 outright chances today - only one of which had a fielder in a normal place to get it - other three were at 2nd slip or gully. With six wickets remaining in the day, your #1 spinner generates 4 out-right chances, 75% of which go begging due to moron captain. What more do you want ?!
  22. Muloghonto

    Please no Ashwin for the rest of this series

    when you generate 3 out-right catches for a second or third slip, with 50-100 runs on hand and 2-3 wickets to go, the problem is not you, the problem is the captain who won't let you set the fields and is a moron himself.
  23. This test is a case study on why Kohli is such a crap captain when fielding. The Aussies would've been bundled out for 250 max, if the moron knew how to set fields. 100 ahead, 3 wickets left and he has no 2nd slip,no gully. Darpook and buzhdil captain. India had about 5 catches today gone begging because Kohli is more interested in having a third man than attacking the tail with runs in hand.
  24. Muloghonto

    Please no Ashwin for the rest of this series

    Hey look what happens when Kohli has momentary intelligence and gives Ashwin a second slip !
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    Please no Ashwin for the rest of this series

    FYI this is the THIRD time today Ashwin would've had a wicket if facking moron Kohli had more than 1 slip to him....... So yes, lets blame Ashwin when captain Kool sets fields like captain fool.

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