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    bowl_out reacted to Ankit_sharma03 in Twitter messages   
    You know who one is 
     
     
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    bowl_out reacted to velu in Fattest XI vs Skinniest XI !!!   
    Fattest XI:-
     
    Rahkeem Cornwell
    David Boon
    Inzi ( C )
    Ranatunga
    Lehmann
    Jessy Ryder
    Mohammad Shahzad ( WK )
    Flintoff
    Pawar
    Dwayne Leverock
    Merv Hughes
     

     
     
    Skinniest XI:-
     
    Fleming
    Alex Hales
    De Cock ( WK )
    Chanderpaul
    Rahane
    Arnold
    Bruce Reid
    Morkel
    Chahal ( C )
    Ishaanth Sharma
    Chris Martin
     

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    bowl_out got a reaction from velu in IPL 2020 likely to take place behind closed doors   
    dhoni is 23 
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    bowl_out reacted to Nikola in IPL 2020 likely to take place behind closed doors   
    @Rasgulla @velu IPL in Danger cause of Csk!! 
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    bowl_out got a reaction from maniac in TM might be morons but why arent youngsters grabbing their chances?   
    Kinda agree with the OP here..
    Even though I don't expect these guys to perform every time they come in, I would like to see at least 1-2 impact performances from Pant, Shaw, Saini in the formats that we are backing them.. I can't remember one LOI innings where Pant made an impact. Yeah, he got dropped unfairly after his concussion, but he's played 16 ODIs and 28 T20Is (and this isn't a small number), but there is not one defining innings that you can remember or call match winning.
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    bowl_out reacted to express bowling in TM might be morons but why arent youngsters grabbing their chances?   
    Saini was the Man of the Series in the T20I series vs the WI.
     
    Was dropped in the very next 3 T20I games.
     
    Kuldeep took a 5 fer in the last test in Australia,. Doing that in a test in SENA is no joke for a spinner. Has not played s test since then.
     
    Pant scored 2 centuries in the last 5 tests he played in the 2018-19 season. But was dropped for the 5 tests in the entire home season of 2019.
     
    Iyer was averaging 40+ at a SR of 100+ when he was dropped from the ODI squad in 2018.
     
    Nair was dropped in the very next test after scoring 303. And has played just 2 more tests in the next 40 months since then.
     
    Vihari was the Man of the Series in tests in the WI. But Rahane was the default choice as the 5th batsman whenever we played 5 batters in the next 2 series. 
     
    The policy of this team is clear.  A youngster will get chances only if an older player of similar profile is injured or unavailable. Current ability or form are not the considerations.
     
    Whenever such things happen, youngsters are bound to lose confidence. 
     
     
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    bowl_out reacted to maniac in TM might be morons but why arent youngsters grabbing their chances?   
    We all know guys like Kohli and Shastri have a lot of flaws and their negative qualities in leadership and management far outweigh their positives if they have any.
     
    However having said that shouldn't the youngsters grab every shot they get in what is a crowded space in the Indian talent pool?
     
    Sachin never put a foot wrong since his debut.
     
    Ganguly and Dravid too made an impact right from the start.  Ganguly well he had to wait for 4 years after his not so impressive debut and there was a lot of criticism on him in 1996 but he evolved beyond that and made a statement in a tough overseas tour. In fact they grabbed their chances and leap frogged ahead of guys like Kambli, Manjrekar, Amre, Jadeja  and a few other high profile names of that time.
     
    Bumrah was considered to be a LOI specialist but from test 1, he started performing to become the no.1 bowler in the world across all formats.
     
    Kohli too grabbed every opportunity he got in a very crowded space. In fact when all eyes were on Rohit Sharma and to some extent on Pujara and Rahane he leap frogged all of them to become what he became.
     
    Rohit Sharma too probably got one last opportunity when he was made to open and even though I will admit he did get a lot of backing, he did finally make his last chance count in a big way.
     
    Same goes for Dhawan who made an impact in his first test and his first ODI tournament.
     
    There are plenty of such examples.
     
    However among recent youngsters we don't see the same hunger. The only guy I can think of in recent times who broke the barrier is Rahul when he made an impressive comeback and cashed in every opportunity he got in any position that he wasn't comfortable in. The other guy who makes his case strong is Aggarwal.
     
    Pandya is still a prospect with a great potential after playing for 4 years as a regular every time he is in the scheme of things. We still talk about oh that knock or cameo or that 1 spell but by now we should be 100% sure that Pandya will be slotted in and start winning games like we talk about Rohit, Kohli, Bumrah etc.
     
    Pant too while obviously he has been mishandled, no one can deny that he has had enough opportunities where he could have stood up and made an impact and shut down all doubters. He has been in multiple situation where he could have finished the game or in tests were he could have uplifted the team with an outstanding knock. While we still say Pant has been destroyed etc, there should be a question for Pant as well as why he is not making the most of his chances. As the saying goes, life gives you lemons but you need to make a lemonade out of it.
     
    Shaw had 7 consecutive innings in Nzl where he showed flashes of brilliance, there are more doubts about his place than before rather than him sealing the deal and making a statement. Same goes for Vihari who had 4 innings. While he did well in 1, was that good enough to have a guaranteed slot?
     
    Saini has had 0 wickets in Nzl ODI's and he is still backed but isn't the onus on him to pick a few wickets in the next few opportunities even though he is able to hit 140+ regularly?
     
    Karun Nair is a tragic case of Indian cricket and it is unfair for a guy to be dropped 3-4 games after a 300 but had he scored even a 100 in one of those games, would there even be a doubt of his inclusion?
     
    This might come across as blaming the victim rather than the perpetrator but in a dog eat dog world and with so much competition around the onus lies on the young players to grab every shot they get. The current TM doesn't back youngsters and it is a toxic environment, no doubt but isn't that when true talent will shine through?
     
     
     
     
     
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    bowl_out got a reaction from Vickydev in Team India squad for 3 match ODI series against SA:   
    Was looking forward to the new gen of quicks - two of Prasidh, Mavi, Warrier, Siraj.
     
    Bhuvi is still fine, but was hoping they use this series to blood the next gen of pacers... Bumrah's selection for this useless ODI tour was unnecessary. 
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    bowl_out reacted to Vickydev in Team India squad for 3 match ODI series against SA:   
    Why are Bumrah and Kohli playing this series? ODIs are supposed to be irrelevant and both needed a rest badly.
    Aur kitna chu**** katoge humara. Maaro mujhe maaro
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    bowl_out got a reaction from express bowling in Ind vs SA ODI series | Mar 2020   
    The series starts in less than a week and the squad has not yet been announced? 
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    bowl_out got a reaction from Rasgulla in India legends vs West Indies Legends   
    Tendulkar as always got out to a left arm spinner.. they've always troubled him - Ashley Giles, Grant Flower, many others
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    bowl_out got a reaction from Sandeep99 in Ind vs SA ODI series | Mar 2020   
    The series starts in less than a week and the squad has not yet been announced? 
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    bowl_out reacted to Gollum in Equivalent movie, cartoon, anime, TV show characters of cricketers   
    Kohli=Robert Baratheon...great batsman/warrior, arrogant, both terrible leaders, hot wives, not very intelligent

     
    Sachin= Sups...holds most records, Kryptonite=Choking, huge fanbase, God like status for many

     
    Viv=Goku...GOAT, mental giant, charismatic yet simple, Viv avoided helmet just like how Goku avoided the Saiyan armor

     
     
    Smith=Kid Buu...weirdass technique, no one knows source of their power, both dominant at what they do, villain since this is an Indian forum 

     
    Gavaskar=Yoda.....uhm they look similar 

     
    Ashwin=combination of Dexter, Mysterio and Aquaman. Nerd, bag of tricks and ghar ka sher


     
    KLR=Broly...doesn't realize his power, more powerful than GOAT when in mood...since mentioning Hanuman would be blasphemous for some 

     
    Random Pakistani cricketer= Dick Dastardly and Muttley....cos cheating 

     
    Dhoni=Two-Face.....hero who turned villain

     
    Ponting=Frieza...villain who gave us max tension in our childhood

     
    McGrath=Voldemort, another villain who tormented our younger selves

     
    Rohit=Fat Thor

     
    Rahane=Scooby-Doo...always scared

     
    Lara=Achilles, Brad Pitt one...STYLE

     
    Pandya=Kirk Lazarus (Tropic Thunder) plus Johnny Bravo...wannabe Black and complete tool


     
    Dravid=Batman...though not as talented as Sachin/Superman compensated with self-improvement/determination/analytical skills, also better leadership material, both Dark Knights

     
    Ganguly=Iron Man...rich families, spoiled, bratty in their youth but matured, egomaniacs, great deal of heart/pride, sense of sacrifice, leadership quality

     
    ABDV=Hulk...SMAAAASH

     
    Kumble=Rocky Balboa...not talented, hard working, never give up attitude, played despite injuries, widely respected, honorable men

     
    Shastri=Drunken Master

     
    Warne=Po

     
    Jaddu=Spiderman...everything sticks to his hands

     
    Pant=Juggernaut...powerful but brainless

     
    Shami=Bronn 

     
    Kapil=Ragnar

     
    Yuvi=Walter White...cancer, badass

     
    Broad=Draco Malfoy...not just cos they look similar

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    bowl_out reacted to Cricwala in Sandeep Patil compares Rahane to security guard, slams Ravi Shastri   
    lolwut...these older generation guys have no sense how to talk. just say something outrageous and gossipy to make a good quote is what they know.
     
    criticize the guy, but don't demean him or the occupation of security guard.
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    bowl_out reacted to Stan AF in Jab India mein yeh log aayengey, tab dikha doonga   
    Copycat Kohli. Legend vadivelu did this 10 years back
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    bowl_out got a reaction from raki05 in Inzamam-ul-Haq lashes out at ICF'S Virat Kohli critics   
    No one is questioning his technique... They are questioning his arrogance, immaturity, and arguably lack of luck with tosses
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    bowl_out reacted to Nikola in Predict the result of the Test series   
    Don't remember where i downloaded it from but i have whole video
     
    https://i.imgur.com/ZFfJptv.mp4
     
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    bowl_out reacted to ganeshran in Predict the result of the Test series   
    10 people got it right

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    bowl_out reacted to Gollum in Whom will the TM make scapegoats for this embarrassing debacle?   
    How many more excuses for Pant? This is getting boring now. Sure give him an extended run but every time he fails don't deflect blame. 
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    bowl_out got a reaction from Mosher in Most spineless performance since 2011-12 debacle   
    More resemblance to 2011
    Dhoni bowled at Lord's.. Kohli is bowling at Christchurch..
     
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    bowl_out got a reaction from Jimmy Cliff in Most spineless performance since 2011-12 debacle   
    More resemblance to 2011
    Dhoni bowled at Lord's.. Kohli is bowling at Christchurch..
     
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    bowl_out got a reaction from ganeshran in NZ vs Ind | 2nd Test | Christchurch | Feb 2020   
    In some innings, those were the runs added by the first 5 wickets as well 
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    bowl_out got a reaction from nevada in NZ vs Ind | 2nd Test | Christchurch | Feb 2020   
    In some innings, those were the runs added by the first 5 wickets as well 
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    bowl_out reacted to Gollum in Day 3 (T2) predictions   
    Why not both ?

    Or them+Latham

    Or all of their top 5?

    Maybe more

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    bowl_out got a reaction from Rasgulla in Has Virat ever won an important toss?   
    Not in his control.
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