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  1. The on going SAF series gave clear evidence regarding to the short comings of this one day team, that's the weak middle order.Now it is getting clear as to what an important job Yuvraj,Raina,Dhoni etc etc have been doing in the middle order.These players straight away used to continue from where the top order left with the same level of efficiency despite getting much lesser chances when compared to top order.But current middle order is really struggling to do that.The biggest ill effect of this is that if the top order fails just as happend in the champions trophy final the middle order gets into dilemma because of lack of enough skill, experience & match practice.One solution is to give the middle order as much exposure and live match practice as possible as it can be.Matters like promoting middle order players up the order in dead rubbers, against weaker teams etc etc need to be done. This can bring in enough match practice and experience when ever an important game come across.Comments.
  2. Amazing thing for me on kohli latest ton

    Hope he make the proper adjustments such as staying 2 or 3 inches out side the crease to counter swing or those sorts in England.Disappointing that his record in ENG is such bad
  3. King Kohli vs Sir Viv in ODIs

    Kohli's record is pathetic to say the least.Amazed and disappointed with this.It is so strange that a batsman with such wonderful track record in T20 knocks outs(where it gets even difficult to adjust because of very few number of overs) has till now really struggled to do that in one dayers. Hope he gets it corrected in the possibly 2 remaining world cups of his.If he maintains his supreme fitness, he can even play 3 world cups.
  4. King Kohli vs Sir Viv in ODIs

    Yes... but let him correct it first.'The best chaser of all time couldn't yet do it in the best stage of all time' will always give him demerit points in one one comparison with other ATG one day players.
  5. Countdown to Virat Kohli's 100th 100 !!!

    yes..... but it would be a very tough task.This is one important factor that would decide as to whether Kohli has it in him to overtake Sachin as the better over all batsman.
  6. Countdown to 50th 100 [ Virat Kohli] !!!

    He has scored 8 100s in the past 7 months & 10 days.So 15 100s in 2 years is very well achievable if he maintains his form
  7. Sachin's record of 49 100's is in danger of going to get broken with in 2 years time
  8. Countdown to 50th 100 [ Virat Kohli] !!!

    Going by this rate, Kohli will break Sachin's 100s record with in 2 years if he remains fit and maintains his current form.
  9. An unbelievably special series win

    Toss also played a very vital role considering the ability of Saffers to handle pressure
  10. An unbelievably special series win

    Brilliant , phenomenal, out of the world... no words to describe. SAF has always been so tough a team to beat in bilaterals irrespective of conditions, but especially at home.And they were the number 1 team with even thrashing AUS 5-0.That being the case, to thrash them 5-1 with absolutely rolling over them in each of the victories is really extra ordinary.Even rain Gods felt sympathy for the plight of the South Africans that they decided to intervene and save SAF from whitewash humiliation .
  11. Sachin Tendulkar v Virat Kohli - who is better ODI batsman?

    Kohli improving his legacy match by match,day by day in one dayers.Masterful knock today... two openers very early gone.Only unpredictable newbies and aging Dhoni to come after.Yet he guided the team to such a commanding victory. Brilliant!!!!!!!!
  12. Countdown to Virat Kohli's 100th 100 !!!

    Kohli getting more and more into being a monster of a limited over batsman.Hope he vastly improves his record in ENG in tests too and go on to become one of the GOATs.
  13. Sachin Tendulkar v Virat Kohli - who is better ODI batsman?

    Hi mod ....why did you delete my post alone???? Some nasty words from the other side is still seen displayed.
  14. Sachin Tendulkar v Virat Kohli - who is better ODI batsman?

    Infact I was actually avoiding him all the while ,but this shameless creature having no shame responded to my post.That's why I got forced to respond.
  15. Sachin Tendulkar v Virat Kohli - who is better ODI batsman?

    though have the answer, not interested to reply to you.And also do not respond to my posts any more.Will not be responding.This because I know your intentions pretty clearly.
  16. Sachin Tendulkar v Virat Kohli - who is better ODI batsman?

    The pressure of expectations from various factors is much tougher to control while at crease than 'captaincy' pressure.And in Sachin's case he had to cope with additional pressure of captaincy too.What happend to 'the chaser of mammoth totals' Kohli in the champions trophy finals? Similarly in that semi final against AUS in 2015 world cup??? Couldn't control his mind in the initial stages while at the crease during those chases.Isn't it? If Kohli couldn't control his mind just for a few minutes during these chases where people expected 'more than normal' from him, then it can be assumed as to what sort of pressure Sachin had to deal with all thru his career.That is why I still have my reservations with regard to Kohli.He needs to perform lot more in world cups, especially 1 or 2 big knock out inns while chasing.
  17. Sachin Tendulkar v Virat Kohli - who is better ODI batsman?

    First of all 'of all reasons to keep Sachin above Kohli' the least you can accuse me is of being biased because both Kohli and Sachin are from India.That being the case I would be more than happy if Kohli becomes a better batsman than Sachin by the time he retires. 'Numbers with out context'???? Then that is as senseless as it can get.For instance take Desmond Haynes.Sachin avg:ed 3+,scored more than twice the number of runs,scored almost 3 times the number of 100s when compared to Haynes.Based on that, if I conclude that Sachin was 3 dimensionally better to Haynes , then that would be the most senseless verdict.This because the time periods and hence the contexts both of them played in were far different.Similar is the case between Sachin & Kohli. As I said earlier, the pressure of expectations Sachin had to cope with was unreal.And captaincy was added burden on him.On a parallel note Sangakkara was bestowed with huge expectaions of winning the world cup a second time being the ATG batsman of his team in the 2015 world cup.But he couldn't deal with the 'added pressure than normal' and he fumbled. In Sachin's case that was his destiny in each and every match he played in. And yet Sachin has till date performed much better than Kohli in world cups, tournament knock outs, finals etc etc facing much better bowlers. That counts a lot. Let Kohli set that record straight first.Another factor which I have already stated is that Sachin was much better to Kohli in chasing against difficult bowlers & difficult conditions or both.Naturally you won't always get big 100s in such chases.This factor is characterised in Sachin's several inns where he would score very freely while others around him in general really struggled.That is such an important factor which goes unnoticed generally. Chasing is not all about big scores alone.
  18. Sachin Tendulkar v Virat Kohli - who is better ODI batsman?

    i have followed Sachin right from the start of his career. Even before he started to play international cricket he was glorified as some sort of wonder kid by the media thru out the country. Spectators wishing to have 'Sachin at the crease at the cost of even batsmen before him getting out even if it hurts the team fortunes' represents one of several factors of this 'burden of expectations' factor. you are accusing me as being biased for sticking with my reasons, on the other hand you feels Kohli to be better based on your reasons.So I too can accuse you as being biased, isn't it because they are only your opinions.
  19. Sachin Tendulkar v Virat Kohli - who is better ODI batsman?

    an avg: of almost 38 from that decades is not at all 'sucked'. It is infact very good. But yet Sachin was not at his very best during his captaincy period.This because Sachin was already carrying the pressure of burden of huge expectations from various factors.Atleast with captaincy , a player can strip himself of captaincy if he feels it to be too much of a burden and continue as a normal player . But with pressure of expectations there is no such escape route.So naturally, added captaincy pressure was too much for him and he was not at his very best during this period. With Kohli, yes he has a phenomenal record for these easier batting friendly times .But it can also be that Kohli has improved a lot just in 'batting alone' which has nothing to do with captaincy.
  20. Sachin Tendulkar v Virat Kohli - who is better ODI batsman?

    Sachin still the better .But with this mammoth performance in SAF , Kohli has moved a lot nearer to him.Kohli undoubtedly has the better temperament and game sense to chase and finish huge scores(easy batting conditions) while Sachin with much higher amount of pressure of expectations to cope with was not far behind in this regard though. But Sachin was technically better equipped to chase scores in tougher batting conditions.Apart from that Sachin ahead in other factors like world cup performances, tournament knock outs, finals etc etc.
  21. Bhuvneswar Kumar averages 100 in this ODI series

    seems he is not build for one dayers in general .Time to go for some other one day expert in his place.
  22. Feeling so satisfied with Michael Holding crying

    what to do with accusing Imran of that????
  23. Feeling so satisfied with Michael Holding crying

    But fellow PAK players like Aamer Sohail ,Rameez Raja witnessed it a lot of times and made public statements regarding the same which are available for every one to view and read in the net
  24. At last .... one more barrier broken ...Feels happy and relieved. Now need to make it 5-1 And beating this world no:1 SAF team who whitewashed the Aussies 5-0 even with out Amla and Devilliers some months before makes it even satisfying.
  25. Poll : Is Sachin the Greatest batsmen to have played the sport?

    Nothing more to post w.r.t this.Not worth to discuss with a person who believes that a bowler of 31 years old was on his last legs.

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