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    20 years back, on this day - Tendulkar outwits Warne

    These type of filtrations can be done to any batsman to belittle that batsman.Any way an avg: of 36 @ 91.5 from that era is 'not ownage' by any means. And to add to that, some sense less words like 'Sachin got owned almost always' which is far from truth.All in all, does not take off even a bit from Sachin's brilliance as a legendary batsman.
  2. Well, 5 factors need to be taken into account while analysing Kapil the bowler. 1. Longevity- At one point after bowling 21000 balls(Imran bowled only some 19500 balls) , Kapil's avg: stood at 28.86 . And when some body goes on to bowl a mammoth 27000+ balls(especially an allrounder) it is just natural that avg: would dip a lot further due to terminal decline. 2. Kapil had very mediocre bowling support at the other end when compared to several great bowlers. 3.Kapil played non stop cricket .Huge work density had its impact on his stats.This factor is emphatically reflected in the fact that after 62 tests Kapil's wkts tally stood at 4 wkts/test(in just 5 years and 5 months). Then his knee injury and related surgery happend.He didn't take adequate time to recover and straight away played which resulted in 2.46 wkts only in his next 26 tests( 64 wkts in 26 tests).All in all, where as Imran took long 21 years to bowl 19500 balls ,Kapil bowled those no: of balls in just 8 years and 5 months. 4. Kapil never resorted to unethical tampering methods. 5. Even against all the above adversities he had the best bowling avg: against WI , the undoubtedly best team of his era or perhaps all time ,among FAB 4. It is based on such contexts that a bowler like Kapil need to be analysed.To me he is easily a 26.85 avg: bowler And hence for me he is the best all rounder among the FAB 4 of 80s.
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    Pakistan fast bowling factory

    come with some thing sensible. At least that will not make you a complete idiot
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    Pakistan fast bowling factory

    Nothing much expecting from you.
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    Pakistan fast bowling factory

    infact bombed by the ICC using multi cameras and neutral umpires so that the bottle top operations( the basic ingredient) with in the factory are nullified to 0 effect.
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    Pakistan fast bowling factory

    Truth hurts. When some body calls spade a spade, it is really really difficult for hard core supporters to accept that.And then comes emotional words like 'chest pumping,Bumrhi,no clue about our fast bowling Prowess,over the moon,jelousy' etc etc.That is natural. And it is not really difficult to identify the basic reasons w.r.t your 'greatness in fast bowling prowess'.A simple google search with the apt words needed would do. And several of even your own ex players have portrayed the reasons behind those prowess. So , before blaming others do the needed google search first.Then you would realize that the fault is not with the accusers , but with your fast bowlers itself.
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    Subramaniam Badrinath

    Was never impressed with this guy.Very slow reflexes required to survive in alien conditions.
  8. Vengsarkar is asolutely spot on w.r.t one of the basic 'dont's' that have always been the curse of Indian cricket.A politician or somebody who do not know the abcd of the game like Sreenivasan must not interfere in selection policies.Selectors should always be ex players or some others who are experts with regard to technique, talent etc etc.
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    Reason behind Mohammed Shammi's decline

    I think it is unfair to blame Shami with out knowing the deeper details of the problem.
  10. Going by the records, there is no doubt that Akram was an ATG fast bowler.Surprised that OP has termed his stats as 'not great'. An avg: of 23+ after taking 414 wkts for a fast bowler is nothing less than great .But the only problem for people who believe in fair play is the factor of 'ball tampering'. After all both the Ws were the inheritant disciples of the kaptaan Khan who was the pioneer of that 'wicked art'. Isn't it?
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    Dabur Amla career over????

    Seems Amla is on a terminal decline....Difficult to spring a surprise unless he improves his fitness immensely
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    SA vs Australia, 1st test Durban

    Deviliers made looking even Pujara 'the most sensible'. What a mental midget this guy is.No game sense what so ever.
  13. The inevitable results of the likes of Eduljis having a say in administration. These undeserving shame less creatures basically do not have any moral right to have a say on any administrative matter w.r.t cricket.
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    Best ever tour of South Africa?

    2011 series was the best series so far India drew the test series 1-1(most important format) lost the one day series narrowly 3-2 won the single T20.
  15. yes , but at the cost of 'series after series' in tougher conditions. We bat up to no: 9 apart from 3 quality spinners tailor made for Indian conditions.Even then if we can't win in the subcontinent with out the service of this one dimensional batsman, we even don't deserve to play .
  16. You have been vastly influencing negatively the fortunes of the team in the longer format.And it seems you are not satisfied with it.Some people are examples of the fact that toughness of skin alone and not any skill at all is required to live as a millionaire in these modern times. And you are a prime example of that. For GOD's sake please retire from the game of cricket itself.
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    Sachin Tendulkar v Virat Kohli - who is better ODI batsman?

    It is not the case of current lot of bowlers bowling with far lesser avg:s on the avg: in general in the 90s and 2000s.It is even not the case of these set of bowlers needing to be credited with lot more weightage when they are compared with those bowlers from 90s and 2000s.But it is the case of Sachin's avg: getting affected because of him starting even from NOV 89 and going thru periods of times where even 200 was defendable total and hence evaluating his avg: and str:rate based on that & not merely by taking numerical values of his stats in one one comparison with Kohli or any current generation batsman.
  18. 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.
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    Bumrah no. 1 in odi ranking

    Spot on.Still can't digest the captain,coach,senior players etc etc who had been having the experience of going thru the motions of several live match situations made such a crucial blunder in that match.
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    Virat Kohli In last two years of ODI stats

    yes... But not that SL is that bad.They whitewashed PAK&AUS, lost to India only 1-0 in India etc etc in tests.It's just that we rolled over them in their country. So Virat's performance against SL takes nothing away.And what not they have some fresh faces who are really looking impressive.So India needs to be more serious and cautious in further contests with them.
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    Virat Kohli In last two years of ODI stats

    Yes.... I was aware, but just faded away from memory... correct.... only 80 inns.... means Virat needs to maintain this performance for just 2 more years... that would be absolutely phenomenal....Even more remarkable considering this era to be lot more professional, competitive & prone to scrutiny from various factors.
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    Virat Kohli In last two years of ODI stats

    If he manages to do this in 99 inns(currently 42), that would just be literally bradmanesque!!!!!!!!!!!
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    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
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    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.
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    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.

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