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  1. I have argued with so many people (away from this forum) in the last few weeks about the utter stupidity of this tactic. When I would read on this forum that many people supported this move I was at a loss to how so many people could justify such stupidity. Fielding two spinners in seaming conditions is equivalent to wearing nothing but a kachaa on a trip to Siberia during the height of winter.
  2. Was right behind the bowler in the stadium yesterday and as I saw Indian wickets fall like a house of cards, I couldn’t help but think had we had a slightly more competent batting order- we would have walked away with that game. Vijay near retirement, Dhawan never was a test opener and Chepu struggles overseas. You can’t do worse than get out for 10-15 odd runs. At least with a youngster we will be investing for the future ie they can learn from their failures. I think there’s enough data on our current top order to know that they will never be solid, let alone gun overseas batsmen. Shubman Gill looks ready with a game set up for test cricket. Something radical is required.
  3. DK KLR Rahane Kohli (c) Ideally Gill but with current set I'd go Dhawan- he did well once down the order in Brisbane on a bowler friendly track Pant (wk) Pandya Ashwin Shami Ishant Umesh
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    Teenagers are no longer making debut for India

    who wants to see Shaw, Gill, Nagarkoti and Mavi in first team? I'm happy with Raina, Dhoni and Deepak Chahar.
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    Things that can go in favor of Indian team in England

    England have a lot of left handers. Ashwin or Kuldeep should come into play.
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    Play Pant and Karthik

    I'd play Pant and DK. With DK as an opener. Pujara, Vijay and Dhawan are hopeless.
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    Many Sikhs in UK don’t want to be identified as ‘Indian’

    Just to summarise for everyone out there: Your claims: Punjab not prosperous under the Mughals, no literature/artistry, pre Mughal rule Punjab especially poor From Rajmohan Gandhi's work on Punjab- I spell it out for you in colours as I can see there are some comprehension issues. "For centuries, Punjab, due to its wealth and cultural richness, has faced number of invasions from its western frontier. As an exception, about two centuries of Mughal rule from Babur to Aurangzeb represented an extended period of peace and prosperity as well as stability and serenity." http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/t/the-panjab-and-the-rise-of-sikh-power/ Victoria and Albert Museum from the UK: ‘The Panjab was the wealthiest province of the Mughal empire in the late 16th and 17th centuries.‘ ‘His rule was characterised by his tolerance, with Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims all holding equally high office at court.’ Just let me know which of the bits in red you are struggling to get through your head and we'll see if we can help you out. PS next move will be pictorial illustrations, if that fails animated videos. If that fails children's TV strategies. With you, I can't rule anything out.
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    Many Sikhs in UK don’t want to be identified as ‘Indian’

    who said Heer Ranjha was the only artistic achievement? straw man after straw man....deary me. I provided UK academic source for the claim of how wealthy Punjab was under Mughal era. If you can't read English, that's not my fault is it. Totally agree that sensible historians don't make false inferences-and thats why we would never classify you as a sensible historian.
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    Many Sikhs in UK don’t want to be identified as ‘Indian’

    you are going by very specific outcome measures (and relying on dearth of numerical evidence in other areas) and pinning all your arguments on that. Just because we don't have analytics on every measure in history doesn't mean one can't make inferences. That's wha sensible historians do. You are so overconfident and yet so historically inaccurate it's painful to engage with someone who is deviant from reality. After Rasgulla you are most deserving of the laughing stock/misinformation/delusional award. Ever heard of Sheikh Farid, aka baba Farid, Waris Shah, Bulah Shah and Baba Nanak. I guess the Heer Ranjha is not very famous...it's only world renowned. Unlike other literature which has reached mars- the planet you seem to live on.
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    Many Sikhs in UK don’t want to be identified as ‘Indian’

    one instance of a wealthy person is not something you can extrapolate to an entire state
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    Many Sikhs in UK don’t want to be identified as ‘Indian’

    Bhai I would also include Hindu and Muslim Punjabis in that talented group.
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    Many Sikhs in UK don’t want to be identified as ‘Indian’

    economic and social prosperity is not a pre requisite for wining olympic gold medals, Jamaican sprinters are a case in point
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    Many Sikhs in UK don’t want to be identified as ‘Indian’

    but but children in Bengal did more hours of revision so they are the more academic state. Case closed. No other perspective required...lol
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    Many Sikhs in UK don’t want to be identified as ‘Indian’

    you don't know sh*t, I get the feeling you are making up most things as you go along
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    Many Sikhs in UK don’t want to be identified as ‘Indian’

    Lol...this coming from a team that has relied on a Jharkandi + a Kashmiri pundit + corruption as the pillars of their success. Doesn’t get any more besharam than this. Reminds me of a guy in our class who said he banged more girls than any of us but in actual fact they were all prostitutes.
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    Many Sikhs in UK don’t want to be identified as ‘Indian’

    This is why it’s important to call people out on their BS: UK academic source FYI, not the copy from your local bazaar that you seem to be reading from: http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/t/the-panjab-and-the-rise-of-sikh-power/ ‘The Panjab was the wealthiest province of the Mughal empire in the late 16th and 17th centuries.‘ ‘His rule was characterised by his tolerance, with Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims all holding equally high office at court.’
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    Many Sikhs in UK don’t want to be identified as ‘Indian’

    It’s quite funny; you accuse others of being racist and having a chip on their shoulder, when you yourself are the bext exponent of these qualities
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    Indian players whose careers are at stake this England tour

    Tests Ashwin (overseas test career) Pujara Dhawan DK (although is career been on the line ever since he debuted)
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    Many Sikhs in UK don’t want to be identified as ‘Indian’

    re: ^ Bhai it was only in response to some who claimed Punjab to be a mediocre state. Please don't confuse this with an attempt to undermine other states. I am also aware and will happily acknowledge that Punjabis aren't the only talented people of India- I would however claim and standby that they are amongst the most talented
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    Many Sikhs in UK don’t want to be identified as ‘Indian’

    And the only Indian to ever win an Olympic Gold Medal: Abhinav Bindra
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    Many Sikhs in UK don’t want to be identified as ‘Indian’

    excellent point.
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    Many Sikhs in UK don’t want to be identified as ‘Indian’

    Or What about Dr. Ken Nischal- co-author of the most widely used text book in Ophthalmology in the world: Kanski Clinical Ophthalmology. Not to mention a pioneer in Paediatric Corneal surgery.
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    Many Sikhs in UK don’t want to be identified as ‘Indian’

    I guess Bhagat Singh and Uddham Singh didn't do much for India either. And the Punjabi's didn't contribute much during Indo Pak war of 1970s. What a mediocre state we are? Lol
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    Many Sikhs in UK don’t want to be identified as ‘Indian’

    Or the guy who pioneered laser eye surgery, LASEK. Prof. Sunil Shah: https://www.westbournecentre.com/sunil-shah

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