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Everything posted by Ironhide

  1. Can't wait for June 4th !!

    Just because cricketers don't say things in media doesn't mean that they play Pakistan as any other team, just check out the Yuvraj interview with Preity Zinta to get a glimpse of what they actually think, even then he told to change the topic saying everyone knows the history of our countries and what feeling we get but i cant say that on TV etc..
  2. Can't wait for June 4th !!

    And i repeat India vs Pakistan can never be just a game of bat and ball at the end of the day, and it is the same for both Fans as well as Cricketers.
  3. Can't wait for June 4th !!

    India vs Pakistan is much more than sport, it is the same even for the players eventhough they try to play it indifferent in press conference. Yuvraj once said the same thing in his interview with Preity Zinta on her talk show, he said something like the India vs Pakistan match is special and heated for the reasons we all know and i can't tell that on TV. When your countrymen are getting killed because of the idiotic and stone age mentality of your enemy country, it is no longer "Political dick measuring" as you call it but it is actually Real and hits home quite close for most of the Indians.
  4. In a telephonic chat with Reuters, Umesh said that although the core of the attack is ready, it still needs a helping hand in the form of a specialist bowling coach, ahead of the upcoming overseas tours. "I think we now have the pace attack to win Test series in these countries," Yadav said. "A fast bowling coach will definitely help bowlers like Ishant, Shami, Bhuvi and myself to improve. In some matches I bowl badly and don't realise what went wrong and how to correct. A fast bowling coach can help us correct our mistakes and improve as bowler," he added. Umesh enjoyed a breakthrough series against Australia, finishing with 17 wickets from four Tests, at an impressive average of 23.41 and recollected the handy advice given to him by batting coach, Sanjay Bangar, a former pace bowling all-rounder himself. "I had been bowling short for some time and then Bangar asked me to bowl a much fuller length," he said. "He suggested that if I bowl a fuller length it would give the ball enough time to swing in air. Bangar told me not to either rush through my bowling strides or run too slow. He encouraged me to find my ideal rhythm and that is what I focus on while bowling. For me as a bowler, rhythm is very important. I don't even look at the pitch before a test match. I just try to get into a nice rhythm as early as possible and rest just happens," the Vidarbha pacer added. While Umesh reckons that he's coming of age, he's also conscious of the fact that he has just one five-wicket haul from 31 Tests, a record that he is keen on improving. "I think about it and feel I should have got more five-fors in the 31 tests I've played so far," he said. "I want to change that and I'm working hard. The Australia series has given me a lot of confidence. I want to be more aggressive in my bowling. I'm going to bowl more bouncers and yorkers now," Umesh concluded. http://www.cricbuzz.com/cricket-news/93971/a-fast-bowling-coach-can-help-us-correct-our-mistakes-umesh-yadav
  5. 4 crores is not a big issue, 100 days max is. Team India needs a Full Time coach not a part-timer.
  6. Zaheer said he can't give more than 100 days which was a laughable demand and rightfully rejected by the BCCI.

    Aaron is bowling within himself as he has no security/backing, No Indian central contract this year and his last IPL side RCB also released him. If he messes things up now, it may lead to bowling 140-150k for few lakhs in domestic cricket in the physical prime of his career.
  8. Nehra swinging the ball at 141 KPH
  9. Kohli was happy for Yuvi, said it is good for Indian cricket and Yuvi will be good for Champions Trophy. So, Yuvi has sealed his Champions Trophy slot.
  10. Ishant Sharma roped in by Kings XI Punjab

    I say Good on Viru picking Ishant, two crores are peanuts for Burman and Wadia. Ishant can be a decent back up in case of injuries and it is always good to have International class bowler to bowl in nets for the squad batsmen. Also, It is much better than one of your International bowler sitting at home for two months and sulking over missing the IPL.
  11. Srini to come back as India's representative at ICC?

    The idiots in COA are trying to block Srini from attending the meeting while all state units feel only Srini can fight for India's rights, these COA idiots are hell bent on stabbing Indian cricket in the back. Hopefully, some loophole is utilsed and Srini somehow attends this meeting, it will be like Don Corleone himself attending the meeting, all other boards will **** themselves after seeing him.
  12. While there have been a lot of Retards/Journalists/Sanjay manjrekar who are calling for Bhuvneshwar Kumar to reduce his speed to 125-130k instead of his present speeds of 135-142k to gain swing, the Indian bowling coach has supported Bhuvi and said you need not reduce bowling speed for swing. "B Arun, India's bowling coach, is not worried about Bhuvneshwar's seemingly stalled progress. In the first place, he does not think Bhuvneshwar would necessarily have to sacrifice swing to bowl quicker. "Pertaining to Bhuvneshwar, there are people who bowl 140+ [kmph] and still swing the ball," Arun said, after rain washed out the second day's play. "Bhuvi's USP was swing. He has now definitely put more yards in his pace. But it's only matter of time [before he returns]. It's not like he's not swinging the ball. He needs to be consistent. With work, he will definitely come back." http://www.espncricinfo.com/india-v-south-africa-2015-16/content/story/941205.html
  13. The Goose is cooked guys, Manohar ran away when he felt he was losing but according to latest news Nine out of ten cricket boards have requested him to stay back and push through new ICC constitution. The Supreme Court and the COA have backstabbed Indian cricket in the name of virtue signalling and cleaning the game. Here are some latest excerpts : " Manohar is back, ultimately persuaded by a vast majority of the ICC Board directors to return. The push to bring him back began immediately after the announcement of his resignation on the morning of March 15, as a host of ICC directors along with ICC management - led by CEO Dave Richardson - got into a huddle. The majority quickly agreed that they could not let Manohar go. As one of the main architects of the incoming and fresh ICC constitution, it was thought vital for him to see the process through. Such was the support behind him, the ICC board resolution circulated this week requesting him to remain in post was passed with overwhelming support: nine of the ten Full Members backed it. Only Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) opposed. "He is the architect of the proposed constitutional changes. He is the man who has led that and therefore is the man who needs to finish it. We needed him to conclude the task." Other than Richardson, Giles Clarke (ECB president, and a member of the team that has drafted the new constitution), Chris Nenzani (Cricket South Africa president) and Dave Cameron (WICB president) also called on Manohar to try and change his mind. "It is very obvious to us all - ICC directors - that we have got an enormously complex situation in India with the COA seeking guidance from the court on all sorts of matters, and so does the court, which is trying to understand the whole thing. Now you have got a man who understands the Indian court system - he is the ICC chairman. You don't want to lose that. He is valuable." http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci-icc/content/story/1088331.html
  14. No, It is about following the legal MPA signed between BCCI and ICC which cannot be changed until 2023. The ICC can have another vote in 2023 to change it if members agree at that time anything else will be a breach of Legally binding Members Participation Agreement signed between BCCI and ICC Business Co.
  15. But that is the point, Both ECB and ACB want Manohar's help in ramming through the new ICC constitution. Who cares about the new ICC chairman after June if the new constitution is passed and enacted.
  16. Looks like the ECB and the ACB have convinced this traitor again after some discussions, Don't know what trick they have in mind for the voting numbers in the next ICC meeting, the statement from BCB President does not look good. Any comments @Malcolm Merlyn
  17. Yup, Nice to see Kohli working for player's rights, the contract values have doubled from 1 crore, 50 Lakhs, 25 Lakhs to 2 crore, 1 crore and 50 Lakhs. This way even the lowest C grade payment is good enough.
  18. BCCI has already got the numbers while meeting and announcing the Tri Series with Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, apart from that Zim and WICB vote are expected to vote in BCCI favour. ICC Needs 8-2 majority to change the constitution, this is just a Thermo-Nuclear option in case anyone tries to act funny. This is the new CEO talking in Legal terms, Srinivasan would have directly told everyone to *k off whereas the CEO Johri is being professional and using Legal terms from the 2014 signed documents.
  19. Looks like Even the ICC Broadcasters which is Star India is against the new revenue distribution model which reduces India's share from 20% to 10%. Some important Para from the above article: "While Star refuses to comment on the issue right now, industry sources say it is clear the broadcaster was not going to risk its investments in a market clouded with uncertainty, given the flashpoint that the BCCI had reached with the ICC and Manohar in particular." "Only a strong India at the ICC can possibly make way for any such resolutions. Nothing will work if the idea is to eat into India's space and work on the idea of a new power centre" "What the broadcast industry clearly realises is that Australia and England, the old power centres in cricket, have been struggling to sell their own respective rights that are up for renewal. A flurry of market experiments are being proposed - by way of bundling of rights, restructuring bilateral cycles, grabbing the annual September-October window and more. Broadcasters, nevertheless, want to wait and watch where India's headed from here."
  20. This is the real reason Manohar ran away from ICC and not his silly "Personal reasons". Manohar is a lawyer and knew it is check-mate time for him, so ran away like he always does.
  21. I was not expecting this but it seems like that Manohar and the COA have already done a hit job on India and he is now leaving the ICC post at peace, some important things stated by cricinfo: "It was a very good, constructive meeting," Manohar said. "I will maintain even today that there cannot be a scientific formula." The meeting was called by both parties to try and reach a solution that would enable the new constitution to be passed at the ICC board meetings in Dubai in April. An official privy to the details indicated that both parties seemed to have worked out a figure that was higher than the one discussed in February. In a statement following Manohar's resignation, the BCCI expressed its "surprise" at the "sudden decision". "Mr. Manohar's contribution to Indian cricket is invaluable. He is a man of few words but excellent deeds. The BCCI Committee of Administrators (CoA) was looking forward to a long-term cooperation between the ICC and BCCI with Mr. Manohar at the helm of affairs." Manohar said he could not have revealed his decision earlier to the ICC. "Most of the directors would not have allowed me not to resign." He said he was happy with the work he had managed to accomplish during his eight-month tenure, and that he could not say whether he had disappointed the ICC board by leaving at this critical juncture. http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci-icc/content/story/1086842.html
  22. The ICC constitutional reforms not passing would mean that India's shares remains at 20.6% according to existing norms or are they going to negotiate on this in the April meeting?
  23. @Malcolm Merlyn What rubbish is this by the COA? look at all the bonhomie between BCCI COA and Manohar, looks like we were celebrating a false victory and Manohar has succeed in his job of undermining the Indian cricket and is now returning back with satisfaction.
  24. Shashank Manohar Resigns As ICC Chairman

    @Malcolm Merlyn Vilander has a point though, just by putting it down to vote Manohar has created loads of problems for Indian cricket, we have to be sure of getting At Least another 3 boards who will vote against receiving more money just to please the BCCI. IF any of SLC, WICB and BCB does not back us at the last moment we are *edd.
  25. Shashank Manohar Resigns As ICC Chairman

    LOL Pakistan kicked out, the PCB chairman was giving Anti-BCCI statements after statements in the last two months. Eventhough the BCCI is at its weakest, they have struck back within a month of getting a bloody nose. The ICC chairman Shashank Manohar ran away and now this Quadrangular Cup involving Pakistan and South Africa has been changed into a Triangular with Bangladesh , Sri Lanka and India. That's the ICC voting block for next month right in front of you.

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