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    SUMO reacted to express bowling in Steve Smith reclaims No.1 Test ranking from Virat Kohli   
    Failing in almost all the knockout matches of big tournaments, especially in the last 6 years, does not count. ?
     
    Big players are defined by performances in big matches and big series / tournaments.
     
    Let's take the example of Kohli in different series in  test matches in recent times without comparing him to others.
     
     ---  He averaged 152 against SL at home in late 2017.
    --  Averaged 48 against SA in SA in early 2018.
    --  Averaged 59 against England in England in mid 2018.
     
    The last 2 series I outlined above will go down as icononic performances in his career as he was the highest scorer from either side in tough batting conditions away from home. It confirmed his status as a great test match batsman.
     
      While the much higher series average of 152 against SL, at home will carry much less weight and will be much easily forgotten. Just batting averages and centuries do not always tell the complete story.
     
    Although overall stats are important and make a player good or bad ... but a player must perform in big matches / tournaments to be remembered as a great.
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    SUMO reacted to express bowling in Steve Smith reclaims No.1 Test ranking from Virat Kohli   
    I would too.
     
    Kohli's legacy as a top ODI batsman has taken a beating after his twin failures in CT 17 final and WC 19 semi final.
     
    I rate him as a much better test and T20I batsman as of today. 
     
     
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    SUMO reacted to bahubali in Steve Smith reclaims No.1 Test ranking from Virat Kohli   
    Only in India people celebrate useless centuries in biletral, impact wise even Rohit and dhwan has better ICC performance than choker biletral king kohli. But if he doesn't do his act right he ll be like rich man Amla performance s without a substance. Current generation stokes and Smith has played more iconic inning than anybody else. These 2 are real star of this generation and from India if bumrah continue like this he ll be remembered as most iconic player than useless century king.
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    SUMO reacted to putrevus in Steve Smith reclaims No.1 Test ranking from Virat Kohli   
    Even Kohli won world cup and CT .Collis King scored 86 in world cup finals, it does not make him better batsman than Gordon Greenidge.
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    SUMO reacted to express bowling in Steve Smith reclaims No.1 Test ranking from Virat Kohli   
    Sachin would have averaged much higher in that era.
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    SUMO reacted to express bowling in Steve Smith reclaims No.1 Test ranking from Virat Kohli   
    No.  
     
    Apart from the 153 in the 2nd test, Kohli scored 54  and  41 in the 3rd test, on a very tough pitch, which we won.
     
    And he was the highest scorer from either side in a very low scoring series where batting was not easy.
     
     
     
    Yes. but Kohli did score 123 on a tough Perth pitch and another 82 in Melbourne. It wasn't a flop tour.
     
     
    Early drops happened only in his innings of 149 in the first test.  Being dropped on 91 and then scoring 103, as happened in the 3rd test, is not much of an impactful happening. Moreover, dropped catches are part and parcel of the game.
     
    Kohli was the highest scorer from either side in a long series in England too. Includes innings of 149,  103, 97,  58,  51, 49, 46.   Definitely creditable considering that batting conditions were rather tough in the first 4 tests.
     
     
    Smith is a much better test batsman than Kohli. Nothing much to discuss here.  But that does not make Kohli an average test batsman. He is the 2nd best test batsman now, albeit quite some distance below Smith. 
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    SUMO got a reaction from cowboysfan in Home conditions will be the final frontier for Bumrah   
    He should play all test matches and important bilateral ODIs only that too when series is alive.
    No T20 stuff upto 2 months prior to WCT20.
     
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    SUMO got a reaction from flamy in Vihari can survive in intl cricket?? Your thoughts?   
    He has not disappointed even once in his short career.
    Did well in England test debut. Opened the batting courageously in Australia. Rocking in the middle order.
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    SUMO got a reaction from nevada in Vihari can survive in intl cricket?? Your thoughts?   
    I think he is good enough to play as 6th batsman, has got good technique to handle pace, gritty with appetite for runs. 
    He should bowl more often, has potential to give 8-10 overs a day.
    But we want to try exciting Gill, that why doubting him.
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    SUMO got a reaction from express bowling in Home conditions will be the final frontier for Bumrah   
    He should play all test matches and important bilateral ODIs only that too when series is alive.
    No T20 stuff upto 2 months prior to WCT20.
     
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    SUMO reacted to Late Cut in Bumrah vs Hasan Ali ---- Who's better prospect.   
    Wtf nonsense is this? Wasim, Waqar and Imran will be a footnote on Bumrah’s ass by the time his career is done. Bumrah is more charismatic by far than any of those radical islamists with their ass backwards world views. 
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    SUMO reacted to Vijy in Bumrah vs Hasan Ali ---- Who's better prospect.   
    better than comparing ahmed shehzad to kohli, or faheem ashraf to pandya, or babar azam to bradman. the list goes on greenbro.
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    SUMO reacted to New guy in West Indies vs India, 2nd Test, ICC World Test Championship at Kingston, Aug 30 - Sep 3 2019   
    The catches which Pant took today, Dhoni couldnt even dream of pacers. Man I hate people like you going after a young guy for no reason. And you dont have the common sense to understand that the ball was cutting into the batsman so any keeper would move that way
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    SUMO reacted to express bowling in West Indies vs India, 2nd Test, ICC World Test Championship at Kingston, Aug 30 - Sep 3 2019   
    When Vihari came to bat, it was 160 odd for 4.
     
    And the ball was bouncing and moving.
     
    We could have capitulated to a 270 all out type score if Vihari did not show grit.
     
    I agree with you about the fact that a bit more earnestness could have been shown after our team crossed 320 or thereabouts.
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    SUMO got a reaction from Suhaan in India A vs SA A   
    Ishan kishan played a blinder...single handedly won for india A
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    SUMO got a reaction from Mosher in India A vs SA A   
    Ishan kishan played a blinder...single handedly won for india A
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    SUMO got a reaction from saik in India A vs SA A   
    Ishan kishan played a blinder...single handedly won for india A
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    SUMO reacted to velu in Aussie players wearing something similar to sports bra ?   
    first time seeing men wearing this..
    sports bra for men    
     

     
     
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Jeic0gJNjM
     
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    SUMO got a reaction from someone in Feroz Shah Kotla to be renamed as Arun Jaitley Stadium   
    Q: Was arun jaitley a cricketer? 
    A: How many centuries feroz shah has scored along with bradman?
     
    Q: what's his contribution for cricket?
    A: served as DDCA president for 14 years during 1999-2013. Viru, gauti, virat, ashish, aakash all debuted in this period and they hail jaitley's contribution.
     
    Q: why not make a new stadium to name it on arun jaitley?
    A: He got the stadium renovated with modern facilities, increasing it's capacity with world class dressing rooms.
     
    Q: Then, Name it on a famous cricketer.
    A: I agree. But that's the different issue. 
    I will prefer Arun Jaitley's name anyday over Feroz shah, an invader, iconoclast, temple destroyer, jihadist.
     
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    SUMO got a reaction from sscomp32 in Feroz Shah Kotla to be renamed as Arun Jaitley Stadium   
    Q: Was arun jaitley a cricketer? 
    A: How many centuries feroz shah has scored along with bradman?
     
    Q: what's his contribution for cricket?
    A: served as DDCA president for 14 years during 1999-2013. Viru, gauti, virat, ashish, aakash all debuted in this period and they hail jaitley's contribution.
     
    Q: why not make a new stadium to name it on arun jaitley?
    A: He got the stadium renovated with modern facilities, increasing it's capacity with world class dressing rooms.
     
    Q: Then, Name it on a famous cricketer.
    A: I agree. But that's the different issue. 
    I will prefer Arun Jaitley's name anyday over Feroz shah, an invader, iconoclast, temple destroyer, jihadist.
     
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    SUMO got a reaction from Turning_track in Feroz Shah Kotla to be renamed as Arun Jaitley Stadium   
    Q: Was arun jaitley a cricketer? 
    A: How many centuries feroz shah has scored along with bradman?
     
    Q: what's his contribution for cricket?
    A: served as DDCA president for 14 years during 1999-2013. Viru, gauti, virat, ashish, aakash all debuted in this period and they hail jaitley's contribution.
     
    Q: why not make a new stadium to name it on arun jaitley?
    A: He got the stadium renovated with modern facilities, increasing it's capacity with world class dressing rooms.
     
    Q: Then, Name it on a famous cricketer.
    A: I agree. But that's the different issue. 
    I will prefer Arun Jaitley's name anyday over Feroz shah, an invader, iconoclast, temple destroyer, jihadist.
     
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    SUMO got a reaction from maniac in Feroz Shah Kotla to be renamed as Arun Jaitley Stadium   
    Q: Was arun jaitley a cricketer? 
    A: How many centuries feroz shah has scored along with bradman?
     
    Q: what's his contribution for cricket?
    A: served as DDCA president for 14 years during 1999-2013. Viru, gauti, virat, ashish, aakash all debuted in this period and they hail jaitley's contribution.
     
    Q: why not make a new stadium to name it on arun jaitley?
    A: He got the stadium renovated with modern facilities, increasing it's capacity with world class dressing rooms.
     
    Q: Then, Name it on a famous cricketer.
    A: I agree. But that's the different issue. 
    I will prefer Arun Jaitley's name anyday over Feroz shah, an invader, iconoclast, temple destroyer, jihadist.
     
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    SUMO got a reaction from Ironhide in Feroz Shah Kotla to be renamed as Arun Jaitley Stadium   
    Q: Was arun jaitley a cricketer? 
    A: How many centuries feroz shah has scored along with bradman?
     
    Q: what's his contribution for cricket?
    A: served as DDCA president for 14 years during 1999-2013. Viru, gauti, virat, ashish, aakash all debuted in this period and they hail jaitley's contribution.
     
    Q: why not make a new stadium to name it on arun jaitley?
    A: He got the stadium renovated with modern facilities, increasing it's capacity with world class dressing rooms.
     
    Q: Then, Name it on a famous cricketer.
    A: I agree. But that's the different issue. 
    I will prefer Arun Jaitley's name anyday over Feroz shah, an invader, iconoclast, temple destroyer, jihadist.
     
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    SUMO got a reaction from adi B in Feroz Shah Kotla to be renamed as Arun Jaitley Stadium   
    Q: Was arun jaitley a cricketer? 
    A: How many centuries feroz shah has scored along with bradman?
     
    Q: what's his contribution for cricket?
    A: served as DDCA president for 14 years during 1999-2013. Viru, gauti, virat, ashish, aakash all debuted in this period and they hail jaitley's contribution.
     
    Q: why not make a new stadium to name it on arun jaitley?
    A: He got the stadium renovated with modern facilities, increasing it's capacity with world class dressing rooms.
     
    Q: Then, Name it on a famous cricketer.
    A: I agree. But that's the different issue. 
    I will prefer Arun Jaitley's name anyday over Feroz shah, an invader, iconoclast, temple destroyer, jihadist.
     
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    SUMO got a reaction from sergio04 in Feroz Shah Kotla to be renamed as Arun Jaitley Stadium   
    Q: Was arun jaitley a cricketer? 
    A: How many centuries feroz shah has scored along with bradman?
     
    Q: what's his contribution for cricket?
    A: served as DDCA president for 14 years during 1999-2013. Viru, gauti, virat, ashish, aakash all debuted in this period and they hail jaitley's contribution.
     
    Q: why not make a new stadium to name it on arun jaitley?
    A: He got the stadium renovated with modern facilities, increasing it's capacity with world class dressing rooms.
     
    Q: Then, Name it on a famous cricketer.
    A: I agree. But that's the different issue. 
    I will prefer Arun Jaitley's name anyday over Feroz shah, an invader, iconoclast, temple destroyer, jihadist.
     
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