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  1. upriser7

    2019 Lok Sabha elections thread

    Not much surprises when it comes to LS elections this time...expected comfortable win for NDA. I am mainly curios about assembly elections in my state this time (AP)...it's gonna be super tight. Even some reliable exit polls agencies have made contrasting predictions for AP this time. Personally, I think Jagan is going to edge this one....CBN has been acting strangely in last few days with all these meetings with 3rd front leaders. One thing for sure, I don't see either of BJP, Congress winning a single LS seat in AP atleast in near future. Congress though have royally messed up the way they handled Andhra over last decade. It used to be such a major state for Congress, it went from winning 32 seats in 2009 to almost 0-1 in both Telugu States this time. It has totally disappeared in Andhra now, all their major leaders also shifted to TDP, YCP. KCR is trying to do the same thing in Telengana. BJP has almost zero presence in Andhra, I don't think it's gonna change in near future..but atleast in Telengana, I think BJP can slowly get better in future.
  2. upriser7

    2 (8) in a final

    Both Dhoni & Lebron have similar record in finals 3-6 :)
  3. That last one was a clear LBW. I saw the replay later...that was a good decision
  4. upriser7

    All jokes, and fan banter aside..

    If that's the case, why doesn't every IPL final end in a last ball finish lol...thing is T20 is a dynamic format which has lots of twists & turns. Just look at the last T20 World Cup..imagine if that India-Bangla match happened in IPL? Pretty sure everyone would be going OTT with fixing claims. Same thing with final where Braithwaite hit those 4 sixes...that's the thing with T20s. It's just way too unpredictable. Moreover, first appreciate the bowling man...Malinga just didn't give Watson, Jadeja any loose ball in final over...he just executed it perfectly. It was excellent death bowling from MI fast bowlers that won them the match. Just think logically for a second, cricket is a sport where if you wanna fix something, then almost majority of the players need to be part of it. Most of the players involved in this match are high profile Indian & international players. These are players who already earn ton of money and also have big legacy. Why would they even want to risk all of it just for fixing a match? It sounds extremely dumb even on IPL part if even just one of the player comes out lol. There might be spot fixing here & there in cricket but the notion that these matches are fixed is just stupidity imo...especially high profile tournaments like this. Also, if I am IPL president or anything, I would rather fix it to have some new teams like say RCB vs DC/RR in final than have MI vs CSK lol. We have decent number of close finishes due to the nature of format and the fact that most of these teams are lot more evenly matched.
  5. Umesh Yadav is the most brainless bowler I have seen in recent times...gosh it's so frustrating watching him bowl
  6. Why would Vihari go for high price? I don't think he is an ideal T20 batsman. I remember him playing for Sunrisers in 1 season and he wasn't that good, also had relatively low Strikerate
  7. Sachin Irfan Pathan ( used to be such a crazy fanboy of Irfan...Punjab was even my 2nd fav team in IPL just due to Irfan lol) Rohit Bumrah Virat
  8. Watched a Telugu movie called 'Goodachari' today. It was easily one of the best spy thrillers I have seen. Considering the budget and all the constraints, the output was pretty impressive. Stunts, twists were pretty damn good, never a dull moment in the entire movie. And thankfully not many songs or crap like that, there were just some two 1 min songs. The way movie ended, it hinted they are gonna have a sequel. They can probably make a pretty good franchise series based on this. The story writer of the movie was also the hero and that guy was pretty good in the role, he also was storywriter for one of his earlier movies - 'Kshanam' which also was a pretty good thriller despite some copy scenes. btw, would definitely recommend this movie.
  9. upriser7

    World Badminton Championships 2018

    yeah...pressure is a bitch
  10. upriser7

    World Badminton Championships 2018

    I think Sindhu might easily end up as India's greatest female athlete by the time she finishes her career...she is almost there if she wins tomorrow...Sindhu has pretty good chance to end her career with most number of medals in World Championships history (Women's Singles)...as of now she has 4 and I think highest is some Chinese player with 5... she is just a different player when it comes to big tournaments...reached QF in all the 5 World Championships she played in and reached SF in 4 out of 5 tournaments. Also reached final in biggest event of the year in last 3 years (Olympics 2016, WC 2017 and now WC 2018)...that's freaking impressive considering how competitive Women's Singles competition has been in recent years... I just hope she wins Gold this time, last year's final loss was so heart breaking
  11. upriser7

    Non choking Saffer

    ABD played a similar knock against Gujarat in 2016 IPL Qualifier1. Infact ABD's knock was better...RCB were something 40/5 and had to chase 170.. ABD took them home. ABD also did play a very good knock in the 2015 WC SF...not his fault that rain played spoilsport. He also did score 3 50's in the last 4 games of season for RCB, which were virtual knockouts.
  12. upriser7

    Is Dhoni more popular than Sachin ?

    lol no...that was the 2nd international match I have attended in my life and I remember it pretty well http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/12417/scorecard/565820/india-vs-new-zealand-2nd-t20i-new-zealand-tour-of-india-2012 And I don't have any reason to lie just to say something negative about MSD. Even though I love Sachin, I like MSD too. I mentioned about that match to cite how fairweather our Indian fans can be at times. Irrespective of how good you were through out your career, a short slump is enough for fans to turn against the player. Be it Sachin or Dhoni or Kohli, it will happen for everyone. I was shocked that day to see Chennai crowd boo MSD
  13. upriser7

    Is Dhoni more popular than Sachin ?

    As if Dhoni wasn't booed.....I watched India-NZ T20 match in Chennai(around 2012 or 2013). I remember Chepauk crowd booing Dhoni lol...never thought I would see such a day. Dhoni came in when India were in a comfortable position to win the match and then played a very bad knock, India ended up losing by 1 run.

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