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  1. Is Rohit Sharma going the Yuvi or Robinho way?

    But with two double hundreds, and consistent performance even in Australia has already made Rohit reach greater heights.
  2. Is Rohit Sharma going the Yuvi or Robinho way?

    Ishant can still b required abroad. His records have improved over the last 2-3 yrs in NZ and England. He and Umesh even bowled quite well in last home series too. But for Rohit in test matches- a big NO. I don't want to see Rohit in test as much as I don't want Rahane in LOIs.
  3. Is Rohit Sharma going the Yuvi or Robinho way?

    No, I am talking about prior to being diagnosed with cancer. He often went to poor form very frequently throughout his career.
  4. Is Rohit Sharma going the Yuvi or Robinho way?

    When in full flow, he is a beauty to watch. And yes, being gifted hasn't much to do with technique. However, it has a lot to do with how u adjust and adapt yourself to overcome your weaknesses in technique by your strength. Dada too had lots of faults in his technique, but he overcame those with his strength on off side and ability to step n out and hit 6 with ease.. Yuvi actually failed to overcome his weaknesses, particularly against spin. He had been a bit inconsistent throughout his career. He frequently went to inexplicable bad patch every now and then. In fact, he was in awful form before 2011 WC too and there were question marks on his role in the team. Had he been consistent, he would have finished with much better odi stats, and an average closer to or higher than 40. But actually the weaknesses he has, restricted him from being more consistent.
  5. Is Rohit Sharma going the Yuvi or Robinho way?

    Yes, he was very athletic in the field before being diagnosed with cancer. He has taken highest number of unforgettable catches for India all over field, particularly at point, covers, deep, short fine leg.. However, always have had too many shortcomings with bat.. Nano doubt, he has been a great stroke maker, hits the ball cleanly, but has always been very vulnerable to quality spin as well as short of length deliveries with some bounce. He has always been a shaky starter, never looked sure with his footwork either against quality spin or against pace and bounce early in the innings.. with so many loopholes, he could never be said to b gifted more than Dada, Dravid, Dhoni. Let's not compare with Dravid who was a complete batsman who could not accelerate according to the situation and I would always rate Yuvi a more utility odi batsman than Dravid. While we compare to Dada, yes, Dada too was vulnerable to pace and bounce, but was excellent player of spin. Had great footwork against spin. Despite being a left handed, he was the most successful indian batsman against Saqlain in the late 90s. So it would b wrong to feel that Yuvi was more gifted odi player than Dada. One can't be called gifted who has problems against both pace and spin.
  6. 1st Test-SL v IND | 26-Jul-2017 10 PM IST | Galle

    Cause hardly anyone in domestic cricket bowls a well directed bouncer to send Jadeja on backfoot to follow that with a perfect yorker.
  7. 1st Test-SL v IND | 26-Jul-2017 10 PM IST | Galle

    Exactly. Mathews was hit well below the knee roll. Noway the ball would have bounced that much. I always felt the ball tracker somehow malfunctions to justify onfield umpire's decision.
  8. Congrats Indian Women's cricket team - Well Done

    Just a thought... How crucial Sikha Pandey's unnecessary 7th over (innings's 48th over) proved to be? She was already the most expensive bowler of the day, had already bowled 6 overs, Harmanpreet too had already bowled the remaining 4 overs. What was the need to make her bowl her 7th over that went for 14? Dipti finished with 9 overs for 36, should have bowled 10 overs, then England might have a scored around 8-9 runs less.
  9. India certified Final Chokers

    Just a thought... How crucial Sikha Pandey's unnecessary 7th over (innings's 48th over) proved to be? She was already the most expensive bowler of the day, had already bowled 6 overs, Harmanpreet too had already bowled the remaining 4 overs. What was the need to make her bowl her 7th over that went for 14? Dipti finished with 9 overs for 36, should have bowled 10 overs, then England might have a scored around 8-9 runs less.
  10. At what men's level is women's cricket?

    It's difficult to compare. I don't know how the batswomen would perform against some decent pace the men generally bowl at. So it's tough to tell which level of men, women cricketers r now at. But must say, women cricket had improved a lot.. they can now regularly hit 65-80m sixes, fielding level has gone up over the years.. even few years back, watching women cricket was like watching some interoffice tournaments held in India. But the quality of women cricket has improved drastically.
  11. A guy called Virender Sehwag never opened at any level of cricket before he was tried at international level.. So was Sanath Jaisurya.
  12. This is torturous

    Who you meant? Rohit or Dhoni??
  13. This is torturous

    That's why I said that I don't support slow starts by Rohit... Still if Rohit stays till end, his strike rate ends up in 150-160, while Dhoni ends up in 100. Actually Dhoni's innings should b around 100 strike rate throughout and end with 150-160.
  14. This is torturous

    3 years of similar struggle for a 36 yrs old is not bad phase, its end of abilities. Ending with 100 strike rate is not called covered for the slow start. And even if Rohit starts slow, he doesn't score 25 off 50. His slow starts too fetch 35 at least off 50. And after changing gears, what Rohit does for 8-10 overs, Dhoni does that for last 2 overs. Am not supporting slow starts by Rohit, but when Rohit bats, field is up, u can't get too many singles, but when Dhoni bats, singles and twos r easier to find with a spread out field.
  15. This is torturous

    When did someone say Rahane or Yuvi did a great job?

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