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    Laaloo got a reaction from speedheat in How do you describe this inning - 37 (59) when RRR is over 15?   
    Lol I didn't create anything. I distinctly remember your arguments a couple of months back and so I called it out. What agendas do we have? And what special rights do we get away with? If you have complaints or if you feel your post was wrongly deleted, then take it up with admins. Enough of this ****.
     
    Regarding that dhoni Zimbabwe match, I read your argument a couple of months back. Unfortunately the search button on icf sucks so I won't be able to find it unless I read every one of your posts and I have better things to do.
    Regardless the fact that even you're supporting this **** innigs by dhoni, everyone can guess you would have defended dhoni and his two innings against zimbabwe.
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    Laaloo got a reaction from UrmiSinhaRay in Time for Dhoni to go?   
    Especially in this day and age with poweplays and short boundaries and two new balls, chasing is ridiculously easy if you play with correct intent. Dhonis only intention yesterday was to stay not out. He was even tuk tuking after pandya got out. 
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    Laaloo got a reaction from express bowling in Time for Dhoni to go?   
    It's even more pathetic and egregious when you think about what Odis have become and take short boundaries, two new balls, piss poor bowling into account.
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    Laaloo got a reaction from cowboysfan in Why is nobody talking about our super **** new ball bowlers?   
    Because they are backup and probably won't get a game in the next WC. So people are keeping things in perspective. As for dhoni, well everything is being done to make sure we don't have any backup wk who threatens thalaivas place....
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    Laaloo reacted to Captain in Time for Dhoni to go?   
    This was my post during the IPL when Dhoni fans were jizzing themselves after he belted Negi.
     
    The days of Dhoni destroying quality bowling attacks are long gone ( England's attack is extremely mediocre btw). His hand-eye coordination has detiorated. Any Dhoni fan that still thinks he can make a comeback to his old self needs to look at what happened to "Sehwag" once his hand-eye coordination detiorated.
     
    Batsmen like Dhoni and Sehwag i.e batsmen who's game is based on hand-eye coordination instead of proper technique are sitting ducks once age catches up. Dhoni won't ever win games for the team consistently unless he can reel back his age by 3-4 years.
     
    The sooner he realises this, the better it would be for hIm and his fans.
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    Laaloo got a reaction from Adi_91 in Umesh Yadav - As brainless as ever   
    6 an over in this day and age is pretty good especially since he created chances early on a d got the main wicket of buttler. Now I'm not saying he should be in the playing 11, but he's a reserve. And Umesh while batting showed more intent than dhoni did the whole match. Dhoni gets criticizied because he was busy tuk tuking and not even trying to win the match. 
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    Laaloo reacted to GolGappe in 2019 World Cup: Challenges ahead for Captain Kohli   
    2019 World Cup: Challenges ahead for Captain Kohli
     
    Virat Kohli has recently completed 50 ODI’s as skipper of India. The results are mighty impressive. They’ve won every 4 out of 5 ODI’s with Kohli as skipper. They have been dominant at home, had a great run in Champions Trophy, and treated RSA like a school team in RSA’s own backyard. Bowlers have finally figured out how to take wickets during the middle portions of the game, Captain possesses two skilled slog-over bowlers, and a very confident all-rounder who brings lot of balance to the side.
     
    However, the side is far from perfect article and this article highlights some of the areas that India needs to be improve on before World Cup. Normal wisdom suggests you want every player to have minimum 30-50 ODI’s under their belt prior to World Cup but I disagree. Good players will shine regardless. New players bring bit of a mystery and new levels of energy for high-octane tournaments. India’s IPL tournament prepares these players for big stages and selectors shouldn’t put too much emphasis on experience factor.
     
    Lower/Middle order
     
    India’s top 3 are arguably collectively biggest batting threat in one-day cricket but as the final of the Champions Trophy demonstrated if these three go cheaply, India’s lower middle doesn’t look capable of mastering tricky chases. To be honest, the top 3 have enjoyed the best of batting conditions and hogged majority of the strike preventing lower middle order from getting valuable match experience.
     
    Number 4 and 5 spot in one-day line-ups are still up for grabs. KL Rahul is still trying to figure out his role in ODI set-up. Raina is a fighter but he is technically limited.
     
    The tail is a bigger worry. With the exception of Bhuvneshwar, India have three genuine number 11 batsmen. In this era of batting deep, India over-relies on the top 7 for bulk of heavy lifting.
     
    Elephant in the room
     
    Any sane selection committee would have ensured Dhoni is collecting his pension by now but he is guaranteed a spot in final XI for the World Cup. Given his street smartness, surprisingly he has been a constant no-show in recent past and has frustrated fans on several occasion by ignoring the match situation in trying to bat himself in.
     
    India’s reluctance of dealing firmly with fading stars puts inexperienced selection panel in bit of a quandary. As IPL and other tournaments showed, there are potentially 2-3 very strong wicket-keeping candidates available should Team Management desire them.
     
    The entire Indian cricket fraternity worships Dhoni and you can be assured the wise old wizard will retire on his own terms.
     
    6th Bowling Options
     
    When fully fit, India is fortunate to have 5 genuine wicket-taking options but there will be times when 1 or 2 of these bowlers will have an off day and a 6th option will come in handy. Suresh Raina is the only certified pie-chucker in the side but India can use someone who is bit more reliable with the ball as 6th bowling option. Krunal Pandya offers that option to India but it’s hard to see conservative Indian panel considering someone like Krunal Pandya to fill this important role.
     
    Back-up Bowling Options
     
    The current back-up options haven’t been that impressive. I can’t imagine the Kauls, the Sirajs, the Thakurs, and the Unadkats of the world winning games on their own. Agreed, they have been up against brutal batting orders on very flat pitches but none of them have demonstrated that X-factor that bowlers need in this era of flat pitches, mighty bat, and smaller grounds. Umesh Yadav bowled some vicious spells in IPL but lacks that consistency. Shami has fitness and personal issues to deal with. Varun Aaron is not even on selector’s radar. Under present system, Mavi, Nagarkoti, Khalil and Rajpoot will probably have to put on impressive performances for 12-18 months to get a look in.
     
    Conclusion
     
    The purpose of this article is not to paint an overly negative or depressing picture of current state. Like India, all other teams are also facing their own unique set of challenges. England lacks world class bowlers and will be under massive pressure to #BringItHome. Australia have serious re-building to do after Sandgate disaster. RSA is dealing with ABD’s retirement and return of Amla to more mortal form. NZ is like Belgium (Football Team) of cricket. A guaranteed semi-final pick but lack that firepower to go all the way. Pakistan and WI possess several match winners but do blow hot and cold. Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have serious issues of their own.
     
    Here is hoping team management and selectors are paying attention to few minor issues and ensuring India goes all-prepared into the mighty important tournament.
     
     
     
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    Laaloo got a reaction from cowboysfan in Why is nobody talking about our super **** new ball bowlers?   
    Because they are backup and probably won't get a game in the next WC. So people are keeping things in perspective. As for dhoni, well everything is being done to make sure we don't have any backup wk who threatens thalaivas place....
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    Laaloo reacted to speedheat in Look at your career before commenting on Dhoni: Shastri   
    Chat bot manufacturing defects
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    Laaloo got a reaction from Adi_91 in Umesh Yadav - As brainless as ever   
    6 an over in this day and age is pretty good especially since he created chances early on a d got the main wicket of buttler. Now I'm not saying he should be in the playing 11, but he's a reserve. And Umesh while batting showed more intent than dhoni did the whole match. Dhoni gets criticizied because he was busy tuk tuking and not even trying to win the match. 
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    Laaloo got a reaction from cowboysfan in Why is nobody talking about our super **** new ball bowlers?   
    Because they are backup and probably won't get a game in the next WC. So people are keeping things in perspective. As for dhoni, well everything is being done to make sure we don't have any backup wk who threatens thalaivas place....
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    Laaloo reacted to chewy in Chahal raises his Bat after hitting a 4   
    Chahal is Kohli’s Jaddu,
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    Laaloo got a reaction from cowboysfan in Why is nobody talking about our super **** new ball bowlers?   
    Because they are backup and probably won't get a game in the next WC. So people are keeping things in perspective. As for dhoni, well everything is being done to make sure we don't have any backup wk who threatens thalaivas place....
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    Laaloo reacted to Gollum in Football equivalents of cricket teams   
    In light of the recent FIFA World Cup, thought of comparing the cricket teams with football teams based upon history/ability/achievements/mindset/resources yada yada.
     
    1. West Indies: Brazil
    Calypso/Samba...free spirited Greatest teams of all time once upon a time but not so successful in the last 20 odd years Greatest players....all time XIs will have max players from their countries Loved by all Immense natural talent which drives them to success without a strong domestic set up Swag/Flair  
    2. Australia: Germany
    Overall very successful Competitive in every era Very consistent in World Cups Many ATGs (2nd highest) Very organized, disciplined with high precision and scientific approach to the game Ruthless Excellent domestic structure and youth programmes which was/is able to consistently churn out high quality players  
    3. India: Italy
    Probably in terms of big success behind only Australia (Germany) and WI (Brazil) Punched above its weight and knocked out fancier teams in the past to win big trophies Mediocre for large parts but still a great history with a few top tier ATGs Both are very defensive teams (bowling=attack, batting=defence ) with max ATGs in defensive department (India=batsmen, Italy=defenders and GK) For most parts in big tourneys both are mentally tough units, very dogged India often stopped mighty WI('83)/Australia(ATG test streak) just like how Italy stopped many pre tournament favorites like Brazil, France, Germany in the past. Good domestic structure.....Ranji=slightly below par, IPL=best in the world, average it out  
    4. Pakistan: Argentina
    Chaotic, mercurial, unpredictable Have won the big trophies but not yet as successful as 1-3 Individual brilliance, X factor Lack of cohesion, full of controversies and soap operas Achieved success under strong dictatorial leaders Propensity to cheat  with innovations like ball tampering, chucking, Hand of God, fixing... Unapologetic about cheating incidents in the past, they wear it like a badge of honour  Domestic Structure LOL  
    5. England: England
    Invented the sport but watched other teams excel more Rich history but most greats from bygone era English media Historically the best domestic structure with great prestige, finest of the game have polished their skills in England.....finishing school for many ATGs Boring sides Nostalgia tards Ugly yet effective style of play, tenacious spirit which helped them perform beyond their capabilities  
    6. Sri Lanka: France
    Won all their trophies post 90s, since then possibly most consistent teams in big events Produced many freakish talents Very successful in a short span At their best as good as any of the other ATG units Tactically top notch Nice fakers, often resort to underhand means  
    7. South Africa: Netherlands
    Never won a WC in spite of being favorites many times, greatest nations to not win the ultimate prize in their disciplines Exceptional talent, very skilled Cryuff=Kallis...objectively greatest but not rated as GOATs by pundits  
    8. New Zealand: Belgium
    Punch above weight No standout ATG but many excellent players who gel well Never came close to winning a WC Honest triers Universally liked  
    9. Bangladesh: Some African country (Ghana, Cameroon, Nigeria????)
    Lots of funds pumped in by governing body 1-2 high quality players surrounded by a bunch of mediocre players Occasionally upset higher ranked teams Too many false dawns Very passionate fanbase Perpetual victim mentality     
     
    Feel free to add your choices...I don't follow football like I used to as a kid. I may have made some wrong assumptions and got a few observations wrong. But honestly quite difficult to find equivalents which everyone will agree upon . Pretty sure many ICFers are more knowledgeable in this regard !!!!
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    Laaloo got a reaction from express bowling in Time for Dhoni to go?   
    It's even more pathetic and egregious when you think about what Odis have become and take short boundaries, two new balls, piss poor bowling into account.
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    Laaloo got a reaction from UrmiSinhaRay in Time for Dhoni to go?   
    Especially in this day and age with poweplays and short boundaries and two new balls, chasing is ridiculously easy if you play with correct intent. Dhonis only intention yesterday was to stay not out. He was even tuk tuking after pandya got out. 
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    Laaloo got a reaction from raki05 in Pant dropped for England lions unofficial test   
    Pant has a really good first class record. It's hi list a record that's the issue so not really lackluster.
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    Laaloo got a reaction from raki05 in Pant dropped for England lions unofficial test   
    That's what happens Pant when you try to win the match. Maybe if you consolidate like Dhoni did yesterday.....
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    Laaloo reacted to rtmohanlal in Why is nobody talking about our super **** new ball bowlers?   
    would agree with that. For some reasons may be as part of some team agenda(which he only knows), Dhoni played that way. But to blame Dhoni alone can never be justified.
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    Laaloo reacted to nikred in Why is nobody talking about our super **** new ball bowlers?   
    Agreed. Dhawan had no interest at all in trying to win the match. 120 SR what was he thinking?

    Dhoni's approach was right. He made sure India had good net run rate which will be useful in the later part of the tournament despite the loss.

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    Laaloo got a reaction from UrmiSinhaRay in Time for Dhoni to go?   
    Especially in this day and age with poweplays and short boundaries and two new balls, chasing is ridiculously easy if you play with correct intent. Dhonis only intention yesterday was to stay not out. He was even tuk tuking after pandya got out. 
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    Laaloo got a reaction from express bowling in Time for Dhoni to go?   
    It's even more pathetic and egregious when you think about what Odis have become and take short boundaries, two new balls, piss poor bowling into account.
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    Laaloo got a reaction from UrmiSinhaRay in Sportsmen are retiring late these days !!!   
    He can play the role of bhishma pita in the next casting of mahabbharata.
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    Laaloo got a reaction from cowboysfan in Why is nobody talking about our super **** new ball bowlers?   
    Because they are backup and probably won't get a game in the next WC. So people are keeping things in perspective. As for dhoni, well everything is being done to make sure we don't have any backup wk who threatens thalaivas place....
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    Laaloo got a reaction from cowboysfan in Why is nobody talking about our super **** new ball bowlers?   
    Because they are backup and probably won't get a game in the next WC. So people are keeping things in perspective. As for dhoni, well everything is being done to make sure we don't have any backup wk who threatens thalaivas place....

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