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    dandaroy got a reaction from express bowling in 1st T20 : SA v IND | Wanderers, Jo'berg 6:30 PM IST   
    What an asset this Bumrah is!! 
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    dandaroy got a reaction from Turning_track in 1st T20 : SA v IND | Wanderers, Jo'berg 6:30 PM IST   
    Choker Saali!!
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    dandaroy got a reaction from velu in Sachin Tendulkar v Virat Kohli - who is better ODI batsman?   
    SRT technically is a more complete player, but Virat plays a more wider array of shots (especially the frequency of hooks/pulls). Virat is more clutch and he keeps this up he will surpass all of SRT's ODI records. SRT probably played better bowlers, but the art of ODI bowling has been perfected a bit more in Virat's time (slower balls, slower bouncers, knuckle balls, etc.), but this difference not as much compared to Viv's time.
     
    I think SRT set the stage in terms of modern day ODI batting and Virat is taking it to another level.
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    dandaroy reacted to express bowling in King Kohli vs Sir Viv in ODIs   
     

     
    He was playing cricket even then  !
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    dandaroy got a reaction from velu in Sachin Tendulkar v Virat Kohli - who is better ODI batsman?   
    SRT technically is a more complete player, but Virat plays a more wider array of shots (especially the frequency of hooks/pulls). Virat is more clutch and he keeps this up he will surpass all of SRT's ODI records. SRT probably played better bowlers, but the art of ODI bowling has been perfected a bit more in Virat's time (slower balls, slower bouncers, knuckle balls, etc.), but this difference not as much compared to Viv's time.
     
    I think SRT set the stage in terms of modern day ODI batting and Virat is taking it to another level.
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    dandaroy got a reaction from Shunya in King Kohli vs Sir Viv in ODIs   
    Viv is a ATG, and probably the very best of his generation. But during his time, though the quality of test bowling was better than today, but ODI bowling is different art that was not perfected yet. So yes, Kohli faces better quality ODI/T20 bowling now that Viv did in ODIs when he played. Also, Viv never had to face his teammates who were probably the best in the world throughout the late 70s and 80s. Kohli is only half way through his career and is already on his way to being the GOAT in the shorter format. His numbers are just staggering and his record in clutch is proven over and over again. We are not talking about tests here, where has some ways to go and people will probably complain about the quality of test bowling today. But in the shorter format, he is already close to surpassing anyone (or already has) who has played the game including SRT.
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    dandaroy got a reaction from Mosher in How do you rate Virat after this SA series?   
    I think Kohli is the type of character who is not complacent - total anti-Indian trait. He is fierce, hates to fail and super agressive. I would take a character like that any day over a lazy docile complacent, but talented guy. Good thing to see is that he learned from mistakes early on and carried this team. Too bad there was no match preparation before the tests and India were on the backfoot right away. Any way, they dominated the ODI series more than SA dominated the test series. This was a thumping win in alien conditions, mostly because of him. So credit goes, where credit is due. He has already proven that he is the best player in the world in the shorter formats, and by the time he hangs up his boots (provided he keeps this up), he will be the GOAT by a country mile. He still has to prove a bit more in away tests, especially with the England tour coming up, but he has a chance to silence his critics for a long while if he does well in England and Australia. Given his mentality, I think he is quite capable of doing that. 
     
    My only problem with him is that his arrogance sometimes gets the best of him. It prevents him from admiting his mistakes (not necessarily to others, but to himself), from introspection and these traits can only make him better. There is nothing wrong with taking great pride in yourself because you know you are good, talented and capable of playing awesome knocks, but when its turns into arrogance it is not helpful. If he can learn to control that tow the fine line, he will get better as a captain and a teammate. He truly leads by example which is a wonderful trait, but he needs to set different expectations for all the different players in his team. I am not saying that he should not hold them to a high standard. He should, especially since they are playing in the national team. But he needs to realize that their level of talent may not measure up to his. This will set realistic goals for different players, will help him back his players and they will respond better to his leadership.
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    dandaroy got a reaction from Mosher in How do you rate Virat after this SA series?   
    I think Kohli is the type of character who is not complacent - total anti-Indian trait. He is fierce, hates to fail and super agressive. I would take a character like that any day over a lazy docile complacent, but talented guy. Good thing to see is that he learned from mistakes early on and carried this team. Too bad there was no match preparation before the tests and India were on the backfoot right away. Any way, they dominated the ODI series more than SA dominated the test series. This was a thumping win in alien conditions, mostly because of him. So credit goes, where credit is due. He has already proven that he is the best player in the world in the shorter formats, and by the time he hangs up his boots (provided he keeps this up), he will be the GOAT by a country mile. He still has to prove a bit more in away tests, especially with the England tour coming up, but he has a chance to silence his critics for a long while if he does well in England and Australia. Given his mentality, I think he is quite capable of doing that. 
     
    My only problem with him is that his arrogance sometimes gets the best of him. It prevents him from admiting his mistakes (not necessarily to others, but to himself), from introspection and these traits can only make him better. There is nothing wrong with taking great pride in yourself because you know you are good, talented and capable of playing awesome knocks, but when its turns into arrogance it is not helpful. If he can learn to control that tow the fine line, he will get better as a captain and a teammate. He truly leads by example which is a wonderful trait, but he needs to set different expectations for all the different players in his team. I am not saying that he should not hold them to a high standard. He should, especially since they are playing in the national team. But he needs to realize that their level of talent may not measure up to his. This will set realistic goals for different players, will help him back his players and they will respond better to his leadership.
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    dandaroy got a reaction from express bowling in Speed and performance of pacers and spinners in important matches   
    This Bumrah is what I call a genuine fast bowler India had played. Almost constantly bowling > 140k. And since he bangs the ball in, he looks skiddier than the speed suggests!
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    dandaroy got a reaction from express bowling in Speed and performance of pacers and spinners in important matches   
    This Bumrah is what I call a genuine fast bowler India had played. Almost constantly bowling > 140k. And since he bangs the ball in, he looks skiddier than the speed suggests!
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    dandaroy got a reaction from express bowling in Speed and performance of pacers and spinners in important matches   
    This Bumrah is what I call a genuine fast bowler India had played. Almost constantly bowling > 140k. And since he bangs the ball in, he looks skiddier than the speed suggests!
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    dandaroy got a reaction from Rasgulla in Sachin Tendulkar v Virat Kohli - who is better ODI batsman?   
    Rat >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> H
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    dandaroy got a reaction from BeardedAladdin in King Kohli = Afreeka ka baap   
    Aare main to janta ta tha ke Lion Afreeka ka baap! Tu saala bol raha hain ki sara shaher Kohli-ko "Loin" ke naam se jaanta hain?
     
    btw, for millennials...this is a Ajit reference!!!
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    dandaroy got a reaction from BeardedAladdin in King Kohli = Afreeka ka baap   
    Aare main to janta ta tha ke Lion Afreeka ka baap! Tu saala bol raha hain ki sara shaher Kohli-ko "Loin" ke naam se jaanta hain?
     
    btw, for millennials...this is a Ajit reference!!!
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    dandaroy got a reaction from BeardedAladdin in King Kohli = Afreeka ka baap   
    Aare main to janta ta tha ke Lion Afreeka ka baap! Tu saala bol raha hain ki sara shaher Kohli-ko "Loin" ke naam se jaanta hain?
     
    btw, for millennials...this is a Ajit reference!!!
  16. Troll
    dandaroy got a reaction from beetle in India tour of South Africa 2018, Pink Day: 4th ODI at Johannesburg (D/N) - Feb 10th, 2018 - 16.30 IST   
    Chodabo, Harbo, Chhorabo - India team's new motto ala KKR
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    dandaroy got a reaction from express bowling in Does Rohit have what it takes to open overseas against quality pace attacks?   
    Against a good pace attack on a overseas pitch with some juice and under lights, you have to have some technique to see off the moving ball before you can launch an attack. He is not a technically competent batsman. 
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    dandaroy got a reaction from New guy in Navdeep Saini bowling with genuine pace now   
    Kohli/Shastri, get this guy on the plane to England, nahin to katke gaar denge madaarchauds!
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    dandaroy got a reaction from New guy in Navdeep Saini bowling with genuine pace now   
    Kohli/Shastri, get this guy on the plane to England, nahin to katke gaar denge madaarchauds!
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    dandaroy got a reaction from New guy in Navdeep Saini bowling with genuine pace now   
    Kohli/Shastri, get this guy on the plane to England, nahin to katke gaar denge madaarchauds!
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    dandaroy got a reaction from New guy in Navdeep Saini bowling with genuine pace now   
    Kohli/Shastri, get this guy on the plane to England, nahin to katke gaar denge madaarchauds!
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    dandaroy got a reaction from New guy in Navdeep Saini bowling with genuine pace now   
    Kohli/Shastri, get this guy on the plane to England, nahin to katke gaar denge madaarchauds!
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    dandaroy got a reaction from express bowling in Speed and performance of pacers and spinners in important matches   
    That delivery reminds me of of the ball bowled by Mohd Amir (pre-ban) in England in 2010 against Aus to Mitchell Johnson. Angled in with pace and straightened out. completely squared him up.
     
    Man, I don't know why he is not playing already. He is already 25, has pace and movement. Should be on the plane to England, but with BCCI, who knows!
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    dandaroy got a reaction from express bowling in Speed and performance of pacers and spinners in important matches   
    That delivery reminds me of of the ball bowled by Mohd Amir (pre-ban) in England in 2010 against Aus to Mitchell Johnson. Angled in with pace and straightened out. completely squared him up.
     
    Man, I don't know why he is not playing already. He is already 25, has pace and movement. Should be on the plane to England, but with BCCI, who knows!
  25. Haha
    dandaroy got a reaction from Jimmy Cliff in 3rd ODI (D/N), India tour of South Africa at Cape Town, Feb 7 2018   
    Dhoni is heard saying "Upor lele, peche lele, laore me lele"

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