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Everything posted by putrevus

  1. Ball Tampering by Aus ?

    How can ICC escape here, they docked 5 penalty runs in oval 2006 against Pakistan with nothing as evidence. This is a systematic cheating from Australian team as whole. The captain and coach need to be banned. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. They respect Indian batting and Australian bowling more that is why they have changed their team selections.
  3. Nobody asked Pandya to be fifth bowler or fill in bowler who is there is just to give main pacers a break. It is Pandya inability to be a strike bowler or leading bowler is making him a part timer. That is the point Binny and others are making. People are throwing stats at them comparing with Kapil Dev. Kapil/Botham had better bowling stats than Imran Khan initially but even both of them would agree Imran Khan became a world class pace bowler which they never could become. Pandya does not have ability to become that leading bowler.This is his bowling issue. Does Pandya have batting ability to merit a place in the team , no he does not have the ability to handle especially fast bowlers. How the heck is he an allrounder if he can't merit a place either a bowler or batsman. Okay if we go by potential and give him a sustained run does he have ability to become an allrounder , I don't think so. How is he better than Stuart Binny. To me Binny was better bowler than this guy ( in helpful conditions) , Pandya other than banging in short I don't see any other skill. Pandya has been around Indian team for a for while and I don't see any growth in his bowling. Raina made his debut earlier than Kohli and yet Kohli became batting star , nobody gave Kohli no3 position, he made most of his chances and by his performances he overtook lot of players who debuted before. Kapil Dev did not light up the world when he made his debut and was averaging 54 after 6 tests in 1978 but next year he took 74 wickets with 22 avg in 1979 breaking then world record. Does Pandya has this ability????
  4. Best Fast Bowler in the world

    You are right I would not put Shami in top 10 bowlers , he is just too inconsistent.
  5. You have no clue what you are talking about. It was my mistake to quote you. Sorry for that.
  6. Kapil Dev took 100 wickets and scored 1000 runs in 25 tests, He debuted in Pakistan and he became leader of bowling attack .Pandya neither has bowling nor batting ability of Kapil. So don't even compare him with Pandya who is neither batsman nor bowler.
  7. Sending Shankar over DK

    If that is the case this guy should never come close to any Indian team.Indian team does not need any consolidators.They need some one who can use long handle effectively and consistently.
  8. Sending Shankar over DK

    The bigger question is who is Vijay Shankar.He clearly is not blessed with long handle shots and is not explosive with bat. His bowling is not international class.
  9. Bangladesh create history.

    what is this Nagin dance by everyone in Bangladesh
  10. Manju and his Imran Khan fascination is ridiculous, he has to involve Imran Khan's name is almost everything.
  11. I don't think Dravid is superior batsman than Kohli.Better slip fielder yes but Kohli is already in top two overall batsman from India.Only Sachin is ahead . Kohli has awful record in England , Dravid was equally awful in 1999-2000 series in Australia. His record in SL and SA is not that great either.
  12. Need variations to play with a batsman's mind: Unadkat

    But there is something called talent and ability. This guy has none of those as he showcased them so wonderfully then and still doing it.Don't know how the hell IPL teams have paid such a ransom to him either.
  13. Dabur Amla career over????

    How is he South Africa greatest batsman, Is he better than AB or Kallis?? I don't think so. He is among the top 5 five.
  14. Vijay Shankar: I want to be a genuine allrounder

    I hope I am wrong but as a test prospect I don't see him making it.Well he is going to get his chances in Odis and T20s where he can show his talent may be he is late bloomer as you said.
  15. Need variations to play with a batsman's mind: Unadkat

    I am still baffled on how this guy got selected for that Centurion test match ahead of Umesh Yadav. What were Dhoni and all other seniors including Sachin along with Gary Kirsten saw in him in nets to commit such a travesty.
  16. Vijay Shankar: I want to be a genuine allrounder

    He is 27 if he needs more maturing then he will never be international class.Pandya I feel got a test cap based on his bowling speed and I still don't think he is good enough to no 6 long term. Pandya has been given a gift which very few people get it, it is totally up to him to sustain it.I don't think he will last long as I just don't see enough batting ability especially against fast bowlers to last longer.
  17. I can understand why other people may get pissed off at Kohli's onfield antics but I feel he does to motivate himself and his team.
  18. Vijay Shankar: I want to be a genuine allrounder

    Rest of country may not be spitting mambas but Chennai, Nagpur and Rajkot are few pitches which are just flat and they are nightmare for bowlers.His highest FC score is 111 which is very low for a guy who will have to bat in top six that too playing in Chennai. We could give his bowling average a benefit but he has taken just 21 FC wickets in five season what benefit of doubt you want to give to it. I am talking about test team not odis or t20s. You don't give test caps based on what he has shown so far.
  19. Vijay Shankar: I want to be a genuine allrounder

    You are underestimating how good a bowler Watson was,moreover Watson the batsman other than his plonking front foot issue was very good and under achieved as a batsman. I have never seen Shankar bat but if he is anywhere close to Watson, he should be in the team ASAP.
  20. Irani Trophy 2018 : ROI vs VIDARBHA at Nagpur

    Is the pitch so flat or Wasim turned the clock back???
  21. 20 years back, on this day - Tendulkar outwits Warne

    Many argue this about this Richards including his own team's fast bowlers."he was never after stats and all he cared was winning so he never chased any records". Richards as a test batsman I would not put him as greatest.He had one of the greatest year statistically in 1976 but he never reached that heights again. But what differentiated Richards with his peers is his SR.Sachin on other hand played two hundred tests and has 6 double hundreds which is a very poor return for batsman who is in conversation of being greatest of all time.
  22. Dravid as a fielder is no match to Kohli.Dravid on other hand was a very safe slip catcher against spinners and lot better slip catcher than Kohli. Indian seam attack is blossoming because of Kohli, he has given the encouragement to them like no other Indian captain.He expects greatness from them and that is the difference.
  23. 20 years back, on this day - Tendulkar outwits Warne

    Like I said before also in many posts before, Tendulkar in my book is a great batsmen but never was head and shoulders above his peers as many made him out to be. He also never translated his enormous talent he had into match winning contributions for his team as he should have done it.One of main reasons for that is he never got to learn art of scoring big hundreds as he was blooded too young.
  24. 20 years back, on this day - Tendulkar outwits Warne

    Viv is named wisden's Five cricketers of the century but Sachin is not one of them why??? You have ask Bradman on why he included Sachin and excluded Viv. Warne made the that five greatest cricketers list too but Sachin did not make it.Why??
  25. 20 years back, on this day - Tendulkar outwits Warne

    He made all those XI's because he was great that is never point of debate.The debate is all about if he was the greatest, no one claimed Ponting, Kallis, or Sanga as greatest of all time.Lara some have argued and made case about him being greatest. Sachin is definitely one of the greats of this game but he simply is not the greatest. I never said you asked me to follow your suit.I am just offering my two cents on your argument.Is it the point of any forum, offering different views and presenting different perspectives. Who said rest of the greats did not earn 10% his reputation. People fear of backlash of massive Indian fan base and BCCI if they keep sachin out of any all time XIs too that is one of the main reasons in my opinion he is featured in most people's XI. Bradman just said Sachin played like him but it is most often construed as Bradman saying Sachin was as good as him.

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