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Everything posted by putrevus

  1. Why is Dhoni still playing T20s for India?

    I raised this issue in 2014, Dhoni is/was useless in T20s.He needs to go.
  2. Why are they taking it away from players, if that happens which player would want to come.What are these communistic theories, they have enough money from TV deals they should be using it if they are so interested in doing something for test players. While I understand what they are trying to do, how they are trying to solve it is totally wrong.
  3. Bhuvi as 3rd seamer in SA Tests

    Playing him in the team and playing as third seamer are totally different. Third seamer you do expect them to take wickets.
  4. ^^ when did they draw with Aussies twice, they only drew with them once that in 2004 and I certainly would not call that side greatest side by any stretch.Brad Williams and one more left hander who later became Odi specialist played in that series as bowlers along with great Andy Bichel.No Warne and Mcgrath.
  5. Luck and connections plays such a vital role in getting breaks in country like India.Playing for weaker/non regular teams makes it more harder. Even Sachin would not have made his debut at that early age if he was playing for a weaker team.
  6. Bhuvi as 3rd seamer in SA Tests

    Playing Pandya as third seamer would be biggest mistake, this guy cannot bowl ten over consistently in odis, how will he bowl in tests.
  7. Bhuvi as 3rd seamer in SA Tests

    Sustaining pressure is key and I don't think we have fast bowlers who are good enough to do that for entire test forget series.
  8. Man to man we were stronger in many series with many other captains but we never did 9-0 on anybody that too away.Kohli's captaincy should never be judged on Xs and Os but the impact he creates on others by being relentless. He is first Indian captain who wants to win every match.
  9. It is in subcontinent, yet to establish that kind of dominance away from subcontinent.
  10. Sweeping Sl that too at their home all of sudden does not seem so inconsequential and insignificant as some people suggested here. Kohli's captaincy was relentless and that is why Indians made it look easy.
  11. Thommo - how quick was he?'

    All those who are quoting evolution and technology , there is something called natural ability. There is no Indian man who has run 100m under 10 sec and women under 11 sec. Cricket is popular in India but it is declining in popularity everywhere if that remains the case we might never see another 160 K bowler.
  12. Thommo - how quick was he?'

    because they can judge speed watching live both in nets and in grounds upclose.Fans don't have the access so watching on tv or in stadium you rarely will be able to judge their speeds.
  13. Thommo - how quick was he?'

  14. Thommo - how quick was he?'

    That's possible because athletes are all around the world Americans were sprint kings, Jamaica became that sprint power during Bolt Era. So There is no guarantee
  15. DL method needs to be tweaked for T20s, how is chasing 118/8 equate to 48 in six overs.
  16. Thommo - how quick was he?'

    We are talking about freaks here not general population.I never said Thompson was fastest but this notion that other were/are faster just because of technological advances is ridiculous.
  17. Thommo - how quick was he?'

    We are not talking about general population here , I gave PT Usha as reference here because she is once in generation athlete.People like her are not some product of nutritional or technological improvements. Govt has not stopped giving opportunities the fact is there is lot more awareness for sports now a days especially in India. So your statement that govt has stopped giving opportunity is totally wrong.You think bureaucratic impediment was less during PT Usha's era. We have not seen any WI people in basketball. Holdings and Garners are not born everyday. So it does not matter how far technology/nutrition has improved you need people who have ability to bowl fast. Bowling fast is a gift which you have to be born with it cannot be taught .WI had that great era of fast bowlers not because of any system they just were blessed and got lucky. Guys like Thompson are not product of any system .
  18. Dravid & Ganguly Role in Guiding Dhoni.

    It is clear that Sehwag has some issues with Dhoni.It is ridiculous to say if Dhoni did not bat at no3 he would not have become great.
  19. Mindset Of Indian Fast Bowlers Changing

    I am not hater nor I have any axe to grind. I gave my honest view when I saw about statement about mindset.
  20. Thommo - how quick was he?'

    I beg to differ, we are talking cream of the crop here. If they have become stronger and fast why have we not seeing any Lee or Akthar now. We may never see any Shane Warne or Murali either.Thommo's speed was not exaggerated people who have played fast bowling with some distinction are not fools.There is reason why Holding was termed fastest among 1980s WI bowlers and Patrick Paterson was supposed to be the fastest among all those WI bowlers.
  21. Thommo - how quick was he?'

    You point of generation having better pace is correct but some are freaks and Thomson was one of them. I am not saying he was faster than Lee or Akthar but he surely was not slower.
  22. Thommo - how quick was he?'

    Thompson did not have any other major skill other than his ability to bowl fast .he was once in century bowler speed wise for sure.Viv faced plenty of Wi fast bowlers in domestic cricket and county cricket and dominated them also.You are not called ATG just like that. Who has bowled faster than those WI bowlers on a consistent basis for longer time, in my view no one has done it that's why they are best ever team in the world. Pure pace is such overrated what good is pure pace if it is wayward. Mitchell Johnson is prime example.He was pacy but wayward in 2009 Ashes so was belted all over the park.2013 He had both pace and accuracy that's why it was menacing.Just because Holding was fastest other bowlers in his team were cake walk.Pace wise they had plenty of pace.
  23. Amir got exceptional conditions on the year when he made his debut, it was swinging all over the place then, even Watson was talking 5fers then.Not saying he is not talented but he is was overrated then and he is still overrated now.
  24. Thommo - how quick was he?'

    "Fear is still there but happens at a higher pace due to better protective, gears, bats, bowling machines etc." How does that prove Thompson bowled at lower pace.Thompson also had exceptional pace that's why guys like Richards or Lloyd told many times that he was truly the deciding factor in 1975 as he literally intimidated their team which included them also.They did not say Lillee or later Lenny Pascoe but only mentioned Thommo because he was that fast.
  25. Thommo - how quick was he?'

    It took 30 years for someone to break Milkha Singh record and PT usha still holds 400 m hurdles record.Point being there are some talents which are once in century talents.Thompson or WI fast bowlers were such talents. Johnson was a freak who was either hot or cold.He got pummeled the next year by Indians on same pitches he terrorized Eng.

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