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  1. Thommo - how quick was he?'

    You mean to say current generation players have better reaction than Sunny Gavaskar. Protective gear has helped but batsmen will continue to have fear of getting hit and hurt by cricket ball. Thompson would be fast in any era. Look what Broad has become after Varun Aaron's incident or look at Aussies reactions when Yadav was spitting fire in Dharmshala.No bowling machine can mimic the bounce and movement. If your point about everything has improved is valid how come we have jason holders/sammy's bowling for West Indies.Indians have not produced another Milkha Singh or another PT Usha when facilities have improved , money has improved.
  2. Mindset Of Indian Fast Bowlers Changing

    If he was good why has ECB or counties not hire him? Do you know how much he has helped and if he had helped both of them why he was not made bowling coach of either team.Both Steyn and Akthar led their attacks and their input would have certainly taken.
  3. Mindset Of Indian Fast Bowlers Changing

    Sorry I don't think he is any good.He is just marketing himself as some sort of pace guru to Indian people who are starved pace bowlers.
  4. Thommo - how quick was he?'

    Why do think Borg if he had been brought with regular rackets would not be great.Rackets don't make players great and Borg's endurance is unmatched in tennis's history. He was famous for endurance and power.37 year old Federer is still dominating the scene that should say it all about the quality of tennis today. Again nonsense there is no modern bowler who is faster than him.I am not saying he is fastest ever but I don't think anyone is faster than him when he was at his full tilt.There are no fast bowlers today who have ability to generate bounce which guys like Garner could produce. Try bowling from 22 yards and generate bounce which Garner could from good length into body.
  5. Mindset Of Indian Fast Bowlers Changing

    Who exactly has Ian pont coached and made him good fast bowler.
  6. Thommo - how quick was he?'

    ^^ That is utter nonsense, speed is speed it doesn't matter what era it is,human reflexes have not changed that much batsmen judge speed based on time they get to play fast bowling rather than speed gun readings. Every batsmen who faced either Thompson or Lillee or WI fast bowlers know what it felt like when facing real intimidating fast bowling. That does not mean Starc , Akthar or Lee were/are that not as fast as them. WI fast bowlers on 1980s had accuracy and bouncy to go with their speed that's why they were deadly . Borg wouldn't drop a game against todays 100 if both were playing with wooden rackets.Borg was famous for his stamina and ability to sustain high speed for five sets.
  7. Thommo - how quick was he?'

    The greatest batsman of his era and many consider him one of the best ever Viv said he was as fast as it gets when he got his direction right.Viv certainly knows a thing or two about facing fast bowling. Thompson didn't have any other major skill other than bowling fast.DK Lillee surely knows about fast bowling.
  8. Test 2 : South Africa vs Toygers

    What a timid and useless captain Bangladesh have, he is playing not lose on first session than wanting to win. They keep crying nobody's inviting us,how can anyone invite when you play this crappy and timid cricket . School sides have more courage and heart than this useless team.Some people were saying this is better team than Pakistan.
  9. No one said Ishant was world beater, but he sure is better than over hyped Amir on pitches like these.
  10. His days are numbered in Indian team unless you have injuries like SA.
  11. I can take bad performances by any player if he has potential or upside to be a match winner. Rahane has neither this nonsense Gavaskar is spouting that Rahane has hit 4 fifties in row is so wrong. As an opener especially on these Indian pitches you should have ability to play big innings once set. 4 fifties and no hundred prove one thing Rahane has zero upside . Rohit also like Rahane has limited ability to rotate the strike but he can make it up with big hits .
  12. Sehwag needs to shut up sometimes, some of his comments recently have just been crude and classless.
  13. He just won't walk into their team but would be their leading fast bowler.
  14. Rahane cost India a chance to win two t20 world cups and this clown Sunny wants him in t20 team. No wonder guys like Pant never get a chance.
  15. One swallow doesn't make a summer, Pakistan team apni aukat pe aa gaya.yehi Aukat hai rehgi Pakistani team ki..
  16. It is still burning because Pakistani team stinks and I still can't believe they won.
  17. Herath is ageless wonder , 33 5fers and 9 10fers is not a joke.This guy is a legend and should be in ICC hof.
  18. Pakistani team stinks don't know how these jokers won CT.
  19. One thing I fail to understand is why is it everytime you guys bowl a side out cheaply you start praising your bowling but when other team bowls Pakistan out cheaply statements like these come out.Other teams have bowlers too they can bowl better than your bowlers.
  20. Just before India’s tour of Australia in 2007-08, an Australian magazine asked me for profiles of the younger members of the squad. One of those featured was Irfan Pathan. A couple of months later, on a cross-country flight from Sydney to Perth, I was seated two seats away from him. A few minutes after we took off, I noticed that he was reading the magazine. A while later, he asked the journalist sitting across the aisle from him who had written the article. When that individual pointed to me, Pathan leaned over and asked me in a whisper: “How did you know?” Feigning innocence, I replied: “Know what?” “About the bullying,” he said. “I can’t tell you that,” I told him. He kept staring at me, and I was compelled to ask him: “But it’s true, right?” He just turned away and settled back in his seat. No words were needed. The incident I wrote about had taken place on the flight to the Caribbean in the summer of 2006. At the time, Pathan was one of the team’s emerging stars, someone who had enjoyed a stellar couple of seasons in both forms of the game. On that flight, one of the team’s seniors sledged him mercilessly. Nicknames like “Sir Garry” were the least of it. Much of what was said was not underpinned by humour, but by genuine malice and jealousy. Coincidence or not, Pathan was seldom the same player again. It was impossible not to think of that episode on Sunday night, after India had clinched the ODI series against Australia in just three games. Soon after the game, Virat Kohli’s Twitter account had a video of him talking up Hardik Pandya as ‘the man of the moment’. They were laughing and bantering together as equals, with no sign of any hierarchy in sight. When people talk of the success of this Indian team, and individuals like Pandya, that one huge factor should not be overlooked.Pandya’s all-round excellence – he followed up a spell of 1 for 58 which included an off-cutter that castled David Warner with a blistering 72-ball 78 – came exactly ten years on from one of Pathan’s last defining performances. When people think of the inaugural World Twenty20 final, they invariably summon up Gautam Gambhir’s punchy 75, MS Dhoni’s Joginder Sharma gamble and the Misbah-ul-Haq miscue to Sreesanth. But it was Pathan that broke the back of the innings with the wickets of Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi (first ball) and Yasir Arafat.He finished with 3 for 16 from his four overs that night. A few months later, and just a few days on from that airplane conversation, he scored 28 and 46 and took five wickets to be Man of the Match in the most praiseworthy away victory in India’s Test history. He would play only two more matches before the curtain came down on his Test career. He last wore the blue limited-overs kit nearly five years ago.Issues with fitness, his action and personal problems also played a part in Pathan’s decline, but there can be no denying that the dressing-room environment was often toxic, especially in the years when Greg Chappell was coach. Those the coach promoted often became targets for the others, so much so that some of them preferred to airbrush that period from their memories.Contrast that with the confidence that Pandya shows, on and off the field. His first-class resume may not have had much to commend him, but his grasping of the IPL nettle showed that he wasn’t fazed by the big occasions. That belief in his ability has been translated to the international arena. In a crunch game at the World Twenty20 in 2016, it was Pandya that MS Dhoni trusted with the final over against Bangladesh. After starting poorly, he held his nerve while the batsmen lost theirs.On Test debut, he smacked a run-a-ball half-century to hasten India’s declaration in Galle. In Pallekele, he smashed a magnificent maiden hundred, including 26 runs in an over off Malinda Pushpakumara. Twice in three games against Australia, his all-round ability has come to the fore in Indian wins.Pathan, who often took the new ball in his 29 Tests, was the better bowler, especially when it swung, and a technically correct batsman who batted at seven different positions in the order. Pandya, promoted to No.4 on Sunday in Indore, could be similarly valuable with the bat given how cleanly he strikes the ball down the ground. He’s a dynamic batsman who will always ask questions of the bowlers, instead of being a sitting target for them.Whether his bowling is good enough for the third-seamer’s role away from the subcontinent is still up for debate. But he has improved with every outing, and has shown he has the ability to incorporate variations to complement his lively pace.The key difference between him and Pathan is off the field. In Kohli and Ravi Shastri, whose idea it was to send him up to No.4 to target the spin of Ashton Agar, Pandya has the backing of those that matter most. They will not give up on him after a couple of bad games, just as they didn’t close the door on Shikhar Dhawan after a poor run last year.It makes you wonder just how good Pathan might have been in this kind of ecosystem. http://www.news18.com/cricketnext/news/pandya-pathan-the-tale-of-two-all-rounders-1527485.html Who must be the senior who bullied Irfan but the author is right Irfan when he started had more ability with ball and was more technically correct batsmen.He might not have the hitting ability of Pandya.
  21. It is not surprising at all, both are equally inept in rotating strike.
  22. India vs Australia, 5th ODI Nagpur

    Some people here were saying Rohit needs to kicked out of the team and Rahane should be in team as he is technically better suited in overseas conditions. Rahane should be nowhere this team in any conditions.
  23. India vs Australia, 5th ODI Nagpur

    Rahane you know will slow down even if he has fast start and end up with SR less than 100 as his innings progresses.Very bad combination Rohit and Rahane as they never rotate strike.
  24. India vs Australia, 5th ODI Nagpur

    It does not matter it is Pant or someone else. They need to invest on player who has ability to win matches.This guy Rahane stinks, he will make merry on easy chases and goes missing when chasing big totals.
  25. India vs Australia, 5th ODI Nagpur

    This Mumbai mafia needs to be silenced , Rahane has no buiness of playing for India in lois or t20s.

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