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  1. Today was ok since he scored some lucky runs. If he can't finish with 8 for in second innings and wrap up Eng by lunch tomorrow then he needs to lift his game
    9 points
  2. Virat is such a chu England not going to last long on this deck tomorrow. Not a critical moment. Just stfu and enjoy the game. This demonstrates why this guy is a poor captain. The battle for this test is over. Cross the line without any instances. Poor tactical awareness.
    4 points
  3. Could be a case of foreigners managing the speed gun aspects for the broadcasters ... And the BCCI not paying attention to the fallacy. Really quick looking yorkers by Bumrah clocking around 130 kph, does not look right. One cannot hide the release speed of a yorker because there is no pitch involvement to add the skid factor or bounce factor and create an illusion of speed. I think the BCCI website shows Shami as Fast-medium. So, they are not thinking about marketing all our quick bowlers. Just observe the amount of focus that Archer and St
    4 points
  4. witticism is temporary, cliche is permanent
    4 points
  5. Broadcasters and commentators have decided that they will promote Pant's drops and Foakes' successes. Pant took 2 great catches and dropped a very difficult one. Foakes missed an easy stumping and a difficult catch and executed 2 stumpings. But Foakes is a genius and Pant is a nothing keeper. Oh the bias !!
    3 points
  6. Gave me deja vu feeling of watching Ashwin's knock in 2012 Kolkata against Eng, scored an unbeaten 91, batted like VVS but ran out of partners despite his best efforts at shielding them. Our entire MO and tail collapsed in that innings, with a little bit more support Ashwin could have helped us set a tricky target say 120....remember Eng got reduced to 5/3 chasing a small total. Ashwin was our 2nd best bat in that series, hell before 2014 Aus tour he averaged more than Kohli....that's how dependable he was. Alas he never realized his batting potential, hope he does well with bat i
    3 points
  7. Heavy workload on Ashwin, can understand if he was damn tired in the last hour or so, needs proper rest tonight and a few days off after this test. 1st test: 2+ days out on field, 55+ overs bowled, then batted the same day and did so for 30 odd overs before bowling again almost continuously from one end to pick a 6fer, then batting the next day in the only semblance of resistance in that partnership with skipper. 3 days gap This test: Bowled 40% of our overs in 1st innings, a 100 today, more bowling in last hour or so. In this Chennai heat, des
    3 points
  8. We will win more than we lose even batting second on such pitches...tbh only Aus and Eng can beat us on these kind of pitches batting first, that too if they play very well and we are subpar. Honestly I want similar pitches we have been laying out for last 5-6 years which also helps our awesome quicks. Just sick and tired of this pitch nonsense and sheer hypocrisy of some who never open their mouths when NZ, RSA, Eng prepare grasslands against SC teams.
    3 points
  9. He kept on going and following the umpire and then kept shouting off field too. Thats way more than a silly rule book I love how juvenile people always admire false bravado when the real men show real fight only when required
    2 points
  10. Don't see the problem. A bit of needle is good for the game. Otherwise it becomes a sport played by pansies in pyjamas who brush each other with pillows.
    2 points
  11. This guy shows so much fake bravado. You’re a father of a young girl now. Time to grow up idiot.
    2 points
  12. Give him time guys. I am okay as long as his landing is spot on. So far he has done a decent job despite being handed a super old ball to him. He can spin the ball both ways. Extract bounce. Chinaman bowlers are very rare and unique breed. We should nurture him and continue backing him. You cannot expect Axar to do well everywhere in the world. But you can back Kuldeep.
    2 points
  13. Goes to show how tough it is to stay at the top, and how fine the line is between making it big and falling by the wayside. Constantly progress, add to your repertoire, adapt, or you're out. Gives more appreciation of the guys who play 50+ tests. Hope Kuldeep can figure it out soon. The talent is there for sure.
    2 points
  14. Stupidity by Virat. When we were already so far ahead in the game, what was the need of this grandstanding? He could have made a polite enquiry at end of day's play.
    2 points
  15. True that, he was close but Chennai test sealed the deal, P Patel played a part as well 2013 WI though was a disgrace man, I think it was Gavaskar's decision.... maybe wanted to give impetus to Rohit's career there. All these guys are screwing each other Ashwin, Jaddu, Shami, Umesh, Ishant (BD 2019), soon Bumrah and Siraj. Though great as a unit, so many individual records unable to be achieved, at some level that must rankle each one of them no matter how much they deny. Jaddu is such a badass spinner especially at home, yet going at just over 4 wickets per test since debut
    2 points
  16. Send him back to domestics Gone are days when need to bring in any young player asap as we stink and desperate. This is not 90s Lately players come in after extensive A tours/FC games and 2 years at least of IPL under the belt. Thats why gill and siraj for example hit ground running when hit team in oz. They played against top international players for a few years and been to these foreign countries and so no shock, in fact they know exactly whats coming both on and off the field. We did exactly right thing making GIll wait and siraj. They spent a lot o
    2 points
  17. There is no way bumrah bowled below 140 vs Australia. They definitely rigged it. Fast balls looked slow for some reason. If he is bowling at full speed 140 plus in Chennai heat!!!! Of all places then you bet your sweet little butt, he can do it in Aussie land.
    2 points
  18. True, we are so lucky to have Ash-Jaddu. Very tough to replace them, enjoy the show while it lasts, who knows next time English come to India, Ashwin may be on Star Sports commentary team and Jaddu close to retirement.
    2 points
  19. GautiMaan

    Nitin’s call

    Nitin Menon MBE
    2 points
  20. This correct speed ,1st inning 10ks were shaved off.
    2 points
  21. Really high quality innings by Kohli today on a tough pitch. And chance-less too. He made it look like he was batting on a different pitch.
    2 points
  22. Bhushan bharadwaj ,23,Delhi u23
    2 points
  23. All they care to market Desi senior stars who are already sold Bowlers have always been treated Labour class
    2 points
  24. Ashwin and Sehwag are two of the genuine MVPS at home even subcontinent conditions.
    2 points
  25. Options are there. But the young U19 quicks are not transitioning well from junior to senior level. Need a responsible person to manage this transition in a planned and efficient manner They are getting lost along the way. Prasidh, Avesh and Mavi have low FC averages but none are regular for our A-teams. Fitness management is not good at the NCA either.
    2 points
  26. Some of our young fast bowlers losing pace, is definitely a key issue now. Has happened with Siraj, Khaleel and maybe Mavi too. Strength and conditioning training was rather good in the 2016 to 2019 period. Most Indian quicks were not only adding pace but sustaining speeds it throughout the day. But not so any more. Strength and conditioning training needs to improve. I wonder whether it has something do with Shankar Basu's departure as Strength and Conditioning coach. Reports regarding NCA was not good either. I hope th
    2 points
  27. And our side wouldn't have crossed 200 chasing either. Lamo This confidence after we couldn't survive 2 and half session on day 5 on a much flatter pitch is hilarious. That day 5 pitch didn't turn as much as say 2 pitch here. Yet we collapsed Our advantage hasn't been spin at home for 5+ years, 65% of our home wickets were by pacers, most people seem to have short term memory loss. We have decimated opposition with pace
    2 points
  28. AuxiliA

    The POMS are whinging

    What's the problem with ball turning from day 1? Doesn't it make the toss less crucial? Surely it's miles better than the previous match pitch where the wicket was completely flat for first 2 days then changed drastically thus making the toss extremely vital. Also, why don't green wickets raise similar eyebrows? Matches regularly get ended within 3 days on them too. Plus there is an actual risk of batsmen getting injured. Why aren't they called 'bad'?
    2 points
  29. Had kohli dint return for his daughter birth, Pant was almost done from all format.
    2 points
  30. We shouldn’t be apologetic. Pitch which turns from ball 1 to ball infinite is a sporty pitch offering nobody any advantage . if u have ashwin and axar who are tall bowlers able to exploit this pitch then u definitely should have more of these pitches . Once in a while u will get Monty and the other English off spinner along with a peterson who will do better then ur home spinners - so be it . nobody questions gabba , nobody questions South African and New Zealand grass masquerading as a pitch , nobody questions English pitches doctored to have swing and no seam to suit Ande
    2 points
  31. Friday prayers in congregation are compulsory yes. And Jaffer was making sure the team and training weren't impacted too much by inviting aMaulvi once a week for the small group that needed to pray- probably lasted half hour at the most- instead of going to the mosque, less disruption. Millions of Muslims in other walks of life do the same, or more likely, arrange to go to a mosque at say lunch time.
    2 points
  32. Ryan Sidebottom and Alan Mullaly will come out of retirement seeing that linenup.
    2 points
  33. Maybe he now needs to take a 10fer in each inning to lift his game.
    2 points
  34. And whats going to happen is when india do need to build pressure on the umpire in the remaining two tests kohli would have used up his aggression with the umpires at a useless time. I am sure if he appeared on who wants to be a millionaire this poor loser will use his three lifelines on the first question itself after doing mc bc to the host. Zero forward planning. This poor tactics like these which suggest to be atleast we will win nothing with kohli. Poor selection (nadeem was a joke.) And poor tactics are his hallmarks.
    1 point
  35. chewy

    Nitin’s call

    More importantly how the hell did Hawkeye show that 50/50, visually the impact is clear Is this graphic processing/algorithm error?
    1 point
  36. 1 point
  37. A fifth Test match century for Ashwin. 3 more to equal Kapil. :P
    1 point
  38. For bumrah they have come up with that silly reason that he releases the ball ahead of other bowlers ,but then you get batsmen standing a foot in front of the crease against pacers but they don't get hurried do they?Kohli was standing in front against mj in Aus and pant did it against stone.
    1 point
  39. What could be the reason for showing lesser speeds for genuine pacers like Saini,Bumrah,Shami and higher for medium fasts Broad,Anderson? Marketing home pacers is good thing which every board does,wonder why BCCI doesn't do it or pays less attention to it? Why they look down to pace?
    1 point
  40. BCCI needs to look at whether the speed gun readings are being shown correctly by broadcasters. As you said, they are not looking correct in our last 2 series. Fast bowlers look at speed readings in the giant screens and check them after matches too ... and get demoralized if they seem lower than what is expected. Heard Bumrah and Archer talking about this as well as Ranji Trophy pacers. Fair speed readings for both sides is something that is expected in every match.
    1 point
  41. We also need skiddier pitches, rougher squares and outfields and better speedometers(when we bowl).
    1 point
  42. https://www.instagram.com/reel/CLTRSFFDVZr/?igshid=1e1fi5xzgg5oz This guy is quick. Good rhythmic runup and action.
    1 point
  43. Yes, for starters, Eng wouldn’t have crossed 200 batting first on this pitch. All this is moot, we should play to our advantage and spin it is. Bite that facking bullet
    1 point
  44. He has never been a dominating bta in test cricket He doesn't have the range of strokes for that People who think he is as good as Sachin are dreaming He is about 50-60% of him
    1 point
  45. My impression is that, after the 2018-19 Australian tour, Kohli has become less dominating as a batsman. This seems more like an mindset issue. He just hangs on these days. A notable exception was the 2nd innings in the 1st test, and he scored 70 odd there. Needs to go back to dominating bowlers.
    1 point
  46. FGS keep religion out of cricket, one of the rare disciplines which unites Indians. And really these admins and babus should be cut down to size.
    1 point
  47. If he had not been dropped for the specialist keeper Saha back in Oct 2019, by now he would have improved by leaps and bounds. These jokers did their best to destroy him, he grabbed the very first opportunity that came to him and since then has answered Kohli-Shastri through his performances
    1 point
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