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    Magneto got a reaction from nevada in Ganguly set to become-new-bcci-president   
    Nothing of this sort will happen. Ganguly has longterm BCCI ambitions, and would not want to be seen as 'petty and vindictive'. He'll let the selectors take the call and will focus on infrastructure building in his first term (9 months).
     
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    Magneto got a reaction from maniac in Ganguly set to become-new-bcci-president   
    I think he was kinda new then. Not sure why the goofups happened. But after that, it's been solid. Also Amit Shah's son is the convenor of the selection committee, so Dhoni is secure as *.
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    Magneto reacted to maniac in Ganguly set to become-new-bcci-president   
    That's good to know in the last few years he did some good stuff but I remember in 2016 a couple of big games were grossly mismanaged like the WT20 game between Ind-Pak and the Ind-SA LOI that got washed out
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    Magneto got a reaction from maniac in Ganguly set to become-new-bcci-president   
    Been away from cricket, not too sure of what be might have done. But India Today says - "Sourav Ganguly is the current president of the Cricket Association of Bengal and has proved his credentials as a successful administrator in the last five years, since taking up the job. He changed the face of the Eden Gardens, brought in fresh resources and improved the infrastructure at the iconic stadium in Kolkata."
     
    Also, his apparent focus - Even though Ganguly said that looking after first-class cricketers and the Ranji Trophy will be his first priority, the Bengal stalwart is very much aware that reviving the image of the BCCI, which took a massive hit after the 2013 spot-fixing scandal which unearthed the dark side of Indian cricket and led to the top court stepping in to douse the fire, will he his primary objective.
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    Magneto got a reaction from express bowling in Ganguly set to become-new-bcci-president   
    Been away from cricket, not too sure of what be might have done. But India Today says - "Sourav Ganguly is the current president of the Cricket Association of Bengal and has proved his credentials as a successful administrator in the last five years, since taking up the job. He changed the face of the Eden Gardens, brought in fresh resources and improved the infrastructure at the iconic stadium in Kolkata."
     
    Also, his apparent focus - Even though Ganguly said that looking after first-class cricketers and the Ranji Trophy will be his first priority, the Bengal stalwart is very much aware that reviving the image of the BCCI, which took a massive hit after the 2013 spot-fixing scandal which unearthed the dark side of Indian cricket and led to the top court stepping in to douse the fire, will he his primary objective.
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    Magneto reacted to maniac in Ganguly set to become-new-bcci-president   
    Any examples of that with his stint at Bengal cricket? I know the funding at times is beyond him for infrastructure etc given how money is controlled in our country but Some international games were poorly managed under his watch and he seemed more interested in taking up additional gigs than actually doing something path breaking for Bengal cricket
     
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    Magneto got a reaction from Mariyam in Brilliant article on the art of wicket keeping   
    https://indianexpress.com/article/sports/cricket/wriddhiman-saha-provides-three-timely-reminders-in-two-days-6067602/
    Saha provides three timely reminders in two days
    Written by Sandip G
     
    Wriddhiman Saha didn’t let his spectacular grab of Theunis de Bruyn on Saturday stew in the mind, because on Sunday, he pulled off two more stunners. First, a one-handed snaffle down the leg-side, De Bruyn again the ashen-faced victim and then a rebound effort off an inside-edge to terminate Faf du Plessis.
    Indeed, the more you pore over that catch—flying full-stretch, covering nearly his own height to guzzle a thick edge of de Bryun — the less spectacular it appears. Rather, he distracts you with his judgment, timing of his leap, the finesse of his glove-work, elasticity of his body-in-leap, agility of his hips, and smoothness of his landings. It’s only the roll-overs after the landing—to reduce the impact of the effort—that caters to the theatre.
    It’s the classicism of his motion that distills the catch of its spectacularity — if he were inclined to theatre, it would have been one-gloved effort. But Saha has lots of time to think before he leaps — it’s a reason he doesn’t always need to dive and when he dives, he does so with both hands. Time, in the strictest sense, as all he could get will be a fraction of a second to decide his course of action—to judge the line, then whether to pounce or not, whether it’s his or the first-slip’s, whether he should go with one hand or both, when he should start moving. We talk of batsmen with an extra second to judge the length, similar is Saha’s gift, the allowance of time, he makes those split-second decisions faster than most in contemporary cricket. It enables him to dive with both hands. It lets him take last-minute decisions, like when flinging for a leg-side catch or plunging for a rebound. Even after the inside edge had ricocheted off him, he hadn’t lost sight of it. It’s a trained instinct — an end product of fine-tuned natural reflexes and classical fundamentals.
    While the snap-of-a-second judgement is natural, how his body obeys the synapses of his brain is more acquired, conforming to the classical tenets of wicket-keeping. When diving for the ball, it’s the head that leads him, not the arms. A steady head, like in most other dispositions of the game, gets you into good positions, enables a better view of the ball’s trajectory, which in turn helps him get more body behind the catch. Then follows his arms and the feet, which doesn’t leave the ground, until that sudden burst of explosivity. When you freeze-frame the exact moment his legs take, you can see his palms are almost parallel to the path of the ball. Then those nimble feet take off and the last sinews of his arms stretch.
    Even when he’s air-borne, he’s in optimal control of his body in that he knows the exact degree of his stretch. Keepers, at times in their alacrity, tend to over-stretch and the ball ends up thudding off his webbing or wrists. But Saha knows exactly when the ball would nestle in his gloves. It’s the other nicety that he doesn’t grope, rather the balls look like it’s being magnetically pulled into his clutches, he swoops on it rather than picks it up. It’s perhaps the biggest gift of a keeper— good hands.
    The touch-down was smooth, like a veteran pilot navigating a jet—it seems there are no bones in his body, only great charges and flows of energy. There’s no tripping or jarring, just a fluid transformation of weight. He then rolls over, to reduce the impact of the landing. When he’s gathered back on his feet, he was where a second slip would have been. It’s the only part of Saha that’s theatrical. It’s one of dynamic beauty — so much so that it might have its own framed picture stamped in memory. He’d taken an eerily similar catch off Umesh Yadav’s bowling against Australia at the same venue.
    It’s in those sporadic bursts of spectacularity that Saha lives on. It’s a grand irony of the sport— the keeper is the most engaged man on the field, yet the most anonymous, remembered only when they either spill a catch or squander a stumping.
    In that sense, the catch was a timely reminder of not only his skills but his also value. A particular number illuminates his worth—among contemporary keepers, Saha completes 96.9 percent of his catches against seamers, the best conversion rate among his peers. Rishabh Pant occupies the ninth spot, with a success rate of 91.6 percent. It’s a reason bowlers rave about.
    “A lot of people from within the team have spoken about Saha and its no brainer to say he is one of the best going around, I have hardly seen him miss anything from the rough. It just indicates what good set of hands he has got.”
    Still, to think that eyebrows were twitched when he was picked ahead of Pant in Vizag and Pune is befuddling. It’s a post Gilchrist-era dilemma (and affliction) — do you want a player with superior glove-work or would you opt for a person who could statistically make a greater all-round contribution to the team?
    Not that he’s a slouch with the bat — an average of 30 is healthy enough—and with the kind of batting depth India possesses, Pant can wait. Saha, in turn, offers a safety-web like few other keepers, and these are not bountiful times for anachronistic high-quality wicketkeeper-batsman, not the rapidly flourishing batsman-wicketkeeper clan.
    Cricket can’t afford to lose that fine art. Saha filed three reminders in two days.
     
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    Magneto got a reaction from Scar in Millipede Prediction Corner   
    WTF! When did death threats become serious? You need to be on Twitter. I get real ones there on my real id.  
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    Magneto got a reaction from BrantFUGH in Millipede Prediction Corner   
    Okay, so Milli stumbled a bit at the end of the league stage.
    But, now he is up and running.
    CSK vs SRH - SRH 
    (Can't really see how he can get this wrong)
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    Magneto got a reaction from BrantFUGH in Millipede Prediction Corner   
    Mixed day for Millipede. Won some, lost some. 
     
    Let’s see how it does tomorrow. 
  11. Troll
    Magneto got a reaction from Ridgepi in IPL 2018 FINAL | CSK Vs SRH | 27th May | Mumbai | 7:00 PM IST   
    Lol. Ran out of gas. 
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    Magneto got a reaction from BrantFUGH in IPL 2018 FINAL | CSK Vs SRH | 27th May | Mumbai | 7:00 PM IST   
    Okay Dhoni is a troll then. 
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    Magneto got a reaction from Laaloo in Saha to be monitored for finger injury, now out of Afghanistan test   
    No, in this case, he is just plain blind and clueless about the game.
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    Magneto got a reaction from maniac in Saha to be monitored for finger injury, now out of Afghanistan test   
    No, in this case, he is just plain blind and clueless about the game.
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    Magneto got a reaction from Laaloo in Saha to be monitored for finger injury, now out of Afghanistan test   
    The argument was about this specific game. Either you are short on memory, or a pretender. And playing despite an injury mid-game - a lot of cricketers do that. Some idiots cannot figure for sure.
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    Magneto got a reaction from UrmiSinhaRay in Saha to be monitored for finger injury, now out of Afghanistan test   
    No, in this case, he is just plain blind and clueless about the game.
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    Magneto got a reaction from UrmiSinhaRay in Saha to be monitored for finger injury, now out of Afghanistan test   
    The argument was about this specific game. Either you are short on memory, or a pretender. And playing despite an injury mid-game - a lot of cricketers do that. Some idiots cannot figure for sure.
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    Magneto got a reaction from Forever Indian in Saha to be monitored for finger injury, now out of Afghanistan test   
    No, in this case, he is just plain blind and clueless about the game.
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    Magneto got a reaction from Laaloo in Saha to be monitored for finger injury, now out of Afghanistan test   
    Lol, I spotted this during the match itself, but some idiot @vvvslaxman kept arguing with me that he had no injury. So much for being armchair experts. 
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    Magneto reacted to Laaloo in This hurts as bad as the CT final   
    Every loss against Pakistani hurt. I can feel your pain brotha 
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    Magneto reacted to maniac in This hurts as bad as the CT final   
    Bad guys won again
     
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    Magneto got a reaction from Mariyam in Millipede Prediction Corner   
    Dr. Milli has maintained his consistency about his predictions. 
     
    Generally - 90% right
    CSK games - 90% wrong. 
    That's why they say - win some, lose some.
     
    This rollercoaster ride was wonderful. Thank you everyone for your encouraging comments and casual hate messages (I'm ignoring the double murder threats received via DM). 
     
    Hope we meet in 2020 (If IPL is not banned till then).
     
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    Magneto got a reaction from Rasgulla in Millipede Prediction Corner   
    WTF! When did death threats become serious? You need to be on Twitter. I get real ones there on my real id.  
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    Magneto reacted to Laaloo in My 6th sense says...   
    Ghanta 6th sense
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