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    Ram got a reaction from velu in Official Namma Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Team thread - The Defending Champions!!!   
    Hate to say this - but CSK cannot keep up this old-timers act for too long. 
     
    MSD's IPL resurgence notwithstanding, their batting lacks the definitive batting superstar.
    Their bowling is decent but a gun batting line up can absolutely take them to the cleaners if they go after it in the first two overs. 
    Their fielding... Well.. their fielding. 
     
    You just cannot ignore them because of MSD's influence and overall experience, but T20 is ultimately a young gun's sport. I can easily see being blown away a blitzkrieg attack. 
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    Ram got a reaction from Mariyam in Official Namma Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Team thread - The Defending Champions!!!   
    Hate to say this - but CSK cannot keep up this old-timers act for too long. 
     
    MSD's IPL resurgence notwithstanding, their batting lacks the definitive batting superstar.
    Their bowling is decent but a gun batting line up can absolutely take them to the cleaners if they go after it in the first two overs. 
    Their fielding... Well.. their fielding. 
     
    You just cannot ignore them because of MSD's influence and overall experience, but T20 is ultimately a young gun's sport. I can easily see being blown away a blitzkrieg attack. 
  3. Haha
    Ram got a reaction from Switchblade in Mumbai Indians Cheating Tracker   
    Can you imagine being an umpire and giving an lbw decision against an Mafias' batsmen? Just the sheer thought of Ambanis' henchmen is enough to send terror down everyone's spine..
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    Ram got a reaction from nevada in IPL 2019: Match 1 – CSK vs RCB, 8pm IST on 23rd Mar 2019 at Chepauk   
    Raina is the Original Gangster of IPL.. not Gayle, not MSD, not AB or Kohli..
     
    Its Suresh Motha-******* Raina!
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    Ram got a reaction from Mariyam in Mumbai Indians Cheating Tracker   
    Can you imagine being an umpire and giving an lbw decision against an Mafias' batsmen? Just the sheer thought of Ambanis' henchmen is enough to send terror down everyone's spine..
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    Ram got a reaction from Laaloo in Mumbai Indians Cheating Tracker   
    Can you imagine being an umpire and giving an lbw decision against an Mafias' batsmen? Just the sheer thought of Ambanis' henchmen is enough to send terror down everyone's spine..
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    Ram got a reaction from Suhaan in Speed & Performance of Indian and Foreign Speed Merchants in IPL 2019   
    I really liked Prasidh Krishna. 
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    Ram got a reaction from Rasgulla in Mumbai Indians Cheating Tracker   
    Can you imagine being an umpire and giving an lbw decision against an Mafias' batsmen? Just the sheer thought of Ambanis' henchmen is enough to send terror down everyone's spine..
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    Ram got a reaction from upriser7 in Rules were broken to replace Kumble with Shastri - Edulji   
    OMG.. We are so terrible at this.. 
     
    Coaches get replaced/fired at the behest of the team's best player/captain ALL the time in other sports without nearly as much drama.  In the NBA for example, head coaches get fired less than 10 games into the season or if they cannot see eye-to-eye with the best player. This Kumble saga has now been dragging for more than a year now.. 
     
    As far as I can know - Kumble was appointed coach. The team - and more pertinently its best player Kohli - clearly did not like his autocratic style. Kohli communicated his preference to the BCCI leadership and the BCCI took action by letting Kumble go. 
     
    What is so scandalous about this? Was it slightly disrespectful to a legend like Anil? Maybe so. But even he did the classy thing by choosing to walk away without creating too much ruckus. But these worthless administrators keep harping on this endlessly, that too while the team is in the middle of a momentous tour in Australia.
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    Ram got a reaction from Ironhide in Rules were broken to replace Kumble with Shastri - Edulji   
    OMG.. We are so terrible at this.. 
     
    Coaches get replaced/fired at the behest of the team's best player/captain ALL the time in other sports without nearly as much drama.  In the NBA for example, head coaches get fired less than 10 games into the season or if they cannot see eye-to-eye with the best player. This Kumble saga has now been dragging for more than a year now.. 
     
    As far as I can know - Kumble was appointed coach. The team - and more pertinently its best player Kohli - clearly did not like his autocratic style. Kohli communicated his preference to the BCCI leadership and the BCCI took action by letting Kumble go. 
     
    What is so scandalous about this? Was it slightly disrespectful to a legend like Anil? Maybe so. But even he did the classy thing by choosing to walk away without creating too much ruckus. But these worthless administrators keep harping on this endlessly, that too while the team is in the middle of a momentous tour in Australia.
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    Ram got a reaction from Vilander in Rules were broken to replace Kumble with Shastri - Edulji   
    OMG.. We are so terrible at this.. 
     
    Coaches get replaced/fired at the behest of the team's best player/captain ALL the time in other sports without nearly as much drama.  In the NBA for example, head coaches get fired less than 10 games into the season or if they cannot see eye-to-eye with the best player. This Kumble saga has now been dragging for more than a year now.. 
     
    As far as I can know - Kumble was appointed coach. The team - and more pertinently its best player Kohli - clearly did not like his autocratic style. Kohli communicated his preference to the BCCI leadership and the BCCI took action by letting Kumble go. 
     
    What is so scandalous about this? Was it slightly disrespectful to a legend like Anil? Maybe so. But even he did the classy thing by choosing to walk away without creating too much ruckus. But these worthless administrators keep harping on this endlessly, that too while the team is in the middle of a momentous tour in Australia.
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    Ram got a reaction from putrevus in Rules were broken to replace Kumble with Shastri - Edulji   
    OMG.. We are so terrible at this.. 
     
    Coaches get replaced/fired at the behest of the team's best player/captain ALL the time in other sports without nearly as much drama.  In the NBA for example, head coaches get fired less than 10 games into the season or if they cannot see eye-to-eye with the best player. This Kumble saga has now been dragging for more than a year now.. 
     
    As far as I can know - Kumble was appointed coach. The team - and more pertinently its best player Kohli - clearly did not like his autocratic style. Kohli communicated his preference to the BCCI leadership and the BCCI took action by letting Kumble go. 
     
    What is so scandalous about this? Was it slightly disrespectful to a legend like Anil? Maybe so. But even he did the classy thing by choosing to walk away without creating too much ruckus. But these worthless administrators keep harping on this endlessly, that too while the team is in the middle of a momentous tour in Australia.
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    Ram got a reaction from AuxiliA in Rules were broken to replace Kumble with Shastri - Edulji   
    OMG.. We are so terrible at this.. 
     
    Coaches get replaced/fired at the behest of the team's best player/captain ALL the time in other sports without nearly as much drama.  In the NBA for example, head coaches get fired less than 10 games into the season or if they cannot see eye-to-eye with the best player. This Kumble saga has now been dragging for more than a year now.. 
     
    As far as I can know - Kumble was appointed coach. The team - and more pertinently its best player Kohli - clearly did not like his autocratic style. Kohli communicated his preference to the BCCI leadership and the BCCI took action by letting Kumble go. 
     
    What is so scandalous about this? Was it slightly disrespectful to a legend like Anil? Maybe so. But even he did the classy thing by choosing to walk away without creating too much ruckus. But these worthless administrators keep harping on this endlessly, that too while the team is in the middle of a momentous tour in Australia.
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    Ram got a reaction from sandeep in The Line-belongs-to-the-Batsmen overstepping rule is Anti Fast Bowlers   
    Not really. If I want to see people run, I will tune into the track events at Olympics. 
     
    Cricket is about Ball Versus Bat, not How much energy a batsmen has left to face the next ball after running 3 runs.. 
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    Ram got a reaction from Mariyam in The Line-belongs-to-the-Batsmen overstepping rule is Anti Fast Bowlers   
    Need to get this off my chest..
     
    The bowlers union need to protest this stupid rule.. Does anyone realize how hard it is for a human  - specifically of the fast bowler variety - to run in from 20m away at an average speed of 10-12 mph, stick your landing on a very constricted piece of real estate, release a 5.5 ounce projectile at the precise moment so that it lands in a desired location on a 22 yard strip, while also focusing on the wrist position at release AND keep keep half an eye on what the batsmen is doing?!
     
    And oh btw you have to do all of the above within a third of a second (or less). 
     
    If the intent of the no ball rule is to ensure there is a minimum distance between the batsmen and bowler - which is fair - for Pete's sake can we atleast give the poor bowlers the width of the crease line as margin of error? Basically - if you have any part of your foot on or behind the line at the time of landing, it is a legal delivery.. if you overstep the line completely - it is a no-ball...
     
     
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    Ram got a reaction from Cricketics in The Line-belongs-to-the-Batsmen overstepping rule is Anti Fast Bowlers   
    Need to get this off my chest..
     
    The bowlers union need to protest this stupid rule.. Does anyone realize how hard it is for a human  - specifically of the fast bowler variety - to run in from 20m away at an average speed of 10-12 mph, stick your landing on a very constricted piece of real estate, release a 5.5 ounce projectile at the precise moment so that it lands in a desired location on a 22 yard strip, while also focusing on the wrist position at release AND keep keep half an eye on what the batsmen is doing?!
     
    And oh btw you have to do all of the above within a third of a second (or less). 
     
    If the intent of the no ball rule is to ensure there is a minimum distance between the batsmen and bowler - which is fair - for Pete's sake can we atleast give the poor bowlers the width of the crease line as margin of error? Basically - if you have any part of your foot on or behind the line at the time of landing, it is a legal delivery.. if you overstep the line completely - it is a no-ball...
     
     
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    Ram got a reaction from Straight Drive in What a classy test match pitch   
    Peak Sehwag, Dravid, SRT, VVS would have easily scored 400+ against this Aussie lineup on this very same Adelaide pitch.
     
    Its not that the pithces are getting more bowler friendly, its just that batsmen are becoming progressively worse at constructing a test innings..
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    Ram got a reaction from Straight Drive in What a classy test match pitch   
    True that - would not trust anyone in this Indian line up other than Kohli, Pujara (and maybe Rahane) to last an hour against skilled bowling on challenging conditions..
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    Ram got a reaction from Straight Drive in What a classy test match pitch   
    I absolutely loving the 200-300 innings score trends in test cricket these days.. This is what 10+ of T20 cricket can do to batsmens' defenses. :)
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    Ram got a reaction from velu in The Line-belongs-to-the-Batsmen overstepping rule is Anti Fast Bowlers   
    Need to get this off my chest..
     
    The bowlers union need to protest this stupid rule.. Does anyone realize how hard it is for a human  - specifically of the fast bowler variety - to run in from 20m away at an average speed of 10-12 mph, stick your landing on a very constricted piece of real estate, release a 5.5 ounce projectile at the precise moment so that it lands in a desired location on a 22 yard strip, while also focusing on the wrist position at release AND keep keep half an eye on what the batsmen is doing?!
     
    And oh btw you have to do all of the above within a third of a second (or less). 
     
    If the intent of the no ball rule is to ensure there is a minimum distance between the batsmen and bowler - which is fair - for Pete's sake can we atleast give the poor bowlers the width of the crease line as margin of error? Basically - if you have any part of your foot on or behind the line at the time of landing, it is a legal delivery.. if you overstep the line completely - it is a no-ball...
     
     
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    Ram got a reaction from UrmiSinhaRay in Pant's sledging behind the stumps   
    Honestly, keepers should not be allowed to chirp away until the bowler is literally milliseconds away from starting his run-up..This is not sledging - this is flat out annoying not fair sportsmanship.. I am all for unsettling the batsmen so that they focus on what is being said but there should be some limits on how excessive this can be.. If its ok for the keeper to endlessly blabber away why dont we just ask the square leg and silly point to dance routine to go along with it.. 
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    Ram got a reaction from beetle in The Line-belongs-to-the-Batsmen overstepping rule is Anti Fast Bowlers   
    Need to get this off my chest..
     
    The bowlers union need to protest this stupid rule.. Does anyone realize how hard it is for a human  - specifically of the fast bowler variety - to run in from 20m away at an average speed of 10-12 mph, stick your landing on a very constricted piece of real estate, release a 5.5 ounce projectile at the precise moment so that it lands in a desired location on a 22 yard strip, while also focusing on the wrist position at release AND keep keep half an eye on what the batsmen is doing?!
     
    And oh btw you have to do all of the above within a third of a second (or less). 
     
    If the intent of the no ball rule is to ensure there is a minimum distance between the batsmen and bowler - which is fair - for Pete's sake can we atleast give the poor bowlers the width of the crease line as margin of error? Basically - if you have any part of your foot on or behind the line at the time of landing, it is a legal delivery.. if you overstep the line completely - it is a no-ball...
     
     
  23. Great Post
    Ram got a reaction from nevada in The Line-belongs-to-the-Batsmen overstepping rule is Anti Fast Bowlers   
    Need to get this off my chest..
     
    The bowlers union need to protest this stupid rule.. Does anyone realize how hard it is for a human  - specifically of the fast bowler variety - to run in from 20m away at an average speed of 10-12 mph, stick your landing on a very constricted piece of real estate, release a 5.5 ounce projectile at the precise moment so that it lands in a desired location on a 22 yard strip, while also focusing on the wrist position at release AND keep keep half an eye on what the batsmen is doing?!
     
    And oh btw you have to do all of the above within a third of a second (or less). 
     
    If the intent of the no ball rule is to ensure there is a minimum distance between the batsmen and bowler - which is fair - for Pete's sake can we atleast give the poor bowlers the width of the crease line as margin of error? Basically - if you have any part of your foot on or behind the line at the time of landing, it is a legal delivery.. if you overstep the line completely - it is a no-ball...
     
     
  24. Great Post
    Ram got a reaction from rkt.india in The Line-belongs-to-the-Batsmen overstepping rule is Anti Fast Bowlers   
    Need to get this off my chest..
     
    The bowlers union need to protest this stupid rule.. Does anyone realize how hard it is for a human  - specifically of the fast bowler variety - to run in from 20m away at an average speed of 10-12 mph, stick your landing on a very constricted piece of real estate, release a 5.5 ounce projectile at the precise moment so that it lands in a desired location on a 22 yard strip, while also focusing on the wrist position at release AND keep keep half an eye on what the batsmen is doing?!
     
    And oh btw you have to do all of the above within a third of a second (or less). 
     
    If the intent of the no ball rule is to ensure there is a minimum distance between the batsmen and bowler - which is fair - for Pete's sake can we atleast give the poor bowlers the width of the crease line as margin of error? Basically - if you have any part of your foot on or behind the line at the time of landing, it is a legal delivery.. if you overstep the line completely - it is a no-ball...
     
     
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    Ram got a reaction from nevada in The little Manjrekar in me   
    Lots of solid points being made in this thread... yes, our batting will likely get better as the series goes on, yes this is a comparatively great start knowing our appalling history of staring an away series with a loss and all that....
     
    BUT - 
     
    There was nothing that I saw from the Indian team at Adelaide that led me to believe that they are ready to grab the game by both their hands when the moment presents itself.. Ravi Shastri likes to keep saying the scoreline in England does not reflect how competitive the series actually was.. That maybe semantically true, but the biggest problem with India in England was the fact that, almost every single time the game was in the balance and waited for a team to come forward and seize the initiative, it was England that put their hands up.. 
     
    This Indian team has a 'SEIZING THE MOMENT' problem. It also has a Top order full of Unsure/Uncertain batsmen problem.. And to lose the last 4 wickets for 4 runs in the second innings in Adelaide...What is this - 1997? Has anyone looked at the recent history of test cricket? When two reasonably well matched sides compete, the matches are almost always decided by lower order contributions.. To lose the last 4 wickets in 5 minutes is flat out embarrassing. 
     
     
     
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