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    zen got a reaction from SK_IH in Footage : Kapil Dev's EPIC 129 v SA at Port Elizabeth 1992 + Pravin amre 103 in durban   
    Brilliant knock .... In terms of batting potential, he did not have any major weaknesses. One of the most exciting batsmen to watch .... With his talent, he should have got 15 test 100s 
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    zen reacted to nevada in 3 or more 100s in a test series for Ind   
    Yes, he could have stayed put despite the world cup debacle. An Indian player in a similar situation most likely wouldn't have quit. 
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    zen got a reaction from Gollum in 3 or more 100s in a test series for Ind   
    Among non Indian current players, Smith has gone past Gavaskar. He has 4 series with 3 or more hundreds. 
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    zen got a reaction from sandeep in Sir Hardik Pandya Fan Club   
    Once Pandya hits his stride, we may find many folks rushing to join Pandya's bandwagon! 
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    zen reacted to coffee_rules in 500 or more runs in a test series for Ind   
    Your list. Not the list. Don’t give yourself too much credit. 
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    zen got a reaction from Tridibans_16 in 500 or more runs in a test series for Ind   
    As for favorite 500 or more runs series performance(s) esp. in drawn or win series:
     
     a) Gavaskar in WI to bring Ind its first series win 
    b) VVS v Aus at home
    c) Pujara in Aus to help Ind win in Aus for the first time 
     
    If I have to pick one - probably Pujara’s .... Best knock among these - VVS’s 
     
    Now we need someone to do that in SA to win a series there! 
     
     
     
     
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    zen got a reaction from Adamant in Sir Hardik Pandya Fan Club   
    Here comes Pandya
     
     
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    zen reacted to Gollum in 500 or more runs in a test series for Ind   
    774 runs in Ashes 2019 after one year ban, he missed a test and got concussed in another one (Labuschagne made his entry), so yeah 7 innings
     
    Though his greatest feat was 499 runs in India (2017), next highest by an Aussies was 232 LINK 
     
    No wonder he got closest to Don, 947 peak rating (2nd highest of all time, Don 961), consistently maintains 900+ rating. Privilege to watch the legend in action.
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    zen got a reaction from Gollum in 500 or more runs in a test series for Ind   
    Smith is amazing. In reference to the topic - first batsman to score 500 runs in 3 consecutive Ashes! 
     
    3 Test records Steve Smith created in 2019
     
     
     
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    zen got a reaction from Gollum in 500 or more runs in a test series for Ind   
    Smith is amazing. In reference to the topic - first batsman to score 500 runs in 3 consecutive Ashes! 
     
    3 Test records Steve Smith created in 2019
     
     
     
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    zen reacted to Harsh Thakor in 15 best left-handed cricketers of all ranked in order of merit?   
    My list of the 15 best left-handed cricketers of all in order of merit.Posted in commemoration of International left handers day.

    1.Gary Sobers-Allround cricketing skill to heights of divinity.Figures simply don't tell the story.Could turn a game 360 degrees.50 years ago took a allround cricketing performance to a scale unequalled when scoring 583 runs and capturing 21 scalps. In England in 1966 achieved heroics no one ever did when capturing 20 wickets and scoring 722 runs.Had as much a repertoire of strokes as any batsman ,more versatile than any bowler and could pull off the most incredible catches.He could bowl pace,fast-medium spin and chinaman.In my view as a cricketer was more impactful than even Bradman.



    2.Wasim Akram-Took the art of fast bowling or wizardry to metaphysical depths traversing unexplored regions with his reverse swing.At his best a world-call allrounder or batsman too.Placed above Lara because of ODI performance and also because of his greater success as a skipper.No pace man ever was as penetrative or lethal on flat tracks.The ultimate magician .Played a major role in Pakistan winning the world cup in 1992 .



    3.Brian Lara-The most gifted batsman I ever saw who took aesthecism or creating genius to a height unsurpased.Could single-handedly turn or win games more than anyone .Twice supassed world record score and scored most double centuries after Bradman.No batsman carried the mantle of weak batting side as much as Lara.Argubaly the 2nd best test batsman ever to Bradman.




    4.Graeme Pollock-Arguably more talented than Sobers who could master any conditions and had he had a full test carer may have bee 2nd to only Bradman.Gave exceptional performances in testing English condition s and high class Australian bowling.2nd best average of 60.97 before Steve Smith arrived on the scene.




    5.Alan Border-The ultimate man to bat for your life.Border has the best overseas average of any batsman of his time .No left-hander was harder to dislodge or better on bad wickets.No Australian batsman conquered all types of conditions like Border,including Ponting,Chappell and Smith.More consistent than even Lara and overseas the best left-handed batsman of all in terms of records.No batsman averaged more in a series against the great West Indies pace attack than Border did when averaging 0ver 74 in 1984 on Carribean soil.Alos averaged 131.22 on turning wickets in Pakistan in 1980 and in four successive Ashes series in England averaged over 55..Also a great leader who played a major role in laying the base or breeding ground for Australia acquiring the mantle of the champion test side in 1995 and also led Australia to win their 1st ever world cup in 1987.



    6.Adam Gilchrist-The best match-winner of his day and amongst the top 5 of all being more explosive than nay one in his age.Averaged over 60 in the first half of his test career and no batsmen before him had as impressive a strike rate.One of the architects in Australia emerging as world -beaters displaying an aura of invincibility.




    7.Kumar Sangakkara-A model of consistency personified who statistically is the best left-handed batsman of all .A master in a crisis.Considerably less impressive overseas and rated below Gily as he could not so dramatically turn the course of a match.



    8.Frank Woolley -A classical batsman who mastered wet tracks and also a very useful bowler.Outstanding 1st class statistics scoring 145 centuries and an aggregate only behind Hobbs.Talent of the Kith Miller class.



    9.Alan Davidson-No let arm bowler has a more impressive average at 20.58 and few genuine quickies ever batted better.In terms of average better than Wasim Akram overall but played in a less competitive era.




    10.Clive Lloyd-The father figure of West Indian cricket who resembled a great emperor galvanising his troops into an invincible army.No left-hander confronted the greatest pace duo of Lillee and Thomson so forthrightly like in 1975-76 in Australia.A model of consistency with the bat overshadowing the great Viv Richards from 1981-85 with the bat.Knitted a bunch of talented individuals to become arguably the best team ever in the history of test cricket.A great ODI batsman too whose 102 in the 1975 world cup finalranks as one of cricket's top dozen innings of all time.



    11.Bishen Bedi-epitome of artistry in spin bowling revealing the grace of a flute player or ballad dancer.I have never sen a spinner with such harmonic rhythms who took bowling perfection to regions of the sublime.266 scalps speaks for itself and his record aggregate of 31 wickets by an Indian in Australia in 1977-78.



    12.David Gower-I have never seen a more graceful batsman who literally caressed a cricket ball even when dispatching it to the ropes.Strokes were like the touches of a painter's brush.A master against genuine pace averaging over 43 in the Carribean and over 44 in Australia.



    13.Neil Harvey-In terms of talent in the Greame Pollock class and on bad wickets one of the best of all time.Flourished most when the situation demanded like when scoring an unbeaten 151 in a run chase of 336 in a run chase on a wearing wicket against South Africa.



    14.Derek Underwood -The best spinner ever on a helpful pitch who could skitttle a team for a score of around hundred.



    15,Saed Anwar-Took batting histrionics at crescendo no left -handed opener did when blasting away.On his day could even join Lara.Played some of the finest tset and ODI innings in the most testing circumstances.His unbeaten 188 Kolkata in 1999 was one of cricket's gems.
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    zen got a reaction from coffee_rules in We are Indians, Not South Asians   
    I agree that to be credible as an organization, it should not be anti-anything but seek to fight injustice for every community. For e.g. if an organization is standing up for women and children, it should be just that w/o factoring in what the background of those it is trying to help is. 
     
    As for EL, I do not care for it but if someone gets helped by it inadvertently, I do not mind it. 
     
     
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    zen reacted to Gollum in 500 or more runs in a test series for Ind   
    Wait a minute? Are we missing a famous name here? 
     
    Was there a fab 5 or something? I can see Dravid, Sehwag, VVS, even Dada. Who completes that fab whatever 
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    zen got a reaction from Rasgulla in Sir Hardik Pandya Fan Club   
    Pandya - “Red light (ball), Green light (bat)” 
     


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    zen got a reaction from Real McCoy in Sir Hardik Pandya Fan Club   
    Here comes Pandya
     
     
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    zen reacted to Rasgulla in Sir Hardik Pandya Fan Club   
    Pandya mannnnn pandya mannnn  India ka spidermannn
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    zen got a reaction from Rasgulla in Sir Hardik Pandya Fan Club   
    Here comes Pandya
     
     
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    zen got a reaction from Rasgulla in Sir Hardik Pandya Fan Club   
    It’s a bird
    It’s a plane
    It is Super-Pandya  
     


     
     
     
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    zen reacted to Rasgulla in Sir Hardik Pandya Fan Club   
    Rohit was inconsistent till 2013. Dhoni didn't drop him did he? It took time for "Talent". Got to be patient with allrounder like Pandya. Also it's T20I where lower order get 10 to 12 balls max. We saw what he can do in IPl.
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    zen got a reaction from adi B in After West Bengal , It is Bengaluru riots over a FB post   
    I think, Muslims are waiting to become a majority in a few decades time. If that happens, they can vandalize places like Ram Mandir again. 
     
    Have to be proactive and have proper population (and pollution) policies in place. Can't continue with chalta hai attitude, follow convenience and $$$, and hope that future generations will deal with it. 
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    zen got a reaction from Suhaan in After West Bengal , It is Bengaluru riots over a FB post   
    I think, Muslims are waiting to become a majority in a few decades time. If that happens, they can vandalize places like Ram Mandir again. 
     
    Have to be proactive and have proper population (and pollution) policies in place. Can't continue with chalta hai attitude, follow convenience and $$$, and hope that future generations will deal with it. 
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    zen reacted to someone in After West Bengal , It is Bengaluru riots over a FB post   
    Forget majority, they just need critical mass, say of >30% population, and they can literally dominate just about everything. It's irreversible trend and it is up to government to prepare well when that day comes. Not if, but when....
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    zen reacted to PunterLog in After West Bengal , It is Bengaluru riots over a FB post   
    Muslim personal law board made a tweet on Aug 5th more or less implying the same.
     
    They deleted the tweet after moderate Muslims called them out for revealing the tactics prematurely.
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    zen reacted to sandeep in Evaluate your favorite cricketers!   
    Cheeka was a total 70s cricketer in the 80s - a complete character, idiosynchratic, chainsmoker, guy who had no business being as successful as he was.  His batting stance and his facial tics were memorable, so was the frequent chaos inflicted by his running between the wickets.  It was a simpler time.
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