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Old 10th May 2007, 20:11   #196
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The first ODI I ever saw was 1983 World Cup Finals, that too at a neighbor's home since we didn't have TV. I caught the cricket watching bug with that game. This infection remained for 24 years, until couple of tours before the recent WC. I am completely cured of cricket bug now. I may catch a score here and there as comic relief, but I don't watch cricket anymore.

I'd like to thank the current BCCI cricket team, management, sponsors and advertisers for curing me and increasing my productivity at work and spare time at home. God Bless.
Same here. Only difference being i got cured of this infection much early in my life (even before starting to work).
Not that i never liked cricket, infact i never used to miss any match... but seeing Indian cricketers loose again and again and mint so much money for doing nothing, i lost all interest in the game. Moreover, 50 overs was too much for asking.


oh and i didnt even watch a single ball being bowled at the WC 07.

As Nitrous says "Save Indian motorsports. Dont watch cricket". I agree

( The indian cricket fan flogging the dead Indian team).

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Old 10th May 2007, 20:40   #197
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@Samurai and DCEite : Nobody is either talking about Narayan Karthikeyan.
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Old 16th May 2007, 12:09   #198
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Former Bangladesh cricketer slams India

Former Bangladesh cricketer Shakil Kasem on Wednesday slammed India's cricket manager Ravi Shastri for a comment he made earlier on the tour.

Referring to India as "minnows", Kasem, in his column for Bangladesh newspaper The Daily Star, also made some unpleasant remarks on India's Test cricket history.

He was referring to Shastri's remarks after India's victory in the second one-dayer in Dhaka, where the former India player said: "We will show no mercy because we take no prisoners."

What the former India all-rounder had simply meant was that his team would not relent even though it had already clinched the series.

But Kasem thought otherwise.

"One could have been forgiven if one thought this was John Buchanan, the coach of the all-conquering Aussies. But, no, surprise, surprise, it was the manager of the visiting team from India, the recently-concluded World Cup's overrated and over-hyped minnows," he wrote.

"A team that could not reach 200 runs in two out of three matches in spite of boasting of the most egoistic batting line-ups in international cricket is obviously suffering from an agro-based inferiority complex," he added.

The writer also questioned India's Test history, saying, "When was the last time you won a Test series outside the comfortable retreat of your home ground? About the same time Haley's comet was last sighted?"

"For how long was India playing Test cricket when they were 0 for 4 against England, arguably the still the worst display of batting in Test history? And what about score of 42 all out at Lord's? Even the song 'The Summer of 42' lasted longer than that innings."

The writer, who was a cricketer in the 1970s, but never played in international cricket, was no doubt unhappy after India's 2-0 series victory and may have expected more from his countrymen after that splendid run at the World Cup. So it came as no surprise that he chose to put down all his frustrations in his column.
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I really cannot see how these bunch of jokers prefer a Dinesh Mongia over Mohd Kaif ??

Do they see something that I or maybe many many other cricket fans don't see?
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I really cannot see how these bunch of jokers prefer a Dinesh Mongia over Mohd Kaif ??

Do they see something that I or maybe many many other cricket fans don't see?
Don't know about Mongia but Kaif is not performing in domestic circuit.
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Mongia's bowling probably helps. (Just kidding)
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Mongia's bowling probably helps. (Just kidding)
Yeah cud be .. next time maybe it cud be 6 instead of 4 !! Obviously its the sixers im talking about ... and that too by a tail ender
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I really cannot see how these bunch of jokers prefer a Dinesh Mongia over Mohd Kaif ??
More to do with politics actually,not taking names but a certain cricket association felt left out when harbhajan was dropped and so influential is this association that it would be suicidal to displease this association.
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More to do with politics actually,not taking names but a certain cricket association felt left out when harbhajan was dropped and so influential is this association that it would be suicidal to displease this association.
Not one but all associations are same. They don't lose a single chance to bully each other. Harbhajan Singh should have dropped after 2003 WC. His bowling standards have been dropping since then.
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I really cannot see how these bunch of jokers prefer a Dinesh Mongia over Mohd Kaif ??

Do they see something that I or maybe many many other cricket fans don't see?
Both of them are no good.
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Indian cricket is in deep s**t thanks to the dirty politics by Mr.Pawar, Mr.Niranjan Shah & Co.

I have stopped watching India matches!
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Indian cricket is in deep s**t thanks to the dirty politics by Mr.Pawar, Mr.Niranjan Shah & Co.
How about getting Mr Dalmiya back? (just kidding )
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How about getting Mr Dalmiya back? (just kidding )
I don't mind, atleast the Indian team was at the peak during his tenure!
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Sachin has a whopping Rs 9 crore to pay in taxes

Model not an artist
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Hey, i think that includes his mentor gavaskar's as well (0.81)
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