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Old 12th March 2014, 00:28   #7906
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Remember this discussion ?

Now as a fan (and an armchair critic ), I am worried about this piece of news:

http://www.espncricinfo.com/india/co...tml?CMP=chrome

In his endeavour to get into the ODI playing XI, Pujara has taken up bowling and is under pressure to do well in the IPL. Now this is a distraction that our best overseas no 3 with brittle knees can do without.

I just hope that he keeps tests as priority no 1.
I read this in the morning and didn't bothered much. Reason- bowling is a skill which takes years to develop. All successful bowlers started bowling at school level. So, Pujara suddenly deciding he can be a good bowler just by bowling in nets and who can contribute to team is rubbish attempt. All he can do is bowl 3-4 overs of spin in which he will be seriously smashed considering how our regular bowlers get treated these days.

Its just a desperate attempt by him cos Dhoni and co. aren't letting him in the Odi's.
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Remember this discussion ?

Now as a fan (and an armchair critic ), I am worried about this piece of news:

http://www.espncricinfo.com/india/co...tml?CMP=chrome

In his endeavour to get into the ODI playing XI, Pujara has taken up bowling and is under pressure to do well in the IPL. Now this is a distraction that our best overseas no 3 with brittle knees can do without.

I just hope that he keeps tests as priority no 1.
Yup, saw this piece of news yesterday. And it is disturbing. Because CP cannot find a place in the XI he turns to bowling with those brittle knees.

I hope someone understands the scenario and stops the stupidity. I am more or less certain that unless some of the selectors show some spine against the "team management" led by the master of all politicians MSD, the situation won't change.
Srikanth did this and paid the price by getting the boot from the selection committee and CSK!

After the match against the "mighty" Afgans (who actually have a couple of bowlers and lots of nerves better than us) it was opined that we needed the win for our morale, honestly; if you make a couple of changes and lose, none of them deserve to be in the side in the first place. They should be ashamed of even trying to defend their actions.

Unfortunately, in all our spheres of the Indian society, saying that I was wrong or made a mistake is so looked down upon that people invariably try to justify their actions - cricketers are no different, or atleast most of them are. Some like Mansoor Pataudi who always were their own men were always shooed away.
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Reason- bowling is a skill which takes years to develop.
Which is precisely the point. Pujara, inspite of knowing that this may well be a futile exercise, is getting distracted. Moreover, he is putting pressure on himself to do well in the IPL unnecessarily.
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Moreover, he is putting pressure on himself to do well in the IPL unnecessarily.
I think he should just enjoy the IPL. Don't think he is going to be a certainty in the playing 11. I don't recollect him playing many games in IPL in all these years either.
He missed out in New Zealand.
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I just loved the new stumps and bails in use in the ongoing world t20
When a batsman gets bowled, the LEDs in them glow red.
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I just loved the new stumps and bails in use in the ongoing world t20
When a batsman gets bowled, the LEDs in them glow red.

The Australian big bash has been using it for almost 2 seasons now. I am actually surprised it took so long for them to be used here!
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^^ Which begs the question on situations where the bails gets dislodged momentarily and then fits back in the groove when the ball / batsman's pad brushes the stump (has happened before). Hope Umpires are clearly instructed to clearly go by existing laws and not by glowing LEDs.
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The Australian big bash has been using it for almost 2 seasons now. I am actually surprised it took so long for them to be used here!
Yes, One of my friends told me the same thing after I posted this here.
I have not followed the Big Bash

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^^ Which begs the question on situations where the bails gets dislodged momentarily and then fits back in the groove when the ball / batsman's pad brushes the stump (has happened before). Hope Umpires are clearly instructed to clearly go by existing laws and not by glowing LEDs.
The first condition to give a batsman out will always be that the bails must be dislodged COMPLETELY.
And moreover I guess that if the bail fits back in the groove, it will close the circuit again and the LEDs will switch off

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This Varun Aaron is one of the worst fielders the Indian Team has seen in quite some time!
Dew i think could be an issue in the tournament & our spinners need to practice with the wet ball. Looking forward to the India-Pak match on Friday.
Meanwhile, Kapil Dev's commentary was quite entertaining!
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This Varun Aaron is one of the worst fielders the Indian Team has seen in quite some time!
Dew i think could be an issue in the tournament & our spinners need to practice with the wet ball. Looking forward to the India-Pak match on Friday.
Meanwhile, Kapil Dev's commentary was quite entertaining!
He is another Ashish nehra. Problem isn't he dropped the catch but his technique was ridiculous to catch it.
Anyways, though a practice match but we won after such a long time.
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Wow!
What a chase by Netherlands. Amazing hitting. 190 in 14 overs. Unbelievable.
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Wow!
What a chase by Netherlands. Amazing hitting. 190 in 14 overs. Unbelievable.
Yeah! Lord Voldermort, Hulk and Thor came to bat for Netherlands

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Wow!
What a chase by Netherlands. Amazing hitting. 190 in 14 overs. Unbelievable.
Ireland was no pushovers. The grit & belief shown by Dutch was outstanding. It was a 3-way contest: Dutch lose, Ireland would goto mains. If Dutch win after 14 overs, Zimbabwe would proceed. In the end Dutch won within 14 overs and are playing the finals. Overall, that chase would one of the amazing T20 cricket played.

After faux pas against Sri Lanka, the Dutch are back against SA. The way they are going, they might pull off another upset.
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Ireland was no pushovers. The grit & belief shown by Dutch was outstanding. It was a 3-way contest: Dutch lose, Ireland would goto mains. If Dutch win after 14 overs, Zimbabwe would proceed. In the end Dutch won within 14 overs and are playing the finals. Overall, that chase would one of the amazing T20 cricket played.

After faux pas against Sri Lanka, the Dutch are back against SA. The way they are going, they might pull off another upset.
Dutch choked just like SA does at times. It was their match but maybe lack of experience on higher levels did them in. However, i don't see SA winning the cup with this team and performance.
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Whatta performance by Kohli. This man is seriously a run machine !
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