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Old 17th November 2014, 14:12   #8131
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Looked like India was trying so hard to lose yesterday's match if not for Kohli. If we had Dhoni yesterday, we could've expected more 'thrills' and possibly a last ball finish
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Old 17th November 2014, 14:36   #8132
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On a lighter note, One of my friends dubbed this series as "Sharma Series".
1st and 2nd Match belonging to Ishant Sharma (5 wickets in each of them)
4th Match was about Rohit Sharma
3rd match...Anushka Sharma
Yes, it did turn out to be that, courtesy Virat again in the 5th match
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An apt description of Rohit Sharma!
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Old 18th November 2014, 13:18   #8134
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What a coincidence!
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Old 18th November 2014, 13:54   #8135
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What a coincidence!
Here's a bigger coincidence:

In three of the four games where a player scored an ODI 200, the margin of victory was 153 runs.

http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/792295.html

http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/536932.html

http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/441828.html
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What a coincidence!
Not exactly, this is the highest identical score by captains.

I am sure we have matches where both captains have got our for blobs
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Old 20th November 2014, 22:38   #8137
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Personally I'm a big fan of Sehwag. This is a well written article about him.

Although he's clearly beyond his best, but there's that bit of hope left.

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Sehwag had me sitting on the edge of my seat. Always. It was like watching a thriller except that when you watched it the next time, you still didnít know what was coming next. He was jaw-dropping, he was hair-wrenching.
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Old 21st November 2014, 00:39   #8138
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Oh, he was without doubt a stalwart. Many a test win for us was due to the starts he gave the team and he was one batsman that the bowlers world over feared.

Butttt, I do not think that it is in his nature now to grind and win back a place in the team at 36.
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Butttt, I do not think that it is in his nature now to grind and win back a place in the team at 36.
Yes, Now Sehwag's is a case of PHP (Past His Prime)
But, at his peak he was amazing to watch and probably provided the most value for the spectators money with his swashbuckling batting. Test or ODI did not matter, he just played his usual blazing game
Whatever critics may say about his batting technique, etc, he was the first and only Indian to score a triple century in Test cricket - and he did that twice (against Pakistan and South Africa)!

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Although he's clearly beyond his best, but there's that bit of hope left.
India doesn't need Sehwag for ODI or T20. They need for tests. Still he is the best opener among Vijay, Dhawan or Gambhir.
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Many a test win for us was due to the starts he gave the team and he was one batsman that the bowlers world over feared.
Yes, when Sehwag scored a century in a test, he did it much lesser balls than most other batsmen. This put opposition under pressure and gave indian bowlers time to work through the opposition's batting line up.
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Butttt, I do not think that it is in his nature now to grind and win back a place in the team at 36.
Unfortunately, he isn't that guy. You have to accept some people for what they are.

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India doesn't need Sehwag for ODI or T20. They need for tests. Still he is the best opener among Vijay, Dhawan or Gambhir.
Yes, he could be a good opener. But you don't want your test opener to have alarming weaknesses. That eye-hand co-ordination which was his strength, is now his weakness in the initial stages of the game. He can settle and he'll play like the Sehwag of the yesteryears.
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Personally I'm a big fan of Sehwag.
I too was. Sehwag was exciting when he was on song. But when things started going downhill for him, he didn't bounce back at all. Even his IPL knocks are pretty sad.

While India still doesn't have a settled opening pair. Recalling Sehwag isn't the first thing that comes to mind.

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India doesn't need Sehwag for ODI or T20. They need for tests. Still he is the best opener among Vijay, Dhawan or Gambhir.
Vijay is a decent opener in tests. Surely not for shorter formats. Gambhir is terrible seriously, at time feels a worser choice than Nohit
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So sad to read this. Australian batsman Phil Hughes critical after being hit by a bouncer in a Sheffield Shield match.

http://www.espncricinfo.com/australi...ry/802977.html

How sad and guilty must Sean Abbot be feeling, eventhough it is clearly not his fault.

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Was looking forward to seeing him play against India, specially after Doolan flopped as Australia's new No. 3.

Sickening to see the way he collapsed :

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Indeed a sad news. I wonder how in this safety conscious age we still have such incidents even after wearing helmet. I hope he gets well soon.
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Old 27th November 2014, 10:43   #8145
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Sad to say that Phillip Hughes is no more. Condolences to his family. Sad day for the cricketing world.
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