Sehwag looked far from worried even after he was out for his second successive duck in the IPL.
"It does not matter at all. Cricket is not about an individual. It's a team game and as long as the team keeps winning, I don't have any problem," he said.
Originally Posted by iraghava
I heard that the best batsman in world got out for a duck tonight too! Isn't that two ducks in a row?
Originally Posted by diabloo
I am seeing that you have something against Sehwag. Are you plain jealous?
I am sure there are few people watching Star Cricket (where people play cricket in white ). People paid money and came to watch one of many days of REAL cricket. But what happened? Match delayed by bad light
BTW, it was T20 hero (Brendon McCullum) who saved the day for visitors.
Great that we can talk to people who have actually played the game .
As I see it, a century ago, game called cricket was shaping up. The batsmen in the game were required to satisfy 2 conditions:
1. Not to get out.
2. Make runs.
So a set of techniques were practiced which will give greater chance for batsmen to achieve these 2 objectives.
There were coaches who taught these techniques to young players. Anything outside these techniques were frowned upon, because that increased the chances of a batsman getting and hence affect his ability to score runs.
Can a batsman not follow these techniques and still score runs and not get out? Yes. There are many: classic example is Sehwag - who has score 2 triple hundreds in Test Cricket and enjoys the company of Bradman, Hammond & Lara. He might get one more in the next Test series and go beyond the greatest .
IMO, a batsman's objective is the score runs and not get out. He may or he may not follow the techniques prescribed by his coach.
Originally Posted by Spitfire
What gets me is that having played cricket for 10 years and every shot that we have ever being told never to play(with some of the sickest bad words you must have ever heard) from the coaches, we see the exact opposite of it.
Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to field first
So Jayasuriya vs Shoiab Akthar and Sachin v Ishant is at 9:40 PM.
Lets see how much can dada's team scamper to.
.. 2 down real early -- KKR in panic mode !! Hope the crowd keeps the noise levels right up there and we may see Ganguly sacrifice a few more of his team mates . edit - 3 down , Hussey gone too ! lets hope they MIs can keep it going .. the pressure . EDIT - 4 down , HAFFEEZ also gone :-) , Pollock is rocking .
GO KKR GO ... Go down !! Is SRK wearing a burkha tonight .. only to come of if they get onto a very solid position which now looks tough .
Suman @ You were saying something , wern't you ???