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  2. Meanwhile India set for a whitewash in the Test series 😦

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    • what is about NZ? we got knocked off in Semis by them and whitewashed in ODIs, and another in Tests now? Pant is a lousy choice to experiment with..

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    • I have been saying for ages, inspire of #1 ranking, our batsmen cannot deal with bouncy or swing conditions. Australia would have been same but for Pujara and some degree Kohli, we came back 2-1.

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      • add the fact that smith, warner were banned and labuschagne was just starting off, upcoming aussie tour will be a massive challenge.

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      • Our bowling has been a disappointment well. The inability to get the tail out cheaply continues to haunt us. Meanwhile a full strength Australia with Smith, Warner and Labu is waiting for us later this year. Will be another thrashing.

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  3. Kohli and his abstinence from eating meat impacting his game? he still is hitting a leather ball. he should not play cricket as a matter of vegan principles. only tennis ball cricket for virat.

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    • sanjana Says:

      No need to eat meat to hit a ball. Was he not doing fine during T20 matches? And there are protein shakes and soya products.
      What about his meat eater team mates? Why they are not getting it right?

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      • i meant the ball is made of leather, so he can play with an animal product, but not eat one. isn’t that double standrds?

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        • sanjana Says:

          I know. But there is a difference between eating meat and using animal products. We all use belts, shoes, purses, bags, medicines which also has animal origin. Some prefer vegan diet because it is more healthy according to them than for any moral or ethical consideration. Kohli may belong to that category of vegans. And leather products are made mostly from dead animals than living animals.

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          • well, i use canvas/synthetic belt, purse, shoe, bag etc. only have one old leather shoes which i purchased years back, don’t really wear it anymore

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    LOVE YOU PATS NATION

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    • I hate brady, i hope he doesn’t get the Manning type of ending, which is going out throwing last pass as TD while winning SB.

      Sorry, he has been a thorn for 20 years…

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      • Were you a supporter before this announcement ? Based on chatter it seems Patriots were giving one year less money contract.

        I know Rajen hates him because he is from rival team 🙂

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        • I hate him because i’m a Bills fan.

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          • haha…I have never followed Football except playoffs; he shows up ever year along with his coach. I think he should have retired as Patriot.

            Kobe has legacy with Lakers which Shaq cannot have; even though I think Kobe taking lots of share of salary cap contributed to Lakers being dismal towards end of Kobe’s career.

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  6. G Maxwell c & b Vini Raman 100(60)

    Vini Raman 1-1-0-1 (maiden wicket)

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  7. In a good news for football, that has been brought to a halt worldwide due to the outbreak of coronavirus, Ajax star Abdelhak Nouri, who collapsed during a friendly against Werder Bremen almost three years ago, recovered from coma, his family confirmed, adding that he had been responding to football on TV since he woke up.

    The footballer, who suffered permanent brain damage, is now being treated from home. Nourie had collapsed during Ajax’s pre-season friendly against German club Werder Bremen. He required emergency treatment from paramedics on the field and had to be airlifted from the field.

    https://indianexpress.com/article/sports/football/ajax-player-abdelhak-nouri-recovers-from-coma-after-2-years-9-months-6334039/

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  11. sanjana Says:

    It stoked their political consciousness, especially that of Richards. He wore a wristband in the colours of the Rastafari movement. “Green for the land of Africa. Gold for the wealth that was stripped away. Red for the blood that was shed,” Richards explained in the documentary ‘Fire in Babylon’. He was a friend of Bob Marley and the Wailers and used their protest song ‘Get Up, Stand Up’ as his personal anthem.

    From Greig’s verbal taunt arose a cold, hard fury. Like every one of his teammates, Richards took it personally, savaging the English bowlers, plundering 829 runs in seven innings, with two double hundreds including his highest of 291, forewarning bowlers around the world of the brutality he was to subject them in years to come.

    https://indianexpress.com/article/sports/cricket/grovel-racist-slur-west-indies-england-1976-tour-6451079/

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    During the lockdown, without tennis, Novak Djokovic is unravelling in a rather worrying manner
    The top-ranked tennis player in the world hasn’t really been a great ambassador for the sport over the past few months.
    https://scroll.in/field/965309/during-the-lockdown-without-tennis-novak-djokovic-is-unravelling-in-a-rather-worrying-manner

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  13. When I saw Rahul Dravid for the first time, it was in a match held at Sharjah probably in 1998. My first impression was that he had a ‘compact’ name – the name did not end with a consonant as most Indian names do (was a ‘compact’ name according to a 13-year old me). The second thing that struck me was his helmet which was different from that of others with a grey rectangular patch that protected the batsman’s ears. The helmet fit his persona like a Tee along with a compact stance with no part of his slender body protruding outward as to disturb his poise. When he stood to face a bowler, he looked like he was sculpted like an automaton whose only purpose of existence was to face balls with a sturdy bat.

    If all these initial impressions sound like they are positive, I must clarify that they certainly were not, owing to the way he paced his innings that day. I don’t remember exactly how much he scored but all I felt about him that day was that he was blocking not only easy deliveries but also my opportunity to see my idol Mohammed Azharuddin bat. I still cannot define precisely why I loved watching Azharuddin who was in complete contrast to Dravid but what amazes me even more today was my adolescent fascination to mimic the former’s singular gait – raised shoulders and a slightly hunched back that made him look taller than even an actually taller Venkatesh Prasad.

    https://baradwajrangan.wordpress.com/2020/07/02/readers-write-in-215-a-fans-unusual-lament/

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  14. sanjana Says:

    https://www.hindustantimes.com/sports/pakistan-have-beaten-india-so-much-that-they-d-ask-us-for-forgiveness-after-the-match-shahid-afridi/story-zJpUMyYGBhONHRFxsadLFJ.html

    Afridi said he always got a kick out of playing against the Indian cricket team and that some of the cricket he’s enjoyed the most in his career has come while playing against India and Australia.

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    • These are two different things. To make an educated guess or taking a chance with probability factored in is one thing, but to persevere amidst ruins is a different thing altogether! One can say, with Dada, in terms of strategies, and with Tendulkar, in terms of taking on the opposition head-on, things changed for India. That I agree, but to take a chance, first, one needs to ‘survive.’ Champions are built of a different mettle. Without Laxman and Dravid’s defeat-defying knocks, the match was gone. You can only build a house if you have a solid foundation!!

      Dada, Tendulkar, Dravid, VVS – each one of them had a unique gift that they adorned the team with…

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  16. Good to see Test match is resume in England. Amazing show by Holder, Gabriel. I kind of like Holder. He is the best all rounder there is today and very suited to English conditions. Over other all rounders such as Ben Stokes, Shakib Al Hasan (the later is only suitable on doctored pitches in Bangladesh)

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  18. England Pakistan what a Test. Abbas bowled the ball of the summer to Stokes in the first innings. Shan Masood wonderful 150+.

    A injured Stokes comes back to get a couple in the second innings. England depend on him so much. A world cup win followed by an unbelievable Ashes winning 100 in the fourth innings. Stokes is a superhero this year.

    Yaseer Shah with four wickets shows what a dust bowl bully Ashwin is. Since India faced problems with England tail last time they were in the UK for Tests.

    England need to revise their batting order for next innings. Pope at 3, Buttler at 4. Since Buttler seems to bat best with Pope at the other end. Let’s see. Chasing 250+ against the Pakistani attack with the ball gripping and spinning will not be easy. Pakistan pacers are looking threatening as well. This promises to be a humdinger of a series of Test cricket.

    Holder, what were you thinking putting England to bat on winning the toss twice? For only that goof did WI lose both their Tests at Old Trafford, Manchester this year.

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  19. After MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina announces retirement from international cricket
    Suresh Raina has announced his retirement, less than one hour after MS Dhoni announced his. Both players were seen reaching Chennai for an IPL training camp earlier this week.

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  20. Today is Kobe Bryant day: 08/24

    A very good read for the NBA fans:
    https://www.theplayerstribune.com/en-us/articles/allen-iverson-dear-kobe

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    • Fabulous rearguard century by Azhar Ali. with so many criticism about his captaincy really a brilliant 141* and he is still going strong is 2nd innings.

      Reminiscent of Gambhir’s 137 in Hamilton in 2nd innings.

      Jimmy Anderson on the cusp of 600. What a career for a fast bowler.

      A draw will be helpful for India and Australia as it would keep a distance between England and India. I guess the only other team with a realistic chance to get to the final is NZ since they play Pakistan and WI at home. They are hard to compete at home

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  21. Messi wants to leave Barcelona!

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  22. Pooran scores 45 ball century in CPL..ending with three sixes of Sodhi to reach three figure mark.

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    • as a lefty, a leg spinner for a right hander turning the ball into the on side for the lefty to target cow corner would be a good opportunity not to miss out. if Pooran was given the opportunity again, he would have asked for Sodhi to be the bowler

      Don’t think Sodhi bowls the wrong’un as much. or for that matter has many variations

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  23. Djokovic is a bloody joker!

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    • Its a freaky accident. Not at all done deliberately.
      Sorry for Djock.
      US open is now a dead rubber with Nadal and Fedex not playing.

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      • Agree with Naveen. Disqualification is a huge penalty for an accident such as this. See for yourself.

        ..https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TG7Og-y6kkg

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      • It’s the rule.
        United States Tennis Association statement said: “In accordance with the Grand Slam rulebook, following his actions of intentionally hitting a ball dangerously or recklessly within the court or hitting a ball with negligent disregard of the consequences, the tournament referee defaulted Novak Djokovic from the 2020 US Open

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        • Think referees had no choice. If they don’t follow the rules – they’d get drawn into special treatment debate.

          I’ve seen the video of the incident and it is rather innocuous. But do note 5 mins earlier he has hit the ball back even harder and hit the advertising board instead.

          Right decision for sure even if for something silly.

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          • where are the rules for Williams or McEnroe tantrums? Lopsided for the Americans?

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          • LOL. I’m sure they get warning or point deductions if escalated.

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          • this didn’t even escalate. it was accidental. feeling sorry for djokovic. one of the nicest guys in the circuit.

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          • He has broken the rule period. 1st time he missed, 2nd time he hit. It’s negligent disregard for consequences.

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          • 1) The rules should be common knowledge to a professional tennis player period
            2) It’s clearly an accident with no malicious intent involved
            3) However he’s vented frustration already in the match. The 2nd time he has done harm
            4) The bigger picture is if the referee doesn’t default him what does every other tennis player think? Or fans too? It would reek of favouritism and the fall out even greater than following rules and protocol.
            5) Official can’t mid way just determine rule is stupid

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          • if he was tried by a 12 member jury, he would surely be acquitted. it is harmless mistake. Could happen to anyone on the street

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          • Read the BBC articles on this. 90% of ex players BJK, Navratilova and others have agreed with the decision. Everyone accepts it’s an accident but he has broken the rule.

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          • what about this then?

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          • I’m not official but this is worse.

            Djokovic 5mins earlier does same thing. There are examples when players have been defaulted. Bottom line it’s part of rules.

            If you’re saying it’s a silly rule – fine. Djokovic can negotiate his way out but if officials sign that off…assume a lot of players would be pissed too. This decision was following rules. And I think it’s the better option then giving special treatment.

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          • not asking for any special treatment. it’s like capital punishment for a petty robbery. Give him a point/game penalty but the entire match and tournament is unfair

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          • But that’s a rule change. Can’t happen in middle of match.

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          • any rule or law should be accompanied with common sense in judgment (clearly lacking in this case). Each law should have a disclaimer saying to be used only by those match referees with common sense.

            Do you know in FL it is illegal to wear masks covering face in public. If cops went around writing tickets in 2020 for each case of violation, FL would be the richest and sickest state during the pandemic

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          • You have common sense laws you expose everything to negotiation, fraud and corruption. Some laws have to be black and white and some are filled with judgement for good reason.

            Djokovic is the world’s #1. He is supposed to set the example, the tone for the sport.

            I think you should read what every ex tennis player or commentator has said about this. It’s not a trivial thing.

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          • munna, this is what i am referring to.
            https://www.flsenate.gov/Laws/Statutes/2011/876.12

            anyways about topic, this year gonna have a new US Open champion without Djokovic, Federer and Nadal.

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          • Media is inaccurately reporting that Djokovic smashed the ball into the lineswoman. Not true. He gently lobbed it towards her think she is one of the ballgirls who would catch it. it is a very reflexive shot. No anger or dissent on display from the Champion. For that very reason he should have been acquitted imho

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          • IMO, It was pretty decent swing..

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          • Infact 17 second marker makes it more deliberate..he saw the ball go and then takes out ball from pocket and hit..

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          • can’t disagree more with you munna. she was in same colors as a bb/bg. also linesmen and women should be taught to catch and duck effectively to prevent such accidents

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          • LOL. I will stop responding on Djokovic

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        • See below, this is a valid case of anger.

          https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PZAeEiXozSQ

          Djokovic was only a reflex action of returning the ball. Hence wrongly charged and penalized

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  24. ‘She’s done nothing wrong at all’: Novak Djokovic extends support to line judge after online trolling
    Novak Djokovic, who was disqualified from the US Open, has extended support to the line judge whom he accidentally hit during his fourth-round match against Pablo Carreño Busta.

    https://indianexpress.com/article/sports/tennis/novak-djokovic-support-to-line-judge-after-online-trolling-us-open-6587562/

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  26. Any place, web-site to watch IPL free?

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    • Not aware..You may sign up Willow TV (Browser) for $10 / per month and cancel..
      Or you can get Hotstar for $50 for a year

      Hotstar has decent library of movies in many languages.

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      • This year, Hotstar telecast is 15-30 minutes delayed telecast in US.

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        • two overseas players cost KXIP the match against DC
          Chris Jordan leaks 30 runs in the final over against Stonios. When he gets his chance to score 1 run in 1 ball against Stonios he ends up offering a catch of a full toss. This in an over that saw KXIP lose a run due to a short run called by on field umpire against Jordan.

          Nicolas Pooran duck in the innings followed by another first ball duck in the Super Over bringing curtains on KXIP hopes.

          What a knock by Mayank Agrawal though. Too bad it’s in vain but he had got them almost there single handedly. He should have been more circumspect with 1 required of 3 balls

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          • Mayank played classical innings..his shots were treat to watch…Got carried away with away low full toss in end.

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          • My CSK XI 2020
            Rayadu
            Du Plessis
            Gaekwad or some other local Indian player(in for hopeless Vijay)
            Dhoni
            Jadeja
            Bravo (in for aging Watson. Watson can compete with Du Plessis for the opener slot)
            Curran
            Chahar
            Chawla
            Thakur
            Ngidi

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          • Thakur in for Jadhav who made up the XI man in the team. Won’t bat, Won’t bowl, Won’t field, Won’t play.

            Ngidi death over spell was impressive. Not so his initial spells. So get him to bowl 14,16,18, 20 overs

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          • why is there a super over in IPL league matches? they should share the points 1 (no result) or 1.5 in case of tie

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  27. https://www.thehindu.com/sport/cricket/dhoni-more-popular-than-tendulkar-gavaskar/article32650114.ece

    “Tendulkar has Mumbai and Kolkata, Kohli has Delhi and Bengaluru but when you talk of Dhoni it’s whole India.”
    The great Sunil Gavaskar on Saturday said Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s popularity in India has exceeded the level of fandom even the great Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli enjoy in the cricket-crazy nation.

    Speaking about Dhoni before the IPL opener, Gavaskar said, “Since MSD comes from Ranchi, which doesn’t have a cricket culture as such, the whole India loves him. Tendulkar has Mumbai and Kolkata, Kohli has Delhi and Bengaluru but when you talk of Dhoni it’s whole India.”

    Staying in self isolation for the first six days after spending five months with family was the hardest phase, according to Dhoni, who spoke for the first time in months.

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  29. https://www.opindia.com/2020/09/fact-check-on-alleged-sexist-comment-on-anushka-sharma-by-sunil-gavaskar/

    On Friday, legendary Indian batsman Sunil Gavaskar found himself in the middle of a controversy for allegedly making an unsavoury comment against Virat Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma after RCB captain’s worst performance during an IPL game on Thursday.

    While commentating during the IPL match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab, the former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar criticised Virat Kohli over his poor performance against Kings XI Punjab after the RCB captain dropped two important catches and also got out much early in the game.

    Gavaskar, who was commentating when Virat Kohli came to bat at the third over of the second innings, made a remark that involved Virat Kohli’s actor wife Anushka.

    Referring to the poor form of Virat Kohli, Gavaskar wittingly said, “Lockdown tha to sirf Anushka ki bowling ki practice ki unhone, wo video dekhi hai, usse to kuch nahi hona hai.” (He only faced Anushka’s bowling during the lockdown, I have watched that video, nothing is going to happen from that)”. Sunil Gavaskar was referring to a video that had gone viral on social media in May this year, where Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma were seen playing cricket on the terrace of their house. A full Lockdown was in force at that time, and sportspersons were not allowed to visit playgrounds.

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  30. IMO Anushka would not have made that statement without the approval of Virat .
    So may be something is not right between Virat and Gavaskar.
    they need to sort it out.
    Gavaskar is too senior, experienced and classy to make the kind of statement which people with dirty minds are making it out to be.

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    • Some troll wickedly changed Gavaskar’s words to suggesting something sexual in nature. Like Virat was playing Anushka’s balls.

      And now they also expecting a baby.

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      • Even I thought something similar lines but then I saw the footage, it is harmless…
        But I think commentators shouldn’t bring family member as a rule…they are not party to happenings on field.

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  32. RR is going crazy. Tewatia finally revealed a pair and how! And now it is Joffra!

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  33. Amusing that we never see nonsense like 8 sixes in 11 deliveries in an international game (saw Andre Russell do the same last IPL against RCB before his pajamas became langot in the ICC World Cup). Nor would a fielding captain bowl his second fast bowler instead of a spinner in the penultimate over when his first fast bowler’s gone for 5 sixes in an over. Just seems fishy!

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    • Chetan Sharma has a smirk on his face after this result. Sharjah is easy ground to be hit for 6s and he was vilified for 34 years for that infamous 6 off his bowling

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      • Well Sharjah was never as batsman friendly as this during the 80’s & 90’s. Nor do we see International T20 have freak incidents like 8 sixes in 2 overs or 7 in 9 deliveries (Russell vs Rcb in 2019) or the perpetual slow coach MSD (whose lost India more games batting at a snail’s pace at no. 6/7 in the last 5 years than he won the team during his prime when he batted at 3/4/5) almost getting 26 off the final over to win a game. Either the quality of death bowling is totally pathetic or the IPL games are pre planned for an anti climax. Coz even by the usually mediocre T20 standards, these events are way to repetitive.

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        • what makes you think international matches were not fixed in 80s? Miandad’s son is married to Dawood’s daughter. Plus Salim Malik we all know his reputation

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          • Where did i claim the matches of the 80’s & 90’s in Sharjah weren’t fixed? However spot fixing was impossible in the pre digital era & it took more than half the team to fix a result entirely (something that even Cronje & Azhar struggled with despite being captains). T20 cricket as a format is a gold mine for rampant spot fixing & with the technology we have today coupled with the subtle nature of the game, its impossible to detect (unlike a test match where obvious efforts of throwing a game can be observed as a pattern like Mohd Amir’s no balls in 2010).

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        • Sharjah – I am not talking about the pitch, just the size of the ground which makes four and six hitting easy be it 80s, 90s or today.

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    • it was 21 off 2 overs. If the spinner had conceded 18 to 20 runs, no use of having Shami save a few deliveries of last over. Maybe KL Rahul should have held back Neesham’s over

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    • Overseas players hurting KXIP likes of Jordan. Cottrell leaking 30 runs in one over at the death. Maxwell and Pooran not being able to accelerate in at key junctions. They need to do some soul searching.

      For CSK pathetic openers and their management (including captain) willingness to give them unlimited opportunities. Pace bowlers also a concern with a fragile middle order.

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        • India’s WK choice for WC? Sanju Samson, Rishabh Pant or KL Rahul?

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          • Rahul’s not a full time keeper. Samson is a good choice for now although I still believe in Pant being a long term option (test hundred’s in UK & Aus in the first 2 years of his intl career, something which MSD’s worthless test career couldn’t achieve in 11 years!).

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          • I rather take a match saving 76* of Dhoni in 4th innings at Lords “being 9 down” over a couple of centuries on flat tracks – in UK we still lost and Aus we didn’t win where even Jadeja came close to getting a century . Dhoni’s effort ensured India won the series.

            If Dhoni was so conscious about milestones why would he retire from Tests after playing 95 Tests without going for the 100.

            Plus Dhoni at the same stage Rishabh Pant is in achieved much more in white ball cricket than Pant today.

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          • Dhoni gave up on test cricket post the 8 consecutive defeats in UK & Aus in 2011-12 & in fact, never bothered reinventing himself or the team in the longest format. He almost went on record saying he had no desire to play test cricket further, yet continued captaining till 2014 in Srinivasan’s influence (including an embarrassing home series defeat to Eng in 2012). Post test retirement in 2014 even hid ODI game went slack batting lower down the order at 6/7 & never being able to accelerate. He was never the Yuvraj or Pandya kinda stricker who’d get you a 20 ball 40. Even in his prime he needed 5-6 overs to get his eye in before changing gears. Which is one of the biggest reasons Ganguly continued insisting he bat at 4/5 in odi’s. But MSD’s defiance & carelessness batting lower down the order cost India dearly. Just the lack of intent was appalling in the 2nd half of MSD’s career for a player of his experience & calibre (just like scoring 10 off 13 in a run chase & then hitting 3 sixes when your team needs 36 off 4).

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          • The 76* would never have been as great as what MSD worshippers make it seem like had it not been for the rain & Bucknor’s pathetic umpiring where he saved India the test by turning down a plumb lbw appeal against Sreesanth. Dhoni was a great odi batsman till 2013-14 batting at 3/4/5 but in tests he never took himself as seriously as he ought to have.

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          • “Plus Dhoni at the same stage Rishabh Pant is in achieved much more in white ball cricket than Pant today.” – Pant’s 22. MSD played his first ODI at 23. Pant’s UK hundred in the 4th innings which almost revived India’s chances (with Rahul’s 149) was a classic. We eventually lost but the fight put up by the 2 was memorable.

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          • why this Thalai-veri? Thalai-veri Thalai-veri di?

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          • one more contender throws his hat in the ring. Ishan Kishan

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          • The North and Western IPL proviing auditions for future Indian WK -Samson, Kishan, Pant, Rahul

            The South and Eastern teams providing pension planning for the former keepers – Dhoni, Saha, Parthiv, DK

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  34. CSK are at the bottom pit. They need to make a couple of revolutionary signings for replacing Rains and Bhajji. Maybe Pujara for stability in the middle, Yusuf Pathan or Jalaj Saxena.

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    • What a joke innings by CSK. Like I said when Raina and Bhajji pulled out CSK should have taken Yusuf and Jalaj. They wouldn’t have to play Jadhav at 7 behind Jadeja and Dhoni as a pure batsman.

      Also somebody as Yusuf would have kept Jadhav on his toes. But now complacency has set in. He can just be invisible and get away with making 7.8 cr

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      • Jadhav is no good for T20. At his height, bowlers will kill you with bouncers or wide offside balling.
        He may be okay in ODI because he can bowl.

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  35. Looks like Lakers will win the Championship and King James will have another championship. 3 different teams…

    Munna, is he at or above MJ?

    I don’t think he is because he is not playing against competition like MJ played against along with it was rough era to play in during early 90s.

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    • Dhoni ke itney burey din chal rahe hain that even Akshay is challenging him.

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      • But Akshay will do any ads without inhibition and that’s how he’s all over! He’ll even clean your bathroom if you pay him as seen below!

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        • He is the poster boy for hygiene after Toilet Ek Prem Katha l, a brilliant social drama touched the hearts of every indian. His superb acting ensured several ads for him post the success.

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          • “a brilliant social drama touched the hearts of every indian”

            Lol at ‘every Indian’. Yes the footfalls of this movie was 150 crores! The statement is not true even for every ‘SS’ user, forget dreaming about every Indian.

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          • A movie which is entertaining and with a very good message is rare.
            The last such movie of similar genre couldnt cross 100cr.
            This is like a blockbuster in this genre.

            If someone havent watched becasue of ideological, political, economical or jealousy reason then we are omit them.

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          • Cant imagine any top star doing this. These movies which Akshay did built the base for Aayushmann kids of films.

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          • Rubbish. Ayushmann Khurrana broke through in 2012. Akshay Kumar never had even one comparable movie to VD in 2012

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        • Alert – Sports thread !

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          • tell that to the person who constantly tries pumping and injecting Akshay is every discussion/thread/topic.

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          • “Yodha Says:
            October 20, 2020 at 5:09 AM
            tell that to the person who constantly tries pumping and injecting Akshay is every discussion/thread/topic.”

            LOL

            Akshay has 7 release in 12 months. This is like other actor’s number of movies in 10 years.

            So what Akshay is doing is creating 7 times the content of other stars.

            Trailer, songs, analysis…it is Akshay all the way.
            Bhaukaal machaa diya hai re….

            Problem with Yodha, Master and Z (all three have shown annoyance with this) is that there is no solution other than covid which can stop the unstoppable.

            Content is raining, infact pouting. I i do not share, others will. Nahin Bach paaoge. Dukhi hona tai hai. Switch Maaroge nahin lekin complain karoge, Brouhahahaha….

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          • Naveen, no one really cares for your love notes to Akshay. Please stop this vonstant Akshay-japt

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  37. just like the debates, will they kindly abandon the Indian Prostitution Leauge? Please? We are willing to wait for ‘real’ cricket….

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  38. what a disgraceful IPL 2020 CSK has had. The team that always made it to the knockout stage till now is almost on brink of failing this time around. Batsmen to blame Jadhav and Dhoni. Dhoni failed as captain and Fleming as coach. Why is Jadhav even selected in the XI?

    Shivalay, get your knives out and have another stab at Dhoni

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  39. The shortest format, over the years, has witnessed the dominance of batsmen across the globe with bowlers having little to play for on flat decks with short boundaries.

    Does the legendary Gavaskar foresee see a rule change to ease the pressure off of bowlers?

    “The T20 game is doing very well and there’s no need to tinker with it,” Gavaskar told PTI during an exclusive interview from the UAE where he is working as a broadcaster for the Indian Premier League.

    https://www.rediff.com/cricket/report/gavaskars-suggestions-to-give-bowlers-an-edge-in-t20s-ipl/20201008.htm

    ** from me, a sincere request to Gavaskar not to give any suggestion regarding test cricket and the 50 over format**

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  40. 13th roland garros – 20th grand slam for Nadal. Complete with a stunning left-handed serve.

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    • Great accomplishment. Looks like both Nadal and Djokovic will finish ahead of Federer. I think they are capable of chasing Serena’s 23 GS post modern era record too.

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  41. Congrats Lakers.

    Bron, i still don’t think you’re at MJ level. you’re playing in don’t touch league versus MJ was getting slammed to the floor.

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    • That’s 3 days old tweet and match, not today’s double super over win of Zinta’s team!

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      • I know… I posted it before start of second supersaver.

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      • Bumrah and Shami are yorker specialist..
        I see Tyagi (RR) doing good in future. Mavi is better as of now but in long run Tyagi will do better..
        Rahul Chahar and Bishnoi are good.

        For effort, Tewatia and Sam Curran..

        I still don’t get how RR have been paying so much to Unadkat.

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  43. would love to see KXIP win IPL 2020 after being at number 8. How they have turned it on with terrific wins over Mumbai and Delhi.

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  44. Young Afghan young leg spinner Qais Ahmad has Russell calling for a helmet. Get him for the IPL, please

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  45. Kapil Dev: India cricket legend stable after heart surgery

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-54660858

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  46. what a pathetic show from CSK. Why didn’t they get replacements for Raina. Bhajji and now Bravo?

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  49. why none of the franchise selected Kyle Jamieson who troubled Indian batsmen during their NZ tour. Given that Baz McCullum and Fleming as NZ. And Fleming’s team is awful, they could have looked at him as Bravo’s replacement for remaining series

    Tall and quick. What CSK are missing. Plus he can bat

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