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    Gambhir's County Performance watch thread - Leaves for family reasons

    So finally Gambhir joined Essex county team and is playing his 1st match against Northamptonshire.
    Northamptonshire has scored 531 in 1st inning http://www.espncricinfo.com/county-c...ch/593582.html

    Lets see what Gambhir has to offer now after his bad patch in 2012- 2013
    If he scores well in England he might find a place in top 15 players who will tour SA later this year.

    Hope he does well and get back to Indian team soon as we need his experience for future away tours.

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    2 boundaries off of Azharullah.

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    Hope he fails on every single game

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    Hope he does well I'd much rather watch him bat than Murli Vijay

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    Vijay and Rohit look too soft for my liking, and they're not even that good.

    Need the guy in my avatar back post haste!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varun View Post
    Vijay and Rohit look too soft for my liking, and they're not even that good.

    Need the guy in my avatar back post haste!
    Probably right about Vijay but Rohit is good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi View Post
    Probably right about Vijay but Rohit is good.
    On what basis exactly? He's just as mediocre as the other Sharma.

    There's a fair call for him to have a go at test level, but I'm judging him on what I've seen so far - that is in the ODIs and T20 stuff.

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    Gambhir and Dhawan opening will be a dream combination for India! Here's wishing him good luck

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    Rohit is just a brainfarter like Umar Akmal.....
    The less we talk about Vijay the more it's better.
    Gambhir is gem of a player for India.....I have hopes on Dhawan,,,, he has long way to prove himself.

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    What have people got against Vijay.very versatile can play quickly or play big innings acc to situation.I like that guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandeep99 View Post
    Gambhir and Dhawan opening will be a dream combination for India! Here's wishing him good luck
    +1

    Rohit will eventually find a place in the middle order anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chromeuser View Post
    Rohit is just a brainfarter like Umar Akmal.....
    The less we talk about Vijay the more it's better.
    Gambhir is gem of a player for India.....I have hopes on Dhawan,,,, he has long way to prove himself.
    Average of 60 in FC suggests otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raj-MSDian View Post
    What have people got against Vijay.very versatile can play quickly or play big innings acc to situation.I like that guy.
    He bats like a tail ender when playing outside of India.

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    Dhawan
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    Chepu
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    MSD

    This should be India's batting order in South Africa

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    Rohit is a Test player. Never understood why BCCI puts him the ODI and T20 Squad. he is not a quick scorer. He needs time to get going. Perfect for Test match player.

    I agree that Gambhir is better than Vijay. I still do not trust Vijay when it comes to Test matches. He always looks like getting out anytime.

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    Good county performances will go a long way in helping Gambhir sort out his batting woes. He is a good limited overs cricketer and should be in India's squad for the next World Cup. He is surely a better batsman than Murali Vijay

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandeep99 View Post
    Dhawan
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    Rohit
    MSD

    This should be India's batting order in South Africa
    Unfortunately the opener's spot will be taken by Vijay, and Jadeja will find himself in there too thus leaving Rohit out. Dhoni will probably bat at #6.

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    Essex seems in a hurry. Azharullah getting hammered

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandeep99 View Post
    Dhawan
    Gambhir
    Chepu
    Sachin
    Kohli
    Rohit
    MSD

    This should be India's batting order in South Africa
    Just filling out your team.

    Dhawan
    Gambhir
    Chepu
    Kohli
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    Rohit
    MSD
    Sir Jaddu
    Ashwin
    B.Kumar
    Yadav

    This is an amazing unit that can bat till No.10. Someone among Rohit/Dhawan has to bowl 10-15 overs every day. I also feel that Kohli should come ahead of Tendu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varun View Post
    Unfortunately the opener's spot will be taken by Vijay, and Jadeja will find himself in there too thus leaving Rohit out. Dhoni will probably bat at #6.
    Jadeja would be a poor choice, he can't score runs and won't be effective in SA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi View Post
    Average of 60 in FC suggests otherwise.
    There are many Indian batsman who has bullied Indian trundlers on Paata pitches in domestic cricket but failed in international cricket. Even Badrinath has FC average of 60 I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mithun_minhas View Post
    Just filling out your team.

    Dhawan
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    Chepu
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    Sachin
    Rohit
    MSD
    Sir Jaddu
    Ashwin
    B.Kumar
    Yadav

    This is an amazing unit that can bat till No.10. Someone among Rohit/Dhawan has to bowl 10-15 overs every day. I also feel that Kohli should come ahead of Tendu.
    Kohli can't play the moving ball well

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    Quote Originally Posted by mithun_minhas View Post
    Just filling out your team.

    Dhawan
    Gambhir
    Chepu
    Kohli
    Sachin
    Rohit
    MSD
    Sir Jaddu
    Ashwin
    B.Kumar
    Yadav

    This is an amazing unit that can bat till No.10. Someone among Rohit/Dhawan has to bowl 10-15 overs every day. I also feel that Kohli should come ahead of Tendu.
    What if Sacin isnt their in that lineup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi View Post
    Kohli can't play the moving ball well
    Pujara is there to eat away all those deliveries. He will be coming one down

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varun View Post
    Unfortunately the opener's spot will be taken by Vijay, and Jadeja will find himself in there too thus leaving Rohit out. Dhoni will probably bat at #6.
    That will be the scenario most likely. Anyway, Jadeja, Vijay will fail in the first test and hopefully, Rohit will be given debut in the second test

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    Quote Originally Posted by bin_pendi_ka_lota View Post
    What if Sacin isnt their in that lineup?
    If Tendu is not in the playing 11, I would insert another bowler. Ishant is the only one I can think of.
    Vinay, Dinda are all failures. I am tempted to give chance to Rasool as he is an all-rounder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi View Post
    Kohli can't play the moving ball well
    Quote Originally Posted by mithun_minhas View Post
    Pujara is there to eat away all those deliveries. He will be coming one down
    Exactly.. I was about to make this point

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi View Post
    Kohli can't play the moving ball well
    To be fair, who can?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mithun_minhas View Post

    Dhawan
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    Sir Jaddu
    Ishant (instead of Rohit)
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    India needs 3 pacers in SA and If Gambhir plays in top 11 I don't think Rohit fits in the team.
    If Gambhir is not selected I think Rohit might open in SA tour

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    Quote Originally Posted by mithun_minhas View Post
    Pujara is there to eat away all those deliveries. He will be coming one down
    Up against Steyn and Philander I really doubt that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varun View Post
    To be fair, who can?
    Not many going around perhaps Amla?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabbar Singh View Post
    He bats like a tail ender when playing outside of India.
    How many times have u sen him bat outside India to pass that judgement?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raj-MSDian View Post
    How many times have u sen him bat outside India to pass that judgement?
    Once in South Africa, followed by an entire series in the West Indies. But it's not that, he seems too feeble to last long against any kind of serious pace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi View Post
    Not many going around perhaps Amla?
    The entire Pakistan team can't play the moving ball.. Same goes with West Indies, New Zealand. Australia is getting there, Indians aren't any better. South Africa and England are the only teams that can manage nowadays

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi View Post
    Not many going around perhaps Amla?
    And he's lucky that he never has to face Steyn and Philander on that designer Cape Town pitch. No sir, that task is left to the hapless bats of the Australians, Pakistanis and the Kiwis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varun View Post
    And he's lucky that he never has to face Steyn and Philander on that designer Cape Town pitch. No sir, that task is left to the hapless bats of the Australians, Pakistanis and the Kiwis.
    Amla has faced Steyn and Philander before... in the nets

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varun View Post
    And he's lucky that he never has to face Steyn and Philander on that designer Cape Town pitch. No sir, that task is left to the hapless bats of the Australians, Pakistanis and the Kiwis.
    Makes sense..!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mithun_minhas View Post
    If Tendu is not in the playing 11, I would insert another bowler. Ishant is the only one I can think of.
    Vinay, Dinda are all failures. I am tempted to give chance to Rasool as he is an all-rounder.
    Yes.. Agree with the assessment. Your team is a bowler short.

    We need a bowler in their. It can be either a spinner (Ojha vs Mishra) or pacer ....

    I have a hunch feeling that its just matter of days when Tendu issues his retirement statement.

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    I'm sure this is the last series for the grand old man of India..

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    Not out on a 27 (47)* then. Five fours so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varun View Post
    Once in South Africa, followed by an entire series in the West Indies. But it's not that, he seems too feeble to last long against any kind of serious pace.
    Well I guess I do like him cause of csk.I'm worried that the fact he is not on the a tour means he might not get an opportunity in south Africa to prove himself.I'm hoping he keeps out gammbhir for good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raj-MSDian View Post
    Well I guess I do like him cause of csk.I'm worried that the fact he is not on the a tour means he might not get an opportunity in south Africa to prove himself.I'm hoping he keeps out gammbhir for good.
    Sigh... the IPL generation fans are coming through

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    I have seen most South Indians are huge fanbois of players who come from South India even if the player is mediocre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi View Post
    Sigh... the IPL generation fans are coming through
    Ofcourse.before Ipl I couldn't care less bout domestic players.now I watch everyone's performance.how do u like gambhir? Every shot he plays looks like he is surviving.even the boundaries.when Vijay plays drives on the up they look so much better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chromeuser View Post
    I have seen most South Indians are huge fanbois of players who come from South India even if the player is mediocre.
    I'm from UP if ur referring to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raj-MSDian View Post
    I'm from UP if ur referring to me.
    Sorry I thought you from south India....But do you agree on what I said before??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raj-MSDian View Post
    Ofcourse.before Ipl I couldn't care less bout domestic players.now I watch everyone's performance.how do u like gambhir? Every shot he plays looks like he is surviving.even the boundaries.when Vijay plays drives on the up they look so much better.
    When it comes to international cricket such trivial things should be put aside. Gambhir is clearly the better batsmen and has proven himself at the highest level, if he performs well he has every right to be recalled.

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    Smith and Gambhir batting

    Edit: Greg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chromeuser View Post
    Sorry I thought you from south India....But do you agree on what I said before??
    Back in school days i had a freind from chennai who hated vijay.I haven't seen a single person except me who likes murali Vijay.I hope he does well.but I can't give u a general answer to this.maybe south Indians support thier players .but why shouldn't they? I always wanted kaif to do well too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi View Post
    When it comes to international cricket such trivial things should be put aside. Gambhir is clearly the better batsmen and has proven himself at the highest level, if he performs well he has every right to be recalled.
    And Vijay has dome great.gambhir has done crap.if Vijay continues like this he warrants a place in the side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raj-MSDian View Post
    Ofcourse.before Ipl I couldn't care less bout domestic players.now I watch everyone's performance.how do u like gambhir? Every shot he plays looks like he is surviving.even the boundaries.when Vijay plays drives on the up they look so much better.
    Vijay was very ordinary against West Indians... the west indian bowlers leterally made him look like tail ender....It wasnt how lil he scored in that series. It was more doen to how uncomfortable he looked against every ball bowled to him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bin_pendi_ka_lota View Post
    Vijay was very ordinary against West Indians... the west indian bowlers leterally made him look like tail ender....It wasnt how lil he scored in that series. It was more doen to how uncomfortable he looked against every ball bowled to him.
    Yea I know that west Indies series. don't have to remind me.the guy can frustrate u at times.but recent performances matter more.give him a chance.I hate saying this cause whenever I do people fail miserably.last time I said jadeja deserves a chance the guy got belted for 6 ball six Sixers against aussies.but I hate people underestimating Vijay.

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    GG gone..

    G Gambhir b Crook 31 (77m 67b 5x4 0x6) SR: 46.26

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raj-MSDian View Post
    Yea I know that west Indies series. don't have to remind me.the guy can frustrate u at times.but recent performances matter more.give him a chance.I hate saying this cause whenever I do people fail miserably.last time I said jadeja deserves a chance the guy got belted for 6 ball six Sixers against aussies.but I hate people underestimating Vijay.
    If he can match 30% of his recent test performance, I will be more than happy with that. I am not CSK fan but I do agree with your view that he deserves a chance

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    Quote Originally Posted by bin_pendi_ka_lota View Post
    GG gone..

    G Gambhir b Crook 31 (77m 67b 5x4 0x6) SR: 46.26
    Haha, you just know that it was yet another scratchy outing!

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    Watta fail.didn't expect more honestly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chromeuser View Post
    Sorry I thought you from south India....But do you agree on what I said before??
    That's really harsh.

    I am from south India.

    That doesn't mean I will blindly support Murali Vijay, Dinesh Karthik or Ashwin if they perform like crap.

    In fact, its the other way round.

    South Indian cricketers get a lot of flak from fans.

    Best eg - Ashwin (Still look at how many negative comments he gets, dude that guy won you 3 series as a bowler single handedly, ok vs Australia, he had Jaddu too).

    Another eg - Ask any nuetral about how the crowds at Mumbai and Chennai are.

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    First innings of the many innings to be played.. No problem mate

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    Just saw.. this was his first innings after IPL! Didn't play any matches after that

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    Quote Originally Posted by sensible-indian-fan View Post
    That's really harsh.

    I am from south India.

    That doesn't mean I will blindly support Murali Vijay, Dinesh Karthik or Ashwin if they perform like crap.

    In fact, its the other way round.

    South Indian cricketers get a lot of flak from fans.

    Best eg - Ashwin (Still look at how many negative comments he gets, dude that guy won you 3 series as a bowler single handedly, ok vs Australia, he had Jaddu too).

    Another eg - Ask any nuetral about how the crowds at Mumbai and Chennai are.
    Sorry I didn't meant all South Indians. There are some of those fans.
    Also I don't think so Indian fans underrates Ashwin, everyone knows his capability. It's mostly fans from other countries criticise him sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandeep99 View Post
    Just saw.. this was his first innings after IPL! Didn't play any matches after that
    i know, i think he is out of favour, never got picked for india a eithrt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chromeuser View Post
    Sorry I didn't meant all South Indians. There are some of those fans.
    Also I don't think so Indian fans underrates Ashwin, everyone knows his capability. It's mostly fans from other countries criticise him sometimes.
    Yeah, there are some cases in every section.

    As far as Ashwin is concerned, watch the cricinfo comments section.

    Early in his career, it was all about how Ashwin can never be equal to Bhajji who was termed as "proven performer" even after underperforming for years (I was a Bhajji fan actually but this was at a time when Ashwin was outperforming Bhajji every single opportunity he got).

    A few months back its about how Ojha is India's premier spinner and how Ashwin is in the team bcos of his CSK connections.

    Now its about how Rasool is India's best conventional off spinner and how he is supposed to be in the team.

    Its NOT the criticism or comparisons that is an issue here (those are fine), its about why some people don't actually want Ashwin to be in the team and hence try real hard to find faults. The numbers are reducing but its really odd.

    Sure, Ashwin's experimentation does annoy a lot of fans (me too when he needlessly does something) but you can see how much he is scrutinized when he under-performs even slightly. Loads of people come out with all guns blazing.
    Last edited by sensible-indian-fan; 22nd August 2013 at 03:31.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sensible-indian-fan View Post
    Yeah, there are some cases in every section.

    As far as Ashwin is concerned, watch the cricinfo comments section.

    Early in his career, it was all about how Ashwin can never be equal to Bhajji who was termed as "proven performer" even after underperforming for years (I was a Bhajji fan actually but this was at a time when Ashwin was outperforming Bhajji every single opportunity he got).

    A few months back its about how Ojha is India's premier spinner and how Ashwin is in the team bcos of his CSK connections.

    Now its about how Rasool is India's best conventional off spinner and how he is supposed to be in the team.

    Its NOT the criticism or comparisons that is an issue here (those are fine), its about why some people don't actually want Ashwin to be in the team and hence try real hard to find faults. The numbers are reducing but its really odd.

    Sure, Ashwin's experimentation does annoy a lot of fans (me too when he needlessly does something) but you can see how much he is scrutinized when he under-performs even slightly. Loads of people come out with all guns blazing.

    There's no doubt he's in the 11 cos of his csk connections, Ashwin will never be half the bowler Mishra is, Ravi Ashwin is just a wannabe Ajmal/Narine, hate him so much

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    Out today for a lowish total

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    Should India risk playing four medium pacers in Test Series in SA ?

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    Century for double G.

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    And he gets even with Piyush Chawla.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hadi123 View Post
    There's no doubt he's in the 11 cos of his csk connections, Ashwin will never be half the bowler Mishra is, Ravi Ashwin is just a wannabe Ajmal/Narine, hate him so much
    All assumptions.. "never be half the bowler".. huh ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raj-MSDian View Post
    Back in school days i had a freind from chennai who hated vijay.I haven't seen a single person except me who likes murali Vijay.I hope he does well.but I can't give u a general answer to this.maybe south Indians support thier players .but why shouldn't they? I always wanted kaif to do well too.
    I am from North India but I support Vijay, always thought he had some talent, when he was new arnd the block. IMO Lot of these young blokes are getting their techniques screwed by playing season after season of IPL, although it makes them better LOI batsmen. But what to do, the domestic cricket is not as lucrative as IPL n IPL also gets u noticed. I wish the Board would segragate the genuine Test prospects like Zol n L Rahul at an early stage n protect from going down that route.

    Anyway, MV scored over 400 runs in his last test series, so would you really drop him and gamble on the maybe / maybe not form of Gambhir or Rohit n if the gamble doesnt come off there wud be scandal on why MV was dropped after a decent series. Looking at the way selections go in India, I think MV is almost certain to play 1st test in SA, then if he performs miserably, someone will replace him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hadi123 View Post
    There's no doubt he's in the 11 cos of his csk connections, Ashwin will never be half the bowler Mishra is, Ravi Ashwin is just a wannabe Ajmal/Narine, hate him so much
    Haha.

    You should do stand up comedy.

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    Century for Mr Poker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sensible-indian-fan View Post
    Haha.

    You should do stand up comedy.
    I think Mishra is better than him, just a matter of my opinions and yes it may be biased as I prefer Amit as he plays for SRH and many people know I don't like Ashwin, Mishra bowled really well in the IPL and done better than Ashwin. I also find Ashwin's celebrations annoying and also his pauses

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    Gambhir returns to India from Essex



    Gautam Gambhir has cut short his maiden stint in English county cricket with Essex to return to India for "family reasons", according to a statement released by Essex Cricket. Ignored by the India selectors for a while, Gambhir had signed up with the county in August, the first Indian player to do so this season.

    "Gautam Gambhir returned to his native India on Sunday for family reasons," the Essex statement said. "At this stage Essex Cricket and Gautam are unable to make any further comment. Essex Cricket is fully supportive of Gautam and very much hope that he will return to Essex before the end of the 2013 English domestic season."

    The short stint with Essex was Gambhir's first outing since the IPL in May. He followed up scores of 31, 21, 2 and 0 with a second-innings hundred on August 30 against Gloucestershire in a drawn match in Bristol.

    Source: http://www.espncricinfo.com/india/co...ry/667683.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by hadi123 View Post
    I think Mishra is better than him, just a matter of my opinions and yes it may be biased as I prefer Amit as he plays for SRH and many people know I don't like Ashwin, Mishra bowled really well in the IPL and done better than Ashwin. I also find Ashwin's celebrations annoying and also his pauses
    Mishra is a very good bowler.

    Even Ashwin says that on his twitter.

    With Mishra, its a bit different:

    If a team doesn't know how to play leg spinners or is weak against leg spinners, he will RIP THEM APART and run through them.

    He is better than ANY BOWLER in India to do that.

    But when it comes to quality oppositions or oppositions that play leg spinners well, he kind of struggles.

    But with that being said, yes, he outperformed Ashwin in the recent IPL.

    On current form, Mishra may be a better LOI bowler than Ashwin but not too sure whether he can continue it.

    In tests, you can forget about it.

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    ^ Mishra has improved quite a lot in last 3 odd years. Also, there is no decent leggie in the world. On that basis I doubt if there are majority of players in the top teams who can actually play him that well. In test arena, I will say he can be used as potently as Ashwin or Ojha.

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    Gautam Gambhir has cut short his Essex commitment and has returned to India citing 'family reasons.'
    LOL

    http://www.cricbuzz.com/cricket-news...-essex-sojourn

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    Quote Originally Posted by PakistanKnight View Post
    Century for Mr Poker.
    Woww... did he ?!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Electron View Post
    Why laugh? Do you know it could be an emergency in the family?

    I hope all is well within his family.

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    Feel sorry for him, he also left the 1st test v England in India early for family reasons, hope all is well

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    Quote Originally Posted by hadi123 View Post
    Feel sorry for him, he also left the 1st test v England in India early for family reasons, hope all is well
    That one was because of the death of his grandmother.

    Didn't bat in the 2nd innings during a small chase to the target.

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