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  1. #721
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    Rate him highly but only 13 games so too soon to say - plus I think he's played most at home (struggled in SA).

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    Quote Originally Posted by WebGuru View Post
    I don't think that he will remain there for long time he just played 13 matches from which 11 are in india. Sanga, Kallis, Sachin, Lara, Miandad, Ponting, Dravid etc played 100+ Tests everywhere in the world and still managed to have an average of 50+ Pujara is not of that league...Pujara played almost all matches in india on flat pitches and played 2 matches in South Africa and wasn't able to score 20 runs there...If he is given a long run outside asia he will be exposed and his average will be dropped...
    Completely agree. Scored all his runs on roads against trundlers in his homeland. Averages 10 away from home. Typical Indian flat track home bully.

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    Useless thread. Many people start off with a bang, Pujara hasnt done anything outside India yet so please calm down for now and can we please have this merged with the original Pujara thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cars112 View Post
    Completely agree. Scored all his runs on roads against trundlers in his homeland. Averages 10 away from home. Typical Indian flat track home bully.
    Agree. He is overhyped FTB. A bowler would kill to have an average Pujara has away from home.

    http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/eng...;type=allround

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eye_Done View Post
    Agree. He is overhyped FTB. A bowler would kill to have an average Pujara has away from home.

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    India will tour SA again this year. This Pujara Indian track bully guy will get absolutely humiliated by Steyn and co.

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    Even guys like Mitchell Johnson or even Umar Akmal were there after a couple of innings. Lets wait for some more time mate, the real men will come out

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    POOjara is overrated. Flat track bully who will get creamed when the ball zips. Hopefully he will be exposed once and for all against South Africa.

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    No ducks in 23 innings Amazing

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    One thing for sure, Poojara is better than any of the Pakistani batsman. But still he needs to score runs outside India which he will for sure. He has good enough technic. just 2 matches in SA did not prove anything. not enough sample. so until he really fail in good number of matches, I would request PPers to wait before showing their hatred towards this kid. as of now, he has showed good temperament and technic on both flat wickets and difficult wickets in India. guys who said those wickets where Poojara scored were flat, they must have not watched the game. Or Indian batting must have given the illustion that wicket was flat when they bat. on the same wicket, crap Indian bowlers got 20 wickets. so I would request them to watch the game next time properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by razabbas View Post
    No ducks in 23 innings Amazing
    So afridi is not his role model or hero

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    Quote Originally Posted by Energetic View Post
    POOjara is overrated. Flat track bully who will get creamed when the ball zips. Hopefully he will be exposed once and for all against South Africa.
    first try to find one flat track bully in your team. your batsmen are bullied even on flat tracks

    even lalloos like Tsotsobe is bullying your batsmen.

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    This thread have no merit at all, this sample way too small to give us indication . The earlier sign are very good, he looks solid.

    Apart from SA tour where he failed, he has hardly played outside Asia. We have to see more of him outside Asia to see his how good he is. If succeed then there is no stopping him for being the best in the world.

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    Atleast Allow Pujara to play 50 Test
    Than count him in Great Batsman,s

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    Quote Originally Posted by WebGuru View Post
    I don't think that he will remain there for long time he just played 13 matches from which 11 are in india. Sanga, Kallis, Sachin, Lara, Miandad, Ponting, Dravid etc played 100+ Tests everywhere in the world and still managed to have an average of 50+ Pujara is not of that league...Pujara played almost all matches in india on flat pitches and played 2 matches in South Africa and wasn't able to score 20 runs there...If he is given a long run outside asia he will be exposed and his average will be dropped...
    You are not making much sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loifan View Post
    first try to find one flat track bully in your team. your batsmen are bullied even on flat tracks

    even lalloos like Tsotsobe is bullying your batsmen.

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    Michael Hussey and Mitchell Johnson averaged in 70-80s for a while


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    Quote Originally Posted by cars112 View Post
    India will tour SA again this year. This Pujara Indian track bully guy will get absolutely humiliated by Steyn and co.
    Let's see who gets to bump this thread: you or I?

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    I am sure many of my friends here have not watched his batting.He has great backfoot play and is not bothered by bouncers.I can challenge that he will be one of our most successful batsmen in south Africa.He has got Dravid like determination so I am sure he will always strive to improve .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eye_Done View Post
    Agree. He is overhyped FTB. A bowler would kill to have an average Pujara has away from home.

    http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/eng...;type=allround


    judging a player from 2 tests

    he has technique and has potential to succeed anywhere.

    just wait and watch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eye_Done View Post
    Agree. He is overhyped FTB. A bowler would kill to have an average Pujara has away from home.

    http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/eng...;type=allround
    Two tests is a big enough sample to draw such conclusions. Agreed.


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    Pujara the FTB ? I thought we all agreed that India-Eng, India-Aus series were played on minefields !
    To make it worse, India batted second most of the times.

    Minefields + Bat Second + Score Well = FTB ..... LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Electron View Post
    Pujara the FTB ? I thought we all agreed that India-Eng, India-Aus series were played on minefields !
    To make it worse, India batted second most of the times.

    Minefields + Bat Second + Score Well = FTB ..... LOL
    You get a HTB there, not FTB. If those were flat tracks, then what does it say about the Australian team that got swamped by big margins in every game?


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    Quote Originally Posted by IndianWillow View Post
    You get a HTB there, not FTB. If those were flat tracks, then what does it say about the Australian team that got swamped by big margins in every game?
    Are you asking me ?? So far, Pujara is a proven minefield/rank turner bully, A flat track bully.. so, it's 2/2.
    Now whether or not he can be a Fast track bully is to be seen once he plays a good 5-6 matches outside of subcontinent in testing conditions.

    Nothing to me suggests that he would struggle on seaming tracks. If he makes it 3/3 .. then we are looking at an ATG here.

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    It's amazing this thread has gone 10 pages!.. Cheteshwar Pujara is a new comer and a flat batting track specialist. The guy hasn't even had his ODI debut. Fools in the other forum dare to compare him with Kohli and others. It's preposterous. Let CP get at least 25 tests and a couple of dozen ODIs under him and then we'll talk. Until then it's nonsensical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Idreamofcricket View Post
    It's amazing this thread has gone 10 pages!.. Cheteshwar Pujara is a new comer and a flat batting track specialist. The guy hasn't even had his ODI debut. Fools in the other forum dare to compare him with Kohli and others. It's preposterous. Let CP get at least 25 tests and a couple of dozen ODIs under him and then we'll talk. Until then it's nonsensical.
    Nothing new. Fans do this everywhere. That's the beauty of finding an exciting new talent.

    We can compare this to the hype Amir got.. 14 matches, a poor bowling avg of 30, played all matches in super friendly bowling conditions, never played in subcontinent... but yet the guy was hyped like anything.

    So, i am not surprised to see Pujara get a 10 page thread here. Seems to me like he has done more than enough to justify this hype.

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    Pujara Debuts!

    Lets see how he goes..


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi View Post
    Lets see how he goes..
    He is a good bloke in Rahul's mould, calm and collected. I hope he makes a good outing.

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    IMO I think in one year, he'll be the best batsman in the world. He's just that dam good. I watched his test innings and absolutely fell in love with his timing and class. Will be better than Kohli.

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    I hope he becomes captain in a few years.....wishful thinking though

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    About time this youngsta beauty debuted


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    He's pretty likable as well. Read a few of his interviews and he seems grounded.

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    I'm more excited about his debut than Harris Sohail/Umar Amin/Umar Akmal's. If he gets out on a golden duck, then we'll know a new is born.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I Believe in the Teesra View Post
    I'm more excited about his debut than Harris Sohail/Umar Amin/Umar Akmal's. If he gets out on a golden duck, then we'll know a new is born.

    He seems like a great bloke and I wish him all the best. Let's hope Zim make a big total, so he can score a big hundred #centuryondebut
    Last edited by Aman; 1st August 2013 at 07:04.


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    Why have they dropped Dhawan though? Why does ***** still get to play?

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    I don't really care about this debut, but what I do want to see is him playing in South Africa. I have high hopes from this guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varun View Post
    Why have they dropped Dhawan though? Why does ***** still get to play?
    Probably sold on him, Rohit needs the batting time.


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    I think that's a good decision....dhawan has scored runs...why make him play again and again against Zimbabwe? Rohit needs a confidence booster

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    he'll do okay.

    good to see Mohit debut too.good bowler,certainly better than Vinay Kumar


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    I don't know how much more time does Rohit needs to be consistent at this level. This guy has obvious class and seems to have so much time to play against pace but still not able to put up consistent performances

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    Quote Originally Posted by cricketfanfirst View Post
    I don't know how much more time does Rohit needs to be consistent at this level. This guy has obvious class and seems to have so much time to play against pace but still not able to put up consistent performances
    An Indian poster mentioned that in a recent interview Rohit said he didn't hurt any more from being dropped and that he just wants to enjoy life. It's a bit harsh to say but with an attitude like that he'll never realize his potential, despite all the backing from his captain and management. I've always felt if you don't have your heart in something you'll never succeed in it. Umar was recently dropped and he felt like quitting as well but he didn't, he worked on his game and came back better - this for me showed good character, desire and passion for the game and it gave me hope that Umar may come good. There's no doubt these two are tremendously gifted players both with some psychological issues but one has shown to have turned a leaf while the other seems to have resigned to not fulfilling his potential, which is a shame because the guy has it all to become another legend of the game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi View Post
    An Indian poster recently mentioned that in a recent interview that Rohit said he doesn't hurt any more from being dropped and that he just wants to enjoy life. With an attitude like that he'll never realize his potential. Umar was recently dropped and he felt like quitting as well but he didn't, he worked on his game and came back better. There's no doubt these two are tremendously gifted players both with some psychological issues but one has shown to have turned in a leaf while the other seems to have resigned to not fulfilling his potential.
    Yep, agree! He seems to have a very laid-back approach and his general demeanor on the field suggests the same. He has been given those many opportunities simply because people believed he had class and it is evident with the amount of time he has when playing against pace. I was so impressed on his debut tour in Australia, played comfortably on difficult tracks against pace and thought we have a world beater here but he has disappointed all his fans. Ian Chappell became one of his avid supporters during that tour.

    Regarding Umar, I don't think he should be keeping wickets, this I said even before his successful WI tour. He is a specialist batsman and should come bat at No.4. He also needs to solve his issues and score consistently.

    It feels bad when we see players with obvious class don't fulfill their potential. I hope it is not the case with these two.

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    Mohit Sharma's debut is going super good at the moment. Unplayable at times!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi View Post
    An Indian poster mentioned that in a recent interview Rohit said he didn't hurt any more from being dropped and that he just wants to enjoy life. It's a bit harsh to say but with an attitude like that he'll never realize his potential, despite all the backing from his captain and management. I've always felt if you don't have your heart in something you'll never succeed in it. Umar was recently dropped and he felt like quitting as well but he didn't, he worked on his game and came back better - this for me showed good character, desire and passion for the game and it gave me hope that Umar may come good. There's no doubt these two are tremendously gifted players both with some psychological issues but one has shown to have turned in a leaf while the other seems to have resigned to not fulfilling his potential, which is a shame because the guy has it all to become another legend of the game.
    People who succeed are often the ones who hate loosing. If winning and loosing mean the same to you, you are fit to be a monk, but won't succeed in worldly goals.


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    Pujara is one the very few current Indian cricketer that I actually root for. He does things the right way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inswinger View Post
    Pujara is one the very few current Indian cricketer that I actually root for. He does things the right way.
    Who doesn't? Can you explain why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandeep99 View Post
    Who doesn't? Can you explain why?
    Class act on and off the field


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    Well, this looks it won't be much of a chase. Hoping he gets out on a duck now so we can see the birth of the next

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandeep99 View Post
    Who doesn't? Can you explain why?
    He reminds of the classy individuals like Dravid, Laxman, Tendu, etc. He's a different breed than the likes of Raina, Gambhir, Kohli, Jadeja, Sreesant, etc who are "in your face type" individuals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inswinger View Post
    He reminds of the classy individuals like Dravid, Laxman, Tendu, etc. He's a different breed than the likes of Raina, Gambhir, Kohli, Jadeja, Sreesant, etc who are "in your face type" individuals.
    Don't you like it when the likes of Shoib Akthar/Shahid Afridi/Ahmed Shehzad kind of behave over aggressive on the field? Or is the feeling limited only to opposition teams?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandeep99 View Post
    Don't you like it when the likes of Shoib Akthar/Shahid Afridi/Ahmed Shehzad kind of behave over aggressive on the field? Or is the feeling limited only to opposition teams?
    Of course I like. That's what being a fan of the game is all about, supporting your team through it's positives and negatives. But as a neutral I really like the calm and classy individuals like Pujara. If I met Pujara i'd ask him for an autograph. If I met Kohli i'd probably feel like punching him in the face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inswinger View Post
    Of course I like. That's what being a fan of the game is all about, supporting your team through it's positives and negatives. But as a neutral I really like the calm and classy individuals like Pujara. If I met Pujara i'd ask him for an autograph. If I met Kohli i'd probably feel like punching him in the face.
    That is expecting too much. You want your players to give it in the face and oppositions to gladly take it. Though I'd prefer cricketers to behave in the Dravid/Pujara way, the situation demands them to respond in Ponting/Kohli way..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandeep99 View Post
    That is expecting too much. You want your players to give it in the face and oppositions to gladly take it. Though I'd prefer cricketers to behave in the Dravid/Pujara way, the situation demands them to respond in Ponting/Kohli way..
    I have my views and you can have yours. There is no rule that I have to like all Indian players. I'll pick and choose the ones I root for. I'm a homer and not afraid to admit it. I want my players to give it their all. I expect others to do the same. But I respect players from other teams who get things with class, on and off the field.

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    @Sandeep99

    Lets just put it this way - Pujara is the guy you'll strike up a nice conversation with at a party, while Kohli, Raina and Jadeja are the types of guys who will be trying to be pick up girls all night.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Inswinger View Post
    I have my views and you can have yours. There is no rule that I have to like all Indian players. I'll pick and choose the ones I root for. I'm a homer and not afraid to admit it. I want my players to give it their all. I expect others to do the same. But I respect players from other teams who get things with class, on and off the field.
    Fair enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi View Post
    @Sandeep99

    Lets just put it this way - Pujara is the guy you'll strike up a nice conversation with at a party, while Kohli, Raina and Jadeja are the types of guys who will be trying to be pick up girls all night.
    It doesn't matter what they are as long as they are performing for the team. That's the only thing I'll look at..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandeep99 View Post
    It doesn't matter what they are as long as they are performing for the team. That's the only thing I'll look at..
    Yeah, but for others it's different they may be great players but off the field I wouldn't approach them just because they come off as tools.


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    Don't worry bro. Your other thread allows for rain. Maybe it will save you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi View Post
    Yeah, but for others it's different they may be great players but off the field I wouldn't approach them just because they come off as tools.
    It is all your personal preference mate. I'm not even interested to meet all these guys off the field as such (except for Sachin perhaps). It is their life and they are at perfect liberty to do whatever they like. I respect your views, but I have mine too.

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    Sharma and Pujara opening! How much I crave to see these two battle out a partnership in test matches!

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    First impressions : Solid at the crease! Just need to see if he can adjust to the scoring patterns in LOIs

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    First of the many fours to come.. Good shot!

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    Pujara like players are very rare in indian cricketers these days. U will get all the flashy, stroke makers these days in indian cricket, but not much like Pujara type batsman. He is an ideal no.3 in test matches. I am still not convinced of him in ODIs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Singham View Post
    Pujara like players are very rare in indian cricketers these days. U will get all the flashy, stroke makers these days in indian cricket, but not much like Pujara type batsman. He is an ideal no.3 in test matches. I am still not convinced of him in ODIs.
    Eventually will come good. But I hope he doesn't play pushing for nothing kind of shots in test matches. That is a problem I see in him playing ODIs.

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    You want players to have a Miandad type of demeanour on the field taht affects the opnninents more than his own team

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    What a hack...Cant bat to save his life outside subcontinent...No wonder he averages 10 in SA and his technique was exposed today by Zimbabwe fast bowler. He should only be selected in India home games.

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    So failing in 2 innings against zimbabwe in ODI matches makes him a ftb?I think you are just bitter about something and clearly hate pujara.

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    he should be given more chances in ODI's....a long run.... I think he ll be very good in ODI's...

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    Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eye_Done View Post
    What a hack...Cant bat to save his life outside subcontinent...No wonder he averages 10 in SA and his technique was exposed today by Zimbabwe fast bowler. He should only be selected in India home games.
    This is not the first time you have said that about Pujara. Give the young man some time, he played as a 21-22 years old and did play only two or three inning but did you watch one of his innings in SA? I remember it, he even though scored 10 or 15 runs but stayed on the crease for quite some time when Steyn and company were steaming in and dealt them reasonably well before getting out to a ripper.

    Don't hate people man, give people ample chances and reserve your judgment after that. He has the technique to play well, in SA this year he will prove that, I have hope in him.

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    Failing in 2 matches = hack?

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    Cheteshwar Pujara

    He will take some time adjusting to ODIs but what a brilliant batsman.

    A future ATG unless something goes wrong badly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Executioner View Post
    Failing in 2 matches = hack?
    No..failure every single time when playing outside India= hack

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    ^and how many times does that add up to?

    Give the guy a break. He is a very good batsman. Sometimes one needs few matches to get going.


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    I hope India give him a decent run instead of discarding him after two failures.


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    Don't worry bro. Your other thread allows for rain. Maybe it will save you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi View Post
    I hope India give him a decent run instead of discarding him after two failures.
    Only Pakistani management drops theiir batsmen after 2-3 failures.
    India won't do that.


    'I fear the day when technology will surpass human interaction'
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    Got an absolute beauty yesterday. He may take time but should be persisted with. He's a beast and won't stop scoring once he adjusts

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    If he keeps failing try him as a non opener in ODIs. Every body is not meant to open.


    "This one doesn't take the cake, it takes the bakery" - Gavaskar

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon_Ghaffar View Post
    He will take some time adjusting to ODIs but what a brilliant batsman.

    A future ATG unless something goes wrong badly.
    I like him but imo he is a rung below Sachin, Dravid in terms of technique and talent will average mid 40's at the top level Kohli is currently the only one among young Indian batsman with the talent to hit an ATG status.

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    He is not an ODI player IMHO...too slow for my likings. We have plenty of better ODI batters in India.
    Play him in tests only

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    Overrated! he's the perfect FTB. If he can't take on Jarvis then what do you think Steyn will do to him? he's even rubbish against spin as he blocks, blocks and blocks hence why he scores massive runs on flat tracks. Strike rate speaks for itself.

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    Talk about knee jerk reactions


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    Don't worry bro. Your other thread allows for rain. Maybe it will save you?


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