Tag: sledging

Under-19 World Cup: On Virat Kohli and the Mankad

A couple of interesting things have happened since Monday.

One, AllOutCricket wrote a great article on Virat Kohli, questioning whether his classnessness was sullying his class.

Two, the WI under-19 team mankaded their way to the quarter finals of the under-19 World Cup.

Let’s take a look at the second one first.

Having watched highlights of the game yesterday, I can confirm that for 99 overs, it was a cracking game of cricket. There was some seriously quick bowling from young Alzarri Joseph. A direct hit from the West Indian skipper took the 9th wicket. The game went into the last over with three runs to win and the last man in. Then, this happened. Read More

No pressure, no diamonds #AusvInd

Pressure is something you feel when you don’t know what the hell you’re doing – Peyton Williams Manning

Is cricket on it’s way to becoming a contact sport?

Who can ever forget Lillee kicking Miandad and Miandad rushing at him with his bat?

dennis-lillee

A relic of a bygone era?

Sample this.

Why has cricket descended into this poor advertisement for WWF ?

The simple answer is that the ICC is a limp organisation with no teeth. Fines mean nothing to these players. Something more drastic needs to be done before the gentleman’s game disappears for good.  Read More

Ajinkya Rahane: Ice man

Getting ready for work, I watched a few balls of the India-Bangladesh test match this morning.

Rahane was batting with Saha and it was obvious they were both looking to push the score along to try and declare. Rahane went to 94 with a boundary over mid-wicket, then swept the next one square to get to 98.

Next ball, he went back to pull, looking for his third boundary in a row. Bowled.

Out for 98. Read More

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