What ever the Pitch like, we being number One Side should be able to compete in all given Conditions, as far as the wicket stays same suring both innings, let it be English or Indian, in the Pune T 20 we Didnt Play Well.
JUST IN ONE MONTH DHONI CLAIMS ITS DIFFERENT PITCH WHAT ABOUT THEIR SO MANY YRS EXPERIENCE OF CRICKET WHY THIS BLA BLA BLA NOW IT SEEMS THEY HAVE NEVER PLAYED ON SUCH TRACK IN ALL THESE YEARS AT LEAST GIVE GOOD REASON
They should have slowed down once they knew that wickets were falling at each over more or less, and try to stabilize and start playing in the last 5-6 overs. anyways its a lesson learnt after burning the fingers and not to blame the pitch but over bowlers experienced did not get wickets at regular intervals or get the pace as needed.
by sunil vaidya on Feb 10, 2016 02:05 PM
criticize all you want to Guru...does not matter ...dhoni is criticized because he is captain....kohli's turn will come in future and ganguly too was criticized when he was captain...every gives ''excuses'' when their turn comes...as ganguly too did and as kohli too will do...
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by sunil vaidya on Feb 10, 2016 07:33 PM
exactly...dont ask questions and he will say nothing...if they ask questions he has to give reasons and people call that as giving excuse...
Dhoni's team struggle if there is even slight help for the bowlers on the other hand Dada's team India used to lock horns with Australia on hostile Australian pitches.. Yet some fools compare Dhoni with Dada!!
the indian batsmen once again floundered in green pitches..okay it is only 1st match, much better performance can be expected in rest two matches...One good thing the bowlers did very well, full marks to them..
Dhoni always have someone or something to blame or excuse for the failure.
This time it was pitch.
What was the problem if the wicket was so called ENGLISH ?
How Sri Lankan players are accustomed to play on that then?
Before the match, Dhoni was praising his batting line up that how it bats deep & how experienced his batsmen are & how the batting line up has depth & bats till no.8.
Ironically, as it turned out to be, Ashwin the no.8 scored the maximum no. of runs in the entire batting line up.
What is the greatness of Indian batting line up if they are going to display their SO CALLED great performances with the bat & pile on the mountains of runs & creates the personal milestones ON BATTING FRIENDLY PLACID OR PATA PITCHES WITH NO GRASS, NO SWING OR BOUNCE ? Australian pitches, this time uncharacteristically, were batting paradise with TRUE & EVEN BOUNCE, WITH NO SWING OR PACE where Indian batsmen just had to play on the front-foot, which they are used to on Indian pitches for years, as the bounce was even true but the moment they got even slight tinge of grass on the surface & bowl started to do the talking with uneven bounce & movement after it pitched started to hurried on to the batsmen, our PAPER TIGERS completely surrendered as they were absolutely clueless about how to go at it, they were caught in two minds whether to play on front or back & many times beaten for pace as the bowl was skidding on the pitch & hurried on t
Re: We must play on such pitches if we want to be TRUE CHAMPS
by Hindustani on Feb 10, 2016 12:58 PM
on to them resulting in the top edges. The credit must go to Shri Lankan bowlers who showed the gutsy performance even in the absence of their ALL EXPERINCED PLAYERS. Their LINE & LENGTH was impeccable.
But having said that, Dhoni & Indian Cricket Board must STOP THIS BLAME GAME ON PITCHES ONCE FOR ALL if they want to become REAL CHAMPIONS or a strong force to recon with in world cricket.
You just can't give excuses each & every time for your failures & in no way on pitches. Some months ago Shastri was blaming Wankhede curator Sudhir Naik for the bad pitch & the loss of the game.
Now Dhoni is blaming this pitch, in fact we must prepare and encourage more & more such pitches rather than the PATA and TURNING PITCHES to prepare our batsmen how to play on such tracks which has been our LONG & INHERITED WEAKNESS & a major contributor to our failures in the past. Instead of admitting to their catastrophic batting performance Dhoni & Co. always gives excuses for the failure which is REALLY hampering Indian Cricket in the long term.
Dhoni should LEARN SOMETHING FROM THE BEST BATSMAN IN THE WORLD A.B. DEVILIERS, WHO NOT ONCE HAD BLAMED INDIAN PITCHES FOR HIS FAILURES WHEN SA TOURED INDIA RECENTLY, INSTEAD HE ADMITTED HIS WEAKNESS IN BATTING ON SUCH TURNING PITCHES.