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by prasen9
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: India in West Indies 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1438

Re: India in West Indies 2019

West Indies will possibly throw us a fast pitch with green cover. Our aim should be 250 absolute-min, 350 general-target and anything more than that is gravy. I hope the players when they are set do not throw things away in a profligate manner. Sometimes, overconfidence and hubris brings forth disas...
by prasen9
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: India in West Indies 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1438

Re: India in West Indies 2019

120 in four innings is generally not that great. However, the West Indies pitches seem to have been more pacier the last year or two and in context it may have been good. I do not know the conditions. The batsmen who came after him flourished though. Gill hit a double century. Etc. Anyway, Mayank ha...
by prasen9
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Other Sports/Olympics
Topic: Indian Shooting thread
Replies: 918
Views: 85011

Re: Indian Shooting thread

Ah, so a trouble shooting thread is a thread where trouble is shooting rather than being shot ;-) . We should really call it Shooting Trouble Thread. Which, of course, I would promptly interpret as people discussing the trouble they are having with their shooting equipment (as in the final heartbrea...
by prasen9
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: India in West Indies 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1438

Re: India in West Indies 2019

Mayank has failed too in a few games. I would still open with Rahul and Mayank and have Vihari in the MO. No Rahane please. And, no Rohit either.
by prasen9
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Other Sports/Olympics
Topic: Indian Shooting thread
Replies: 918
Views: 85011

Re: Indian Shooting thread

I always wonder why we created a thread to discuss shooting of an Indian.
by prasen9
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Davis Cup 2019 - India
Replies: 150
Views: 6600

Re: Davis Cup 2019 - India

I am useless too wrt conflict resolution or tennis-matters. But, for what it is worth, I have been looking to visit Pakistan (just for tourism). I would love to visit Iraq and Afghanistan (Syria - not yet). From what I have learned from my (limited) "research" is that certain parts are perfectly fin...
by prasen9
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Davis Cup 2019 - India
Replies: 150
Views: 6600

Re: Davis Cup 2019 - India

Also, diplomatic relations between the countries is now suspended. All embassy personnel on both sides expelled. So, what is to prevent ISI personnel from arresting the tennis team as spies? Hold them hostage? Is ITF legally liable if this happens? Sorry even if the diplomatic relations existed, IS...
by prasen9
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Davis Cup 2019 - India
Replies: 150
Views: 6600

Re: Davis Cup 2019 - India

Guaranteed security? Who invented that mirage? Impossible promise anywhere. Absolute guarantees are not available anywhere. What I meant by that is that if a government wants to gurantee security, they can. There are levels of security such as presidental-level security. Etc The notion of separatin...
by prasen9
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: India in West Indies 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1438

Re: India in West Indies 2019

That is possihly true. He was a bad fielder. Speaking of fat, have you seen Rohit's gut? He is doing okay as a fielder now but I suspect he will age drastically in the field in the next few years :-( Kohli owned the series. Only one other Indian batsman did very well. Iyer. Everyone else failed. We ...
by prasen9
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: India in West Indies 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1438

Re: India in West Indies 2019

Because of Kohli's stupidity. I would have brought on Jadeja or Chahal early on in order to change the pace.
by prasen9
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Davis Cup 2019 - India
Replies: 150
Views: 6600

Re: Davis Cup 2019 - India

In light of the Sri Lanka cricket team bus being attacked a few years ago in Lahore, it would be utterly foolhardy for any Indian sportsman to travel to Pakistan at a time when our diplomatic relations are at an even lower ebb. There is no country in the world where there has not been a terrorist a...
by prasen9
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: India in West Indies 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1438

Re: India in West Indies 2019

No, it is because Shastri and Kohli wanted old guys. That is why Rahul, Iyer, and Pandey were never given a full, fair run. Similarly, Pant was denied. Pant may not be ready but he will only learn if we give him a set of chances. He will see what his shortcomings are and then can either fix it in th...
by prasen9
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: India in West Indies 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1438

Re: India in West Indies 2019

Crazy selection by West Indies. Their batting crumbles a lot but there is still no place for Ambris and Campbell? Chase for ODIs?
by prasen9
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Davis Cup 2019 - India
Replies: 150
Views: 6600

Re: Davis Cup 2019 - India

Some areas of Pakistan are very dangerous. Others can be secure if the Pakistani government is asked to provide a high level of security. There are dignitaries who have traveled to Pakistan and have been protected. If Pakistan vouches for the safety for the Indian sportsmen, then ITF should insist t...