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by prasen9
Thu Aug 11, 2022 9:05 am
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: ACC Asia Cup
Replies: 26
Views: 458

Re: ACC Asia Cup

Navdeep had a good match if you look at the context. Article He supposedly bowled a brilliant final over and got a caught and bowled early on. He got one more match, i.e., 4-6 overs in two matches, and then benched. I don't know if he got injured. I guess we can say that if the coach did not have co...
by prasen9
Thu Aug 11, 2022 8:47 am
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: ACC Asia Cup
Replies: 26
Views: 458

Re: ACC Asia Cup

I agree with ISF. I would certainly not foist Nata and Saini given what has happened and their lack of matches. They need to be match fit too. Nata did play a full IPL this time and did okay. No? He may be injury prone but if he is significantly better than the alternatives, what is wrong with using...
by prasen9
Wed Aug 10, 2022 10:38 pm
Forum: Other Sports/Olympics
Topic: Commonwealth Games, 2022
Replies: 433
Views: 6245

Re: Commonwealth Games, 2022

Yes, I vote for more work for Jay, and Sameer, Jaydeep, etc. Always. Do we still have the thread where we used to discuss whether chess is a sport? Or are we all growing too old to argue?
by prasen9
Wed Aug 10, 2022 5:08 pm
Forum: Other Sports/Olympics
Topic: Commonwealth Games, 2022
Replies: 433
Views: 6245

Re: Commonwealth Games, 2022

Yes, nobody is saying that they are not sports by the current definition. I was trying to come up with some sports that people do for fun and some sports are more spectator sports. And, I'd rather see a competition or Olympics for the former. For a game to be in the Olympics, it needs to be played a...
by prasen9
Wed Aug 10, 2022 11:25 am
Forum: Other Sports/Olympics
Topic: Commonwealth Games, 2022
Replies: 433
Views: 6245

Re: Commonwealth Games, 2022

Prasen, boxing especially heavyweight professional boxing was the biggest entertainment event the world over- are you forgetting the likes of Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Mike Tyson and Rocky Marciano. The entire movie franchise Rocky was inspired by Rocky Marciano. And I guess Ali needs no introd...
by prasen9
Wed Aug 10, 2022 10:19 am
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: ACC Asia Cup
Replies: 26
Views: 458

Re: ACC Asia Cup

Don't know. Saini and Natarajan performed well in T20Is but got canned because we mix formats. See Pant. Now domestic dadas like Avesh are being continued. Hope he improves. Or we do not need him, with perhaps the chosen trio of Bhuvi, Bumrah, Arshdeep doing well backed up by Hardik. Otherwise, we w...
by prasen9
Wed Aug 10, 2022 6:17 am
Forum: Other Sports/Olympics
Topic: Commonwealth Games, 2022
Replies: 433
Views: 6245

Re: Commonwealth Games, 2022

That would be fine by me. But, not for everyone. I don’t have as strong views about any other “sport” as I do about boxing. Should sports have some entertainment value? In the sense that I play tennis or soccer for fun. I think very few people go and do boxing for fun or wrestling. Most do it to tr...
by prasen9
Tue Aug 09, 2022 10:45 pm
Forum: Other Sports/Olympics
Topic: Commonwealth Games, 2022
Replies: 433
Views: 6245

Re: Commonwealth Games, 2022

Offence too goes down with reflexes slowing but I suppose if your offense is relatively weaker, then there is more chance of technical and training-based improvements to cover the slowing reflexes.
by prasen9
Tue Aug 09, 2022 2:41 pm
Forum: Other Sports/Olympics
Topic: Commonwealth Games, 2022
Replies: 433
Views: 6245

Re: Commonwealth Games, 2022

I believe the health benefits of any sport should far outweigh the risk of life threatening injuries from it. Then only such sport is deserving to be showcased in any major sporting event. Boxing is one event where most boxers sustain a traumatic head injury at some point of their career. Cycling i...
by prasen9
Tue Aug 09, 2022 1:39 pm
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: ACC Asia Cup
Replies: 26
Views: 458

Re: ACC Asia Cup

Clearly, it is a travesty of justice that Avesh Khan who has been rubbish is being preferred to DLC, who has performed. Not only that, he can bat. We cannot carry three pacers who cannot bat. And, Bhuvi's batting has gone down at least wrt his hitting ability. Chahal despite his crappy bowling simil...
by prasen9
Mon Aug 08, 2022 7:25 pm
Forum: Other Sports/Olympics
Topic: Commonwealth Games, 2022
Replies: 433
Views: 6245

Re: Commonwealth Games, 2022

Thanks for the comments.
by prasen9
Mon Aug 08, 2022 4:40 am
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: T20 World Cup, 2022
Replies: 23
Views: 411

Re: T20 World Cup, 2022

Choking has a meaning. Look up the definition. If you want to create your own definition, then there is no point discussing. One can call anything anything.
by prasen9
Mon Aug 08, 2022 3:33 am
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: Indian Women's Cricket
Replies: 75
Views: 13313

Re: Indian Women's Cricket

This one we choked. The women's team is young. They will learn how to handle pressure and mentally cope with the demands of the end overs of a final.
by prasen9
Mon Aug 08, 2022 3:15 am
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: T20 World Cup, 2022
Replies: 23
Views: 411

Re: T20 World Cup, 2022

We did not choke. The teams were just better than us. RSA were chokers because they choked from winning positions. We usually dug a hole early up and then the likes of Jadeja etc. played heroically until they failed again at the end. It is more like catching up rather than choking and then failing b...
by prasen9
Mon Aug 08, 2022 1:23 am
Forum: Other Sports/Olympics
Topic: Commonwealth Games, 2022
Replies: 433
Views: 6245

England girls got DQ-ed in the relay. So, at least in one case, the refs were being accurate. I suppose it is harder to cheat in athletics.