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by Prashant
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: South Africa in India, Sept-Oct 2019
Replies: 102
Views: 2147

Re: South Africa in India, Sept-Oct 2019

Thanks, PKB for that tidbit. What is the difference between Coloureds like Philander and black Africans like Rabada ? "Coloured" is S. African for mixed race. It is generally considered a pejorative / racist term in the US and most other English speaking parts of the world, and we probably shouldn'...
by Prashant
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: General Football Discussion
Topic: Football: Indian National Team news ...
Replies: 1638
Views: 133171

Re: Football: Indian National Team news ...

prasen9 wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:14 pm
So the thinking is to give them play against a high-quality team to see how long you can defend and get a taste of higher quality skills. Then, a week later you play Qatar and it may seem easier?
That is not a bad rationale, if there is indeed a rationale at all...
by Prashant
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Other Sports/Olympics
Topic: Indian Volleyball
Replies: 1017
Views: 111633

Re: Indian Volleyball

suresh wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:47 pm
:Offtopic: Have you read "Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch"
Ooh a Gaiman / Pratchett fan. Excellent.
by Prashant
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: General Cricket Thread ...
Replies: 2836
Views: 198617

Re: General Cricket Thread ...

That is a classic indeed!

Prasen, I was a regular on rec.sport.cricket roughly 1995-2000, before drifting away from Usenet in general. Maybe we encountered each other back then.
by Prashant
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: General Cricket Thread ...
Replies: 2836
Views: 198617

Re: General Cricket Thread ...

Ironically he was out with two runs required, but Australia had burned their reviews...
by Prashant
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: The Badminton Forum
Topic: BWF World Championships 2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2314

Re: BWF World Championships 2019

How fantastic!! Congratulations to PV Sindhu!! No more settling for silver, hopefully for several more major tournaments in a row!
by Prashant
Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: US Open 2019
Replies: 183
Views: 6652

Re: US Open 2019

For once in my life I can ardently root against Federer...
by Prashant
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: General Tennis Discussion
Topic: ATP Tennis/Non-India Davis Cup
Replies: 3341
Views: 254713

Re: ATP Tennis/Non-India Davis Cup

https://www.espn.com/tennis/story/_/id/ ... h-carolina

I know we have discussed Duckhee Lee before. Incredible.
by Prashant
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Davis Cup 2019 - India
Replies: 196
Views: 10105

Re: Davis Cup 2019 - India

Hopefully they can play the tie somewhere in the middle east - should attract a good crowd of expats...
by Prashant
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: Indian domestic cricket/ players
Replies: 2219
Views: 127749

Re: Indian domestic cricket/ players

How does that help a batsman? He hits the ball harder? Certainly doesn't help with technique or timing...
by Prashant
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: World Cup 2019
Replies: 400
Views: 16102

Re: World Cup 2019

How very frustrating that they don't just play another super over. I hate the tiebreaker rules. Keep playing one over at a time until someone wins. Just like penalty kicks if they are tied after 5 apiece.
by Prashant
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: World Cup 2019
Replies: 400
Views: 16102

Re: World Cup 2019

This entire WC should have a rain asterisk. No more WC in England.
by Prashant
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Wimbledon 2019
Replies: 114
Views: 5870

Re: Wimbledon 2019

This is a legit surprising and excellent win for RamK. Here's hoping he's back to somewhere near peak form...
by Prashant
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: World Cup 2019
Replies: 400
Views: 16102

Re: World Cup 2019

Completely farcical. If you must play this format, at least have a reserve day for every game.
by Prashant
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: World Cup 2019
Replies: 400
Views: 16102

Re: World Cup 2019

Having a WC in England is a farce. We're going to see some semi finalist who only played 3-4 games.