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  • Springsteen fan since?
    1985
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  1. yes, somehow the bubble was probably not as secure as it was thought to be. Actually the players had way too much stress, i would say probably more than the rest of us. The Aussies were worried about how to go back and the Indian players had their family being affected by the virus. Ashwin pulled out as 10 of his family incl his wife and kids had tested positive. Their returns were taken care. Few stayed in Sri Lanka and the rest in Maldives before going back home.
  2. As COVID rages on in India, Adam Gilchrist had posted a poll on twitter if it was inappropriate for the IPL to continue or was it a welcome diversion. Think the overwhelming majority voted that it was a welcome diversion. In times such as now when there is just gloom all around , this atleast takes your mind off for a few hours. Of course, the players safety is paramount but if that is taken care of and as matches are played in empty stadiums, its a welcome respite.
  3. As i post rarely here, never had the pleasure of knowing Marsha. Judging from what everyone has written, must have been one terrific lady.Gone too soon. Hope she is happy wherever she is and her family and all those who knew her find strength. Crazy world. So much of negativity on one side and on the other hand, people living in different parts of the world, never having met with just one shared passion having genuine love and care for others and always watching your back.
  4. Nathan Lyon's take on the pitch https://sportzwiki.com/cricket/nathan-lyon-baffled-by-criticism-of-the-pitch True in most cases. But to be fair to these guys, whole of last year was washed out and there is far too much of international cricket
  5. No doubt the pitch could have been better. No one likes a match to end in 2 days. That said, its a combination of a tricky wicket, atrocious batting, some good bowling and the pink ball which contributed to this. When former players say that Kohli was trying to toe the BCCI line by saying the pitch was not bad at all they may be correct as also Sunil Gavaskar who knows a thing or two about batting on such wickets when he says that it was bad batting especially given that most wickets fell to deliveries which hardly turned. England should realise that they will get turning wickets s
  6. England currently 47 ahead, if they can stretch it to 70 or so, it may still be a tricky chase for India unless Root opens with Anderson and Broad. Th previous day nighter In India ended in 2 days too
  7. Not so India is not faring any better
  8. IPL is by no means perfect. There are far more serious allegations of money laundering,etc which are of course not been proved.There was also spot fixing which happened few years back. However as a fan I have seen that it has done lot more good than bad , particularly for Indian cricket. The atmosphere in the stadium is also something else. Guys like AB Deviliers, Chris Gayle are hugely popular here. So was Ross Taylor when he played for RCB between 2008 to 2010. Frankly we would never got exposed to all these talents. On another note England in a spot of bother at 87 for 6
  9. Factual inaccuracies. IPL is usually scheduled when there are no international matches and in the event of there being any series , then the players always take up national duties. Normally, England has matches scheduled during the later half of IPL and they always leave for national duty and also explains why usually English players do not go for a high premium. IPL is very professionally managed and certainly no half baked league as the writer has mentioned Kevin Petersen was very much part of the English team when he started playing IPL. I remember he joined in 2009 , the second y
  10. With you. Whenever a team does badly in the subcontinent, pitch is spoken about. No one has been knocked on the head so far or has the ball scooted on the pitch. Could the Chennai pitch have been better, yes but its not as bad as its made out to be if one applies them-self. Ashwin batting at No 8 got a 100 today. When our team gets their butt kicked in 3 days in England or anywhere else, then all that is spoken about even by the Indian media and fans and quite rightly too is our in ability to adapt to seeming conditions. But when it comes to the turning ball, it's a different story.
  11. Home teams always prepare pitches to suit themselves. India for long has been dished green pitches when playing in England,Australia, NZ and SA. Lord 2018 comes to mind. At the end of the day, both teams play on the same pitch and England have a good spin attack and also beat India convincingly in the same venue just a few days back. Save for Rohit and Pant, India would have struggled too
  12. well this article has a different angle https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9248977/Bruce-Springsteen-busted-DWI-one-shot-tequila-taking-pictures-fans.html
  13. Thank You. If you are a sports fan you will always appreciate good performances irrespective of from whom they come , though you always want your team to do win. When i was young i always wanted Viv Richards to do well even against India. Good fast bowlers are always a treat to watch. Dale Steyn is another recent great who i enjoy watching. Not an exception, if you go through the comments in India, most people are busy criticizing Kohli and applauding England. Now if it were Pakistan Actually even Pakistan won in Bangalore and Chennai long back they were given a standing ovation. T
  14. Rough week for Bruce. His ad seems to have angered people on either side of the political divide. Now this. While facts will come out eventually and maybe Bruce was guilty, the timing of something which happened in Nov seems strange. Also, I find it hard to believe that after having held out doing commercials since the 80's, Bruce would agree to do a commercial , that too for Jeep, with this in the background and knowing that it was a matter of time before the news would be out unless it was really nothing. Guess the .02 bit might be true. Maybe someone saw the Jeep ad and thought w
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