Discussion in 'Other Sports Forum' started by Portly, Nov 13, 2016.
I refer the honourable gentleman to Portly's post above
Did you know we've been rebranded as the English, Welsh and ROW Cricket board?
The Indians were bullying the umpires to such an extent that Oxenford gave Bairstow out caught at slip when the ball had missed his bat by around 20 centimetres!
Fortunately England had one review available.
Just not cricket. Damn foreigners.
I don't think it's anything to do with being foreigners. They are just a bunch of cunts.
You can come across a bunch of cunts anywhere in the world.
Most of the Indian team grew up extremely poor, sort of similar backgrounds to Suarez, and they learned similar traits of tenacity and fight and dirty tricks to succeed at all costs. I admire that. Most of the England team (well, the ones who are English) grew up in public schools and have never had to fight for anything. This probably explains their mental fragility and pathetic performances.
Not all foreigners are cunts though.
Huge respect for Kohli and his teams achievements..... but some of the bitching and moaning is trying to say the least (see that whole "if we stayed in the UK for 6 weeks why do the English get to have a break mid-tour?" shite. What the fuck has that got to do with anything? Speak to the Indian Board you spazz).
That bolded bit is piffle. Public schools pose their own considerable challenges for pupils (probably more so than ever these days since they're at least partially insulated from the rising tide of education regulations) and some of their alumni are at least as amoral and unscrupulous as anyone out there.
I am from India and a fan of the Indian cricket team. Kudos to Indian cricket team for their achievement and I feel very happy too. But most of the recent success have been achieved on domestic pitches. I dont quite think this team has batsmen with the technique to do well in foreign conditions.
If the series was played in England on seaming and swinging pitches, the scoreline would have been reversed.
Not sure if it has anything to do with poor background vs public schools.
No offence to @dantes but that public school stuff really is bollocks. Fair play to the Indian team on a well played game. You play to the conditions and they did well England did not. Lots of positives to take out of the tour though I think.
With that score its made it impossible to now change my mind.
Fucking disgraceful capitulation, that was one of the worst, especially on that pitch which hardly turned and slowly at that. They should hang their heads in shame
I agree Tony. We know that it's tough playing tests in India, but there was just no excuse for what happened today. You wonder what got into Moeen Ali's head to play the shot that he did, which started the dominoes falling. I think it's time for Cookie to go as captain.
Perhaps he thought the game was safe and decided to use the no-pressure day to boost his batting statistics.
His recent remarks about Joe Root suggest that he'd agree with that. Cook has vastly improved as captain over time but it does now seem his time is up.
Can't help being a tad apprehensive about giving Root the job so early in his career though.
Yup I don't like to dig them out normally because if you have played the game to any standard you can understand how intense pressure can precipitate a collapse. However on this occasion the pitch was flat and we gave away the game spinelessly especially after a good start from the openers.
I expect Cook has had enough but without decent spinners we were always going to struggle. However it was the batting that dissapointed on this tour, we really should have only lost maybe 2-1 or 2-0 and underachieved. However I for one really don't want to risk Root's batting with the captaincy - edit agree with JJ there
I fear going into the ashes next year with a relatively inexperienced capt root. The ideal timing had we not been spanked in those circumstances should have allowed for a more seemless transition.
However, Cook had no clue on this tour. Very suspect collapses, refused to let Root bowl at times, so when he brought himself on he took wickets. Perhaps it is time, but i'd like Cook to stay as opener and helping Root when called upon.
But lets not be too downbeat, the vast majority of tours end in defeat in India. Its just the manner that smarts.