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A cricket fan! Barely workable English comes from listening and watching cricket lol, so my apologies in advance for all the grammatical mistakes and spelling errors I would inevitably be making on this site!. My all-format, all-star, all time cricket xi among those players whom I have seen playing: Adam Gilchrist Saeed anwar Virat kohli Sachin tendullker Mohd yousuf Andrew Flintoff Wasim Akram Mutthaiya muralitharane Shane warne Allan Donald Glenn McGrath. FROM KASHMIR (Kashmir is a huge tourist destination, it has also been given the name "the paradise on earth", although unfortunately half of our land is occupied by pakistan and the remaining half by india. In fact this whole rivalry you see between India and pakistan is on Kashmir, the real bone of contention between the two. Even China has already cut us from the North and our NorthEast and it's intentions are no better. My first languages are Kashmiri and Urdu.

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As a neutral i would like to make some points on the last test match.

Firstly I would like to see ICC doing something with review system so that an obvious out or obvious not out should stay out and not out respectively. i have written only 3 blogs here and in my first ever it was about DRS. They should give a lifetime single wildcard to every player which can be used when they are absolutely sure about the decision concerning him or her. A single wild card for entire career that can be used anytime, any format, any number of times when drs is not available but no one can afford or imagine to lose it. This can also ensure that one particular player does not get affected because some of his team mates (usually senior) have eaten up the available review.
If this is not possible, at least on field umpires could be advised to tend to favor the team that has no drs left in a 50 50 decision, if it turns to be an obvious error the team having drs reviews available can still make sure the right call has been
made.
if this is too complicated then simply call the batsman back or send him back if replays show obvious error, irrespective of drs taken or drs available….in this case lbws could be exempted as hawk eye is not perfect…but in cases of edges or missing the bat it can be employed.

Second, there is no other player who sweeps as literally as Marnus.. Younis Khan comes only close.

Thirdly Dharmasena may as well come to join Lankan side again, with due respect, it seems like he has become an umpire who responds to the intensity of the appeal..more you appeal more chances you have with him particularly if you are a Lankan bowler.

The Liebke Report Card, Sri Lanka vs Australia second Test: The Beatles and cricket comparisons

As a neutral i would like to make some points on the last test match.

Firstly I would like to see ICC doing something with review system so that an obvious out or obvious not out should stay out and not out respectively. i have written only 3 blogs here and in my first ever it was about DRS. They should give a lifetime single wildcard to every player which can be used when they are absolutely sure about the decision concerning him or her. A single wild card for entire career that can be used anytime, any format, any number of times when drs is not available but no one can afford or imagine to lose it. This can also ensure that one particular player does not get affected because some of his team mates (usually senior) have eaten up the available review.
If this is not possible, at least on field umpires could be advised to tend to favor the team that has no drs left in a 50 50 decision, if it turns to be an obvious error the team having drs reviews available can still make sure the right call has been
made.
if this is too complicated then simply call the batsman back or send him back if replays show obvious error, irrespective of drs taken or drs available….in this case lbws could be exempted as hawk eye is not perfect…but in cases of edges or missing the bat it can be employed.

Second, there is no other player who sweeps as literally as Marnus.. Younis Khan comes only close.

Thirdly Dharmasena may as well come to join Lankan side again, with due respect, it seems like he has become an umpire who responds to the intensity of the appeal..more you appeal more chances you have with him particularly if you are a Lankan bowler.

Aussies annihilated: Spinner stuns with 12-for on debut as Sri Lanka romp to innings win

wow, looks like I missed something, this reaction is not even rare following run outs. Either I have missed something or it is being blown out of proportion

Smith’s petulant run-out tantrum tarnishes the hard work he’s done to repair public image

that was a natural reaction from a bloke who loves batting…

Smith’s petulant run-out tantrum tarnishes the hard work he’s done to repair public image

Lol, Australia and US don’t give a sh** about football do they? What an astonishing sporting night just passed with UEFA championship, expected it to be busier here

Late drama as brave Chelsea fall to Real Madrid in extra time, Bayern stunned by Villareal

Yes unlikely of course, i think the best that can happen from Pakistan point of view is a surviving draw. On this pitch Australia can always contain runs if they have to. My experience tells me if pakistan are 404 for 4 at tea, it is still Australia’s game

Babar Azam makes Aussies sweat as fighting ton takes second Test into fifth day

Australia should have enforced the follow-on but once Australia decided to bat again, of course it made all the sense that they continue batting next morning and till lunch playing attacking cricket to pile up as many as you can, lthe only reason was to give pakistan lesser time available and balance it while making sure you have enough time to bowl them out. Most people would try and strike that balance by deciding to bat till lunch and back yourself to clean them inside five sessions.
Astonishingly Australia didn’t tick even one of the boxes.
1. They didn’t enforce follow on
2. No intent to score quick runs
3. ok to sacrifice the fresh morning for the sake of batting out the opposition. Surprisingly Australia neither took the whole morning nor did they score quick runs, they just tried to survive half an hour…very perplexing
Would have been lot better to shock their openers by sending them in straightaway, openers would have been more nervous, legs not warmed up enough, no time to get that feel of the ground and settle down. That half an hour batting definitely helped Pakistani batsmen.

Babar Azam makes Aussies sweat as fighting ton takes second Test into fifth day

Cricket India and Cricket Pakistan are both pathetic ambassadors of test cricket. Both are killing test cricket to have their ways.

On one end of the spectrum the former wants games to be finished by day 3 courtesy dust bowls where your captain can blindly throw the ball to any spinner, sit back at mid off to watch him go through the line-up in a flash, often times twice a day whilst the latter is giving you a completely contrasting problem where even 5 days seem to be not enough to bring about results courtesy dead pitches, so sluggish paced wickets where even the fuller line from spinners can be dealt throughout the day on the backfoot with ease.

Of course subcontinent wickets have to retain their natural characteristics and the natural distinction must be taken advantage of by home teams but with five days to play the sport you cant allow these tracks to reveal their character from Day 1, real advantage should come into play only after two or three days of balanced contest between bat and ball.

So the spinners paradise and batsman’s dream aren’t helping anyone, instead these wickets easily bring about boredom among the fans.

The solution is to aim at making pacer friendly and truer wickets where everyone has something in it. Pacers have their chance on every morning and evening with red cherries, batsmen can use pace to get value from shots, spinners can really come into play after day 3 and lift the pace and progress of the game. These wickets will always retain excitement and thrill throughout five days, and keep crowd interested at all times during the match.

Khawaja tons up again, Pakistan's negative tactics slammed as 'Sad Marnus' becomes an instant meme

5th day of test cricket on a subcontinent wicket, even the betting companies wont bother offering odds on “no wicket” scenario. But it happened in Rawalpindi. Groundsmen must be fired for this freak show.

'Maybe Mitch Marsh', 'Swepson deserves chance': Calls for bowling revamp after stalemate

5th day of test cricket on a subcontinent wicket, even the betting companies wont bother offering odds on “no wicket” scenariod. But it happened, yes, Rawalpindi.Groundsmen must
be fired for this freak show!

The Liebke Report Card: 'Life would be pretty dull if all Test matches were exciting, right?'

Shane Warne, the whole package,
was not a once in decade, century or millenium. He was the only one Anno Domni

'Utterly heartbreaking'; 'Can't quite believe it': Tributes flow for Shane Warne, 'the man who made spin cool'

Shocking..

'Utterly heartbreaking'; 'Can't quite believe it': Tributes flow for Shane Warne, 'the man who made spin cool'

You actually summed up 70 years in 5 words…very deep 👍

Aussie star breaks chandelier, quits PSL in extraordinary pay dispute 'disgrace' - and the PSL fires right back

Faulkner could well have made his next auction easier by doing this

Aussie star breaks chandelier, quits PSL in extraordinary pay dispute 'disgrace' - and the PSL fires right back

Age does lot of things, even though culturally I belong to a community but i don’t identify with any group when it comes to faiths and dogmas, so the Sri lankan incident left me as disgusted and i was able see the perpetrators as much stupids as they were. But still from a completely unbiased position i can see lot of things clearly that go in favor as well as against the community i still identify myself from otherwise. I can’t imagine any player including Faulkner doing the same in an ipl event.. further the behavior came immediately after Faulkner wasn’t taken up in ipl…..Hales also stopped playing Psl to please his new bossess, which could tell someone like faulkner, a good player, always bought in ipl, may be he wasn’t bought because he was playing PSL. So he had to do something that could please indians. Readers here are mostly from richer cultures probably can’t understand petty politics of subcontinent, may be Faulkner was able to see through it. Don’t forget psl wasnt playing a defaulter as Faulkner was suggesting.

Aussie star breaks chandelier, quits PSL in extraordinary pay dispute 'disgrace' - and the PSL fires right back

I have always been fascinated with the free spirited, honest, visionary, easy going, and indiscriminate attitude of western/white people from developed countries, especially when compared with the people of India or the subcontinent.

But when it comes to the cricketers among the same great people, especially the Australian cricketers they seem to have become too indianised or Indian pleasers.

They take Pakistani people and Pakistani cricket for granted. I always see western people support underdogs and defend the weakest but in crickets case they are shy of openly helping pakistan or simply shy of annoying Indians.

I salute Darren sammy who was also highly admired in India but it didn’t stop him to go out of his way in support of Pakistani cricket. Mathew Hayden did a commendable job by offering pakistan batting coaching and not worrying about India.
Alex Hales was bought in ipl next thing he does is take orders from RSS/BJP to not play anymore in Psl.
I expected English gentlemen to support pakistan than the ipl, the ipl which has bought a huge downfall to the entire international cricket.

What Faulkner has done is absolute disgrace. Imagine him doing that with fatherly board of Indian cricket..but everyone can easily throw things around in tantrum on the Pakistani soil and get away with it.
Talk about double standards

Aussie star breaks chandelier, quits PSL in extraordinary pay dispute 'disgrace' - and the PSL fires right back

Congratulations Aussies!

Party like it’s 1978: 4 MILLION tune in as Ash Barty claims Aus Open glory

In my opinion what Tsitsipas camp was trying to do is not okay to do than it is to indulge in ball tampering. If a player is not allowed to be coached during a match and his camp sneakily trying to do it, and opponent is enraged to the point of throwing direct tantrums to umpire but in the end everyone gets away with it by paying petty fines, its a joke to a cricket fan.

'Shameful behaviour': Medvedev slammed for 'over the top' rant at chair ump... only to be vindicated

So this cheating is not like ball tampering? How? Why? Maybe Warner was trying to purposefully draw attention to this, though i don’t think so.

'Shameful behaviour': Medvedev slammed for 'over the top' rant at chair ump... only to be vindicated

Shame such a contest had to happen so early in the tournament

Kyrgios must ‘do better’ away from slams to get back where he belongs after falling to Medvedev

As a Pakistani fan I want him to stay as Australian coach.
I want to put an end to what started in 1998.

Langer digs in for long haul, players silent – CA needs to make up its mind

“These are last days”
Since ever 😂

'Time for bed': ECB to investigate Root and Anderson drinking session with Aussie stars

I am a muslim and i get embarrassed when they react like that.

'The boys have my back': Khawaja reveals how much Cummins' champagne gesture meant to him

Actually as a Muslim I am concerned we have gone a little far with these two things, for example a good lot of us are obsessed with finding perfumes or medicines that dont contain alcohol or feeling shy of having to talk about pigs. The point was not to get intoxicated be it any drug or refrain from eating pork..not to drown in pointless mental gymnasiums

'Time for bed': ECB to investigate Root and Anderson drinking session with Aussie stars

Staying on drinking but a little off topic..i was a bit late on Khawaja celebration news and would like to comment on it. Alcohol and pork are prohibited to consume but there is no need for a Muslim to act phobic around theses things.

'Time for bed': ECB to investigate Root and Anderson drinking session with Aussie stars

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