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Twenty20 used to be boring.
Tendulkar = the most overated player EVER!!
Beckham = the most overated footballer EVER!!
Vassell = the biggest disgrace since rikki clarke!!
Not saying by any stretch that India would have won with him in the team, since it has been India's batting that has folded and let the team down, but I think averaging 32 considering the pitches he's bowled on and/or the shellackings he has been a part of in Australia, is very impressive.
I dont think India realize just how poorly they batted in the first innings. The pitch was ripe to bat on, Anderson and Finn barely got the ball to move or bounce off the straight, while Panesar and Swann got absolutely no purchase off the pitch. The reason India lost is not because of their bowlers, bur because none of their batsmen failed to capitalize.
It seems to me completely ridiculous to prepare rank turners at home and then make Zaheer scapegoat for not showing up. I thought there were several spells where he honestly looked like and probably deserved to take wickets. This Zaheer turning into a trundler overnight is one of the biggest myths as he was bowling high 70s in SA in early 2011 while raking in all those wickets.Not to mention that he was the pick of all the pace bowlers as recently as the first test of this series.
Zaheer being an awful fielder and a batsman who cbf has hurt him. And that's all his doing.
No sympathy. He gave Indian cricket so much over the last 5 years but in modern day cricket you can't just rock up and bowl and not bother with anything else.
At the end of this series, Ishant may be phased out, so Pankaj still has a chance.
Arjun, where's Praveen? Why can't he get a game?
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Pankaj deserves to play in my humble opinion, he is not a big hitter who grabs headlines but looks consistant to me....compared to some of the other players.
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