yeah cause "class act" means good batsman and ignores behaviour completely
clarke is one
none in england as usual
- As featured in The Independent.
"This is not the time for namby-pamby promising youngsters who might just do something; not the time for building for the future. Pragmatism rules and they don't come more pragmatic than Rogers."
- Victor Marks makes the case for stiff-legged and stiff-armed 35 year old left-handers in Ashes squads
I think he must mean Rikki Clarke.
Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.
The inner sanctum of our dressing room is a very sacred place and there is no doubt that we will not be pulling any punches against England. We are going to go out of our way to give them an absolute whipping, because frankly we got a hiding over in England and we will be out to avenge that.
As for Bumble and Vaughan calling it bad sportsmanship, I do not really care what they say to be perfectly honest, Vaughan is on strictly come dancing so I suppose he wants all the other dancing pairs banned in the name of "good sportsmanship"
Last edited by Kohli_fan; 27-10-2012 at 05:59 AM.
I see Jono's got a very honest multi.
Great to see our star player not pulling any punches ahead of this series
Prolific Indian middle order batsman Virat Kohli reckons that it will be absolutely fair if India take advantage of home conditions and make the visiting English side play on rank turners during their upcoming tour. "Why not? We were given flattest of tracks during practice matches in England and Australia and then suddenly presented with a green-top during Tests. During practice matches, we would face those 120 kmph bowlers," a candid Kohli said during a freewheeling chat after a net session with the Delhi Ranji Trophy squad here on Saturday.
"If they [England and Australia] wanted to be fair to us, they could have provided us with same kind of tracks for practice matches like what were used in Tests, especially when they knew that visiting teams get very less time to practice. Now they would be playing on turning tracks and definitely would know where they stand," he said when asked about the fairness of playing
Kohli also sought to play the mind game ahead of the series by stating that Kevin Pietersen will be "under a lot of pressure to perform well" as he is one of their key players who has a good record against quality spin attacks. "There will be huge pressure on KP as he has been playing in India for quite some time and considered to be a good batsman against spin. You may say that the senior England cricketers have an understanding of these conditions but let me tell you, it's not that easy. You might feel they would like to hit spinners but end up doing exactly opposite."
The prolific batsman cited the example of England's Test series against Pakistan in UAE. "Come to think of that particular series, there wasn't much of turn on offer but England couldn't negotiate one quality spinner [Saeed Ajmal] as they lost the battle in their heads," he said.
can't wait until Kohli actually bats on a real greentop. wtf.
Heard Pietersen was practising furiously against slow left arm. Good to see himself getting ready for the Indian pace attack but what about the slower spinners?
You will be playing us on rank turners there is no doubt about that, frankly after what happened last year we are all on board to give England an absolute whipping to be quite honest.
As Kohli said he is one of their few players that should be have decent in India, he carries this England team that is a lot of pressure on one mans shoulders.
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