She has always been posting about cricket though. This is just the first time it is being highlighted in the media. And she is damn funny on social media. Including that tweet.There is no precedent of wives and girlfriends publicly chiming in on what happens on the cricket field and for good reason I guess, the argument that she is just an average fan expressing her opinion doesn't cut it, if what she says starts making it to the presser and eventually to all the players concerned.
Paine was a failure from Day 1 as a leader, we all probably were resigned to that fact from the get go and many didn't complain because of the circumstances he was made captain in.Putting the captaincy on a pedestal by replacing him just because he gets made fun of is really the complete opposite direction CA should be taking.
The captain's job isn't to make you feel good in online ****-slinging matches. It's to get the most of the selected squad and make tactical decisions as to bowling changes, field settings and declarations. Paine did not do a very good job of that in the last series so his captaincy should be criticised, but lets stick to reality instead of inventing abstractions and falling for bull**** media narratives.
Dats equally stupid, so was the conspiracy theories around Steve Smith marking guard when India were batting. But surely as bigger cricket nerds here we can seperate the wheat from the chaff when it comes to actual "news".
Indian media surely won't see the funny side of it, if Dani Smith posts something mocking Kohli's captaincy in the future.She has always been posting about cricket though. This is just the first time it is being highlighted in the media. And she is damn funny on social media. Including that tweet.
Have you seen Alyssa Healy's posts?
She has her own identity and personality you know - and she is free to say whatever she can like any other. The fact that she is married to Ashwin cannot be restricting this basic right to opinion.
Healy is pretty much a gender rights activist, who makes some pretty stupid posts because she sees men's and women's cricket through that prism all the time.Have you seen Alyssa Healy's posts?
And you forget the main thing. If Virat said something that stupid, the one tweeting about it won't be seen as the problem. After all, didn't our media go after Rohit and Gambhir for their "come to India" comments to the Saffers and then they came and wiped the floor with us?
Heck, even Mitch Johnson is like that on twitter. Trust me, that one post by Prithi is not worse than every single one by most ex-cricketers and some of their spouses/partners and many many by current cricketers. At least, hers was funny.Healy is pretty much a gender rights activist, who makes some pretty stupid posts because she sees men's and women's cricket through that prism all the time.
However I haven't seen her continuing Starc's on-field chatter on her own social media feed, or maybe I am just oblivious of that.
Yeah , Johnson can be stupid at times.Heck, even Mitch Johnson is like that on twitter. Trust me, that one post by Prithi is not worse than every single one by most ex-cricketers and some of their spouses/partners.
Yeah, it wasn't a chance at all. Lot of people keep talking about this "missed chance"I mean that was barely a stumping chance at all. Beyond turning and bouncing a ton, by the time Paine caught it and got it back to the stumps Pant probably would have gotten his bat back down anyway.