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Mahendra Singh Dhoni: What he said, really meant and definitely didn’t


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Alastair Cook: What he said, really meant and definitely did not


Alastair Cook Clusters His Excuses

What he said:

“We know you can lose wickets in clusters and we seem to have lost 10 there in a cluster.”

Alastair Cook cannae explain how his team lost their way in a run-chase against Team India in Kolkatta.

England were 129 for no loss chasing India’s 271 for eight only to collapse to 176 all out.

The loss completed a 5-0 rout at the hands of the current World Champions.

What he really meant:

“We got hit by a series of cluster bombs. We term them spinners.”

What he definitely didn’t:

“Humpty Dumpty and his men had a great fall.”

Indian cricket: Bloody headlines, turnaround captains and a lesson


“A bad Board lets a good side down”

“RIP. World’s No.1 Test Team”

“India surrender No. 1 Test Spot”

“Humiliation is complete, No.1 crown lost”

The headlines in the DNA, Times Of India, Hindustan Times and Indian Express read as above on an Independence Sunday, for the Indian cricket fan to fully absorb a dismal, abrupt, abject  end to the Indian team’s pretensions to greatness.

The knives are out, reams of analysis will be printed, experts will make a million suggestions and scapegoats will be discovered and punished over the coming weeks and months.

Should the surrender be total, and it is certainly more than a mere possibility despite MS Dhoni’s brave words at the post-match conference, the stewardship of the Indian cricket team would be on the line.

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Alastair Cook: What he said, really meant and definitely did not


What he said:

“It’s mad, isn’t it, how you can still be disappointed when you score 290-odd – I suppose only cricket can do that to you.”

Alastair Cook is surprised that he’s disappointed despite scoring 294 in the third Test at Edgbaston against the touring Indian side.

What he really meant:

“Give me more. Yeh dil maange more.”

What he definitely didn’t:

’Far From The Maddening Game’—that will be the title of my autobiography.”

India Cricket: 5 conspiracy theories why Team India failed in England


Alastair Cook, bowling at Adelaide Oval cricke...

1) In a mass séance, souls of Indian batsmen transposed into their English counterparts’ bodies. It’s no wonder, we have Kevin Pietersen batting like Sachin Tendulkar and Alastair Cook doing a Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag—the best of both.

2) The cricketers’ families are being held hostage at gun-point by ex-SAS mercenaries. They will be released when the desired result is achieved—a 4-0 thrashing.

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Poms dispatch the Ashes post-haste to England: Aussies go down 1-3


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It has been an exhilarating month-and-a-half for cricket aficionados. The two Test series in the antipodes, Australia and South Africa, witnessed enchanting, entertaining cricket from four sides.

The Ashes, whose history goes back over a hundred years, and the Sumo tie between the Goliaths of modern day cricket, India and South Africa, were a treat for the eyes. The Ashes more so for the excellent Hot Spot camera views. No complaints about umpiring decisions there.

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