'India mirror Kohli in their dominance'
07/03/2021 | sport | cricket | 672
Virat Kohli's personality is driving India towards World Test Championship glory - and their 'final frontier' in England, writes Suresh Menon.
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07/03/2021 09:39:00 9 9
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People on here seem to think India have it 'In the bag' already. Their poor record in England would suggest otherwise and facing Boult, Southee, Wagner and Jamieson will not be easy. Also, stop with the lazy 'Greentops' talk, it's dull and a cliche. Pitches in the U.K are brown like elsewhere and most of the movement is through the air. Help off the pitch is inevitable with it being damp anyway.
Stop talking rubbish. Not one poster has said that India have it in the bag. Removed
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07/03/2021 09:50:46 2 0
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ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!
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07/03/2021 10:45:40 23 8
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A good Indian side but far from a great test side, would have been spanked by a Clive Lloyd or Steve Waugh side.
Stop posting rubbish. Waugh's team lost in India and drew in Aus. Stop posting rubbish. Ask Clive Lloyd about the only team that stood up to WI. They still sing songs about Gavaskar. Removed
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07/03/2021 10:33:42 44 33
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At least English conditions allow for a fair contest between bat and ball. That India handled their own conditions better is unquestioned. England lack front line spinners and made daft selection mistakes. But the wickets were not fit for three day county cricket let alone tests. The shock of the first test defeat led India to prepare ridiculous wickets which they knew they could handle better.
England don't prepare green tops for its own benefit? Reality is test match cricket has inherent bias for all home teams. Its just a reality of geological conditions. India is a dry and hot country with sandy soil, you’d have thought they’d have figured that out after 200 years of illegal occupation in India. Now put your sour grapes away and acknowledge that the table doesn't lie. Removed
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07/03/2021 10:33:01 8 11
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India have no chance against New Zealand in the "final". They won't be able to take their own pitch and umpire officials with them.
Lol. Your mother and numerous uncles taught you failure. Removed
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07/03/2021 10:06:18 2 6
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India have it all to do, that’s the thing about winning, to be able to remain at the top you need new challenges and targets.

India will turn their attention to the WTC and English tour, both are opportunities to write themselves into the history books. The majority of England will support NZ but India won’t mind, a siege mentality is just as good as as an under dog tag!

Still sipping the?? ????
Most people will be supporting NZ because they are mostly white and the poor Raj masters lost to the chai wallahs?

It seems in sport that Brown Lives Don't Matter and its not fair play for all.
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07/03/2021 10:53:52 1 1
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Congratulations to India on a great win. When is the governing body for World Cricket going to address the dominance of 3 bodies ? Look at venues for ICC tournaments? Finally they will never ever be world champions as they refuse to play Pakistan. Sadly their bias view has to change and cricket has to distribute ICC tournaments fairly !!
Dominance due to ability to organise. Look at WI SA PAK SL cricket. Would you want them to decorate your house? Service your car? Removed
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07/03/2021 11:10:12 2 0
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Sri Lanka Pakistan West Indies and many other nations are being deprived of growing cricket because the rich are getting richer ie England Australia and India. They are dominating world cricket and there is no equal distribution of ICC tournaments.
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07/03/2021 10:59:13 9 3
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home game in terms of crowd support but away game in terms of conditions, pitch, weather and the seam. i am a neutralist but after the gabba win I do root for Ind. But I will be also very happy if Nz wins. it sucks to twice lost in the world cup finals, and kane deserves some happiness and glory. the whole NZ team does. on the other hand not a big fan of kohli (as a cricketer he is good)
Most Brits don't like Kohli because they prefer Indians to be the subservient type like the good old days of the raj. Britain has to find a trade deal with an emerging India. Get used to an assertive India. Removed
China retreated faster than Bairstow. Removed
Nice racist post. Removed
Most Brits don't like Kohli because they prefer Indians to be the subservient type like the good old days of the raj. Britain has to find a trade deal with an emerging India. Get used to an assertive India. Removed
China retreated faster than Bairstow. Removed
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07/03/2021 11:20:49 2 1
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I'm Anglo Chinese and I wanted to laugh at your comment!! But no I just couldn't!!
Most Brits don't like Kohli because they prefer Indians to be the subservient type like the good old days of the raj. Britain has to find a trade deal with an emerging India. Get used to an assertive India. Removed
Nice racist post. Removed
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07/03/2021 11:15:37 1 5
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Pointing out an historical bias is not racist. Perhaps you need some DE&I training.
Not even remotely racist. I’m pointing out the inherent racism in most peoples responses to this article. Sorry you lack any intelligence to even understand this. Removed
Nice racist post. Removed
Not even remotely racist. I’m pointing out the inherent racism in most peoples responses to this article. Sorry you lack any intelligence to even understand this. Removed
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07/03/2021 11:08:10 2 3
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Article written by Suresh Menon from Wisden India Almanack as the BBC have now realised that their "journalists" are just not up to it.

Oh and BBC Alamanc is spelt without a K at the end - proves my point when they cannot even spell!
Alamanc? Is this a cass if the pit calling the kuttle block? Removed
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07/03/2021 11:24:04 4 2
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not so fine line between intensity and pure arrogance though
Arrogance is in the eye of the beerholder. The ozzies admire him. The whingeing poms wished he was like the chai wallahs of old. Removed
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07/03/2021 11:24:08 0 6
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Pathetic comment - you sound like the sort of sad bloke who’d like to live in a country where no one was allowed to have an opinion different to your own - and if they did you’d shout them down. Don’t think it would be much fun, frankly. You are the troll, I’m afraid.
Simonk you are so pathetic! Removed
There’s no way India should be in the Test championship final. That’s only happened because they’ve prepared illegal pitches designed to suit Ashwin’s batting and bowling. Is there a rule about sportsmanship. If I was in charge I’d consider removing their test status and replacing them with Afghanistan or Zimbabwe - but sadly I’m not as I have a full time job working for the council as a bin man. Removed
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07/03/2021 11:15:37 1 5
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Pointing out an historical bias is not racist. Perhaps you need some DE&I training.
Well the BBC have always been in denial about the illegal occupation of India for 200 years which is why they removed my post highlight the many counts of inherent racism of the posts here. Removed
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07/03/2021 11:52:17 2 0
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chip on shoulder
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07/03/2021 11:56:58 1 2
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you dont have to come on a bbc forum if thats the way you feel hss !
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07/03/2021 11:12:30 2 6
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Kohli and India are nothing like as good as they think they are. They never win away from home, and in India they only beat sides much better than them by preparing rigged pitches. As W G Garace would say "It's just not cricket". And he'd be right - it's the equivalent of crazy golf - and doesn't count in the eyes of those who understand the game.
Simon, are you sleeping or dumb?? India won in Australia which England has not done for long time. ????????????????????? Removed
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07/03/2021 09:11:06 125 45
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Most neutrals will be rooting for NZ to win the Test Championship. A country of 4.8 million verses 1.3 billion. Hopefully, pitch and weather conditions will enable a five day Test for spectators to enjoy rather than be short-changed with a two or three day result. They should have played best of three of course and ICC need to take Test cricket more seriously but don't hold your breath.
If they are 'neutrals' they would not be cheering for any but a good contest. Read your own bias - does not make sense.
Only reason NZ will be supported by non kiwis and Indians will have to be prejudice. After all this Indian team are talented hard working blokes not cheaters or brats. So why on earth would any so called 'neutrals' not expect a fair contest and support a contest than a team?
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God the BBC must need a new tongue after this week, so much licking. Removed
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07/03/2021 11:57:35 9 3
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Not a big fan of Kohli but hope he gets some luck with the toss when India tours England later this summer. He has lost 12 out of 14 tosses against Root (won 6 matches despite lost tosses) and all 5 of 5 when India last toured there. For all those slating India for a 4-1 result last time, just imagine if he had actually won at least 2 tosses. Toss captain anyone?
Surely Kohli doesn't need another tosser to help him? Removed
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07/03/2021 11:17:38 15 3
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Perhaps England and Aus fans would prefer NZ to make themselves feel better about having been spanked by India??
No, we just don’t like India. Removed
What an absurdly written piece. India won only because of the ridiculous pitches they prepared and sadly for them at Lord's their curator cannot make the awful dust bowls that turn square on day 1. Come on NZ Removed
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07/03/2021 12:36:11 3 2
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Hopefully they will prepare a green top snake pit and end the game in two days. Touché to the Indians.
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07/03/2021 12:39:20 2 2
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England only won against India in 2018 because of ridiculously doctored spinach bowl pitches they prepared such as the one at Lords. I can see NZ destroying England 2-0 in the test series coming up and think Aus will win 5-0 in the Ashes.
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07/03/2021 11:47:33 1 1
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must be because it got removed
Lol, the BBC mods would remove your own turd if you asked them to. Removed
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07/03/2021 12:48:07 5 11
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Did wonder when this sort of comment to berate 'modern India' would make its way into the debate. Bet you would rather have and fondly remember the India 'Great' Britain trampled over for 2 centuries. Or the decades since it's independence when the paragons of liberal democracy such as the philanderer Nehru or the 'India is Indira' Gandhi were in power - remember the Emergency?
Being a philanderer has done Boris no harm.

Modi is a wolf in sheep's clothing - a seemingly unassuming chap when in the room with gullible Western politicians, but an authoritarian scumbag at home. At least Trump (who is not even in same ball park as Modi) could be constrained in the US system.
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07/03/2021 19:52:32 1 5
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India v Pakistan...India running scared

Why?
sour grapes Pakistani fan !
Use burnol or vaseline mate.
We don't want you here !
Follow Porkistan Super League
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08/03/2021 12:38:27 1 0
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I hope India fans can separate love of their country from a controlling, nationalist, xenophobic, government.
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07/03/2021 10:37:36 21 5
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sorry mate you cant compare that aussie team to this indian one yet . this indian one has to win every where in the world on numerous occasions and 3 or 4 world cups on the trott to compare with that great aussie one.
Dont discount the cheating that great aussie team must have done, they were not caught, they were claiming every bounce catch, intimidating umpires, so sandpaper or sugary touch wasnt something they would have missed to try, to become greats Removed
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08/03/2021 19:09:57 1 0
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terrible comment pal you could get sued for that
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08/03/2021 19:19:34 3 1
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I think this habit of complaining is getting boring whether its Cricket or Football or any other sport. It is always the pitch, umpire, opponent, referee, opposing fans, dodgy decisions... every going excuse!! England must be the most victimised team in the whole world!!
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