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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2007, 11:15:04 PM »

Can't see, can you create another thread please?
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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2007, 11:21:01 PM »

Already created 2, man.  ;D
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Re: Photo - SG plays Akhtar bouncer
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2007, 12:44:37 AM »

LOL
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Re: Photo - SG plays Akhtar bouncer
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2007, 01:31:41 AM »



SG punches Akhtar thru Cover Point! :D
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Re: Photo - SG plays Akhtar bouncer
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2007, 01:39:37 AM »



Akhtar shakes his legs at Kolkata disco after the match.
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Re: Photo - SG plays Akhtar bouncer
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2007, 01:44:53 AM »



Akhtar shakes his legs at Kolkata disco after the match.

only 3 girls? what a wuss
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Re: Photo - SG plays Akhtar bouncer
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2007, 01:45:56 AM »



Sourav Ganguly exults after getting his century on Saturday. In a special enclosure outside the field, a six-year-old leaped, too..............“Baba century korlo…,”( Papa has scored a century!) little Sana’s claps wouldn’t end. Later, as Sourav sat with his daughter, Sana had a word of advice for him: “Any moment the team can declare now… you go back to the match.” (AFP)
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Re: Photo - SG plays Akhtar bouncer
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2007, 01:50:28 AM »



Akhtar shakes his legs at Kolkata disco after the match.

only 3 girls? what a wuss

"chest" infection ?
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« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2007, 01:51:43 AM »



Akhtar shakes his legs at Kolkata disco after the match.

only 3 girls? what a wuss

"chest" infection ?

He is being 'nursed'! :)
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« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2007, 01:55:45 AM »



Akhtar shakes his legs at Kolkata disco after the match.

only 3 girls? what a wuss

"chest" infection ?

He is being 'nursed'! :)
ROFL..
Full fat or skim ... I guess it depends on how many calories and how fast ;)
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Re: Photo - SG plays Akhtar bouncer
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2007, 02:51:33 AM »



Improved foot movement. Perfect side on position.
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« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2007, 02:57:14 AM »



Improved foot movement. Perfect side on position.
Absolutely terrific :D :D :D

Where do you think he deposited the ball? Midwicket or Fineleg stands?
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« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2007, 03:21:52 AM »



Sourav Ganguly exults after getting his century on Saturday. In a special enclosure outside the field, a six-year-old leaped, too..............“Baba century korlo…,”( Papa has scored a century!) little Sana’s claps wouldn’t end. Later, as Sourav sat with his daughter, Sana had a word of advice for him: “Any moment the team can declare now… you go back to the match.” (AFP)

She added "First time in my life has Baba scored a century (She is only six). Ami Grounds man ko thank you korlo. Baba had no chance without him. Now my baba is almost as good as Akmal, Misbah, Laxman, and half as good as Wasim Jaffer "

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Re: Photo - SG plays Akhtar bouncer
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2007, 03:38:58 AM »



Thanks Ruchir...I missed this...

Amazing photography .....

Can you also get the one with RD's look after he was bowled by Akhtar .... I missed that too !!!!!! And laxman when he was bowled by Asif in the last series in Pakistan....

Good photos to have ....

You can round it off by posting PP  helping the Guru make ppts ... that will be the icing on the cake  ;D  ;D
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« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2007, 04:19:01 AM »



Sourav Ganguly exults after getting his century on Saturday. In a special enclosure outside the field, a six-year-old leaped, too..............“Baba century korlo…,”( Papa has scored a century!) little Sana’s claps wouldn’t end. Later, as Sourav sat with his daughter, Sana had a word of advice for him: “Any moment the team can declare now… you go back to the match.” (AFP)

She added "First time in my life has Baba scored a century (She is only six). Ami Grounds man ko thank you korlo. Baba had no chance without him. Now my baba is almost as good as Akmal, Misbah, Laxman, and half as good as Wasim Jaffer "



You sound like a baby CP! Very cute indeed! All in a day's work!
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Re: Photo - SG plays Akhtar bouncer
« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2007, 04:30:21 AM »

RAVI --

I won't let the sarcasm go to my heart. So...

Here is RD getting cleaned up by Akhtar:


Unfortunately, this is what I could find on Laxman:



Edit:

As for Prem, here are a couple of photos of him:

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« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2007, 04:55:20 AM »



Improved foot movement. Perfect side on position.
Absolutely terrific :D :D :D

Where do you think he deposited the ball? Midwicket or Fineleg stands?

Don't be impatient. He is still in the shot selection process. Wait and watch.
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« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2007, 05:20:17 AM »

So it's quite obvious that RJo closely observes every fall of SG, be it in W03 or more recently at Eden !! Although he's not from the City of Joy (and not Jai, mind you), but his joy knew no bound when GC was at the helm of team India. He prayed and hoped that it was the deadliest bouncer SG has ever faced. But the Chandiputra still manages to rise after every fall, much to the disappointment of RJo, CP, Finey.....and those so called 'I am neutral' types.   ;D ;D
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« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2007, 07:18:23 AM »

Rjo, thanx for the photos......great attempt!.......yet we are missing the batsmens' facial expressions, but good attempt anyway.
Btw...SG's position reminds me of the great Rohan Kanhai,.....he used to pull and hook like this. I have seen the photo...and heard from my father how he enthralled Eden Gardens with his majestic 256* in the 60s.
SG too must have just missed the pull. :)
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« Reply #20 on: December 05, 2007, 07:25:53 AM »



Sourav Ganguly exults after getting his century on Saturday. In a special enclosure outside the field, a six-year-old leaped, too..............“Baba century korlo…,”( Papa has scored a century!) little Sana’s claps wouldn’t end. Later, as Sourav sat with his daughter, Sana had a word of advice for him: “Any moment the team can declare now… you go back to the match.” (AFP)

She added "First time in my life has Baba scored a century (She is only six). Ami Grounds man ko thank you korlo. Baba had no chance without him. Now my baba is almost as good as Akmal, Misbah, Laxman, and half as good as Wasim Jaffer "



You sound like a baby CP! Very cute indeed! All in a day's work!


 :D :D :D :D :D :D :icon_thumleft:



btw...this is Kanhai in action. Very similar action to what SG tried to do. Kanhai is right-handed and hence the fall is on the other side. The bat positions are very similar too. May be SG tried to do a Kanhai.....just for the sake of deja vu....for many Eden spectators.
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« Reply #21 on: December 05, 2007, 08:47:49 AM »



Sourav Ganguly exults after getting his century on Saturday. In a special enclosure outside the field, a six-year-old leaped, too..............“Baba century korlo…,”( Papa has scored a century!) little Sana’s claps wouldn’t end. Later, as Sourav sat with his daughter, Sana had a word of advice for him: “Any moment the team can declare now… you go back to the match.” (AFP)

She added "First time in my life has Baba scored a century (She is only six). Ami Grounds man ko thank you korlo. Baba had no chance without him. Now my baba is almost as good as Akmal, Misbah, Laxman, and half as good as Wasim Jaffer "



You sound like a baby CP! Very cute indeed! All in a day's work!


 :D :D :D :D :D :D :icon_thumleft:



btw...this is Kanhai in action. Very similar action to what SG tried to do. Kanhai is right-handed and hence the fall is on the other side. The bat positions are very similar too. May be SG tried to do a Kanhai.....just for the sake of deja vu....for many Eden spectators.
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Sourav Ganguly exults after getting his century on Saturday. In a special enclosure outside the field, a six-year-old leaped, too..............“Baba century korlo…,”( Papa has scored a century!) little Sana’s claps wouldn’t end. Later, as Sourav sat with his daughter, Sana had a word of advice for him: “Any moment the team can declare now… you go back to the match.” (AFP)

She added "First time in my life has Baba scored a century (She is only six). Ami Grounds man ko thank you korlo. Baba had no chance without him. Now my baba is almost as good as Akmal, Misbah, Laxman, and half as good as Wasim Jaffer "



You sound like a baby CP! Very cute indeed! All in a day's work!


 :D :D :D :D :D :D :icon_thumleft:



btw...this is Kanhai in action. Very similar action to what SG tried to do. Kanhai is right-handed and hence the fall is on the other side. The bat positions are very similar too. May be SG tried to do a Kanhai.....just for the sake of deja vu....for many Eden spectators.
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Different side?
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Re: Photo - SG plays Akhtar bouncer
« Reply #22 on: December 05, 2007, 08:52:06 AM »



Sourav Ganguly exults after getting his century on Saturday. In a special enclosure outside the field, a six-year-old leaped, too..............“Baba century korlo…,”( Papa has scored a century!) little Sana’s claps wouldn’t end. Later, as Sourav sat with his daughter, Sana had a word of advice for him: “Any moment the team can declare now… you go back to the match.” (AFP)

She added "First time in my life has Baba scored a century (She is only six). Ami Grounds man ko thank you korlo. Baba had no chance without him. Now my baba is almost as good as Akmal, Misbah, Laxman, and half as good as Wasim Jaffer "



You sound like a baby CP! Very cute indeed! All in a day's work!


 :D :D :D :D :D :D :icon_thumleft:



btw...this is Kanhai in action. Very similar action to what SG tried to do. Kanhai is right-handed and hence the fall is on the other side. The bat positions are very similar too. May be SG tried to do a Kanhai.....just for the sake of deja vu....for many Eden spectators.
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actually it was nothing of the sort. SG tried to make room to slash through the offside, but Chucky followed him with a bouncer. SG had to cancel the shot he had selected and evade the ball, resulting in the tumble.
as i told ruchir, he should try and watch the match before labelling SG with this and that. it's fun to say SG sucks over and over again, but then when you pit this 'evidence' against people who actually watch the match you will look rather foolish.
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« Reply #23 on: December 05, 2007, 08:53:08 AM »

Ah!...yes, it is the same side...but for the batsmen it is different. SG is on his back on his leg-stump side and Kanhai on his off-stump side. :D
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« Reply #24 on: December 05, 2007, 08:59:25 AM »

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The bat positions are very similar too.
I think that is stretching it a bit. ;D
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« Reply #25 on: December 05, 2007, 09:02:55 AM »

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The bat positions are very similar too.
I think that is stretching it a bit. ;D

No, no....actually Kanhai's bat was in SG's position a few seconds earlier.
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« Reply #26 on: December 05, 2007, 09:05:03 AM »

Yes, the ball followed Kanhai too........otherwise why tumble unnecessarily?
Only that Kanhai connected and SG failed to do it.
The Cricinfo commentators missed that and their description is not satisfactory.
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« Reply #27 on: December 05, 2007, 09:07:46 AM »

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The bat positions are very similar too.
I think that is stretching it a bit. ;D

No, no....actually Kanhai's bat was in SG's position a few seconds earlier.
Ok.
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« Reply #28 on: December 05, 2007, 02:35:56 PM »

ha ha ha .... someone was so right!!! :notworthy:  :notworthy: You know who u are :)

27 responses to a picture posted about SG. Wow. Uske kitne apologist hain?

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« Reply #29 on: December 05, 2007, 03:13:54 PM »

Not even a die-hard SG fan will claim that he plays the bouncers perfectly. But this fall was not due to his lack of technique or anything but because he was predetermined to play a particular shot as he was looking for quick runs. Read DD's response and then get it verified with any non-SG fan you trust who has actually 'watched' that part.
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« Reply #30 on: December 05, 2007, 04:35:44 PM »

Not even a die-hard SG fan will claim that he plays the bouncers perfectly. But this fall was not due to his lack of technique or anything but because he was predetermined to play a particular shot as he was looking for quick runs. Read DD's response and then get it verified with any non-SG fan you trust who has actually 'watched' that part.

Non SG fan? Here?
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« Reply #31 on: December 05, 2007, 04:47:53 PM »

Not even a die-hard SG fan will claim that he plays the bouncers perfectly. But this fall was not due to his lack of technique or anything but because he was predetermined to play a particular shot as he was looking for quick runs. Read DD's response and then get it verified with any non-SG fan you trust who has actually 'watched' that part.

Non SG fan? Here?

Not necessarily. Try anywhere in the World. The only condition is he/she/it has actually 'watched' that part.
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« Reply #32 on: December 05, 2007, 04:54:27 PM »

So it's quite obvious that RJo closely observes every fall of SG, be it in W03 or more recently at Eden !! Although he's not from the City of Joy (and not Jai, mind you), but his joy knew no bound when GC was at the helm of team India. He prayed and hoped that it was the deadliest bouncer SG has ever faced. But the Chandiputra still manages to rise after every fall, much to the disappointment of RJo, CP, Finey.....and those so called 'I am neutral' types.   ;D ;D

Seriously, I am disheartened by this comment. You are implying that I actually want SG to get hurt!! That is unfortunate.
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« Reply #33 on: December 05, 2007, 05:08:46 PM »

actually it was nothing of the sort. SG tried to make room to slash through the offside, but Chucky followed him with a bouncer. SG had to cancel the shot he had selected and evade the ball, resulting in the tumble.
as i told ruchir, he should try and watch the match before labelling SG with this and that. it's fun to say SG sucks over and over again, but then when you pit this 'evidence' against people who actually watch the match you will look rather foolish.

DD, et all --

http://www.cricketflicker.com/videos/Match_Hightlights/_India_VS_Pakistan_2007/Morning_Session_5th_Day_2nd_Test_Ind_v_Pak_Kolkata?PHPSESSID=b4ae0631e670b2cd43cfc99e0a8e8fc0

Watch this video. Watch from timestamp of '-1.47'. Tell me how you think SG actually canceled his shot?

1. SG's bat didn't even come down from his initial stance.
2. SG moved to his right only half a step. Watch his legs closely. Watch it 5 time, if necessary. SG took a very small step out toward his right side.

So, if SG had pre-decided that he was going to slash the ball, he would have taken a bigger step toward his right side, like he did for Kaneria. I was watching the game too. There is no way we could have known what SG was trying to do with that ball. If he was trying to slash it, it was all wrong because he had not given himself enough room. It he was trying to slash, his reaction did not look pre-conceived because his bat never came down.

Please, don't insinuate that I tell lies to support my point of view. I was watching the same game that you were watching. What we may have is different interpretation of what we saw.

SG took half a step outside. You thought he was making room, I thought he was undecided (specially for a slash shot).
SG's bat went up but never came down. You thought he checked his shot to adjust to bouncer, I thought he didn't know what to do because he was undecided from the beginning as to what he wanted to do.

This un-decidedness resulted in him taking his eyes off the ball and falling down in order to save himself. This goes back to my original point. He was practicing facing bouncers from Akhtar. Evidently, he did not practice right. He took his eyes off the ball, and that is not how you face a bouncer.
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Re: Photo - SG plays Akhtar bouncer
« Reply #34 on: December 05, 2007, 05:38:32 PM »

So it's quite obvious that RJo closely observes every fall of SG, be it in W03 or more recently at Eden !! Although he's not from the City of Joy (and not Jai, mind you), but his joy knew no bound when GC was at the helm of team India. He prayed and hoped that it was the deadliest bouncer SG has ever faced. But the Chandiputra still manages to rise after every fall, much to the disappointment of RJo, CP, Finey.....and those so called 'I am neutral' types.   ;D ;D

Seriously, I am disheartened by this comment. You are implying that I actually want SG to get hurt!! That is unfortunate.

I don't know whether you actually want SG to get hurt, but as I said, it's quite obvious that you follow his 'falls' pretty closely. You are eveready to discuss those moments with a few smilies thrown in between. Even the picture you have chosen for your profile shows SG in similar fashion with a caption to boost that says 'SG in pain...' So you tell me what message are you conveying?
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« Reply #35 on: December 05, 2007, 06:14:26 PM »

So it's quite obvious that RJo closely observes every fall of SG, be it in W03 or more recently at Eden !! Although he's not from the City of Joy (and not Jai, mind you), but his joy knew no bound when GC was at the helm of team India. He prayed and hoped that it was the deadliest bouncer SG has ever faced. But the Chandiputra still manages to rise after every fall, much to the disappointment of RJo, CP, Finey.....and those so called 'I am neutral' types.   ;D ;D

Seriously, I am disheartened by this comment. You are implying that I actually want SG to get hurt!! That is unfortunate.

I don't know whether you actually want SG to get hurt, but as I said, it's quite obvious that you follow his 'falls' pretty closely. You are eveready to discuss those moments with a few smilies thrown in between. Even the picture you have chosen for your profile shows SG in similar fashion with a caption to boost that says 'SG in pain...' So you tell me what message are you conveying?

The picture in my thumbnail is from Cricinfo, and the text is taken from there too, nothing is added by me.

Yes, I discuss SG's failures more than his success, but that should not be a surprise to you!. I am a self-confessed, self-announced SG-disliker. Mind you, not a hater; but a disliker. In a chat session, I said so to Pitamah too, that I dislike SG, not hate him.

So, it should not surprise you that I post pictures of SG. Matter of fact, I have posted pictures of many Indian players in many different poses. Does it mean that I wish ill for them too? I make fun of Srinath, Inzy etc. Does it mean I don't respect them in any way?

I guess, you are too taken up by my persona on this DG and feel that I hate SG so much that I actually want him to get hurt. All I can say is, I applaud SG when I feel like applauding him. I speak in favor of SG when I feel like it. I speak against him when I feel like it.

Immediately after posting this photo, I went to another thread and defended SG when CP said SG wasted time in waiting for King, when he got hurt. In the same comment, I spoke well of SG by saying that SG did good today by diving and running singles. I guess you must have missed that comment from me. As I said, you are took taken up by your pre-conceived notion of me, and your opinions are probably already cast in iron, about what I feel about SG, and there is nothing I can do about that except of repeat again that your opinion of me is wrong.
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« Reply #36 on: December 05, 2007, 06:17:43 PM »

Rjo-: I applaud SG when my colleagues are around.. :D
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« Reply #37 on: December 05, 2007, 06:38:16 PM »

Rjo-: I applaud SG when my colleagues are around.. :D

and why do your colleagues in Pune care about whether u applaud or not?
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Re: Photo - SG plays Akhtar bouncer
« Reply #38 on: December 05, 2007, 06:40:54 PM »

Rjo-: I applaud SG when my colleagues are around.. :D

and why do your colleagues in Pune care about whether u applaud or not?

that was Rjo speaking......not me. :)
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Re: Photo - SG plays Akhtar bouncer
« Reply #39 on: December 05, 2007, 06:47:11 PM »

actually it was nothing of the sort. SG tried to make room to slash through the offside, but Chucky followed him with a bouncer. SG had to cancel the shot he had selected and evade the ball, resulting in the tumble.
as i told ruchir, he should try and watch the match before labelling SG with this and that. it's fun to say SG sucks over and over again, but then when you pit this 'evidence' against people who actually watch the match you will look rather foolish.

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http://www.cricketflicker.com/videos/Match_Hightlights/_India_VS_Pakistan_2007/Morning_Session_5th_Day_2nd_Test_Ind_v_Pak_Kolkata?PHPSESSID=b4ae0631e670b2cd43cfc99e0a8e8fc0

Watch this video. Watch from timestamp of '-1.47'. Tell me how you think SG actually canceled his shot?

1. SG's bat didn't even come down from his initial stance.
2. SG moved to his right only half a step. Watch his legs closely. Watch it 5 time, if necessary. SG took a very small step out toward his right side.

So, if SG had pre-decided that he was going to slash the ball, he would have taken a bigger step toward his right side, like he did for Kaneria. I was watching the game too. There is no way we could have known what SG was trying to do with that ball. If he was trying to slash it, it was all wrong because he had not given himself enough room. It he was trying to slash, his reaction did not look pre-conceived because his bat never came down.

Please, don't insinuate that I tell lies to support my point of view. I was watching the same game that you were watching. What we may have is different interpretation of what we saw.

SG took half a step outside. You thought he was making room, I thought he was undecided (specially for a slash shot).
SG's bat went up but never came down. You thought he checked his shot to adjust to bouncer, I thought he didn't know what to do because he was undecided from the beginning as to what he wanted to do.

This un-decidedness resulted in him taking his eyes off the ball and falling down in order to save himself. This goes back to my original point. He was practicing facing bouncers from Akhtar. Evidently, he did not practice right. He took his eyes off the ball, and that is not how you face a bouncer.

sorry man your purported theory of "un-decidedness" holds no water. i have, and everyone has seen SG make that initial movement 100s of times, and he always goes for one patented shot of his. it is up to you to "interpret". if you have the patience, pause and play from that timestamp a number of times and you will see his trigger movement is BEFORE the ball is released, and in this case his first movement is AWAY from the stumps. normally his initial movement is towards it (obviously)

your theory has no explanation for why SG would move away.

furthermore you are comparing his movements for a spinner with how he moves to a fast chucker. it has to be a different technique with a different sense of timing and movement altogether.

now either chucky saw SG and bowled it at his body, or he was planning to bowl at his body in any case (the latter is more probable from the replay). if the ball had been pitched so SG could have freed his arms, SG would have moved his right (front) leg out and played the shot. obviously he saw the missile coming at him and changed his mind. you dont need to be in the process of physically playing a shot (ie with the bat moving towards the ball) in order for it to qualify as "cancelling the shot".

given the time and situation of the match, given the initial movement of SG , it is clear to me what he was trying to do. if that is how you think he normally plays the short ball then i cant help you.
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