Champions Trophy 2017

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  1. SD619

    SD619 Getting Noticed By Management

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    Pakistan are deserving winners. They were ranked 8th before the CT, had the worst possible start, but have come back brilliantly and beat two of the top contenders in the SF and Finals.
     
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  2. ShinChan

    ShinChan Gone. For. Good.

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    I agree.
     
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  3. ShinChan

    ShinChan Gone. For. Good.

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    I've plenty of doubts of matches being fixed. Not just because Pakistan won. But still.

    Bowling was bad except Bhuvi. Batting was even more bad except Hardik. The latter performed well, at least.

    Pakistanis were totally focused in the match. More active than earlier. More driven to win.

    Keeping the same team doesn't help. Jadeja and Ashwin bowled well in the last year but they were totally out of touch in the final. Too much leg side bowling. Maybe they are too tired.

    Another thing commendable about Pakistan was that they had a mix if experience and young players. Someone new like Fakhar Zaman, Hasan Ali. Even Shadab. India had.... Well no one. Why not give Pant an opportunity in such a big tournament? Uthappa? Why does Yuvraj keep his place?

    Also, commentary keeps hyping each batsmen as someone who's good at chasing and then that batsman gets out. Lol.

    Talent is there. But wrong selection doesn't help. Not to forget an arrogant captain who's toe to toe with the coach itself.

    Sehwag, please leave commentary. And also the nonsense about dad, son and grand son. For God's sake.
     
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  4. SD619

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    I don't think that it was fixing, more of arrogance and under-estimating the opponent.

    Also, Kumble has resigned as coach due to "irreparable differences" with Kohli.
     
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  5. John McCass

    John McCass You talkin' to me?

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    Social media is cancer these days. People can't digest the fact that Pakistan did play better. Indian team winning in Hockey just gave them something to babble about.
     
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  6. SD619

    SD619 Getting Noticed By Management

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    I agree on that. Last year's "Mauka Mauka" stuff was funny and creative. This whole baap-beta stuff was ridiculous. Also, can't believe the number of idiots that posted "we lost the match, but we still have Kashmir".
     
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  7. ShinChan

    ShinChan Gone. For. Good.

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    An arrogant captain always leads to bad results at the ends.

    Media isn't any better than social media either.
     
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