A cynical attempt by Dhoni to get our best Batsman banned?
In seriousness, it is being portrayed in the media here as a cynical attempt by Dhoni to get our most threatening Bowler banned. India seem to have a bad name with our Press when it comes to Gamesmanship.
I'm not too sure. I think it depends on the nature of the incident. If it was a serious assault then it needs to be reported, and Anderson can be a bit of a Dick sometimes. If it was just a push and both sides were giving it then they shouldn't report it.
Agreed, infact Kumble was our best bet overseas as well when it comes to take wickets. We never has good pair of seamers once Kapil retired. Also I don't see Ashwin as a long term plan for tests. We definately should start seeing some other fresh talent. He is good for T20 and ODI but not for tests.
True, we only have some hope as their batsmen baring Root and Bell are not in good form. But these are the two who has thebest records at this ground.
BTW we lost the 8th wicket should be all out in next couple of overs.
Looks like he was playing for his century. Selfish dismissal.
It was 8 down so definateky he needed to score quickly and at this point every run counted. And the way he batted with last two batsman it shows matuarity. Also I don't see any bad in trying for your century though. Also he was in twenties when these tailenders came so I doubt anyway that he would be having century in his mind at that moment.
Getting out in any way is not good. And its true that if he would have stayed more it would been good for us. But I think he was just trying to accelerate the run so that to make all use of the balls he is having. After all with new ball you cannot rely much on tailenders.