Unlike the other ads, #25 is not something they use to reel people in. It's something mandated by the regulator. The ad merely pays lip service to it; it's the audiovisual equivalent of the small print in newspaper ads.
"We have already been through this, I am not going to repeat myself." - fat_boy, in a global warming thread
He hasn't done bad enough to get dropped this series, although he's certainly been our least successful frontline batsman. So the selectors may not find it easy to drop him if they wanted to. The negative here is that he may be keeping out a quality youngster which may affect us in the long run. People always assume that if the seniors go away, we will struggle, but look what happened after dropping Sehwag and Gambhir. There’ll always be good players in India. We may not get another Dravid any time soon, but we’ll certainly get enough good players to be in the top-4 among Test teams.
I don't think he will be dropped.
He might decide to step down on his own.
There are 8 months to go before SA and once IPL is over, he will be out of active cricket.
So what will motivate him to get ready for SA?
Plus with so much time before the next series, he might just decide to call it a day in-case he is not ready to wait that long for his next international assignment.
Yep, Job is hectic & life sucks sometimes. Thanks for your wishes. Of course I'm working on that. Currently writing shorts & short stories. Also I have couple of subjects for feature films. 2 months ago, Amit Karnik called me for these kind of things but I think he's busy with some other things. And I'm planning to buy camera on April or May month. Let's see.
For years, Indian fans took consolation in Tendulkar's ODI centuries when we lost games, series, and world cups. But now we don't have that consolation any more - and we will miss those glorious 100s that don't help us win the match.
Rumors are all not baseless. We will never get any concrete proff for having these matches scripted but they way matches are happening and the amount of money involved there will always be space for this.
So it doesn't look bad that when he scores a 100, only 2 out of 3 of those ensure a win? And the stats may be even worse if you filter out the weaker teams.
Been a big fan of his batting for most of his career, but even at his best he had century nerves and wasted balls in his 90s. Many times it was a case of India winning in spite of his 100 than because of it.