my friendly advise to amit mishra...

shared by straight point on Sunday, February 07, 2010



if you cannot get wickets... get a body language at least...
(hint: look at bhajji...)

14 comments:

Late Inswing said...

True that SP. Other than Zak, Mishra was the best bowler on view on both days beating Kallis and Amla several times. One occasion with Warne-like turn.

Bhajji is a past master at the game. Did you see the look on his face when Vijay dropped that dolly from Amla? The expression was priceless...

Trideep said...

SP, can't blame him. 53 overs without a wicket on a day when he was able to beat the bat so many times. Pure unlucky!

Shridhar Jaju said...

I have a feeling that even Hashim Amla might have felt a little sorry for Mishra. Only Amla can truly appreciate the effort that Mishra put in into his bowling - having been beaten by him a million times today.

straight point said...

priceless indeed late inswing... but i always worry that the mishra's body language is, for whatever reason, that he does not belong...

if only he asserts himself more and ask captain to set field the way he want rather than other way...

straight point said...

yes tri... its learning curve for him and he will only get better with this experience... :)

straight point said...

yes he could have got more wicket with bit of luck any other day... but such is life... rather than feeling disappointed about it... he should take it as learning experience...

Som said...

SP, can't really blame Mishra. Havn't seen a bowler beating the blade more and still not getting the scalps. But you have a valid suggestion, no harm being a little aggressive and assertive.

straight point said...

yes som... i sincerely believe he will be different bowler if he asserts himself bit more...

The said...

And the friendly advise to bhajji would be...:

" if you cannot get wickets, get some turn atleast... (hint: look at Mishra)"

And the 2 jerks can stand there looking at each other!

#@!$#!$# some strike bowlers !

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straight point said...

:)

the... its not as if bhajji does not get turn... infact some of his delivery turned and bounced viciously... but he is so obsessed with middle leg line that it has become his second nature... even he can not change it now...

Late Inswing said...

SP - Mishra does not come across as assertive. Some guys do not just learn. Look at Badri for instance, he gives the impression of a man ill at ease (which perhaps he is). They all must learn from Bhajji, UV and MSD

straight point said...

given some confidence mishra too will learn quickly but right now he is treated disdainfully as an outsider... i hope you must have seen that instance when dhoni come down the pitch around batsman and showed mishra with his foot where he wants him to bowl... you will never see him doing this to bhajii...

on badri... i though badri looked relaxed today and his feet movements were decisive and positive... looked bit uncomfy on short balls but those were very well directed at his body which would have tested even seasoned one...

Soulberry said...

De man is old skool...honest and transparent.

straight point said...

sb... i have always wondered why honest and transparent men can not be assertive as well...

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