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I feel that #Ashwin and #jadeja were wrongly thrown under the bus after the team lost out in Champions Trophy Final in 2017. I don't have anything against the current lot but Why is no one talking about the current spinners and their poor performance at #CWC19? (1/n)
#Ashwin and #Jadeja 's so called ineffectiveness in the middle overs was supposed to be the reason for loss in 2017. They then get rested after that Tournament & when that rest became drop nobody knows. My point is that What's good for the goose should be good for the gander(2/n)
Weren't the leg spinners supposed to be able to turn in any conditions? Weren't they supposed to be wicket takers in the middle orders? They were supposed to be effective in every conditions while finger spinners were just not supposed to be good enough. (3/n)
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No doubt this picture - the moment England won the cricket World Cup (#CWC19) yesterday - will become iconic, a symbol of an extraordinary summer evening at the @HomeOfCricket. We will see it again and again. So it’s worth a closer look. 1/19
On the left, we can see half of Martin Guptill, the New Zealand opener, as he launches himself horizontally, bat outstretched, in a futile attempt to get back to his ground before the ball hits the stumps. 2/19
Guptill looks like the front half of a four-legged creature, a hyena perhaps, clutching a bat in his claws. Inevitably that gesture has echoes of the moment a few minutes earlier when Stokes, diving for his ground, had knocked the ball to the boundary for an unexpected four. 3/19
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Cricket didn't win. I'm sorry. If a world cup final is being decided by the number of boundaries hit because a super over tied, which in itself happened coz batting team got 4 overthrows because the ball hit batsman's bat, issa fucking joke. You hear me? Issa fucking joke
Congratulations England. Enjoy your win. Heart goes out to New Zealand and their fans. This is a big heartbreak they will have to bear for many years. Indian fans, guess what, our pain is nothing in front of what they must be going through right now

#CWC19Final #CWC19
@ICC shit umpiring throughout the WC. Piece of shit rules. Do you guys really care about the game?
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If you hadn’t noticed (and it seems lots haven’t!), there’s a World Cup Final on at Lords today, with England in it! Stay away that rain.
Excited as I am for #CWC19 Final, it’s disappointing tht @ECB_cricket wasted opportunities to win huge domestic support for cricket & the national team. 10.30am weekday starts most days, Sky subscription only & scheduling vs Wimbledon Men’s Final. Still, stay away that rain!
@ECB_cricket NZ put themselves into bat first. Interesting decision, given the skies. Come on England!
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Sometimes you are a victim of your own success. The Indian team had the most prolific 1-2-3 punch in World Cricket. The problem with that was that it masked the brittle middle order. Other than Kedar Jadhav, none of the others #TeamIndia #INDvNZ #CWC19
were established batsmen capable of winning the match on their own. I don’t think Ambati Rayudu was the solution but the selectors created a sticky situation by playing him till it was too late. And when they went the other way, they chose an unproven #TeamIndia #CWC19 #INDvNZ
player like Vijay Shankar. Dhawan’s injury creates a bigger issue because it took out a solid batsman in KL Rahul. What happened in the semis was always on the cards. The move to win the next World Cup starts now. #TeamIndia #CWC19 #INDvsNZ
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Today in Sunday Drama...

Orange is the new Blue.
Pakistan are supporting India.
India are supporting India.
England have to win.
#TebbitTesters are properly torn.
Chilli Cheddar Naan for breakfast?

No Moeen Ali? England are going to have to hope that was the right call..

Rishabh Pant, meanwhile, gatecrashing for India...

Excited, from London! #ENGvIND
Officially don’t like the Fanta Sleeves.

#OrangeIsTheNewBlue #ENGvIND
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No, this is not a genuine photo of #Pakistani cricket players being frisked ahead of a match against #India
#CWC19 #worldcup2019
via ~ @AFPFactCheck…
An image purporting to show Pakistani cricket players undergoing airport security-like checks has been shared in multiple Facebook posts that claim the Pakistani players are being "frisked" ahead of a match against India. The claim is false; the image originated as satire;
3) part of it has been doctored from a 2018 AFP photograph.
Fake pic 1)
Real pic 2)
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Why India in today's game should lose to Pakistan. Here are the reasons:

1. Victory against Pakistan will promote blatant Hindutva Jingoism creating more fear in the minds of already scared Muslims of India. 1/n
2. Victory against Pakistan will deteriorate our relationship with Pakistan further amidst a failed foreign policy of the Modi Government. Instead of talking peace with Pak, Modi has been continuously stoking war this throwing the entire region into a nuclear war risk 2/n
3. Aren't the #FathersDay ads for the #INDvPAK game enough to muddy the waters that we want India to beat Pak in a World Cup game and embarrass a worthy neighbor..our own brother further?? What is happening to our #GangaJamuniTehzeeb? What have we become?? Ashamed!! 3/n
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This laws of physics and human anatomy bending catch from England captain Ben Stokes (who led earlier with the bat) to dismiss the dangerous Phehlukwayo will probably not be topped in #CWC19. Huge win against South Africa.
That wasn’t the only superb catch by Stokes - a nice compilation of others in the game.
This is from 2008 but another gravity-defying feat.
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Match 1: England started their campaign with a 104-run win over South Africa.
Ben Stokes (89 runs, 2 wickets, 1 spectacular catch) exhibited his supreme all-round skill. 4 batsmen got fifties.
Jofra Archer pegged back SA with his opening spell. Top win
#CWC19 #WCThread #ENGvSA
Match 2: West Indies bowled out Pakistan for 105 & registered a 7-wicket win.
This is Pakistan’s 11th consecutive loss in completed ODIs.
West Indies pacers troubled Pakistan with extra pace and short deliveries.
Gayle Scored an attacking fifty
#PAKvWI #WIvPAK #WCThread #CWC19
Match 3: New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 10 wickets at Cardiff.
New Zealand pacers kept the pressure on SL bowling them out for 136. Karunaratne carried his bat.
Munro-Guptill chased the target with ease.
Excellent start for @BLACKCAPS
#NZvSL #SLvNZ #WCThread
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Time for a Brexit break as the shouting gets louder, & we replay the past.

To counter the negativity of our political era, I was thinking about a fierce blue sky, magical cloud formations, extraordinary achievements of humanity & of the beauty of a quiet moment.

For now, Adiós.
This time, I hope, for real!

Have taken Twitter off my phone for a while - to get away from the noise and to stop being part of the noise. I think a period of quiet from everyone, and some thinking & reflection, is a good way forward.

For now, be kind.
Apologies for the many tweets and message I have not replied to - still on a much needed Twitter break, saving spare moments to, enjoy #CWC19 #FIFAWWC.

Enjoying being away from the noise for a while. It's busy churning itself.

As ever, for now, be kind.
Enjoy the "summer".
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