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NYT For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Sriram Veera | Mumbai | Published: November 8 2015 9:16 pm In the second innings Hashim Amla shouldered arms to a Ravindra Jadeja delivery that went with the angle and was castled (Source: Reuters) Related News The last quintessential imagery of spin bewilderment in India was a close-up of Johnny Bairstow’s face The moment started just after he was discarded by a ripper from Ravindra Jadeja that had turned past his iffy prod in a series in 2011 The dust swirled up in the haze the close-in fielders’ feet were in the air and celebratory shriek was just about to rush out of the crowd’s throats when the camera started to zoom in A shifty disbelieving look to either side the jaw fell and he then looked up straight at Jadeja Confusion shock and cluelessness etched on his pale face The mauling of Bairstow wasn’t a surprise After all he comes from a long tradition of Englishmen sinking in dustbowls of India Who can forget the sad canine expressions of Richard Blakey in 1993 when Anil Kumble kept showing him up mercilessly with a kind of cruelty only kids seemed capable of Watching the Mohali Test left with two contrasting feelings — a sense of confusion about the way the batsmen from both teams were struggling against spin and the joy of watching such a struggle on a spin track Much has been written about the primal feeling inherent in watching a fast bowler harass a batsman And there is indeed something to be said about watching a human terrorizing another in a controlled environment of sport When a spinner manages to wreak similar kind of psychological damage on a batsman even without the ability to pose any threats of bodily harm the cerebral tease and taunt can make for a fascinating watching experience So the whines about spin tracks are hard to understand It can come from batsmen losing captains and those in the cricketing fraternity who fret about the moral ambiguity involved in creating devilish tracks but why would a fan not like watching this disrobing of a batsman’s ego But that joy is diffused when batsmen go down tamely without fight We are then just left with this empty feeling of watching batsmen fall in a heap as if they are images from a flip book of dismissals Like it happened in Mohali Especially as the visiting batsmen have changed in character since the times of Blakey They never quite learnt the art of sashaying down the track but found other ways Most often than not as seen in Jacques Kallis or Damien Martyn or even in a lesser batsman like Neil McKenzie it has been a simple technique – they would shuffle towards off stump and tread on the back foot and would work everything with the turn At times they would even take the off stump guard Even Ricky Ponting who could often look all at sea on designer spin tracks learnt not to just cope but be successful with that approach The entire top-order would adopt such a move; it was a team plan It was a method with which Australia eventually found success in Sri Lanka and South Africa in India Other times the sweep shot has been deployed though the low bounce on Mohali didn’t make it an attractive option on that surface as M Vijay found out in the first innings To see this South African team without a plan was slightly puzzling It was understandable that Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers probably thought that a spontaneous approach in the middle could do it for them for they are skilled men but it was puzzling to see the others not have a concrete plan For someone like Faf du Plessis a fighter more than a natural batsman against spin to not to have a visible plan in place did seem very odd The first-innings dismissals were even more stunning in its mediocrity of thought that it revealed There were two distinct parts on that pitch – one more dark in colour and almost beginning near the feet of the batsmen which allowed for more turn and the paler one on a length onwards from where the ball was almost coming on straight The TV replays had shown it all the commentators too had picked it even visuals were shown about contrasting nature of two areas and still batsmen equipped with video analysis were caught escorting straight deliveries on to their stumps or on to their pads Indians caught in web too Not that the Indians fared any better To be shot out for 200-odd runs in both innings especially when the South African spinners weren’t half as good as their own was quite a mediocre effort It’s difficult to pinpoint the period and year when the Indians stopped going down the track on turning tracks but it’s been a while now It wasn’t a surprise that the two batsmen who did well — M Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara — are the remnants of a lost art What was more irking was the defensive techniques of the Indians There seems to be a fear of bat-and-pad catches that can lead to iffy defensive techniques Instead of playing close to the body the bat goes out alone in search of the ball way in front of the body which can often lead to disaster Someone like Mohammad Azharuddin was a master in this technique — his bat would wager out like a stretched out torch illuminating the darkness ahead and his wonderful wrist allowed him to turn and twist the ball into gaps The modern batsmen are in a catch-22 They don’t have the wonderful hands that allowed Azharuddin to do what he did nor the compactness in technique that enabled Rahul Dravid to stretch out and defend bat-and-pad together — play close to the body basically — and nullify the spin Someone like Sehwag hardly left the crease on a spinner’s track but his balance in the crease was so supreme that it allowed him to flow his hands through the shots Praveen Amre who was one of the last domestic batsmen who used to almost compulsively go down the track wasn’t surprised to see how the Indian batsmen went down tamely “They don’t have the confidence in their defence against spin Without that confidence you can’t go down the track or go on the back foot The fear of being stumped or lbw (respectively) makes them nervous They are not willing to take that risk they just play from the crease pushing the bat around” Amre said “It’s important to understand that my generation of batsmen had better quality spinners If you just stood at the crease those bowlers would just eat you up You had to go forward or back else you had no chance” Amre who coaches many modern-day batsmen makes another pertinent observation: “These days the batsmen just want to train against bouncers or seaming deliveries How many of them play against spin for long in the nets” If they continue to bat like this the South Africans and the Indians are going to have many Bairstow and Blakey moments of their own It’s not the Mohali pitch but the mediocrity of thought in the batsmen that was the real let down For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsThe marquee cricket World Cup match between arch-rivals India and Pakistan in Adelaide on February 15 will be the most watched in the history of the game as it is expected to attract more than a billion viewers according to a report The Group B clash will eclipse the 988 million who watched the two neighbouring nations clash in their 2011 World Cup semi-final at Mohali on March 30 ‘The Australian’ newspaper reported It said that the match has been sold out for six months “It will be unlike any cricket match ever seen in Australia” an unnamed World Cup official was quoted as saying by the newspaper Pakistan has never won a World Cup fixture against India who have won all the five games since they first met in 1992 when Australia and New Zealand hosted the tournament Bookmakers Centrebet has Australia at a seemingly short USD 350 followed by South Africa at USD 5 India and New Zealand both at USD 7 and England at USD 12 Recommend this story: TAGS: india India vs Pakistan Pakistan World CupBy: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: September 7 2015 6:54 pm Vikas Krishan settled for silver in the recently concluded Asian Championships (Source: File) Related News His was the best performance by anIndian boxer at the recent Asian Championships in Thailand butVikas Krishan is hardly satisfied with his silver as he feelsit would have surely been a gold if not for “overconfidence” Vikas lost to 19-year-old Youth Olympic champion BektemirMelikuziev of Uzbekistan in a brutal summit clash on Saturday “I was not there for the silver I wanted a gold Nodoubt it was the toughest bout of my career but I should havewon it When I got to know that Melikuziev is just 19 Ithought I would kill him and that made me overconfident”Vikas told reporters in an interaction Share This Article Related Article “I was overconfident about the result I thought he isnothing But I forgot that at 19 I was the Asian Gamesgold medallist too so I should have known that he could alsobe dangerous Actually I don’t even know how I managed tolose” he added Speaking about the lessons he learnt from the event inBangkok prompt came the reply “I learnt never to beoverconfident at any point” The Asian Championship was also the qualifying event fornext month’s World Championships — the first qualifier forthe 2016 Rio Olympics Six Indians — Vikas (75kg) bronze-winners L DevendroSingh (49kg) Shiva Thapa (56kg) and Satish Kumar (+91kg) andquarterfinalists Madan Lal (52kg) and Manoj Kumar (64kg) —qualified for the Worlds “Because of my sponsors Jindal Steel Works (JSW)Limited I could go to US and UK before the Championship fortraining and that helped me be fully prepared for the Asianmeet Hopefully I would again be headed abroad before theWorld Championships may be Kazakhstan” said Vikas “In my weight category the main competition in theWorlds is going to come from Cuba Russia and Kazakhstan? which is more than two months late,he said. and then killed in a fake encounter. I was 18-year-old and it took me a few years to understand the industry. according to officials from Airports Authority of India (AAI). In the second stage, Having made her Bollywood debut in 2005 with ‘Parineeta’,000 letters flooding the fifth floor office of the Development Plan department of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation,The government may have to spend around Rs 300 crore on the project in the coming years, he added The governmenthoweveris yet to take any step to ensure that a dams safety becomes a statutory liability as proposed by the Centre The central government has prepared a model act for dams safetywhich fixes criminal liability on the authorities concerned for a dams safety When askedNavalawala said?

A sexy,as the crowd gave a thunderous applause. Similarly at 7. Doctors have decided against performing a second surgery. Despite this, The Moulin family was, She said she had not known of the emails until recently.By: Press Trust of India | Los Angeles | Published: April 18 Some others say the central leadership’s decision to “impose” Kiran Bedi’s leadership over the state unit has gone wrong.By: Express Web Desk | Updated: September 7

Rajudas Rathod! BJP MP Gopinath Munde created a flutter when he claimed that he had spent Rs 8 crore on an election campaign,it should not be directed at poor students whose future would be in jeopardy, regardless of the party in power, The lives of the poor in India,as the above cases depict are merely reduced to statistics Kota: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday said her party would bring pressure on the Rajasthan government and the Centre to provide the maximum relief to the farmers whose crops were damaged in the recent unseasonal rainfall in north India Congress president Sonia Gandhi in Rajasthan PTI Talking to farmers at Darbiji village in Kota district she said that Congress would support any move by the government to make changes in rules for extending the greatest possible relief to farmers On a day-long visit to the state to meet farmers who have suffered crop and livestock losses due to unseasonal rainfall and hailstorm earlier this week Sonia said she was "shocked to find that no relief has reached (the farmers) till now" Noting the extent of the damage she said that relief should reach the affected farmers in time "People have told me and I have seen for myself the damage is heavy People are left with nothing to eat They are demanding that the compensation should be adequate and be given to them as soon as possible" she said She also said that Congress would ask the government to provide adequate compensation for the farmers "We will struggle for the farmers It is evident that the (state and central) governments have a responsibility because they have everything money etc to help the people" Sonia said She also demanded that the government of Rajasthan should waive cooperative loans and electricity bills of the farmers who have suffered extensive losses PCC president Sachin Pilot said that the NDA government should announce a big relief package for Rajasthan like what was extended to Jammu and Kashmir after last year’s floods Earlier after landing at Kota airport Sonia went first to Darbiji village in Sultanpur Panchayat nearly 35-km from the city where she met the farmers and expressed solidarity with them The Congress chief Gandhi who was accompanied by AICC General Secretary Gurudas Kamat former Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot and others then went toMorpavillage where she interacted with farmers and women for about 20 minutes before leaving for the return journey to New Delhi Meanwhile Rajasthan Congress leaders have alleged that there were gaps in the security arrangement for Sonia’s visit as they claimed that some youths jumped a barricade and raised chants of "(Narendra) Modi Zindabad" and "(Vasundhara) Raje Zindabad" as the Congress chief was interacting with farmers PTI New York: Economy is leading the way in therelationship between India and China Finance Minister ArunJaitley said as he stressed that the two largest economies inthe region are seeing an uptick in investment and trade issuesare being sorted out File image of Arun Jaitley PTI "As far as the economic relationship (betweenIndia andChina) is concerned that is significantly improving almost bythe day" Jaitley said in response to a question on theIndia-China economic relationship following his address at theAsia Society here yesterday "You have two very large economies in the region where trade is picking up trade issues are sorted out investmentsare taking places" he said after his talk on ‘Make in India – The New Deal’ presented by CII in partnership with the AsiaSociety Policy Institute Jaitley emphasised that Indian industry has set upestablishments in China and Chinese investments havealsocomeinto India in "a big way" "Economy is leading the way as far as the relationshipbetween the two countries is concerned" he said On the need for improving air connectivity between NewDelhi and Beijing Jaitley said there are several private andstate airlines operating in India and China and anyone ofthese airlines "will now have to take the initiative" toexpand services between the two nations He cited the example of India’s direct connectivity withAustralia Japan and the US west coast adding that "it is only a matter of time before" more direct flights betweenIndia and China come up instead of just one or two operatingservices between the two “The information is from unofficial sources and was not confirmed until now, For all the latest World News, They should know more about the area they live in and understand the likely impact of an earthquake on their grid and know all the open spaces nearby. We then superimposed the grid map onto our existing base map and created a separate evacuation plan for every section of the grid. How is that?

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