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Old March 20, 2015, 10:04 AM
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Default Wahab Riaz vs Australia

Just saw highlights of the Australia match and I was highly impressed with how Wahab Riaz bowled his spell. Probably one of the best spells I have ever seen in a world cup. If it wasn't for typical Pakistan self-destruction, he was dragging the team to the semis single-handedly.

I hope that our fast bowlers (Taskin and Rubel) and any upcoming youngster watch videos of his spell and take notes. We need a bowler like him who can bowl with space, swing and aggression.

Fantastic bowling and I thought it deserved a thread. Cheers guys
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Old March 20, 2015, 10:10 AM
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One of the most aggressive fast bowling spells I have ever seen. Watson was shivering in his boots. Wahab was unlucky , if that dropped catch would have been taken , the match would have been close.
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Old March 20, 2015, 10:11 AM
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I cannot and will not ever support Pakistan or its cricket team (too much historical baggage there), but I'm not ashamed to admit that that Wahab Riaz fella sure can bowl. He was in full beast mode there.
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Old March 20, 2015, 10:42 AM
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Gotta feel sorry for this man. Gave it his all and his own team mates denied him a wicket or 2.
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Old March 20, 2015, 10:42 AM
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Wow! Wahab, what a bowler, mA! That was superb. I also would like to request our fast bowlers to watch the video as well. I'm a fan of Wahab now (only when he's not playing against BD. ) I like to think that Waqar yunus (my other fav player) taught Wahab something.
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Old March 20, 2015, 10:44 AM
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I cannot and will not ever support Pakistan or its cricket team (too much historical baggage there), but I'm not ashamed to admit that that Wahab Riaz fella sure can bowl. He was in full beast mode there.
Ditto. But ...

I haven't seen such such a phenomenal spell of fast bowling in such a very long time. He did everything right but that drop undid all that hard work. I was riveted to the TV as I watched him bowl. I do feel sorry for him. He gave it his all.
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Old March 20, 2015, 10:52 AM
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Disclaimer: We have historical/current baggage with a lot of other countries as well. This thread was meant to just appreciate fast bowling at it's best. It was the battle of bat and ball at it's finest

With cricket being a batsman's game it's very hard to see matches where bowlers like Mitchell Johnson and Wahab produce quality spells. I am a cricket fan who appreciates sports finest moments whether that's India/Pakistan/ other countries. While I enjoy watching Pakistan play cricket, no one's asking you to support any team that you may or may not like for your own reasons. So please refrain from controversial/political innuendos
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Old March 20, 2015, 11:00 AM
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Perhaps your grasp of the English language is not very strong, but the appreciation of Wahab's bowling was clearly stated in my post. I underscored that point by indicating that even I, who has no love for that country or its cricketers, can appreciate an awesome performance of theirs.

P.S. There was no innuendo in my post. What do you think I was insinuating? And where was the controversy?
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Old March 20, 2015, 11:06 AM
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I love Wahab Riaz, Pak cricket and Pakistan.
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Old March 20, 2015, 11:13 AM
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Perhaps your grasp of the English language is not very strong, but the appreciation of Wahab's bowling was clearly stated in my post. I underscored that point by indicating that even I, who has no love for that country or its cricketers, can appreciate an awesome performance of theirs.

P.S. There was no innuendo in my post. What do you think I was insinuating? And where was the controversy?
Instead of questioning my grasp of English maybe you should read that I wrote a disclaimer for everyone, not just for you. When you preface any compliment or comment with the following: "I cannot and will not ever support Pakistan or its cricket team (too much historical baggage there),"

it's very hard to understand anyone's motives or insinuation. Let's just leave it at that and move on. Maybe you meant something and maybe you didn't. But I put that as a disclaimer for everyone. If I wanted to direct it at you, I would have quoted you. Cheers!
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Old March 20, 2015, 11:19 AM
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I agree with Tamzid, an unnecessary comment from Shubho.
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Old March 20, 2015, 11:29 AM
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Instead of questioning my grasp of English maybe you should read that I wrote a disclaimer for everyone, not just for you. When you preface any compliment or comment with the following: "I cannot and will not ever support Pakistan or its cricket team (too much historical baggage there),"

it's very hard to understand anyone's motives or insinuation. Let's just leave it at that and move on. Maybe you meant something and maybe you didn't. But I put that as a disclaimer for everyone. If I wanted to direct it at you, I would have quoted you. Cheers!
Yes. Let's move on.

I shall leave my two posts as they stand. It's up to everyone else to determine whether they want to get defensive about Pakistan or not. How's that for innuendo?
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Old March 20, 2015, 11:32 AM
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Back to cricket, here's some of the reactions on twitter



and the highlights of his spell. Enjoy!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2yJvTWDV8o
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Old March 20, 2015, 11:51 AM
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thanks for the highlights. wow that is some serious fast bowling around 150k. this guy also hit 154 km/h against India. the short leg should have been closer to watson.
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Old March 20, 2015, 12:02 PM
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thanks for the highlights. wow that is some serious fast bowling around 150k. this guy also hit 154 km/h against India. the short leg should have been closer to watson.
What was his avg?


Starc's avg speed in this wc is 148. Insane!!!
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Old March 20, 2015, 12:11 PM
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What was his avg?


Starc's avg speed in this wc is 148. Insane!!!
What's even more insane is that Starc and Wahab can get the ball to do things at those speeds. Hoping that Rubel can develop in similar fashion (although he will never top 150kph).

Wahab's average was 144 kph.
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Old March 20, 2015, 01:43 PM
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And here's an art piece from CI:

Wahab v Watson, the fury and the folly

For 30 minutes, everything else took a backseat, as the world watched in awe and fear, a fired-up Pakistan fast bowler mercilessly bullying an Australian batsman


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Old March 20, 2015, 02:21 PM
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Soon it will be Wahab Riaz vs Bangladesh, tokhon dekhbo koyta thread khuley


ya, brilliant stuff from Wahab, take that oji
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Old March 20, 2015, 03:17 PM
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Rather than Gayle or ABDV's destructive innings, I think sheer aggressive fast bowling is more enjoyable. For me at least. I like the ferocious bowling than just power hitting. Cricket is more beautiful that way.

The world needs more of Johnson, Starc, Wahab, Rubel Hossain ()
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Old March 20, 2015, 04:19 PM
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Rather than Gayle or ABDV's destructive innings, I think sheer aggressive fast bowling is more enjoyable. For me at least. I like the ferocious bowling than just power hitting. Cricket is more beautiful that way.

The world needs more of Johnson, Starc, Wahab, Rubel Hossain ()
That's the part I love most about the cricket. Aggressive Fast bowlers vs destructive any batsmen. Fast bowling is beautiful.
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Old March 20, 2015, 05:01 PM
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@ Simon: koto wahab ailo galo....

Arey amader bir chele'ra 120 mile machine ball khele. Danguli!! Danguli!!
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Old March 20, 2015, 05:32 PM
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It was such a wonderful spell. Watson had no idea how to handle him.

This and Starc's spell against NZ are my two favorite moments of WC15. And of course Rubel owning the English batsmen.
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Old March 20, 2015, 05:48 PM
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^^ + Rubel owning Kohli moment.
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Old March 20, 2015, 05:57 PM
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Till WC i always thought he was a 140 kph bowler at best, and was wondering why he is playing and not someone like Umar Gul. But he clearly showed how much he has improved as a bowled.

Pakistan seemed to have found their mojo with their 4 pacer strategy. Unfortunate Irfan got injured.

Unlike the stereotypical Pakistan skillfull Pakistani bowler, all 4-Irfan, Sohail, Riaz, Rahat were more about hard work and discipline. Very unusual, but reflects the good work done by Waqar Younis.
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Old March 20, 2015, 07:12 PM
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How much will Wahab cost please? BCCI is interested in buying him

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