December 31, 2013

Not Santa

© Satish Acharya

Satish Acharya is a cartoonist in Mumbai

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  • ramli on January 2, 2014, 8:15 GMT

    I thought it was Jadeja who took most of the wickets ... that means after all the try by the pacers ... then how will new ball work magic for India ... taking new ball for the sake of it is foolish ... MSD displayed good judgment to restrict runs ... it is the batters (including MSD) who did not show fight on the last day

  • on January 2, 2014, 7:28 GMT

    Not taking the new bowl in overcast conditions with steyn batting? how is this man managed to be india;s capatin?

  • on January 1, 2014, 14:16 GMT

    This is exactly what I thought when I first read about Dhoni's comments. 3 hundreds to QDK and the perfect farewell test for Kallis. Even Santa wouldn't have given so much.

  • DRS_Flawed_NeedsImprovement on January 1, 2014, 5:27 GMT

    dhoni's place in playing 11 in test matches hurting india for many years? When will selectors drop dhoni from test squad? Bold decision should be taken to make india top team!

  • CricketFanInCA on December 31, 2013, 22:08 GMT

    This is so funny and reality check on MSD Test Match approach.. But I think this young Batting Team(esp. Vijay, Pujara, Kohli and Rahane) have shown potential way more than any our expectation.

  • on December 31, 2013, 21:14 GMT

    @morpheous, fantastic comment, recent example is De kock, Du Plessis, Peterson (both) and Kallis. No doubt if you are out of form, play against India :P..

  • glen1 on December 31, 2013, 18:06 GMT

    What else is he; Converting Wins into Draws, Draws into Defeats and sucking out all the aggression from his young side ?

  • Nandu_Ravi on December 31, 2013, 11:50 GMT

    LOL! That's a good one. Eventually, Proteas didn't need a Dhoni Santa, they won the match themselves. With tours coming up, Dhoni might wanna quote those words again.

  • Morpheus273 on December 31, 2013, 8:41 GMT

    he he he...Indians have been Santas to many over the years. They have helped many batters with their maiden centuries and have brought many back to form, many bowlers have found the lost rhythm.

  • ramli on January 2, 2014, 8:15 GMT

    I thought it was Jadeja who took most of the wickets ... that means after all the try by the pacers ... then how will new ball work magic for India ... taking new ball for the sake of it is foolish ... MSD displayed good judgment to restrict runs ... it is the batters (including MSD) who did not show fight on the last day

  • on January 2, 2014, 7:28 GMT

    Not taking the new bowl in overcast conditions with steyn batting? how is this man managed to be india;s capatin?

  • on January 1, 2014, 14:16 GMT

    This is exactly what I thought when I first read about Dhoni's comments. 3 hundreds to QDK and the perfect farewell test for Kallis. Even Santa wouldn't have given so much.

  • DRS_Flawed_NeedsImprovement on January 1, 2014, 5:27 GMT

    dhoni's place in playing 11 in test matches hurting india for many years? When will selectors drop dhoni from test squad? Bold decision should be taken to make india top team!

  • CricketFanInCA on December 31, 2013, 22:08 GMT

    This is so funny and reality check on MSD Test Match approach.. But I think this young Batting Team(esp. Vijay, Pujara, Kohli and Rahane) have shown potential way more than any our expectation.

  • on December 31, 2013, 21:14 GMT

    @morpheous, fantastic comment, recent example is De kock, Du Plessis, Peterson (both) and Kallis. No doubt if you are out of form, play against India :P..

  • glen1 on December 31, 2013, 18:06 GMT

    What else is he; Converting Wins into Draws, Draws into Defeats and sucking out all the aggression from his young side ?

  • Nandu_Ravi on December 31, 2013, 11:50 GMT

    LOL! That's a good one. Eventually, Proteas didn't need a Dhoni Santa, they won the match themselves. With tours coming up, Dhoni might wanna quote those words again.

  • Morpheus273 on December 31, 2013, 8:41 GMT

    he he he...Indians have been Santas to many over the years. They have helped many batters with their maiden centuries and have brought many back to form, many bowlers have found the lost rhythm.

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  • Morpheus273 on December 31, 2013, 8:41 GMT

    he he he...Indians have been Santas to many over the years. They have helped many batters with their maiden centuries and have brought many back to form, many bowlers have found the lost rhythm.

  • Nandu_Ravi on December 31, 2013, 11:50 GMT

    LOL! That's a good one. Eventually, Proteas didn't need a Dhoni Santa, they won the match themselves. With tours coming up, Dhoni might wanna quote those words again.

  • glen1 on December 31, 2013, 18:06 GMT

    What else is he; Converting Wins into Draws, Draws into Defeats and sucking out all the aggression from his young side ?

  • on December 31, 2013, 21:14 GMT

    @morpheous, fantastic comment, recent example is De kock, Du Plessis, Peterson (both) and Kallis. No doubt if you are out of form, play against India :P..

  • CricketFanInCA on December 31, 2013, 22:08 GMT

    This is so funny and reality check on MSD Test Match approach.. But I think this young Batting Team(esp. Vijay, Pujara, Kohli and Rahane) have shown potential way more than any our expectation.

  • DRS_Flawed_NeedsImprovement on January 1, 2014, 5:27 GMT

    dhoni's place in playing 11 in test matches hurting india for many years? When will selectors drop dhoni from test squad? Bold decision should be taken to make india top team!

  • on January 1, 2014, 14:16 GMT

    This is exactly what I thought when I first read about Dhoni's comments. 3 hundreds to QDK and the perfect farewell test for Kallis. Even Santa wouldn't have given so much.

  • on January 2, 2014, 7:28 GMT

    Not taking the new bowl in overcast conditions with steyn batting? how is this man managed to be india;s capatin?

  • ramli on January 2, 2014, 8:15 GMT

    I thought it was Jadeja who took most of the wickets ... that means after all the try by the pacers ... then how will new ball work magic for India ... taking new ball for the sake of it is foolish ... MSD displayed good judgment to restrict runs ... it is the batters (including MSD) who did not show fight on the last day