February 19, 2014

The positives

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Posted by thedreamer on (February 24, 2014, 9:37 GMT)

Another one on MSD, CSK... Why not Nohit Sharma? Looks like our cartoonist cannot see anything or anyone beyond MSD, CSK, or Srini!

Posted by Kiwiheart on (February 20, 2014, 2:43 GMT)

I think Indian fans are a bit harsh on their side. They nearly won the first test, but only lost due to McCullum and Williamson heroic partnership, and they were only denied the second test because of the greatest individual New Zealand innings ever. Dhawan and Vijay received a lot of blame at the top, but Pujara and Kohli were also in poor form. I feel Rohit isn't a test player, but has not be given the opportunities at test level. Their bowlers were described as the worst attack ever, but Zaheer defied his creaky bones and produced some great spells, Shami looks a promising future prospect, and Inshant you received the most critisicm proved most deadly. It was an enthralling test series and I can't wait for New Zealand to take on India again.

Posted by ramtheruler on (February 20, 2014, 1:51 GMT)

@jimmyvida. What can ICC do about terrorist incident in Pak? even Sri Lanka isn't complaining to ICC so how can India complain? Is not that ICC is forcing teams to go to Pakistan and play.And what do you want from ICC? ban Pakistan players from playing cricket because terrorist targetted SL team? smart!

Posted by Ravishankara on (February 20, 2014, 0:01 GMT)

Did Dhoni let Baz to score 300+ just to boost CSK's value.

Posted by TRAM on (February 19, 2014, 19:24 GMT)

Chennai is only in the name for CSK. I and my Chennai friends/relatives will be supporting DD who have 2 Chennai players.

Posted by big_bond75 on (February 19, 2014, 19:11 GMT)

@chetan well said effective bowlers needs alert fielders not laid back batsman

Posted by   on (February 19, 2014, 18:29 GMT)

@Vikramjit Singh - at the moment, India needs batsmen who get runs with the bat & stop / catch balls coming in their direction. Once that happens, everything else will fall in place. Our lazy batsmen reduce the bowling contingent & add to the damage caused to our bowling by the batsmen's incompetence, they don't even catch the ball. .....Worse - they are not even held accountable for their lack of focus while batting OR fielding by the Team Management / media. Who takes the blame - orphan Indian bowlers.

Posted by Jimmyvida on (February 19, 2014, 17:07 GMT)

Pakistan are treated too well by ICC. SL went to Pakistan and what happened? Did someone say that Inshant and Zaheer wants out of the Indian team? Until they say they are ready, hold on. You bawled and bawled and got Ashwin off the team. Not satisfied? Need some bowlers who can bowl well outside off stump. Then get Wagner as bowling coach. Rohit has one problem with his batting that he must solve. I had the same problem. I solved it by putting a nail through a sponge ball and tied a string to the nail. Took a piece of wood (bat) just an inch in diameter and during the rainy season had some friend push the ball to me. As it was reaching its end it would naturally veer away. I learnt to play late, very late. The new ball never bothered me after that.

Posted by   on (February 19, 2014, 16:58 GMT)

Lovely Cartoon Satish! An image speaks a million words.

Posted by wake_up_india on (February 19, 2014, 15:52 GMT)

Whether in politics or in cricket (which is also politics ridden) Indian leaders are used to occupying their chairs for a long time, unless you get on the wrong side of someone more powerful than you (as Ganguly will tell you). There is no such thing as the abrupt firing of a CEO. And the gladiator sport called IPL (which Richie Benaud rightly called a "tamasha") will ensure that the "cricket" played in India is a different game than that played in the rest of the world.

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