The experts review the action

'India had more self-belief than Australia'

Sanjay Manjrekar, speaking to Sharda Ugra, praises MS Dhoni's captaincy and says India is capable of winning from losing positions (05:48)

March 24, 2011

Posted by Mr_Anonymous on (March 27, 2011, 0:51 GMT)

Sanjay, I am sorry but the claim that next match at Mohali between India and Pakistan will be one-sided and India will win sounds arrogant and pretty hopeless. What do you gain out of making this claim? So far, Pakistan has been extremely consistent in their display and have had just one bad day in the tournament against New Zealand. They have an extremely good bowling attack (Umar Gul is a world class opening pace bowler, Afridi is the leading wicket taker, has the best strike rate and best average in the tournament and their spin attack is good). So far 3 of semi-finalists have been from Group A which gives me the impression that Group A was actually the tougher group and they topped Group A. Their display against West Indies in the last match was outstanding. India has a bowling selection problem (Is Munaf Patel really the best choice?) and are probably amongst the worst fielders from all the teams left. I think the game will be pretty close. May the best team win!

Posted by   on (March 25, 2011, 3:44 GMT)

I wonder how sanjay can predict that the semifinal b/w india and Pakistan will be one sided because india is far superior than Pakistan. we have seen throughout the worldcup that the so called superior batting has been floored by the fast bowlers like steyen and rampaul and their only notable win is against Australia. let see what happens in the semifianal, I hope they don't panic in front of their own crowd because it will be only india who will be feeling about the crowd and its pressure.

Posted by Mr.Marston on (March 24, 2011, 21:02 GMT)

On what analysis can Sanjay say India is far superior team then Pakistan? Please don't get me started about India's on field frailties. C'mon Mr. Manjrekar we expect analysts to be objective. Sir you may have to eat your hat on 30th.

Posted by   on (March 24, 2011, 20:06 GMT)


Posted by Hayysum on (March 24, 2011, 19:59 GMT)

Mr Sanjay..I always respect you as a [;ayer and a good speaker but my dear you will be surprised at Mohali , I don;t say that who is gonna win but something will happen very unique display of fine cricket...Every body said that Pakistan team is unpredictable or hot and cold but actually Cricket itself a unpredictable game, so you never know what's gonna happen ...and as wise man like you are have said in above video that India will make this match against Pakistan one sided, how can someone be sure of that. I think when you did'nt see the level of confidence when Ghabir and Yuvraj were at the crease even India have enough time and over and wickets to win this match...The right words are these in fact that Aussies didn;t play the way they use to play.........I think you know what I mean...

Posted by   on (March 24, 2011, 19:53 GMT)

It funny to listen these expert comments. Today he says self-belief and next day the opposite.

Posted by   on (March 24, 2011, 19:46 GMT)

Sharda, your questions are too long.

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