India v West Indies, 3rd Test, Mumbai, 4th day November 25, 2011

Tendulkar's dismissal was planned - Rampaul

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Can you set up Sachin Tendulkar? Apparently yes, according to Ravi Rampaul. Ottis Gibson, the West Indies coach, had a brief chat early on Friday morning with Rampaul, one half of the visitors' new-ball pair. Gibson, a former Windies fast bowler himself, sketched out a plan, asking Rampaul to keep an off stump line, pull his length back and surprise Tendulkar with the bounce. Rampaul did all that, and successfully trapped Tendulkar six short of a much-awaited century.

"This morning while we were warming up, the coach and I were chatting about how we were going to bowl at him and out him," Rampaul said at the end of the day's play. The plan was to basically get closer to the wicket and just angle the ball away from him. He nicked it and it was a good feeling."

Tendulkar had started off briskly, with a couple of punched drives for fours, and an upper-cut six off Fidel Edwards. The visitors opted for the second new ball first thing in the morning and Rampaul was trying to hit the seam, just short of length, keeping an off stump line in his attempt to make Tendulkar play. It took him a few overs to hit the right stride. Also he noticed that Tendulkar was playing him from out of his crease.

"He was batting out of his crease, trying to get the ball a little fuller so I realised that and pulled back my length. The ball before actually bounced as well. It was just the right ball at the right time," is how Rampaul described the wicket.

Asked if he it was the best wicket in his 12-Test career, Rampaul did rank it high on his list. "It was a big moment," he said. "The atmosphere was huge and there was lot of crowd support for him. He is a big wicket."

It did not take much time for the hate messages to float on planet Twitter, where sharp verbal darts were being thrown at the quiet man from Trinidad & Tobago. According to Rampaul, the bad vibes against him were heard even at the ground. "I got that as soon as Sachin got out. When I went back to the boundary it was not all that nice," Rampaul said about being heckled by the Mumbai fans. "That is life and that is how cricket goes. I know a lot of fans are down and heartbroken but we can't just let him go and play freely. We had our job to do, much as he had his job to do."

Immediately after Tendulkar's departure, India suffered a double-jolt when Darren Sammy spread-eagled MS Dhoni's stumps with a fuller-length delivery, which Dhoni tried playing with poor footwork. Two wickets for nine runs, three overall before lunch, had the West Indies' spirits high. However, the inexperienced pair of Virat Kohli and R Ashwin played with resolve and their 97-run partnership for the seventh wicket helped India recover fast. Ashwin further frustrated Sammy and his troops with a fluent century.

Rampaul insisted that the bowlers had not relaxed after Tendulkar's wicket, and instead gave credit to Kohli and Ashwin for their pluck. "They really batted well," Rampaul said. "Ashwin came out and assessed the wicket and batted according to the conditions. Kohli also did well. When the partnership was building we just tried to stick to our plans, restrict them, and hoping that they will give away their hand. The wicket is not one where you could blast out anybody or spin out anyone. You just have to stick to the basics and stick to the team plans."

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  • on November 26, 2011, 11:50 GMT

    ‎"We planned for the drawn tie from yesterday. Coach Gibson asked us to get out for 134 and then contain India to 242 to make it a drawn tie. We executed the plan very well " - Rampaul

  • Jaggadaaku on November 26, 2011, 8:46 GMT

    Tendulkar's wicket was well planned?? My foot! Tendulkar's mind is just like 10 years old's mind. He always gets nervous, scared, and excited so easily. And many people have known he wouldn't get his 100th ton in Bombay. That is the reason the Wankhede was so empty even though they reduced the price as low as Rs. 50 in Bombay match. I even know he wouldn't get his 100th ton in his whole life. Because the waiting of 100th International ton is became too long now. Every player makes century in this series so easily. Laxman and Dhoni blasted centuries so long time ago and they both made centuries in previous test. The bowler-Ashvin blasted a century in this test at very critical situation, but so-called the greatest batsman of the century missed it here and a lot of places. So, these days getting Sachin's wicket is so easy and doesn't need any plan to do that. And every bowler in the world always plans when he bowls, so that is not a new thing.

  • ravi_musti on November 26, 2011, 6:07 GMT

    Plan? 94 runs away? And it was we-hit-the-rock-bottom-after-our-many-glory-years WI that figured a "trap" to get Sachin out when the top test teams of the decade couldn't? Yeah, right! And with regards to the many comments here about how Sachin needs to make way, why exactly? He is performing, so is Dravid and Laxman. You don't kick old players out of your team when they're playing like they did at their peak, when bowlers around the world still fear them. Yuvraj was given a chance, and look how beautifully he handled that one. Now Kohli has got the chance and sooner or later it will be Rohit Sharma.

  • on November 26, 2011, 5:59 GMT

    I seriously doubt the intelligence of people who think sachin can't be set up. Every bowler in the world plans against the batsmen. Hey watch videos, chart out plan against sachin, Dravid, laxman, gambhir, ponting, kallis and every single batsman. Sometimes plan work out, sometimes don't. Sachin has been out atleast a thousand times in his international and first class career. Half of them must have been planned. The only thing that makes me wonder is whether west indies players are so naive and immature that they have to claim that they planned it or is it the reporters who were so stupid to ask rampaul whether the wicket was just by chance and the poor guy had to defend it!!! And to answer ur question- Yes, you can set up sachin tendulkar. The fact that Dravid has survived more balls and spent more hours on pitch in 15yrs than sachin had in 22yrs proves that it's in fact easier to set tendulkar up than Dravid.

  • sachinpuri85 on November 26, 2011, 5:52 GMT

    So the strategy was let him score 94 runs and then get him out. Also on the morning with the new ball he hit 2 beautiful four runs and then make a mistake and get him out. Pure luck = strategy After the great West Indian players retired the only way for them to win a game has been by "strategy"

  • Pathiyal on November 26, 2011, 5:33 GMT

    this young WI team is showing a lot of promise. i hope they will revive as one of the most feared teams. wish sammy & co, all the very best. i wish chris gayle will soon get into the team....be it at the cost of the board.

  • elevenrookystars on November 26, 2011, 5:10 GMT

    what the hell is planning man u have to stop him to score 94 also that's why WI losses matches they just concentrate on stoping players to get century so they let them make 70, 80, 90.

  • on November 26, 2011, 4:45 GMT

    Planned !! Were they waiting till Tendulkar gets 94 to execute this plan... All these are common... Only once you get a wicket you tell it is planned. And by the by , how did he create that extra bounce ?? Has he made some adjustments on the pitch the previous night ? Then he needs to be punished... Planned it seems :P

  • Sautrik on November 26, 2011, 4:35 GMT

    rampaul ur a real clever guy aren't you? lets get sachin out after he gets 94... apart from the 100th 100 hype, 94 is a great score, and it must be considered the bowler's bad bowling that they didnt get him out before, below 50.

  • on November 26, 2011, 4:32 GMT

    @spnkingKK - Oh how badly you wish the world worked according to your thinking.

  • on November 26, 2011, 11:50 GMT

    ‎"We planned for the drawn tie from yesterday. Coach Gibson asked us to get out for 134 and then contain India to 242 to make it a drawn tie. We executed the plan very well " - Rampaul

  • Jaggadaaku on November 26, 2011, 8:46 GMT

    Tendulkar's wicket was well planned?? My foot! Tendulkar's mind is just like 10 years old's mind. He always gets nervous, scared, and excited so easily. And many people have known he wouldn't get his 100th ton in Bombay. That is the reason the Wankhede was so empty even though they reduced the price as low as Rs. 50 in Bombay match. I even know he wouldn't get his 100th ton in his whole life. Because the waiting of 100th International ton is became too long now. Every player makes century in this series so easily. Laxman and Dhoni blasted centuries so long time ago and they both made centuries in previous test. The bowler-Ashvin blasted a century in this test at very critical situation, but so-called the greatest batsman of the century missed it here and a lot of places. So, these days getting Sachin's wicket is so easy and doesn't need any plan to do that. And every bowler in the world always plans when he bowls, so that is not a new thing.

  • ravi_musti on November 26, 2011, 6:07 GMT

    Plan? 94 runs away? And it was we-hit-the-rock-bottom-after-our-many-glory-years WI that figured a "trap" to get Sachin out when the top test teams of the decade couldn't? Yeah, right! And with regards to the many comments here about how Sachin needs to make way, why exactly? He is performing, so is Dravid and Laxman. You don't kick old players out of your team when they're playing like they did at their peak, when bowlers around the world still fear them. Yuvraj was given a chance, and look how beautifully he handled that one. Now Kohli has got the chance and sooner or later it will be Rohit Sharma.

  • on November 26, 2011, 5:59 GMT

    I seriously doubt the intelligence of people who think sachin can't be set up. Every bowler in the world plans against the batsmen. Hey watch videos, chart out plan against sachin, Dravid, laxman, gambhir, ponting, kallis and every single batsman. Sometimes plan work out, sometimes don't. Sachin has been out atleast a thousand times in his international and first class career. Half of them must have been planned. The only thing that makes me wonder is whether west indies players are so naive and immature that they have to claim that they planned it or is it the reporters who were so stupid to ask rampaul whether the wicket was just by chance and the poor guy had to defend it!!! And to answer ur question- Yes, you can set up sachin tendulkar. The fact that Dravid has survived more balls and spent more hours on pitch in 15yrs than sachin had in 22yrs proves that it's in fact easier to set tendulkar up than Dravid.

  • sachinpuri85 on November 26, 2011, 5:52 GMT

    So the strategy was let him score 94 runs and then get him out. Also on the morning with the new ball he hit 2 beautiful four runs and then make a mistake and get him out. Pure luck = strategy After the great West Indian players retired the only way for them to win a game has been by "strategy"

  • Pathiyal on November 26, 2011, 5:33 GMT

    this young WI team is showing a lot of promise. i hope they will revive as one of the most feared teams. wish sammy & co, all the very best. i wish chris gayle will soon get into the team....be it at the cost of the board.

  • elevenrookystars on November 26, 2011, 5:10 GMT

    what the hell is planning man u have to stop him to score 94 also that's why WI losses matches they just concentrate on stoping players to get century so they let them make 70, 80, 90.

  • on November 26, 2011, 4:45 GMT

    Planned !! Were they waiting till Tendulkar gets 94 to execute this plan... All these are common... Only once you get a wicket you tell it is planned. And by the by , how did he create that extra bounce ?? Has he made some adjustments on the pitch the previous night ? Then he needs to be punished... Planned it seems :P

  • Sautrik on November 26, 2011, 4:35 GMT

    rampaul ur a real clever guy aren't you? lets get sachin out after he gets 94... apart from the 100th 100 hype, 94 is a great score, and it must be considered the bowler's bad bowling that they didnt get him out before, below 50.

  • on November 26, 2011, 4:32 GMT

    @spnkingKK - Oh how badly you wish the world worked according to your thinking.

  • Johnny_129 on November 26, 2011, 4:23 GMT

    It's weird listening to the commentary on TV. Everyone is talking as if SRT has died! His missed out on centuries before, hasn't he? Furthermore, imagine the criticism he would have copped from the anti-SRT clan if he had got his 100/ 100 on a flat home pitch!!! I feel the pace and bounce may be too much for him this time around on the Aus tour, given his age and slowing reflexes. But he will get a 100 if not this tour than next. Aging, slowing or whatever, he is still India's best bat!

  • bismoy on November 26, 2011, 3:48 GMT

    Tendulkar scored 94 in just 154 ball,some so called sachin hater calls that is slow or playing for record..LOL

    Comming to sachin..the straight drive followed by upper cut against edward for 6 are highlight of the series..complete magic..

    day in which someone else in india team plays such kind of shots,,,sachin should stop playing cricket,,,till then sachin is best as always

  • camouflage on November 26, 2011, 3:42 GMT

    That's the lamest thing I have ever heard. Sachin will get his 100th 100.

  • on November 26, 2011, 3:32 GMT

    Just a fluke Anybody will get out one day, even with a waste ball.

  • on November 26, 2011, 3:24 GMT

    Well planned and I believe u Rampaul....But you took so long until he reaches 94 to execute ur plan? How did that help your team?

  • thePakistanian on November 26, 2011, 3:10 GMT

    Ha ha! Rampaul made me laugh!

    If he could plan that well then how on Earth, Ashwin got a century! & let me remind him that every team plans against other teams known & main players!! They know about there strengths & weaknesses!

    SRT should get it in Australia!! But it's not a big happy moment for me as a Pakistani but I'm happy that 2nd Greatest player on earth didn't stayed at 99!

    After Bradman has an average of 99.94! SRT shouldn't finish at 99 centuries! Or maybe it's that's Gods will!!

  • on November 26, 2011, 2:23 GMT

    Good planning.. especially since it got Sachin out cheaply :)

  • maddy20 on November 26, 2011, 1:51 GMT

    It just shows even after 22 years of cricket, how much it means to the bowlers to get the master out. Very shrewd thinking by Rampaul, he did look surprised by that delivery. Good cricket all round.

  • on November 26, 2011, 1:47 GMT

    Tendulkar's days are numbered. With everything going for him,home crowd,weak opposition and batsman-friendly pitch prepared specially for him, he could not achieve his personal record.Bring the younger players in like RGSharma, Yuvraj, Badrinath and let the old guards go. I do feel that Dravid, Laxman will walk away when required but Tendulkar is a different proposition.He has already said that he will keep playing as long as he enjoys(whatever that means).He should not enjoy at the expense of denying opportunity to the talented younger players.

  • on November 26, 2011, 1:24 GMT

    What plan? Did his plan work just because Sachin got out at 94? These bowlers when they have a very bad day, they don't seem to have any plan for the batsman. Sachin was scoring a good rate even in the morning before he entered the nervous 90s. He says it's just number, but he always put himself under lot of pressure once he cross his 90s. Just watch all videos of how Sachin play when in 90s. So Rampaul, you need not have to chart out any plan when he is in the 90s.

  • melayaraja on November 26, 2011, 0:44 GMT

    I don't understand why are the stats from Test and ODI format are combined. It will be good to look at them independently. Stats will starts losing its attraction in future if we start to take into account the T20 data also. Like for example 3000th international run, 300 international 6's, 1000th international "four", 100th international appearance, etc., etc. The skill set needed to succeed in each format are different and looking at them separately will give the right picture. I believe the hype is created just because it is Sachin. Media never highlighted including cricinfo when Rahul Dravid completed 20000 international runs.

  • BillyBlue on November 26, 2011, 0:38 GMT

    THANK GOD Sachin DID NOT GET THE 100!!! This is a humongus landmark for one of the greatest of the game. The achievement deserves a greater stage than the flat lifeless pitch at offer today & a higher ranked team. Don't get me wrong WI is a young & very talented team, but it is still finding its feet for now. Australia will be a lot better stage. It will give the master even more satisfaction to get this landmark in a country where he first showed the world his class.

  • Silloh on November 26, 2011, 0:29 GMT

    Well done Ravi ! After being missed by Baugh although a difficult one, ST we could say had two more chances to get the 100th. But it was never to be. Through his fans , immense pressure on the man. I wonder if they will allow him to retire. Great as Tendulkar is and with the enormous achievements beyond any stretch of the imagination, I will prefer to see a Lara hundred any day. But that is just my personal choice , not taking away anything from the master ST.

  • on November 26, 2011, 0:26 GMT

    Now that our plan has worked, let's get down to business after our declaration Saturday morning and remove all those Indian batsmen according to plan and win the match... isn't that what we are there to do? These players talk too much nonsense just like the captain and coach

  • mgzak on November 26, 2011, 0:23 GMT

    So the plan eventually worked......94 runs later?

  • spinkingKK on November 26, 2011, 0:12 GMT

    Bradman couldn't finish off with an average of 100. Likewise, Tendulkar never gonna get that 100th century by the look of it. Bradman average 99. Tendulkar century 99. Anti-climax. Becuase, after the Australian tour, I don't think Tendulkar will continue on.

  • BravoBravo on November 26, 2011, 0:01 GMT

    Good statement by Rampaul and good show by WI. SRT have to wait till AUS tour or even after that. For IND, AUS tour could be another one like recent ENG tour. Glad that this boring test series is almost over. May be forthcoming ODIs will provide some entertainment.

  • on November 25, 2011, 23:36 GMT

    They all claim that they planned his dismissal , so why did they not do it yesterday as soon as he came to bat ? These bowlers always think that they can plan a dismissal, like in England the English thought so too, its only god's will that he gets out. He may be destined to do it somewhere else with much tougher circumstances.

  • Windies_will_rise on November 25, 2011, 23:08 GMT

    dont worry he would get against zimbabwe or bangledesh and they would say he was great. up the windies!!!

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on November 25, 2011, 22:57 GMT

    Ravil is surely a vastly improved bowler. He is not only thinking well now, he's working up lot of pace. Well done Ravi!

  • on November 25, 2011, 22:57 GMT

    I am liking the vibes in this current WI team. And I find some international cricket fans so biased in that milestones take greater precedence over the spirit of the game. No matter how much of a milestone it is, any team, let alone one fighting to rebuild dignity, cannot be expected to hand any opponent a milestone on a silver platter...

  • on November 25, 2011, 22:29 GMT

    It's quite sad that Rampaul and his bowling coach Otis Gibson had to wait 94 runs before they could get their plan worked out. What is sadder that with such fertile cricketing brain they couldn't stop a no.8 batsman from getting a hundred.

  • on November 25, 2011, 21:51 GMT

    I'm just happy he didn't get it against west indies am too proud of my windies for that too happen... Let him creat history against australia...

  • on November 25, 2011, 21:23 GMT

    Having a plan to dismiss a batsman is good. Having a plan that doesn't work until the batsman already has 94 runs is not so good. I wonder how many plans Rampaul and the other West Indian bowlers had already tried before this one?

  • SRT_GENIUS on November 25, 2011, 21:16 GMT

    Interesting strategy... though one wonders why they didn't try earlier in the innings ?

  • Desihungama on November 25, 2011, 21:15 GMT

    How many wickets in four days of play so far? Total run feast. This is boring!

  • on November 25, 2011, 21:00 GMT

    Dream on Rampaul...it was Tendulkar who got himself out not you

  • foursandsixes on November 25, 2011, 20:54 GMT

    Next time, please execute your "plan" a little earlier in his innings - doesn't it make sense to to set him up and get him out before he gets into double digits!

  • on November 25, 2011, 20:11 GMT

    This guy is just boasting....Where the hell was his coach yesterday to make a plan to get out sachin. It was just a attacking shot from sachin which unfortunately got a outside edge...and just beacuse he got the wicket he started making headlines...

  • on November 25, 2011, 20:04 GMT

    Rampaul is talking nonsense. You do not need a plan to get Tendulker out in the nineties he finds a new way to get out every time. A batsman of Tendulkar's caliber should have realized that nothing was beating the bat and as long as he played with a straight bat and restricted his Strokes to the the "V" a hundred was there for the taking. He always tries something stupid, Cutting , pulling, sweeping or inventing strokes that do not exist. Playing across the line has meant he has got out to people like Bishoo, Rampaul, Marcus North, Michael Vaughn who with all due respect are not the greatest bowlers in the world.

  • Kaze on November 25, 2011, 19:57 GMT

    Excellent, enjoyed watching Sachin fail yet again :)

  • on November 25, 2011, 19:07 GMT

    WoW!!! I had no idea!!!

    Otis Gibson is a super genius. He definitely belongs in MENSA. It looks like Rampaul also belongs there. But he has to recover from his bout of foot & mouth disease first.

    Of course, now the secret is out. Sachin has *NEVER* been surprised by a short ball before in his career. Wonder why they had to wait till he got into his nineties to make this play?

    Please, a bit of unsolicited advise, West Indies have done very well in this test so far. They deserve a lot of credit for their improvement and performance. Please don't screw that up by allowing this kind of loose talk. Learn from those great West Indian teams of the seventies and eighties. Don't talk -- let the cricket do your talking for you.

  • on November 25, 2011, 18:20 GMT

    wow, absolute genius from WI. First they let him score 94 and just when he felt secure they pulled the rug from under him. What an inspired plan. Bravo WI, Bravo.

  • indianzen on November 25, 2011, 18:17 GMT

    Hey Ravi If you could talk as well as bowl, you would not have sat out for the 2nd test...

  • on November 25, 2011, 18:11 GMT

    Gibson: Ravi, bowl here and here and here and you'll get Tendulkar out. It'll set him nicely to give his wicket away. But remember to let him get as close to the 100 as possible, so that we can claim that we broke some hearts. Rampaul: Thats good. But what about the others. Gibson: Thats not important. I'll not be known as the coach who Tendulkar scored his 100th 100 against......

  • bigwonder on November 25, 2011, 17:55 GMT

    Dream on Rampaul, its one thing to believe in oneself and another to take credit for something that cannot be planned. It just so happens that WI was too focused on Tendulkar and had no plans for the tailenders.A classical example of evolving but inexperienced team.

  • Yasho45 on November 25, 2011, 17:46 GMT

    Yah yah yah. "The Rampaul and his Coach" are great planner and thats why West Indies team is in the gutter in world cricket for so long.

  • AjayB on November 25, 2011, 17:39 GMT

    As an Indian fan who would have loved to see the master attain the landmark I was disappointed. However, full credit to Ravi who worked very hard for his wicket. It is understandable yet deplorable that the crowd turned its acrimony against Ravi, but full credit to Ravi nevertheless. He is unassuming and very hard-working and he deserves everything he got. I would love to see him keep it up and achieve more success. On another note, I am happy for Sammy as well since he epitomizes what sport is about. It is about working hard, building on what you have and uplifting those around you in the process. This approach is more likely to provide results in the long run. I am always more in favor of the sincere work horses than the temperamental show ponies.

  • Technical-1 on November 25, 2011, 17:30 GMT

    Team plan was to bowl Negatively.. Please..!

  • ani_cric on November 25, 2011, 17:25 GMT

    Its proven again and again that SRT cannot handle pressure . Thats the reason he is unfit to lead the indain side. Think if SRT place in the team is like any cricket player then he would have been easily exposed as a ordinary player. His records are no big deal as he never happened to face insecure pressure of being in the team . Even Gr8 and match winners like Waugh, Lara , Kallis , Dravid , laxman, Bevan had prove everytime to prove their position in the team. For SRT thats always guarantee... Can anyone believe this guys chooses the games to play what a fluke lucky guy . SRT cant perform in the tailored pitch where Ashwin (who does not know how to hold the bat and was playing baseball) can score century . SRT plz retire for the good spirit of the game

  • Shrescs on November 25, 2011, 17:18 GMT

    So, the 'planning' involved '94 runs', too? :)

  • on November 25, 2011, 17:15 GMT

    Bradman has proved to be a human with 99 as a record, other wise they would have called him a machine, so does Sachin with 99, leave him alone. If he does not get his 100th 100 it will be good.

  • on November 25, 2011, 17:12 GMT

    Bowlers always have a plan. Its not as if the WI had no plans for the tail enders. Nothing succeeds like success. When you get a result you ornament it with nice details as that feels good.

    All said and done, Tendulkar's dismissal shot was a little chancy. The cut contact was reduced by the unexpected bounce and Sammy got him via a sharp catch in the slips. I will not blame the little master too much. When he approaches the mark slowly, then too he gets a lot of stick. Nothing can be faulted with his approach today.

    My only misgiving is that he allows the enormity of the occasion to affect the technical aspect of his batting. He is human no doubt but he will need to overcome that persistent failing. Before he can conquer the world he will have to deal with his inner demons, all over again, for the 100th time. As one grows older that intimidating task becomes harder every passing day. Let it be Australia.

  • indianzen on November 25, 2011, 17:01 GMT

    thats a little over talked... tendulkar always gets nervous when he is in his 90s and today he did the same, nothing like a plan.. its all talking a little more than whats asked...

  • Gupta.Ankur on November 25, 2011, 16:34 GMT

    Hahaha.........you can say all you want...........if you were so good then a No.8 would not have scored a 100.......

  • Romenevans on November 25, 2011, 16:11 GMT

    Setup? LOL why took them so long to set him up early in his innings? It took them 94 runs to finally execute the plan? It was just fan's expectation that got sachin all over him and he played that shot. He expected the ball to bounce more, which didnt happen as he was looking for upper cut and then ended up playing wide cut that went to 2nd slip.

  • on November 25, 2011, 16:06 GMT

    Plan... hahaha... :-) He was already nervous...

  • moBlue on November 25, 2011, 16:02 GMT

    *that* was a beauty that got sachin out! the extra bounce and slight movement away and the perfect line gave sachin no choice but to nick it... he *had* to play at it because it was angled in at pace and the line was perfect... and because i think he did not expect the extra bounce... the slight away movement did the rest.

    disappointing for me as well. however, planned or not, that was a terrific ball to bowl!

  • Ravishankara on November 25, 2011, 15:32 GMT

    India got lucky to avoid the follow on. When we run out of luck like it happened in England, we get walloped

  • on November 25, 2011, 15:31 GMT

    Rampaul should not gloat too much. He should celebrate the wicket with restraint. Show some class and respect. I remember a story about another bowler tailking about how he had planned to get the great Rohan Kanhai out. He did get him out and rushed up to his captain shouting "I told you I will get him" to which his captain said, "yes, but after he scored 150" ( I think Larry Gomes told this story). Everybody eventually get out, even the Master. It goes to show how difficult it is to score a century in any game, much less an international one.. He has 99 and counting. That is class, not Rampaul, who barely makes the team.

  • Vishal_07 on November 25, 2011, 15:28 GMT

    sometimes the you get the tiger, sometimes the tiger gets you. That is what sports is. Good job Ravi for winning this one but India is the better team at the moment and they have already won the series.

  • DeepakSarathy on November 25, 2011, 15:14 GMT

    very sad to hear that ravi was heckled... he was just doing his job, and credit to him, bowling a good ball at the right time...

  • chesumsne on November 25, 2011, 15:09 GMT

    A fast bowler with some sense... I applaud you Rampaul. And I hope the selectors continue to reward you for your persistence. Looking forward to more great things from you... A fellow trini.

  • on November 25, 2011, 14:58 GMT

    Thank you so much Rampaul. You deserve to be given 101 gold coins on the achievement. It was awesome to see whole Mumbai and in fact India getting mute. I really liked it :)

  • on November 25, 2011, 14:54 GMT

    ya good work by rampaul!!! He is a bowler who works on batsman quite effectively!!!!!

  • Fifthman on November 25, 2011, 14:50 GMT

    When SRT's 100th ton does eventually come, I suspect it will be something of an anti-climax. Just how long can you wait in fevered anticipation for the landmark before getting bored?

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  • Fifthman on November 25, 2011, 14:50 GMT

    When SRT's 100th ton does eventually come, I suspect it will be something of an anti-climax. Just how long can you wait in fevered anticipation for the landmark before getting bored?

  • on November 25, 2011, 14:54 GMT

    ya good work by rampaul!!! He is a bowler who works on batsman quite effectively!!!!!

  • on November 25, 2011, 14:58 GMT

    Thank you so much Rampaul. You deserve to be given 101 gold coins on the achievement. It was awesome to see whole Mumbai and in fact India getting mute. I really liked it :)

  • chesumsne on November 25, 2011, 15:09 GMT

    A fast bowler with some sense... I applaud you Rampaul. And I hope the selectors continue to reward you for your persistence. Looking forward to more great things from you... A fellow trini.

  • DeepakSarathy on November 25, 2011, 15:14 GMT

    very sad to hear that ravi was heckled... he was just doing his job, and credit to him, bowling a good ball at the right time...

  • Vishal_07 on November 25, 2011, 15:28 GMT

    sometimes the you get the tiger, sometimes the tiger gets you. That is what sports is. Good job Ravi for winning this one but India is the better team at the moment and they have already won the series.

  • on November 25, 2011, 15:31 GMT

    Rampaul should not gloat too much. He should celebrate the wicket with restraint. Show some class and respect. I remember a story about another bowler tailking about how he had planned to get the great Rohan Kanhai out. He did get him out and rushed up to his captain shouting "I told you I will get him" to which his captain said, "yes, but after he scored 150" ( I think Larry Gomes told this story). Everybody eventually get out, even the Master. It goes to show how difficult it is to score a century in any game, much less an international one.. He has 99 and counting. That is class, not Rampaul, who barely makes the team.

  • Ravishankara on November 25, 2011, 15:32 GMT

    India got lucky to avoid the follow on. When we run out of luck like it happened in England, we get walloped

  • moBlue on November 25, 2011, 16:02 GMT

    *that* was a beauty that got sachin out! the extra bounce and slight movement away and the perfect line gave sachin no choice but to nick it... he *had* to play at it because it was angled in at pace and the line was perfect... and because i think he did not expect the extra bounce... the slight away movement did the rest.

    disappointing for me as well. however, planned or not, that was a terrific ball to bowl!

  • on November 25, 2011, 16:06 GMT

    Plan... hahaha... :-) He was already nervous...