Kolkata v Mumbai, IPL 2012, Kolkata May 12, 2012

Rohit century ends Kolkata's winning run

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Mumbai Indians 182 for 1 (Rohit 109*, Gibbs 66*) beat Kolkata Knight Riders 155 for 4 (Kallis 79, Yusuf 40*) by 27 runs
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Rohit Sharma and Herschelle Gibbs, playing his first game this season, set up Mumbai Indians with a 167-run stand that helped end Kolkata Knight Riders' unbeaten run of seven games. Rohit, who made his maiden IPL ton, was in complete command and Gibbs settled in quickly despite having watched the bulk of the season from the dug out; the pair justified their captain's decision to bat, piled on a formidable total that proved beyond the hosts' reach and preserved Mumbai Indians' place in the top four.

For a team that had been among the most consistent in this IPL, Knight Riders' bowling line-up slipped up considerably. Batsmen were given a generous dose of short-pitched deliveries together with width that gave them several opportunities to open up. Both Rohit and Gibbs displayed a ruthlessness that ensured Knight Riders were made to pay. The only highlight for the hosts was the early fall of Sachin Tendulkar; from there on, it was one-way traffic.

Rohit relished the short ball and seemed to have the time to rock back and dispatch it with ease. He pulled Brett Lee for a six over square leg before slashing Shakib Al Hasan twice through point, even as the left-arm spinner pushed one through quicker the second time round. Sunil Narine, difficult to pick, beat the bat on occasion but there was plenty of release available at the other end to deal with him cautiously. Rohit slog-swept Shakib for six and then targeted Jacques Kallis.

Kallis was taken for 18 in the 11th over, Rohit sending him over deep square leg and bringing up his half-century with a flick past short fine leg. Rajat Bhatia's dibbly-dobblies weren't spared either, Rohit even sweeping him for four in an over that fetched 19. Returning for a new spell, Lee struggled for the right length - Rohit launched him over long-on, cracked him through point, clipped him over midwicket and brought up his century - the eighth Indian to score a ton in the IPL - in the same over.

Gibbs was comfortable playing second-fiddle but, even then, showed how destructive he could be in his own right. He nonchalantly charged out to Lee to hammer him over extra cover three times in one over, stepped out to Bhatia and Narine to collect more boundaries and marched along to a half-century, giving Mumbai Indians an opening combination they could stick to for the remainder of their campaign.

Knight Riders were dealt a severe blow when they lost their captain Gautam Gambhir - who scored five fifties in his previous nine games - in the first over, bowled while trying to cut. His opening partner Manvinder Bisla top-edged a catch next over, and despite an attempted revival from Kallis, Knight Riders couldn't get far enough.

On a slowish track, the Mumbai Indians bowlers varied their pace and didn't dole out too many freebies. Even though Knight Riders bat deep and had Kallis and Yusuf Pathan together for almost half the innings, they struggled to keep up with the required-rate. Kallis, though, managed to reach his first half-century this season and Yusuf, who'd had a forgettable season with the bat before this, found some form during his unbeaten 40. The defeat was a blip Knight Riders could afford, given their place at No.2, but they have stiff competition.

Siddhartha Talya is a sub editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • Naresh28 on May 15, 2012, 7:27 GMT

    @dicaprio well said. Rohit is set to rock the cricketing world. He has the talent and unlike Sachin, he is taller and better built. With Kohli and Rohit India csn build a new test team. The others need to rally round these two.

  • Imran_13 on May 14, 2012, 17:59 GMT

    someone said Shakib-Al-Hasan is a black cat, that's why if he is included in the team, KKR loose the match... hahahahaha... then who is the black cat in today's match against Chennai???.... LOLz.... today, really KKR felt the absence of Shakib, the one of the best bowler of the world... :)

  • on May 14, 2012, 16:57 GMT

    I love it when people criticise Shakib when really they're just jealous and don't have the ability to play like him :)

  • r0ketman on May 14, 2012, 14:08 GMT

    It is funny how the same Indian fans who claimed SP Narine is a better bowler than Shakib, so he should be selected over Shakib for KKR, are now claiming KKR lost because of Shakib! Shakib had a better average and strike rate than Narine on this IPL before this match. On this Match Shakib PROVED he is a better bowler than Narine, having a better econ rate, taking the only wicket for KKR. If this was a fantastic spinning track, why did the specialist spinner Narine, who deserves to be in the team over Shakib fail so miserably? Everytime Shakib does something, the haters come in here and downplay his role. It is now evident the Indian fans are jealous of Shakib, and you can't blame them. Shakib has claimed the wickets of legendary Indian captains SRT and Dravid this IPL, both of whom are supposed masters of spin and has more experience than any other batsmen in the world. I can understand the jealousy, but trying to downplay what Shakib brings to the table is ridiculous!

  • on May 14, 2012, 10:56 GMT

    Cricket is not one man show. It's a team work. so you can't blame on shakib. there were other spinners too. what they did actually, comparison with shakib?

  • Mayan820 on May 14, 2012, 10:52 GMT

    Whooooo Yallanki . . . "Any day, any pitch, any opposition Mccullum wins hands down over Shakib." You have got to be joking?? What utter nonsense. McCullum fires about once in every 5 games, on average, and then it is only with the bat. It is not even necessary to look up McCullum's average runs and SR for the matches he has played for KKR's this season, because everyone knows it is waaaaaaaay below average and every fool also knows that he got selected game after game for this season on reputation only, never form. I will actually be glad if KKR's will bring McCullum back for the last couple of games - then they will lose for sure and everyone will also know why.

  • on May 14, 2012, 9:21 GMT

    @Rocking-IPL & Shakib_no-1_BD....Well its obvious you guys are jealous of Shakib and know deep down he's a special player but your views have no affect on Shakib so shame hahaha....whether you like it or not Shakib has a very long career ahead of him and has only just turned 25 years of age still very young and not even in his peak but the good thing is that Shakib though you guys don't like him is better than you which is why you don't even play for the International Team and don't even earn the rewards and cash like Shakib hahaha..next time praise the Cricketers instead of just criticising them that way you'll make a name for yourselves. The guy whose username involves the words IPL just shows that you only enjoy 'fake' Cricket and not proper formats such as ODIs and Tests and the other guys who doesn't like Shakib but has his name as a username just shows his uttermost jealousy :)))

  • IJ-IPL on May 14, 2012, 6:09 GMT

    In my strong opinion, KKR lost because of irresponsibility of Shakib. He should have taken wickets. And the wicket which he has taken of SRT, also costed the boast in the run-rate of the MI. I think, it was big mistake by KKR to take shakib in the team, they have broken their winning combination. They were winning so beautifully every match, until the inclusion of Shakib. He is a like a black cat for the team, who made his own team lose by only a single wicket of SRT, which costed them the entire match. He should not be played in the remaining matches.

  • Cric_Info1987 on May 14, 2012, 5:58 GMT

    Shakib has failed KKR. This was pitch for spinners. It was shakib's responsibility to pick up a few quick wickets. he failed to complete his responsibility entrusted by Gambir. If shakib despite being a spinner didn't know how to expolit the wicket and pick up early wickets, he should have sat on the bench. But the selfish Shakib wanted to play and make sure that MI wins. I had warned you guys earlier only, if shakib is included in the team, MI will surely win. Shakib was expected to take wickets on this pitch, not just bowl for the sake of it.

  • Abaa on May 14, 2012, 5:47 GMT

    @ Pratchett - LOL classic comment there bud :o) I used to think Indian fans were annoying regarding Sachin comments and then come along these Bangladesh fans with their Sakib and Tamim. On another note, KKR picks Sakib and then lose after almost an eternity ... Goes on to show the importance of not tinkering with a winning combination!

  • Naresh28 on May 15, 2012, 7:27 GMT

    @dicaprio well said. Rohit is set to rock the cricketing world. He has the talent and unlike Sachin, he is taller and better built. With Kohli and Rohit India csn build a new test team. The others need to rally round these two.

  • Imran_13 on May 14, 2012, 17:59 GMT

    someone said Shakib-Al-Hasan is a black cat, that's why if he is included in the team, KKR loose the match... hahahahaha... then who is the black cat in today's match against Chennai???.... LOLz.... today, really KKR felt the absence of Shakib, the one of the best bowler of the world... :)

  • on May 14, 2012, 16:57 GMT

    I love it when people criticise Shakib when really they're just jealous and don't have the ability to play like him :)

  • r0ketman on May 14, 2012, 14:08 GMT

    It is funny how the same Indian fans who claimed SP Narine is a better bowler than Shakib, so he should be selected over Shakib for KKR, are now claiming KKR lost because of Shakib! Shakib had a better average and strike rate than Narine on this IPL before this match. On this Match Shakib PROVED he is a better bowler than Narine, having a better econ rate, taking the only wicket for KKR. If this was a fantastic spinning track, why did the specialist spinner Narine, who deserves to be in the team over Shakib fail so miserably? Everytime Shakib does something, the haters come in here and downplay his role. It is now evident the Indian fans are jealous of Shakib, and you can't blame them. Shakib has claimed the wickets of legendary Indian captains SRT and Dravid this IPL, both of whom are supposed masters of spin and has more experience than any other batsmen in the world. I can understand the jealousy, but trying to downplay what Shakib brings to the table is ridiculous!

  • on May 14, 2012, 10:56 GMT

    Cricket is not one man show. It's a team work. so you can't blame on shakib. there were other spinners too. what they did actually, comparison with shakib?

  • Mayan820 on May 14, 2012, 10:52 GMT

    Whooooo Yallanki . . . "Any day, any pitch, any opposition Mccullum wins hands down over Shakib." You have got to be joking?? What utter nonsense. McCullum fires about once in every 5 games, on average, and then it is only with the bat. It is not even necessary to look up McCullum's average runs and SR for the matches he has played for KKR's this season, because everyone knows it is waaaaaaaay below average and every fool also knows that he got selected game after game for this season on reputation only, never form. I will actually be glad if KKR's will bring McCullum back for the last couple of games - then they will lose for sure and everyone will also know why.

  • on May 14, 2012, 9:21 GMT

    @Rocking-IPL & Shakib_no-1_BD....Well its obvious you guys are jealous of Shakib and know deep down he's a special player but your views have no affect on Shakib so shame hahaha....whether you like it or not Shakib has a very long career ahead of him and has only just turned 25 years of age still very young and not even in his peak but the good thing is that Shakib though you guys don't like him is better than you which is why you don't even play for the International Team and don't even earn the rewards and cash like Shakib hahaha..next time praise the Cricketers instead of just criticising them that way you'll make a name for yourselves. The guy whose username involves the words IPL just shows that you only enjoy 'fake' Cricket and not proper formats such as ODIs and Tests and the other guys who doesn't like Shakib but has his name as a username just shows his uttermost jealousy :)))

  • IJ-IPL on May 14, 2012, 6:09 GMT

    In my strong opinion, KKR lost because of irresponsibility of Shakib. He should have taken wickets. And the wicket which he has taken of SRT, also costed the boast in the run-rate of the MI. I think, it was big mistake by KKR to take shakib in the team, they have broken their winning combination. They were winning so beautifully every match, until the inclusion of Shakib. He is a like a black cat for the team, who made his own team lose by only a single wicket of SRT, which costed them the entire match. He should not be played in the remaining matches.

  • Cric_Info1987 on May 14, 2012, 5:58 GMT

    Shakib has failed KKR. This was pitch for spinners. It was shakib's responsibility to pick up a few quick wickets. he failed to complete his responsibility entrusted by Gambir. If shakib despite being a spinner didn't know how to expolit the wicket and pick up early wickets, he should have sat on the bench. But the selfish Shakib wanted to play and make sure that MI wins. I had warned you guys earlier only, if shakib is included in the team, MI will surely win. Shakib was expected to take wickets on this pitch, not just bowl for the sake of it.

  • Abaa on May 14, 2012, 5:47 GMT

    @ Pratchett - LOL classic comment there bud :o) I used to think Indian fans were annoying regarding Sachin comments and then come along these Bangladesh fans with their Sakib and Tamim. On another note, KKR picks Sakib and then lose after almost an eternity ... Goes on to show the importance of not tinkering with a winning combination!

  • manwar12 on May 13, 2012, 23:00 GMT

    We saw today how Punjab chased 84 runs in 36 balls by an unknown young player whereas Kallis and Pathan did not even try to score 64 runs in 24 balls. They just played for themselves. I don't think KKR can make it to playoff unless they change their mindset. My team with batting order: 1) Ghamvir, 2) Kallis 3) Shakib 4) Morgan 5) Das 6) Tiwari 7)Bisla 8) Shukla 9)Balaji 10)Bhatia 11)Narine

  • golubhai on May 13, 2012, 16:50 GMT

    Cmmon guys this is jst a match report... Its not about shakib or narine.... so jst chill.. if u guys want to fight over this issue jst take each other cell number and talk whole day..... Dont just make fuss here crying for shakib or narine (specially bangladesh fans)...

  • on May 13, 2012, 16:35 GMT

    I am so very glad MI's gave Kolkata a thumping in this match. This was a long time coming for Kolkata and there are more defeats to follow for KKR. If you deliberately & stubbornly continue to select two out of form players (i.e. B. Mcullum and Y. Pathan - 1 good showing out of out of 6 odd for the latter & perhaps 2 out of 7 for the former is more than sufficient proof of this), match after match, YOU WILL PAY FOR IT, even though it might be later rather than sooner. S. Al Hasan should have been selected, ON PURE MERIT, in McCullum's place about 5 matches ago. As it was, he got selected only because the latter got injured. What a selection farse, and now KKR is going to pay for it if there is any justice left in this world!

  • on May 13, 2012, 14:55 GMT

    Eden Gardens & Rohit Sharma. Simply AWESOME !

  • arif93 on May 13, 2012, 13:25 GMT

    Shakib and Narine both are very good bowler. You can see the most economical bowlers list of this ipl. Narine is no 4 where Shakib is no 6 (min 60 balls).Shakib takes 1.75 wicket per match where Narine takes 1.5 wicket. Shakib's averege is better than Narine's. Then no one shouldn't say that Shakib is not as good as Narine. Beside this Shakib bowled in powerplay and siog overs. You should remember Shakib's batting ability. So Shakib is more worthy than Narine and any foreigners of KKR.

  • Fazle_Rabbee on May 13, 2012, 11:28 GMT

    @Rally_Windies. Do you see any Bangladesh matches or IPL maches invlving Shakib?? You are out of knowledge. Do not post comments if are an ignorant. Shakib has bowled most of overs in ODIs and T20s in the Power Play overs. And Do not try to compare Shaib with Narine. Narine is good but he is new to the cricket. Shakib is the best. i think Bret Lee should be given a rest a batsmen is needed to be included.

  • Fazle_Rabbee on May 13, 2012, 11:11 GMT

    @Rally_Windies. Do you see any Bangladesh matches or IPL maches invlving Shakib?? You are out of knowledge. Do not post comments if are an ignorant. Shakib has bowled most of overs in ODIs and T20s in the Power Play overs. And Do not try to compare Shaib with Narine. Narine is good but he is new to the cricket. Shakib is the best. i think Bret Lee should be given a rest a batsmen is needed to be included.

  • Tiger-Claw on May 13, 2012, 9:21 GMT

    The rerason why McCullum and Narine get to play so many games becausr it would be embarassing for KKr after the money they spent. McCullum is getting back on for m but the problem is it is too much pressure when there are two big hitters opening. That is why having Gambhir and Kallis opening with Bislacoming at no.3 and hitting the ball over the boundary would be better.All credit to Mumbai's batting they did punish the good and the bad balls. It is harder for Shakib because he comes in during the pressure overs. The last match I saw which Narine was in, a couple of days ago.He came on straight after a wicket in the previous over or in the death overs, so if he can't get a wicket then, then he is pointless. Also Shakib is great with bat and ball, the KKR batsmen failed to connect and start hitting. Yusuf pathan was missing so many opportunities.

  • on May 13, 2012, 9:13 GMT

    it was a good team effort from MI, secured the games for them... great knock by Rohit and good supporting role played by Gibbs.. (Finally MI found the rightl guy to open with Sachin...)..

    KKR did had a chance even at the last 2 overs to take the game away from MI. but great depth bowling by Malinga (only 6 runs in 19th over, if i'am correct) firmly cemented the WIN for MI...

  • hhillbumper on May 13, 2012, 9:08 GMT

    Sehwag is one of the worst batsman ever.Consistent though. His stumps come out of the ground so much I am suprised he don't take up another game.Flat track bully who has lost his eye and reflexes.

  • Nair_saab on May 13, 2012, 8:36 GMT

    2rsmehdihasan-1.5 billion, even china don't have that much people...LOL, and I don't think he has little shoulders, i would say he is a big man with broad shoulders & a big heart-that's why his performances are always at par with your expectations. @chilled_avenger- Rohit is the laziest of any cricketers I have seen (at least he look lazy).@some3guy-that's harsh, but I can understand your frustration. @ Mohammad Ashraful Islam Nippon - well said mate.@ Rally_Windies-because you have to wait for an eternity for the next one & believe me that's frustrating. @Sehwag_Is_Ordinary- your comments are always been emotional, so is your login name...

  • Love_cricket123 on May 13, 2012, 7:55 GMT

    Calm Down Bangladeshi fans, I was kinda praying that KKR dont take Shakib for this season anymore ... I dont really care abt KKRs performance but whenever they take Shakib its a lot of pressure on him as he needs to prove himself in every match. Because the poor guy is from Bangladesh. Hats of to Gambhir for his judgement :D. if you guys check on KKR's website you will get to knw the average of other foreign players.. what a JUDGEMENT!!! n AGAIN BD ppl no one will ever die if Shakib doesn't play in KKR so calm down n stop begging!!! We love him THATS IT :)

  • 30-30-150 on May 13, 2012, 7:29 GMT

    @chilled_avenger - Strike rate of 79 too slow in ODIs ??? Hahaha best joke apart from the Shakib ones..

  • 30-30-150 on May 13, 2012, 7:25 GMT

    It was a slow pitch where spinners had to perform well and did. In my opinion Shakib and Narine's performance was just above par. So the Bangla fans need to cool down since all the games Shakib has played has been on spinner-friendly tracks. Whereas Narine has done exceedingly brilliant on every type of pitch. Narine much much better than Shakib against any team in any format on any day and any pitch.

  • on May 13, 2012, 6:43 GMT

    well i think if mccullum would have been der it would have been better for kkr remember guys mccullum slashing malinga last year ven he eas in kochi shakib is good too but mccullum holds an edge on him in all these bad news there's a good news for kkr nd kkr fans too finally kallis nd pathan strike form that wld b very important for dem in play offs

  • on May 13, 2012, 6:32 GMT

    Quddus-Mamu & a lot of others - KKR as a team had a bad day. Cricket is a team game - there are times when some individuals have a less than ideal day, don't pick on them to criticize basis your personal dislikes. If you want to split hairs - Manoj Tiwary of Kolkata got 27 of 25, when his side needed close to 40 off 25. That is OK, but Yusuf & Kallis whose strike-rate was better than Manoj's are at fault - maan get real.

  • Breaking_Point on May 13, 2012, 6:07 GMT

    Kallis is legend!but he scores too slowly!but the problem is in KKR's playing 11,he has cemented his place! & don't understand why KKR thinks Shakib as a bowler allrounder!c'mon he is a batting allrounder!! Bt i think he is not going to get any chance if Mccullum returns @ & to those indians who r talking like Shakib is nothing- go n find an allrounder as good as Shakib in ur INDIA! Mark my word the Narine,the one u all r feeling very proud of,will just dissapear like the Mendis!BANG! Bt Shakib said in a newspaper that he's close to him..:p @Hayat22 wow what a theory man!u should know A wicket is a wicket!and he bagged Sachin in the begining bt other bowlers failed to create something! Or u r not feeling well as a Bangladeshi took Sachin's wicket!!

    Bt anyway in the end it's a domestic t20 not international!& the good news is he's going to play foq ESSEX in county!

  • AusieBangaleeShameem on May 13, 2012, 5:24 GMT

    I strongly do agree with you -- Sehwag_Is_Ordinary. Thanks for your fantastic comment. Keep up posting --- cheers mate!!

  • Abhi_2410 on May 13, 2012, 5:08 GMT

    Rohit's Hundred.. a classy Act... !!!! it shows you don't need to hit every bowl out of Park ? ......... It is a matter of timing and Placement......!!!

    Gr8 to see him in the list of Highest Run Scorers!!!!

  • on May 13, 2012, 5:05 GMT

    The anti-Rohit lobby is disgusting. You say IPL is not a good judge of talent so why judge the guy on ODIs? Judge him on test matches. In ODI's if you come at 5 or 6, you have to hurry whilst Sehwag, Gamby & SRT get time to settle down and play their shots - unfair comparison!! In WI against WI Rohit alone played their quicks well whilst Raina, Vijay, Mukund, and even Kohli failed. Let the guy make his test debut first. Let him play 15 test matches which the Rainas and Yuvraj's have far exceeded. Then if he hasn't got an avg>40, you can drop him. Not even Dravid or SRT avg above 60 in first class cricket. Rahane & Rohit S do and they are only newcomers yet to make their test debuts. Time to drop Laxman & Sehwag so that they can debut.

  • on May 13, 2012, 4:53 GMT

    KKR will never win the tournament because their player selection is very poor and they have lazy batsmen who only thinks about scoring runs rather than winning the match. Shakib should left the KKR team because they are very selfish.

    Hope next time shakib will play on another team

  • Rally_Windies on May 13, 2012, 4:38 GMT

    people who keep making this Shakib vs Narine comparison ....

    Shakib never bowls at the death or in the power plays .....

    Narine is best 20/20 spinner and Malinga is the best pacers....

    If Shakib had to bowl in power plays and at the death, his figures would be horrible and you would not be comparing him to Narine .......

    Shakib's problem is that he cannot replace Mcullen at the top of the order ..... and he cannot replace Narine as a bowler ....

    Shakib is a great alrounder, but at only four foreign players can play, he will have to settle as a replacement for Kallis if Kallis is injured or if, the wicket is taking spin and it makes sense to play Shakib instead of Kallis .....

    & BTW people,, Narine happens to be a pretty decent lower order slugger ... It is just he never gets a chance to bat, even when playing for T&T , he can't get a knock ..

  • sweetspot on May 13, 2012, 4:36 GMT

    KKR is suffering from an embarrassment of riches in players, but on Rohit's day, nothing can disturb him. He can thrash any bowling and go at 200 strike rate all day long, and make them look stupid, for no fault of theirs. Hats off to Rohit's fantastic knock, and forget about everything else.

  • csowmi7 on May 13, 2012, 3:59 GMT

    a selfish innings by Kallis. 50 off 45 is very slow for t20 standards. That too while chasing 180. Yes Malinga bowled well but he should have taken more risks against the other bowlers. A 30 off 10 balls is far more valuable than a 79 of 60 balls. He should have gotten out sooner and given Shakib a crack at the bowling.

  • nipun027 on May 13, 2012, 3:25 GMT

    I agree with Craig Douglas.......... Narine is doing xcellent in the tournament and he deserves his position there. Shakib is also an excellent player........ He better get chance over the non-performing or the selfish foreign players......

  • fr600 on May 13, 2012, 0:52 GMT

    For Kolkata, only Das performed according to required strike rate.

  • on May 13, 2012, 0:45 GMT

    @Craig Douglas: As a Bangladeshi, I am proud of Shakib and don't care if he is played or not. But. I can't agree with your so-LOL-excuse of not picking Shakib & seal the spot to Sunil. Sunil is a superb bowler, no doubt. He bowled well constantly and Shakib, he didn'!!! He picked up 6wk in 3 games, batted only twice where he has nothing to do because of the match condition and he got a MOM out of these 3 matches. Then what was the significant cause to keep him out?? Sunil is doing fine but that can't the reason to ignore Shakib and especially then when he wasn't even given the chance to play. It's like winning the first prize running alone. Then also don't forget his last year's performances as well.

  • on May 12, 2012, 22:31 GMT

    @ Safwat Zaman i agree with you that Shakib bowled well today , but you are ignorant to the fact of how consistently Sunil Narine has been performing. He has constantly been taking wickets at very economical rates. He is certainly not an all rounder like Shakib but he deserves his spot on the KKR team. Narine's is CURRENTLY the most difficult spinner to play against in world cricket .

  • on May 12, 2012, 22:29 GMT

    @Adnan Habib not only bangladeshi supporters are talking about sakib, many Indians too are there in the list....he's the good allrounder and should definatly get a chance to bat higer the order... well about kallis and pathan i agree with u that they werenot selfish on the ground, they have to keep their wickets intact but once they were set at the point 66 runs req of 24 balls they didnt even try to hit, agreed malinga was bowling and they struggling with those yorkers but they should have tried something whats the point in staying notout till the end and doing nothing....

  • trinimystry on May 12, 2012, 21:06 GMT

    kkr had a bad day in the bowling department thing is right kkr has to be careful of the changes they make cause it could cost them shakib & narine bowled great but the seamers let down today but i think they should remain with the winning side shakib made no difference beside made them lose with one wicket for 27 when shakib bowls a spell of 4 overs for less than 15 runs then compare with narine i rest my case!!!! T&T will win clt20 this year

  • Hayat22 on May 12, 2012, 20:48 GMT

    I think Shakib fans are being disengenious, as Rohit Sharma and Gibbs would disagree with their assessment. He was taken apart quite cleanly by the duo unlike Narine who gave runs as slip ups and mishits relatively to Shakib. The stumping was a wicket opportunity created where none existed. So bisla deserves the kudos. Stop the hardsell please. BMC was missed at the top order, and Lee was a wrong choice. Balaji should have played in his place. Play BMC in the next match as the top order stability is of utmost importance as demonstrated by Gambhir and BMC.

  • MadhavY on May 12, 2012, 20:25 GMT

    Come on Bangladeshis hail Shakib as much as you can for an average performance, because he's not going to play another match in this season. Any day, any pitch, any opposition Mccullum wins hands down over Shakib. Talking about those left arm pies ha ha,,,, there are around 17 guys in the IPL who are doing that.

  • md_ranak on May 12, 2012, 19:50 GMT

    kallis is a burden .what is he doing in t20 . he should play test matches. so slow batting.. u cant bat like this when there is a target of 180. do you?

  • Ingerland on May 12, 2012, 19:24 GMT

    Rohit's century was just pure class, absolutely insane. Massive props to Gibbs though, he's come in and been in great form right off the bat. If he hadn't managed to farm the strike to Rohit, give him the benefit of his experience and put away the bad balls, Sharma would have been hard pushed to get as many as he did.

  • on May 12, 2012, 19:23 GMT

    We bengalis understand the rage all the Indian fans have on Shakib. Afterall who helped Bangladesh beat the Indians in the 2007 World Cup and also in the Asia Cup?? Its none other than Shakib !! so chill guys.......shakib will do it again some time soon in your own land !!

  • Sehwag_Is_Ordinary on May 12, 2012, 19:07 GMT

    Really guys really? Do you guys think any of bangladeshi cares KKR wins or not? Shakib was a stand out performer with the ball and that's wat matters to us because clearly Indians don;t know how to appreciate good performance. SO yeah we are not bothered by KKR. Shakib got Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar and had the best economy, that's all what it matters.

  • Quddus-Mamu on May 12, 2012, 18:54 GMT

    I think Brett Lee should be out from rest of the matches. Instead, KKR should play with Balaji. I believe Kallis and Pathan played for themselves otherwise KKR should have won their match against MI.

  • Rally_Windies on May 12, 2012, 18:53 GMT

    why do indian fans love to hate rhoit ?

    this guy can walk onto any team in the world except india .....

    he has a 1st class average of what 60? and can't get a Test pick ?

    I feel sorry for Rohit, he is the only person I see that has the capacity to break all of Tendulkars records, but will never get a chance , because he can't break them unless he plays at least 160 test matches and 400 ODI's ...

    and that is never going to happen .........

  • on May 12, 2012, 18:32 GMT

    see kallis is a class player,but only one batsmen cant win u the match...and gibbs is excellent...go on man ur the best..i wonder wer was he til now...

  • on May 12, 2012, 18:12 GMT

    lol hahahahahahahahah omg lol hahahahha........

    WHAT HAPPENED TO THAT BOWLER NARIN LOL...PEOPLE COMPARED HIM WIT MR NUMBER ONE SAKIB.....LOL AND HE IS THE ONLY TIGER WHO GOT KKR THAT WIKKET WITH ALSO GOOOD RATE...THEN OTHERS....lol

    feel sorry for all those people who compare naring with number ONE ALL ROUNDER OFF ICC CRICKET...SAKIB...AL-HASSSAN.....

  • SurlyCynic on May 12, 2012, 18:03 GMT

    Dropping McCullum for Shakib cost KKR the game. McCullum can accelerate the run rate (exactly what KKR needed) while Shakib got one lucky wicket, is a poor batsman and a mediocre bowler. Silly decision by KKR.

  • Raiyan24r on May 12, 2012, 17:40 GMT

    @yoongguns, r u mad. skakib was the peak of the bowlers for kkr.and u say to keep him out.lee is the one who has to be left out.

  • arshadalimkt on May 12, 2012, 17:24 GMT

    BATTING Records: Mccullum-8 inn, TR-179, Avg-22.37, SR-105.29. Bisla: Inn-6,TR-124, Avg-20.66, SR-110.71. SAKIB: Inn-3, TR-24,Avg-8, SR-109.09. BOWLING: NARINE: Inn-10,Wkt-15,Avg-14.60, SR-16.0,Econ-5.67. SAKIB: Inn-4, Wkt-7, Avg-13.00,SR-12.8, Econ-6.06. LEE: Inn-9 Wkt-7 Avg-36.71,SR-29.1, Econ-7.55. Dear Critics of Sakib, see this record and compare whose performance is better and don't forget that Sakib batted in two innings at 7-8 position when 5 or 6 balls were left.I strongly believe that if Sakib got chance in all 12 match & batted at 4-5 position he would score much more runs than McCullum with better strike rate & would get more wkt than Narine. So, dear friends don't be jalous & comment relevant & respect the better players.......

  • on May 12, 2012, 17:00 GMT

    There is no alternative of Shakib in KKR.

  • ottoflick on May 12, 2012, 16:53 GMT

    For does who don't know sunil narine he is a really good hard hitting batsman but he's obviously being plck 4 his bowling. So don't underestimate em.

  • on May 12, 2012, 16:53 GMT

    Its too much dear all Our BD Fans. Please stop talking about Shakib-Al-Hasan... This is not important for us he performing or playing KKR in IPL .. Its very much important he is performing for our BD team and will continue... So please just stop talking about him..

  • on May 12, 2012, 16:49 GMT

    i just dnt understand why manoj and yusuf are coming to bat before sakib granted manoj is a good talent but i think sakib as the num11 batsman of ranking should come before manoj tiwary pushing him at num 7 u cant expect a good score from him and what was yusuf and kallis was doing it never semms that they were batting for winning the match the bowling was poor too their was nothing without sakib and narine .kkr should focus in this matter they must ensure that sakib comes to bat at least at num 4 or 5

  • on May 12, 2012, 16:46 GMT

    its not about shakib... its not about rohit... its about the committee of the KKR... they are worst in decision making... SRK must consider this... Best of luck to KKR...

  • Imran_13 on May 12, 2012, 16:44 GMT

    Again... among the both teams, the best bowling figure from Shakib-Al-Hasan tonight... lowest economy rate with highest wicket taking.... among all the bowlers of both team..... this is one and only Shakib-Al-Hasan.... salute to him... now, KKR should realize that, Shakib is the best bowler... and Shakib has no alternative in bowling... :)

  • Sohel_ahmed on May 12, 2012, 16:43 GMT

    By the way,if you have forgotten, which i'm sure you must have, Shakib has a better T 20 bowling record than Morne Morkel, Brett Lee, Jacques Kallis and a lot other so called Superstars.

  • some3guy on May 12, 2012, 16:39 GMT

    OMG calm down bangladeshi fans...nobody cares about how "talented" shakib is,or some other Bangladeshi player for that matter...its a team game,if u don't like IPL,easy,dont watch it. everytime i come here all i see is some mindless whining about some random bangladeshi player. if they are really good players,they will get selected,if they are not getting selected,it just means that there are better players. and to dll those saying this is not real cricket,stop watchin it,and please for the love of god! quit whining.

  • dcaprio on May 12, 2012, 16:25 GMT

    @chilled avaenger-Against same WI india lost 4-1.how many times india lost a bilateral series to SL.?Its easier to play against SL than WI,even in subcontinent.FORGET about WI tracks.india lost badly in WC 2007 because no batsman was able to adapt himself to those tracks.even team filled with great players lik THE WALL ,VIRY,YUVI lost badly.

    MARLK My word KOHLI has scored most of his runs against MEDICORE bowling attack of BNG SL.except malinga.after MURLI and VAas's departure SL bowling attack is in category of india.real bad.

    ALTHOUGH he performed well in SA.hats off to him.but ROHIT will also perform.let his form come.sachin was also slow initially,but later on he rocketed.same will be the case with rohit.He will first secure his place iN TEST SIDE then automaticaly gain confidence and form in ODIS.

    YOU may be right in criticizing ROHIT but he will not fail from now.he will not throw his wckts and from that time HE WILL BE THE BEST BATSMAN IN THE WORLD.MARK MY WORDS.

  • Sohel_ahmed on May 12, 2012, 16:23 GMT

    The best bowling figure both wicket and economy rate among all the KKR bowlers. Did not get a chance to bat. If the other three bowlers of KKR had an economy rate like Shakib had tonight, KKR would have been chasing a gettable total. Of Kallis, scoring 50 off 45 balls chasing a score over 180 is simply mediocre and rather selfish. And i believe Yusuf Pathan will regain his form once the IPL is over. LOL

  • rsurya on May 12, 2012, 16:21 GMT

    Even not satisfied with gibbs, he slowed down in many overs. Need levi at bangalore, he will do a gayle in there. gibbs will get out for a 20 ball 20 runs next match and u can't expect rohit to hit century every match.

  • dcaprio on May 12, 2012, 16:14 GMT

    @chilled Avenger-very cleverly you said he floped in 5 matches in AUS in CB.and SA.but I dont think that by one or two series you can determine his talent.do you remeber that in same CB series in 2008 at the age of 20 he played better than all indianas other than SAchin and Gauti.

    YOU say west INDIES-but I think WI has better bowling attack than SL and india.to play ROACH,Edwards,RAMPAUL,narine is much tougher than TURNERS of ball like PRAVEEB KUMAR,VINAY KUMAR,KULA,MATHEWS and other.

    KOHLI played well in US but did he scored against AUSTRALIA??????no.KOHLI is SL bangladesh specialist.to me SL and BNG have easiest bowling attacks,so it doesnt matter that he scored loads of runs in aus,WHAT MATTERS that KOHLI too didint had the TALENT to perform against AUS IN AUS.

    but ROHIT had performed vs aus in aus.

    KOHLI was LUCKY enough to be SENT at no3 and played only against SL and bng as a backup player which boosted his confidence.yes ROHIT has performed poorly but his bad PATCH is gone

  • on May 12, 2012, 16:12 GMT

    KKR pls do show some sanity and include SHAKIB in the line up for the rest of the games. He is not the best ODI and test all rounder for nothing.

  • pjbarua on May 12, 2012, 15:49 GMT

    Defensive strategies by Gambhir has cost the match. Gambhir needed to use Narine in the middle overs. You got to be more aggressive to get wkts! He kept him for the last overs to check runs! KKR bowlers bowled poorly apart from Shakib & Narine. Its really bad luck for Shakib that he doesn't get too many chances. Last yr he got 11 wkts from just 7 matches! This yr 7 from 4 matches! Even he is in the best economy list! Narine is just wonderful. What an impact he has made! I personally feel KKR should play both of this players as much as possible. Shakib has lot to deliver with his bat.

  • rsmehdihasan on May 12, 2012, 15:43 GMT

    KKR problem is their opening duo. only maccullum clicks with gautam. though maccullum was not consistent but recently gets his form. i think today's toss was also crucial. clearly pitch was good in first innings and slower in later part of game. Shakib as always have come with good performance. All the critics of Shakib, do not forget he single handily bear the pressure of 1.5 billion people expectations in his little shoulder. and what he did was just miracle for Bangladesh. Neither be a extra ordinary talent, always giving his best all the format of game. See his economy. best bowling figure in whole match where situation was not good for KKR

  • on May 12, 2012, 15:36 GMT

    to NAZMUL n ARNOB..... thats y KKR lost the match.. shakib the only one who got wicket.. others didnt... lol....

  • on May 12, 2012, 15:16 GMT

    Some people likes to only critisise. They don't have big heart to accept the truth. ( chilled_avenger). All Indian players are playing their cricket honestly,including Rohit Sharma. When he feails it is right to criticise him. But when he performs why shouldn't we appreciate him ? In Australia who was successful? Sachin ? Gambler ? Sehwag ? Dhoni ? Raina ? Except Kohli nobody performed. Then why nly Rohit is being criticised ? In this IPL where is Kohli ? Where is Raina ? ...... Please don't make such fool comments. Rohit is the player who will definately serve for India long time. It was brilliant innings he played today. I thing the best so far in current IPL. All the best Rohit !!!

  • on May 12, 2012, 15:16 GMT

    I can't believe ppl are saying Kallis and Pathan played for themselves? when they came to bat they just had to stick to the crease and not lose any more wickets which reduced the run rate. No batsman in the world (except for Gayle, maybe) can blast off right from the word go!!! In the end these two players tried their best but could not catch up.

    And I don't know why Bangladeshis keep on talking about Shakib. I, a huge fan of shakib, stopped writing anything about him in here. I mean, doesn't action speak louder than words? there is no need to talk about the ability of shakib. If people can't see it, then they are blind and deaf too. so no amount of words will make them see. So let the blind and deaf do all the talking.

  • on May 12, 2012, 14:54 GMT

    Dropping McCullum was a bad idea bbut none can say that including Shakib was a bad idea. Why don't you blame Bisla??? The wicket keeper batsman who was replaced with Maculum?? He scored just 1 run. Some one said Shakib bowled the most expensive over..why don't you look at Bret Lee?? Eco rate of 11!!! Kallis and Bisla 10!!! Whereas Shakib has an eco rate of 6.75. Way better that the other bowlers. I think Bret Lee should be dropped. Theere are many local Indian bowlers who are better than him. Take them in.

  • on May 12, 2012, 14:53 GMT

    @ Siddharth Oza how his sharma the most over rated indian cricketer??..tbh he is one of mumbai indians more consistent batsmen..he does have the tendency to fail..but soo do alot of over well established cricketer..i agree that he sometimes performs below his standard..but he isnt over rated

  • NAZKI on May 12, 2012, 14:52 GMT

    GOOD TEAM WORK BY KKR BUT JUST AN OFF DAY

  • srinisachin on May 12, 2012, 14:45 GMT

    well done sachin and rest of the boys. be ready to sail into the playoffs and lift the cup

  • on May 12, 2012, 14:45 GMT

    dear indians, now compare with sakib and noren, 1/27 and 0/28

  • WickyRoy.paklover on May 12, 2012, 14:40 GMT

    I m 4rm pak, i m neithr indian cric fan nor fan of ipl,bt i know one thing kkr lost bcoz of shakib's inclusion in team in place of narine,forgive me i am superstious,as shakib hails 4rm a team who lovs to lose to evry body,so shakib might b a bad sign for kkr,so remove shakib 4rm kkr nxt time Lolz

  • ottoflick on May 12, 2012, 14:37 GMT

    Sakib should be dropped cause damage last match he played kkr lost and now this one. If he continues kkr would get beaten

  • NAZKI on May 12, 2012, 14:36 GMT

    I think Yusuf and Kallis play good cricket but it was just an off day for KKR.Bowlers struggle today

  • British_North_America on May 12, 2012, 14:33 GMT

    Shakib bowled 3 overs in power play and still conceded only 27 runs.

  • on May 12, 2012, 14:31 GMT

    i think in last 6 over yousuf and kalis was too slow thaats why kkr lose messege for some people if sakib not play its not end for him but he did well today

  • on May 12, 2012, 14:29 GMT

    KKR will suffer in the next matches if they do not sort out the players carefully .... Pathan is a dead horse , he should have played some strokes as expected out of him. Anyone can play the way Pathan played,so defensively. Lee has lost his speed and swing.Only good thing was Shakib - who showed what he can DO for KKR and what KKR is missing out of him ..... WAKE UP KKR ...

  • on May 12, 2012, 14:21 GMT

    @Arnob Anu ummmmmm how did shakib become the god of spin again??..

  • landsite on May 12, 2012, 14:20 GMT

    What is the big deal with Shakib and the Bangladeshi supporters,he got a wicket and its no big deal coz Twenty/20 is about keeping the runs down but what is more silly is comparing Narine with Shakib.Shakib is a totally different bowler and is a top allrounder in world cricket,no one is denying that.The fact remains that no batsman have yet played Narine with any confidence,the runs that came off his bowling was just lucky swipes by Gibbs and Sharma,Narine bowled 4 overs for 28 runs,if all the bowlers had done that then MI would have scored 112,so both Narine and Shakib did the job and Shakib got Tendulkar but its not always about taking wickets.If Shakib didn't take that wicket so early then Sharma would not have had the chance to score that big hundred,it would have been better for SRT to bat a little longer.Did you notice that the best 20/20 bowler in the world(Malinga)bowled 4 overs for 28 runs and no wicket,does that mean Shakib is a better bowler than him.

  • XP79303 on May 12, 2012, 14:19 GMT

    What is required from Kallis, his 79 runs or his attitude to catch the 183 required runs!!! Das has very goog SR setting at the end. Let out Yousuf, he is out of form n try his best but could nt survibe. Today Kallis can do lot better to turn the result. @Sakib_No-1_BD what's your problem bro with Sakib? always puts stupid comments regarding Sakib. After all he is much better player than your rubbish comments. Grow up Bro!!!

  • kh1902 on May 12, 2012, 14:19 GMT

    I wanted Mumbai to win but that was a poor run chase from KKR. It's inexcusable for them to be only 3 wickets down going in to the last over and needing 38 runs. They should have accelerated earlier by taking some risks - if they lost wickets in the process, that would have been understandable.

    This shows the kind of batsman Jacques Kallis is- he's limited in his ability to adapt, in all forms of the game, test cricket included. As the established batsman who had been there for virtually the whole innings, he should have taken some risks sooner, in the interests of the team.

  • Pratchett on May 12, 2012, 14:14 GMT

    AAAaaauuurgghhhh!!!!!! Can people PLEASE stop with this Shakib-agenda???? It is sooooo tiring! I'm never reading KKR's comments again! You guys are like a broken record. Over and over and over! It's like a Groundhog Day horror movie!

  • tauhid_aks on May 12, 2012, 14:12 GMT

    Rohit Sharma might be overrated, but Sakib al Hasan is more underrated than anybody

  • on May 12, 2012, 14:01 GMT

    Was it a blessing for Mumbai to have lost Tendulkar early so that those who could up the tempo got an early chance to do so?

  • sumonpantha on May 12, 2012, 13:53 GMT

    Kalis & Yusuf played for themselves. @Yoongguns you are so stupid who do not know cricket.

  • on May 12, 2012, 13:52 GMT

    @ chilled_avenger agrred with you rohit sharma is the most overratted cricketer in Indian cricket

  • on May 12, 2012, 13:50 GMT

    got very much confirmed that yusuf pathan is purely off from his lustre this IPL and so is Kallis although he made considerable runs but is struggling against malinga and even pollard....they should have made sakib open with gambhir........its now time to drop pathan............

  • on May 12, 2012, 13:39 GMT

    hahaha...The amount of people jealous of Shakib criticising him whenever there's a bad moment for him but not knowing this is fake Cricket. By the way guys out of the 4 foreign players in the KKK side, Shakib bowling figures are the best, has the best wickets, best economy and most dot balls and user Shakib_no-1_BD you are clearly jealous that's why you setup a username in Shakib's name hahahaa and if you think his over was expensive than check out Kallis and Lee, all over 17 hahahaha... :))))))

  • rahulcricket007 on May 12, 2012, 13:34 GMT

    NOT SURE WHY KALLIS WAS STUNNED WHEN ROHIT SHARMA PULLED HIS SHORT PITCH BALL FOR SIX . ROHIT SHARMA IS A GOOD PULLER UNLIKE USELESS RAINA . KALLIS SHOULD HAVE KNOWN THAT .

  • chilled_avenger on May 12, 2012, 12:31 GMT

    No matter how well the 'talented' Rohit Sharma plays in IPL,he has shown that he is not International Cricket material! Repeated failures in ODIs have already exposed his so-called 'potential'. Almost all of his good scores in ODIs have come against West Indies and Zimbabwe. We have seen how he failed in Australia(79 runs in 5 CB Series matches) and in South Africa(49 runs in 5-match ODI series)! A mediocre average of 33.73 and a slow Strike rate of 78.85 speaks the whole truth about Rohit Sharma even though he has been given so many chances as he played 80 ODIs without making his mark! One of the most overrated youngsters in World Cricket!

  • tauhid_aks on May 12, 2012, 12:25 GMT

    Shakib bowled better than Narine. The way u wrote this seems that Shakib bowled poorly.

  • nimsdec31 on May 12, 2012, 12:21 GMT

    KKR bowlers are too ordinary today.Now its completely a batsman's job to carry the day.Though hard but not impossible.

  • imrulsh on May 12, 2012, 12:18 GMT

    Feeling bab for Shakib Al Hasan. A very talented player but didn't got enough chance to show his talent. IPL 2012 for Shakib: 4 match 7 wickets; with a economy of 5.68 and 24 runs (3 inng)...not thst bad actually in T20 cricket...

  • Fawmy on May 12, 2012, 12:14 GMT

    Now KKR selectors might understand what they done in earlier, they would crush their fingers why they drop SHAKIB, best economy bowler in this innings... at least KKR took 1 wicket… by SHAKIB.. that was BIG wicket…. TENDULKAR….. Mr. Sharuk Khan… please wake up and select SHAKIB for upcoming matches..

  • on May 12, 2012, 12:08 GMT

    Yes Shakib is indeed the "Best All-Rounder in the World" especially if you can get the great SRT out. Out of the 4 foreign players who bowled for KKR, Shakib has the best figures than all of these so called better players than him Narine, Lee and especially the so called best all-rounder Kallis he was terrible along with Lee with the ball just too expensive with no wickets haha...Shakib had the best economy rate of the KKR bowlers, the most dot balls and a Special Wicket against a Special Legend haha...Shakib should now enjoy his 'last' IPL and leave as soon as possible because IPL is not real Cricket and needs valuable rest so he can play proper Cricket in England I mean County Cricket. Happy for you Shakib "Best All-Rounder in the World" ;)"

  • on May 12, 2012, 12:02 GMT

    I think Kallis will win the match for KKR today

  • on May 12, 2012, 11:48 GMT

    Rohit Sharma on Fire... Got his First IPL Century....

  • yoongguns on May 12, 2012, 11:39 GMT

    Shakib was ordinary, to put brendon macullum out will cost KKR a match...one can not drop brandon for comparatively low standard Shakib...sorry for KKR Today...but bad decision

  • Cric_Info1987 on May 12, 2012, 11:16 GMT

    SRT is averaging above 50 and you are saying this is why I told you SRT is not for T20. have you lost your head. it's like gayle getting out for 2 runs and you say that Gayle is not good for T20. this is maddening. This is called lack of foresight.

  • Cric_Info1987 on May 12, 2012, 11:14 GMT

    ha..ha..hot news shakib has bowled the most expensive over of the MI innings. he has given 2 fours and 1 six in a single over....ha..ha...such a bad bowler.

  • Cric_Info1987 on May 12, 2012, 11:13 GMT

    ha..ha...lots of local players in India since the last 15 years have got the wicket of tendulkar. It's normally not because of the bowler but because of the mistake of the batsman that Tendulkar got out. ha..ha....! So don't fly in the air. Shakib is a very good bowler, but taking the tendulkar is not a big thing. Loads of local, first time players in India have taken the wicket of tendulkar. And local players at the same time have taken wickets of players like Jaysuria, Petereson, Gibbs, Shewag, etc. so don't get excited BD fans. It's a day when shakib will remember it forever because its not happening again in his life. it's a once in a life time achievement. ha..ha...

  • on May 12, 2012, 11:02 GMT

    sachin-the god of cricket has been out by shakib_the god of spin

  • Fawmy on May 12, 2012, 10:49 GMT

    This is why I told you folks that SRT will not suit for T20 anymore.

  • on May 12, 2012, 10:44 GMT

    hot news today shakib play in kkr and got wiket tendulkar

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  • on May 12, 2012, 10:44 GMT

    hot news today shakib play in kkr and got wiket tendulkar

  • Fawmy on May 12, 2012, 10:49 GMT

    This is why I told you folks that SRT will not suit for T20 anymore.

  • on May 12, 2012, 11:02 GMT

    sachin-the god of cricket has been out by shakib_the god of spin

  • Cric_Info1987 on May 12, 2012, 11:13 GMT

    ha..ha...lots of local players in India since the last 15 years have got the wicket of tendulkar. It's normally not because of the bowler but because of the mistake of the batsman that Tendulkar got out. ha..ha....! So don't fly in the air. Shakib is a very good bowler, but taking the tendulkar is not a big thing. Loads of local, first time players in India have taken the wicket of tendulkar. And local players at the same time have taken wickets of players like Jaysuria, Petereson, Gibbs, Shewag, etc. so don't get excited BD fans. It's a day when shakib will remember it forever because its not happening again in his life. it's a once in a life time achievement. ha..ha...

  • Cric_Info1987 on May 12, 2012, 11:14 GMT

    ha..ha..hot news shakib has bowled the most expensive over of the MI innings. he has given 2 fours and 1 six in a single over....ha..ha...such a bad bowler.

  • Cric_Info1987 on May 12, 2012, 11:16 GMT

    SRT is averaging above 50 and you are saying this is why I told you SRT is not for T20. have you lost your head. it's like gayle getting out for 2 runs and you say that Gayle is not good for T20. this is maddening. This is called lack of foresight.

  • yoongguns on May 12, 2012, 11:39 GMT

    Shakib was ordinary, to put brendon macullum out will cost KKR a match...one can not drop brandon for comparatively low standard Shakib...sorry for KKR Today...but bad decision

  • on May 12, 2012, 11:48 GMT

    Rohit Sharma on Fire... Got his First IPL Century....

  • on May 12, 2012, 12:02 GMT

    I think Kallis will win the match for KKR today

  • on May 12, 2012, 12:08 GMT

    Yes Shakib is indeed the "Best All-Rounder in the World" especially if you can get the great SRT out. Out of the 4 foreign players who bowled for KKR, Shakib has the best figures than all of these so called better players than him Narine, Lee and especially the so called best all-rounder Kallis he was terrible along with Lee with the ball just too expensive with no wickets haha...Shakib had the best economy rate of the KKR bowlers, the most dot balls and a Special Wicket against a Special Legend haha...Shakib should now enjoy his 'last' IPL and leave as soon as possible because IPL is not real Cricket and needs valuable rest so he can play proper Cricket in England I mean County Cricket. Happy for you Shakib "Best All-Rounder in the World" ;)"