Since I can watch Indian cricket (via the garbage ‘Hotstar’) I have seen Mayank Agarwal score 583 Test runs in 5-innings over the last 2 months — 4 against South Africa and one against Bangladesh. That is a lot of runs and included 2 double centuries, 215 against South Africa & 243 against Bangladesh. True that these were not against the stellar of sides — South Africa right now playing like girls and Bangladesh isn’t exactly known for its firepower.
His Test stats are impressive: 8 innings, 6 of which were over 50.
Yes, in time bowlers, carefully studying the videos, will work out his weaknesses. But, for now he is dynamite to watch.
Some of hitting, once he was past 150 was amazing — breathtaking. I was in awe.
He is exciting to watch.
Just wanted to share this with you since many of you may not get a chance to see the India v Bangladesh series.
I Totally & Utterly DESPISE Indian ‘Hotstar’ — It’s Coverage Of Cricket Test Matches Is Beyond Atrocious.
I have said it before,
I will say it again.
Bloody Hotstar has NO IDEA
about covering cricket.
BIGGEST four complaints.
- Has headlines telling you what happened, i.e., the bloody score. So, there is no excitement. You know what has happened BEFORE watching anything. So, bloody Indian, so bloody stupid.
- Only has a 14-minute highlight package. YOU cannot condense 6 hours of Test cricket into 14-minutes. It is just like the premature ejaculations that Indian men are renowned for!
- The bloody 14-minute highlights are only in Hindi.
- Bloody, ignorant Hindi commentators have NO bloody idea what ‘clean bowled‘ means. I guess it just sounds cool to them. So, you can hear them yelling and having their premature ejaculations shouting ‘clean bowled‘ when it was played on. Played on is NOT ‘clean bowled’. Stupid idiots.
South Africa got a wicket with the 2nd ball of the game, and then they go onto LOSE by 104-runs. Didn’t even make it to the 40-over mark.
Wasn’t their finest ‘hour’.
I hate to say this, BUT I just don’t get them.
Ngidi & Rabada bowl like GIRLS. They are not good enough to bowl throat balls. They disappointed I.
de Kock was GREAT but got out, as he often does, unnecessarily. Shame. If he hung around they might have had a chance.
DEAR, poor Amla worries me. I THINK THE WORLD OF HIM. But, he is struggling and I hate to see that. I think he has got too old to handle genuine Jofra Archer ilk speed, i.e., 90 mph. I think he is having eyesight issues again. Yes, he did well the warm-up game, but they should DROP HIM.
But, still a long way to go. But, it was NOT a good start.
England was bloody impressive. Clinical.
48 Matches, in total, May 30 to July 14 (Final).
Essentially a match day.
[Do NOT bother with Hotstar unless you are Indian or have a low IQ.]
I plan to watch the highlights of all 48-matches on Willow TV.
I was there at the 1979 & 1983 FINALS at Lord’s.
Watched 2015, 2011 & 2007 on TV.
So let’s get ready.
Today is the DAY.
Hotstar has NO IDEA
about covering cricket.
Do not even TRY to watch the World Cup on it
unless you are Indian or are Intellectually challenged.
For a start they BROADCAST the final scores all over the place! So, before you get to watch a match — or highlights — you know the results. What is FUN?
I have said this before, I will say it AGAIN.
Do not part with ANY money to Hotstar for the World Cup. It will be a rip-off.
The World Cup is available, in the U.S., on Willow TV. Now that is a proper and dedicated cricket company.
Go with Willow. Give Hotstar the finger.
Oh, and Hotstar is crooked, duplicitous and dishonest.
I am NOT getting too excited and getting my hopes up.
Willow, as it did with Vivo IPL 2018, last year, could screw us again, at the last minute.
So, let’s wait and see.
It all has to do with what constitutes STREAMING. Bloody, despicable (Indian) Hotstar, the scummiest company ever, has the STREAMING rights for the 2019 World Cup — in the U.S. (just like it did for Vivo IPL 2018 & 2019).
Willow TV could only show the World Cup 2019 on TV — i.e., not streaming. You had to TRY and watch the World Cup on Hotstar’s pathetic coverage.
But, keep your options open.
I am LUCKY. I have Sling/Willow TV & Hotstar. So, I am covered. But, I would rather watch on Willow TV that bloody Hotstar.
I will, of course, keep you posted.
By and large I am rather fond of most Indians (and they are a lovable bunch of buggers in general), but they can drive you to distraction and beyond. They are a bunch of cowboys and cowgirls at heart — which is the real reason they venerate cows. That I have to suffer the ignominy, daily, of having to contend with two Indian-run outfits “Willow” (cricket) & “Hotstar” reminds me — daily — that they really couldn’t hold a successful bloody orgy in a Mumbai whorehouse. Their competence is to be incompetent.
This satellite destruction fiasco is but proof. Q.E.D.
If they jeopardize the ISS that would be criminal. I despair.
But, you have to laugh. Because, they will just wag their heads and say: “Very sorry. Very sorry. Not do next time. Very sorry“.