No South Indians In The Current Indian ODI Team

No South Indians In The Current Indian ODI Team

Post by J Comfor » Sat, 15 Nov 2008 19:21:58


When was the last time the Indian ODI team had no South Indian Players.

The current Indian team playing the Rajkot ODI is

Gambhir, Sehwag, Raina, Yuvraj Singh, YK Pathan, Dhoni, Rohit Sharma,
Harbhajan, Zaheer, RP Singh and Munaf Patel.

 
 
 

No South Indians In The Current Indian ODI Team

Post by Jaye » Sat, 15 Nov 2008 19:41:55


Quote:
> When was the last time the Indian ODI team had no South Indian Players.

The previous ODI played by India (against Sri Lanka). In fact there
have been hardly any South Indians in the ODI team in the recent past.

And if Dravid and Laxman exit the test team, it's possible that there
would be no South Indians there either.

Regards,
Jayen

 
 
 

No South Indians In The Current Indian ODI Team

Post by Atul Thombr » Sat, 15 Nov 2008 20:15:45

Err... I have read somewhere that Rohit Sharma's family is originally from
Andhra Pradesh (Telgu), don't know how true is this.

Also, you can argue that Zaheer Khan is from South of Vindhya (Shrirampur in
Maharashtra).

Atul.


Quote:
> When was the last time the Indian ODI team had no South Indian Players.

> The current Indian team playing the Rajkot ODI is

> Gambhir, Sehwag, Raina, Yuvraj Singh, YK Pathan, Dhoni, Rohit Sharma,
> Harbhajan, Zaheer, RP Singh and Munaf Patel.


 
 
 

No South Indians In The Current Indian ODI Team

Post by Sanjiv Karmarka » Sat, 15 Nov 2008 22:32:42


Quote:
> And if Dravid and Laxman exit the test team, it's possible that there
> would be no South Indians there either.

Not that it's a big deal; but it's worth noting that Rahul does not
consider himself a South Indian; fwiw.

Sanjiv Karmarkar

 
 
 

No South Indians In The Current Indian ODI Team

Post by raghu.saklesh.. » Sun, 16 Nov 2008 00:38:47


Quote:
> When was the last time the Indian ODI team had no South Indian Players.

> The current Indian team playing the Rajkot ODI is

> Gambhir, Sehwag, Raina, Yuvraj Singh, YK Pathan, Dhoni, Rohit Sharma,
> Harbhajan, Zaheer, RP Singh and Munaf Patel.

On one hand it is good to note that cricket has developed all over the
country and talent to the Indian team is coming from all regions.
Among the teams from the south, Karnataka team seems to fallen off the
ledge in the last few years. After Dravid, Kumble and maybe Uthappa
there does not seem to be any of reckoning coming out of there. Even
in the Ranjis the way they are playing they could get relegated to the
plate division.
TN otoh is holding promise. They are doing well at the Ranjis and have
some promising talent that knocking on the doors of the national team.
Hyderabad too is doing ok comparatively. They do have the Ojha kid
knocking the doors of the national team.
Andhra am not so sure of..
One thing that is striking is even at the Ranjis the teams are getting
quite young. I guess overall breaking into the national team now has
gotten only harder..

-Raghu

 
 
 

No South Indians In The Current Indian ODI Team

Post by Barclay De Toll » Sun, 16 Nov 2008 00:39:09



Quote:
> Err... I have read somewhere that Rohit Sharma's family is originally
> from Andhra Pradesh (Telgu), don't know how true is this.

> Also, you can argue that Zaheer Khan is from South of Vindhya
> (Shrirampur in Maharashtra).

> Atul.



>> When was the last time the Indian ODI team had no South Indian
>> Players.

>> The current Indian team playing the Rajkot ODI is

>> Gambhir, Sehwag, Raina, Yuvraj Singh, YK Pathan, Dhoni, Rohit Sharma,
>> Harbhajan, Zaheer, RP Singh and Munaf Patel.

He's Muslim, probably of marauding Turkic or Persian stock that defaced
India FFS,  let alone 'South Indian'.

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No South Indians In The Current Indian ODI Team

Post by Brijes » Sun, 16 Nov 2008 08:34:47


Quote:
> Err... I have read somewhere that Rohit Sharma's family is originally from
> Andhra Pradesh (Telgu), don't know how true is this.

> Also, you can argue that Zaheer Khan is from South of Vindhya (Shrirampur in
> Maharashtra).

Rohit Sharma is from Borivali (East), Mumbai.
Quote:

> Atul.



> > When was the last time the Indian ODI team had no South Indian Players.

> > The current Indian team playing the Rajkot ODI is

> > Gambhir, Sehwag, Raina, Yuvraj Singh, YK Pathan, Dhoni, Rohit Sharma,
> > Harbhajan, Zaheer, RP Singh and Munaf Patel.

 
 
 

No South Indians In The Current Indian ODI Team

Post by Suresh K » Sun, 16 Nov 2008 13:04:30


Quote:

> On one hand it is good to note that cricket has developed all over the
> country and talent to the Indian team is coming from all regions.
> Among the teams from the south, Karnataka team seems to fallen off the
> ledge in the last few years. After Dravid, Kumble and maybe Uthappa
> there does not seem to be any of reckoning coming out of there.

On a related note, there used to be a school of thinking that believed
that South produced batsmen and spinners while North would produce the
few pace bowlers of genuine pace (Amar Singh, Nissar and Kapil). The
reasoning was that south Indians were built of a smaller frame. I was
never quite convinced of this. For one thing we are so inter-married
and descended of mixed stock that it is no longer possible to speak of
clear differences between the South and North in terms of the
physique.

I used to be surprised that there aren't more pace bowlers from the
south. In TN almost all school matches (conducted by TNCA) are played
on matting wickets. My brothers played fairly serious Cricket at
school level and used to say that all games were matting wickets -
which is a huge plus for young fast bowlers. I am told that in
Karnataka too they play a lot of inter-school and inter-college games
on matting wickets. Perhaps the abscence of pace bowlers from the
south is just an anomaly and Sreesanth is hopefully the first of the
plainsmen in fast bowling. Incidentally, where is Sreesanth? Seems to
be off the sports pages these days.

There used to be a couple of promising players from Karnataka and TN
that fell off the map rather abruptly - Karnataka had Carlton Saldhana
and in TN there was a Ruben Paul (I think) an early edition of Dhoni.
And then there was a pace bowler - Kumaran he too has been missing in
action after one promising tour of Australia.

I wonder if Sreesanth is the first Keralite Crickter to play in the
national side.

Suresh

 
 
 

No South Indians In The Current Indian ODI Team

Post by spadmanab.. » Sun, 16 Nov 2008 14:39:34


Quote:

> > On one hand it is good to note that cricket has developed all over the
> > country and talent to the Indian team is coming from all regions.
> > Among the teams from the south, Karnataka team seems to fallen off the
> > ledge in the last few years. After Dravid, Kumble and maybe Uthappa
> > there does not seem to be any of reckoning coming out of there.

> On a related note, there used to be a school of thinking that believed
> that South produced batsmen and spinners while North would produce the
> few pace bowlers of genuine pace (Amar Singh, Nissar and Kapil). The
> reasoning was that south Indians were built of a smaller frame. I was
> never quite convinced of this. For one thing we are so inter-married
> and descended of mixed stock that it is no longer possible to speak of
> clear differences between the South and North in terms of the
> physique.

> I used to be surprised that there aren't more pace bowlers from the
> south. In TN almost all school matches (conducted by TNCA) are played
> on matting wickets. My brothers played fairly serious Cricket at
> school level and used to say that all games were matting wickets -
> which is a huge plus for young fast bowlers. I am told that in
> Karnataka too they play a lot of inter-school and inter-college games
> on matting wickets. Perhaps the abscence of pace bowlers from the
> south is just an anomaly and Sreesanth is hopefully the first of the
> plainsmen in fast bowling. Incidentally, where is Sreesanth? Seems to
> be off the sports pages these days.

> There used to be a couple of promising players from Karnataka and TN
> that fell off the map rather abruptly - Karnataka had Carlton Saldhana
> and in TN there was a Ruben Paul (I think) an early edition of Dhoni.
> And then there was a pace bowler - Kumaran he too has been missing in
> action after one promising tour of Australia.

> I wonder if Sreesanth is the first Keralite Crickter to play in the
> national side.

> Suresh

I recall reading about a Tinu Youhanan (sp?) from Kerala who played
for India.
 
 
 

No South Indians In The Current Indian ODI Team

Post by Jaye » Sun, 16 Nov 2008 21:23:06


Quote:

> > And if Dravid and Laxman exit the test team, it's possible that there
> > would be no South Indians there either.

> Not that it's a big deal; but it's worth noting that Rahul does not
> consider himself a South Indian; fwiw.

Immaterial. For the purposes of a cricket discussion, Hemang Badani is
from Tamil Nadu, Abey Kuruvilla is from Bombay and Sunil Joshi is from
Karnataka as these are the teams that they played most of their
cricket for especially in their formative years.

Otherwise, you pretty soon end up moving to Shridharian worlds
inhabited by the celtic warriors of Australia.

Regards,
Jayen

 
 
 

No South Indians In The Current Indian ODI Team

Post by yeska » Tue, 18 Nov 2008 10:48:14


Quote:

> > And if Dravid and Laxman exit the test team, it's possible that there
> > would be no South Indians there either.

> Not that it's a big deal; but it's worth noting that Rahul does not
> consider himself a South Indian; fwiw.

> Sanjiv Karmarkar

Why, are you his mama to know that?
 
 
 

No South Indians In The Current Indian ODI Team

Post by Kavish335 » Tue, 18 Nov 2008 15:24:57


Quote:


> > > And if Dravid and Laxman exit the test team, it's possible that there
> > > would be no South Indians there either.

> > Not that it's a big deal; but it's worth noting that Rahul does not
> > consider himself a South Indian; fwiw.

> Immaterial. For the purposes of a cricket discussion, Hemang Badani is
> from Tamil Nadu,

Yes, and I am from Pondichary. Ayyayo saar yenga idli dubba murugan
saar! I want to be saar Pondichary saar.

Quote:
> Abey Kuruvilla is from Bombay and Sunil Joshi is from
> Karnataka

And Gandhi is a Malayalee. He looked up at 45 degrees and kept saying
yendha, yendha.

Quote:
> as these are the teams that they played most of their
> cricket for especially in their formative years.

Until you learn to say that they are all from Bharatvarsh you will not
have redeemed yourself.

Quote:
> Otherwise, you pretty soon end up moving to Shridharian worlds
> inhabited by the celtic warriors of Australia.

More nonsense that we are used to from you. After all you insisted
Kirmani was a North Indian to the bitter end.

Allow me to educate you: the term Celtic is usually used to refer to
Irish people and aspects of Irish culture. Celtic has nothing do with
Australia. And certainly it has notthing to do with "Shridharian"
which is a Madrasi name. Perhaps it would surprise you to know that M
S Shubhlakshmi is not Celtic. She may like Dosa with Sambar and
Hosakote with Kaapi but Celtic she is not.

For a guy that is a prolific polluter of this net, you are ignorant
aren't you? Shridharian is Celtic. Wow. You can't find a more typical
Sothie name than Shridharian. How about this, Kirnani is an Eskimo.
And esteemed Eskimo to be precise.  ROTFLMAO!

Quote:
> Regards,
> Jayen

- Kavish
 
 
 

No South Indians In The Current Indian ODI Team

Post by Barclay De Toll » Tue, 18 Nov 2008 16:49:43



Quote:


>> > And if Dravid and Laxman exit the test team, it's possible that there
>> > would be no South Indians there either.

>> Not that it's a big deal; but it's worth noting that Rahul does not
>> consider himself a South Indian; fwiw.

>> Sanjiv Karmarkar

> Why, are you his mama to know that?

No even better, a fellow ghati.

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No South Indians In The Current Indian ODI Team

Post by Barclay De Toll » Tue, 18 Nov 2008 16:56:17



Quote:


>> > And if Dravid and Laxman exit the test team, it's possible that there
>> > would be no South Indians there either.

>> Not that it's a big deal; but it's worth noting that Rahul does not
>> consider himself a South Indian; fwiw.

> Immaterial. For the purposes of a cricket discussion, Hemang Badani is
> from Tamil Nadu, Abey Kuruvilla is from Bombay and Sunil Joshi is from
> Karnataka as these are the teams that they played most of their
> cricket for especially in their formative years.

> Otherwise, you pretty soon end up moving to Shridharian worlds
> inhabited by the celtic warriors of Australia.

> Regards,
> Jayen

Yes and Robin Uthappa is from Greece.

Really he is, hes Coorgi and if Riccardo Orrizio's thesis is anything to go
by, Coorgis or Kodavas are the descendants of Alexander the Great's army
who moved south after the newly appointed Satraps of Persia and Punjab
reneged on their commisions.

What will ye Western scholars do when they're told for fact that Porus
kicked Alexander's ass all the way across the Hyphasis!

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