Is the mongoose dead?

India
April 10, 2010 6:14am CST
hi friends. [b]the biggest talking point for the chennai superkings is ofcourse dhoni but the next big thing was the mongoose bat. well it did show its power against the delhi daredevils but after that the mongoose seams to be either sleeping or plain dead. i noticed the hayden hasnt been the best.quite natural if you are retired and dont have much practice but as for me,he looked more devastating with the ordinary bat rather than the mongoose this season. he struggles a little and score some good shots,then he brings the mongoose and he gets out just like today. may be its better for the superkings if hayden stuck with the usual bat.[/b]
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• India
11 Apr 10
The mongoose bat is new to the world of cricket. In IPL 2010 it is being used by Matthew Hayden and Andrew Symonds. It is true that we have not seen the mongoose fire except the odd occasion. But remember every new thing takes some time to settle in. I believe the mongoose bat will take the cricket world by storm in the days to come.
@madhuvamsi (1185)
• India
10 Apr 10
That is true, the mangoose bat is not as good as the other bats in my view.. Hayden innings is very crucial for Chennai Super Kings in every game, so if he keeps on experiment with this Mangoose bat then he will soon lose his form and at this stage of the tournament it is a dangerous trend and this must be avoided, Hayden can hit long way with his normal bat then why to experiment is big question mark for me. It is ok if he plays with it on flat batting track but if the ball is spinning or swinging on pitches in Mohali, Nagapur,etc, he must not use that bat. Whatever Hayden is the best judge of his Mangoose bat and he has to be more perfect while using the Mangoose bat.. I hope he remains in form and does wonders for Chennai Super Kings.. :D
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
10 Apr 10
The talk about the Mongoose is more or less over. We saw what power it packs when you hit clearly. Later on in another match, against short pitched bowling the mongoose was a bit exposed due to the shortened blade. The fact that batting with it is not easy is very clear from the fact how sparingly Hayden is using it now. In fact in the past two matches he has not unleashed the mongoose at all. Cheers! Ram
• India
10 Apr 10
yes i also believe that mongoose is not working actually bat doesn't matter ...in cricket the way the player plays matters the most.... i believe hayden used to score more runs without that mongoose......