If you were stuart broad ,which is the worse of the 2 overs?
June 6, 2009 4:20am CST
hi friends.2 world cups and 2 memorable overs both resulting in defeat.if u were in stuart broad's shoes and choose which is ur worse of the 2 overs,the over he was hit for 6 sixes or the 20th over he bowled yesterday? [b]if i am stuart broad,i would definetely choose yesterday over as my worst ever. 6 sixes is a glory for batsmen but the bowler is affected only in his economy rate.but bowling the worst over in the history of cricket is something else. 1.hit back to bowler,throw at the stumps,MISS 2.hit back again at the bowler,throw at stumps,MISS 3.hit back in the air with not much pace to the bowler,DROPPED 4.miss the ball,went to keeper,throw at stumps ,MISS 5.hit straight to long on,nothing funny there 6.needed 2 runs.hit to the bowler slowly,again another throw at stumps,not thinking that even if he had not thrown the ball,the match would have tied leading to super over which they can win easily,miss stumps,over throw,lost comfortably eventhough had oppurtunities to dismiss half of the team in an over. surely broad wont forget this in a hurry .[/b]
6 Jun 09
You are cruel. Young Broad has bowled some good stuff imbetween those two overs:) I must admit that I wouldn't have selected him for this tournament. To answer your question honestly, yesterday was worse than the six sixes over. That has been done before to a bowler, and Youvraj had no problem finding the boundary rope against all Englands bowlers last year.
7 Jun 09
people stop picking on me.atleast i am better than the media people who make extensive critisism of dinesh kartthick for an over for dropping a catch standing behind the wicket.they dont complain when we hail them as heroes for bowling one good over so they shouldnot complain either about this critisism.btw good to see u back pratik
7 Jun 09
What are you saying stardust you were picking on stuart broad i was just defending him even though i do not like him or the england team. But the fact is he is a good bowler. I am not saying he was not at fault at missing simple run out chances but his bowling cannot be faulted for it as run outs are a part of the fielding department. He did not field well and that too off his own bowling he will be disappointed with that but not disappointed with his bowling.
6 Jun 09
i would say the match in which he got hit for six sixes in a row. he will never forget that match in his lifetime even if he says otherwise. yesterday's match although cannot be termed as a complete surprise but you do expect such things to happen once in a while when an associate member beats one of the top teams. and england have a poor history in starting tournaments. so in the end it was just bad fielding but also excellent batting from holland and they held their nerves till the end so one cannot blame just broad for it even though his final over could have won it for england with a bit of luck.
7 Jun 09
yes it would have been disappointing for the England team but they got very nervous and Netherlands got lucky as well but even England had their slice of luck in the penultimate over. the last ball of the 19th over was actually above waist height. had it been give as a no ball then the equation would be 6 required from 7 balls. they only have themselves to blame and the Netherlands have themselves to pat on the back for winning.