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- After getting a humiliated defeat from one man army, Afghanistan captain called cricket as a funny game. Its not like that. It may be true in some league tournaments; but this is a World Cup.
- The Maxwell character, mental strength, courage, determination was displayed in 1983 World Cup by Kapil Dev against Zimbabwe. Then the whole world was looking at Indian Cricket Team as amateur. India won 1983 World Cup by defeating mighty West Indians and silenced all critics by winning Benson Hedges Series in 1985 (Australia).Common thing between Kapil Dev and Maxwell is both got ability to play well with bat and ball. Same is displayed by Keshav Maharaj of S Africa against Pakistan.
- This is a serious wake up call for Indian camp who are eyeing for World Cup, so far their lower batting order is not tested in this regard. R Ashwin / Thakur may be included in playing 11 against Netherlands instead of Surya kumar. Surya Kumar’s inability to play till end is a concern.