Ian Pont, all talk or is he for real?

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  1. Shahzebayub
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    welcome to cricistan Ian Pont ignore these guys
     
  2. Wistful Reminisces
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    When I entered the thread, I wanted to make a comment on how Ian Pont really looked like a self-obsessed person.
    Unfortunately, Bhaijan came here himself and I can't say that now.

    Ian Pont Welcome! Loves, Cheers!
     
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    This thread made me chuckle. Credit to Ian Pont coming out to defend himself lol.
     
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    Lol credit to Twitter.
     
  6. HashiBaba
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    @Ian Pont

    Welcome to Cricistan!

    It would be really interesting to hear from you the full and true story about Atul Sharma, the 105mph beast and what actually happened and who he was. There was a lot of hype about him (he was hyped beyond belief) and then he just vanished without even playing a single first class game.
     
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    Looooooool
     
  8. Stan1
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    LOL few days off Cricistan and I come back to this lol...

    just to say no suck up but Ian Pont has been mentioned by players, I have heard them myself. I have heard Akhtar, and Steyn, and those are two pretty decent names lol.

    I also agree that we should move past Atul the speedster Sharma - however Ian we don't mean any offence to you, you just need to understand as Pakistanis this is a good opportunity to mock indians lol we can't pass that up!

    I do think Ian is a good coach, talks so much sense, and I would love him to work with some young fast bowlers and get them to pump as much pace out as possible.
     
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    I didn't actually mean to mock Ian or Indians. I am genuinely interested because I really don't know what happened!
     
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    The funniest part about all this is that although Wistful Reminisces created a perfectly valid thread, after Ian's replies (which were brilliant and funny in the sense that no one expected the man himself to come here and defend himself), a lot of posters turned their back on the poor OP and started going all "Ignore these foo's, what do they know!?" :lol
     
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    ian point wish he works with our bowlers he vl infuse aggression in them
     
  12. HashiBaba
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    I agree he would do a very good job, certainly better than Mohammad Akram. I still have absolutely no idea how or why Mohammad Akram managed to swing himself that job when just a few months earlier he was saying how he isn't suited to coaching!
     
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    in pak anything can happen
     
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    Ian Pont is a fantastic Fast Bowling coach its a shame a bum like mohammad akram got the job ahead of him, his knowledge of the art is amongst the best in the world and his record speaks for itself. Lack of coaching with some of the top test nations does not make him a bad coach, makes no sense. We need more coaches like Ian out there to finish the genuine fast bowlers drought, aspiring talents are given the wrong advice too often. If sprinters are getting faster, so should fast bowlers.
     
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    Thats the logic that I agree most with from Pont, he talks about not shying away from pace - pace is a weapon.
     
  17. WaQaReD!
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    lol @ this thread
    Ian Pont probably has the ideal job for 99% of Pakistanis, teaching and coaching fast bowlers, which pakistani wouldnt want to do that?
    would be better than Mo Akram for sure, who is about as useful as Passionate Pakistani at the comedy club x
     
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    This is one of the ATG threads :rofl

    Wistful Reminisces you are a total **** no offence hahahahahahahahahahha

    Oh man Ian Pont posts on Banglacricketforum as well, seems to be a pretty passionate guy.

    Totally owned the lot of yous though ahhahahhh
     
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    Lol Wistful Reminisces owned.

    But serious question still needs to be asked; how does a professional coach find time to defend himself on online forums full of trolls? I've seen him do this on PP, apparently also on a BD forum, and now this.

    Can you imagine Moin/Waqar/Mohsin etc. showing up here to defend themselves? Because some of them would have to be here all the time for that.

    (Yes I expect Ian Pont to put a training session on hold and show up here to give an explanation)
     
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    fountain was on pp, and he was legit, one of the best fielding coaches pak had.
     
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    Because professional players, professional coaches, movie superstars also frequent forums and chat sites just like we all do. They have opinions and want to share them the same as other people. I remember I was watching a chat show once and a Hollywood star admitted that he goes onto chat sites about him under a false name and defends himself. When Kashif met Bob Woolmer in Holland he mentioned forum poster 'Mercenary' and Bob knew who I was. Bob had taken an article I wrote on SportsNetwork forums and posted it on his own Q&A website. Kamran Abbassi (really nice guy) came up to me at the Lords Media centre and said are you Mercenary from Cricistan!! So yes 'famous people' do read forums.

    Ian Pont just does it more openly than others. He posts as himself and gives his honest opinion, he defends himself as himself which speaks more about his integrity than anything else.
     
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    Then how come Misbah never shows up and answers any of my questions? Cuz I'd troll that geezer 24/7 and make him miss his flight to the WC.

    You hear that Misbah? Are you reading this? You call yourself a man of integrity when you hide behind the real world and avoid internet forums? Drop that bat session because you're useless and sign up for an account if you have what it takes. About time these practice net tough guys had a piece of us internet tough guys.
     
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    So sports people have no down time at all? They spend 24/7 playing and practising their sport? Do you genuinely think that?

    Sports people (especially cricketers) have too much downtime. They are regularly in foreign countries, living out of hotels and often have nothing to do but hang around the hotel in between matches and practise sessions. Sometimes they go out but a lot of their time is spent waiting around.
     
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    Good times. Mission 'Bring Ian Pont to Cricistan by making controversial statements' was very successful.
     
  28. Wasim
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    I genuinely like the idea of Sports people/coaches connecting with fans online and answering questions. I remember Bob Woolmer used to do that. But how come a couple of names apart, nobody does that? Why doesn't Misbah in his downtime connect with this fans on online forum? Ok he doesn't have any fans. But why not listen to our critique and defend his name by stopping by posting a thing or two?
     
  29. Don Corleone
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    There are not many sports people out there who interact with the fans that way(responding to criticism, negative posts).

    And it's probably better our players don't do it. I mean, just look at them on twitter and on pressers or interviews. They struggle to stay composed, they struggle to resist the urge to say something incredibly stupid most of the times there. Imagine what they'll come up with when having to face negative comments or criticism about themselves.
     
  30. WaQaReD!
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    if we had more sportsmen taking to forums to defend themselves we'd probably end up more instances of this....

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/ot...ollowing-light-welterweight-title-defeat.html

    will need to click on the link to view the actual tweets exchanged between the two
     
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    Well i didnt know Ian pont was here. Good show as his articles on PP are pretty good and he knows what he is saying. We could use coaching opinion on our pacers especially some of them who cant swing it yet have a fanbase and ofcourse about the indian pacers and why cant they just perform.. :p :p :p :p
     
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    I remember this thread :rofl
     
  33. Prince Pathan
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    Some very poor posts in this thread.
     
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    Honestly , no justification needed.
     
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    Lol, what a funny thread.
     
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    This is a great thread.
     
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    hahaha what a thread
     
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