With a Monty Panesar fan that slant would be down to bias tho.
I'm neither a "fan" as such nor a nonbeliever. He's a good spinner undoubtedly, but as so often I feel people get a bit carried away by things outside his actual bowling. His enthusiasm has endeared him to pretty much everyone, his often-enough performances have kept the endearance as more than only
Nonetheless, as I say, I can't shake the feeling that those who feel he can walk on water, or emulate Derek Underwood in the 1960s, are asking too much, and will in time be disappointed. This doesn't for a second mean I don't think he can help win matches for England, because I do.