Originally Posted by Son Of Coco
Not from what I've seen of him. But maybe he's appeared more on your TV's since he started his county stint. I think some people confuse cocky with confident though. If he wasn't confident he wouldn't be there.
Nah, he's cocky & it'll get worse unless we give him a lesson.
Tendulkar is confident.
I don't mind cockiness, hell Pietersen is a cocky bastard too.
But Hughes is as cocky after only 3 tests & some big innings against mediocre bowlers.
Originally Posted by andyc
How is he cocky? He was saying yesterday that he was hoping to be in the Ashes squad, ffs.
Edit: As above.
Yeah because players ALWAYS say publicly what they're thinking privately.
Originally Posted by Trumpers_Ghost
He may not have faced the "quality" of these (english
)bowlers, but he has performed in almost every match he has ever
played; and most of these matches were played against Australian bowlers. Is my memory a little hazy or has it not been proven again and again and again and again over at least 20 years (and for most of the last 100 years) that Australian bowlers are of a higher "quality"?
Against Aussie state bowlers, most of whom aren't too good and wouldn't get a test place in your second XI. Let's not kid ourselves.
Also, what does the past have to do with the present?
As far as I know, Lillee, Thomson, McGrath, Gillespe, Warne have all retired. Or is my memory a bit hazy?
And come on, If you saw Anderson's bowling over the last 18 months you'd concede he is 1 quality bowler nowadays. I'd take Mitchell Johnson over him all things considered, but Anderson is WAY above any other Aussie bowler of the present so Hughes WILL be tested.
And, btw- I'm a Phillip Hughes fan. He showed great character in South Africa. But Matthew Hayden only averaged 34.50 in England and in 2001 & 2005, he was far more acomplished a batsman than Hughes is atm.