Originally Posted by Uppercut
That's like saying "if batsmen played Shane Warne with more conviction, he wouldn't be so effective". Or "if batsmen weren't so terrified of Curtly Ambrose, they wouldn't get out to him so often." The attitudes batsmen take to you are part and parcel of your bowling, and hence you deserve credit when it benefits you. Batsmen didn't play Warne with more conviction, and they didn't counter the fear factor of Ambrose, so it's a stupid thing to say.
But they could have. It is intimidation. Guy like Ambrose, Warne, Tyson and Lomu (the last 2 I had a conversation about this topic today) were all great players but were better because they could intimidate. Those that could get past that still faced great players but they were mortal. Those that were intimidated faced 'Gods'.
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