Originally Posted by Burgey
Yeah though it says a fair bit that it comes down to something like that to make a difference.
Certainly it's hard to argue against those two as the best in ODIs, and they would most likely be 1&2 for me. All I was saying is RTP belongs in the argument and is a top tier, and I mean very top tier, ODI player.
Like SS said, probably 3rd. Automatic in any ODI All-time XI.
Originally Posted by Jono
Don't see why a 100 in a knockout needs to occur instead of an 80+ score vs. Pakistan in a match where no one scored a hundred? You have to put the amount of runs in context.
Was dropped a few times obviously, but without his runs India would have definitely lost to Pakistan.
Yep, I realize it sounds ridiculously harsh to expect a century on demand like that in such high-pressure games, but that was just a personal criteria. Anyway, it's not a big deal. One knock is not going to drastically change anything because he had a superb World Cup anyway, just that it would have been a nice icing on the cake.