Originally Posted by BoyBrumby
It was so easy the world's best batsmen failed. It's obvious, surely?
Originally Posted by ViruTheBest
If Raina did it then my point is it can't have been that bad.
But how does the best batsmen in the world failing, heighten your point? Yes the pitches were flat, and the bowling average, but that's what makes the performance so hilarious.
He bats in a line up which plays 5 specialist bowlers and arguably only has 4 class batsmen who you would back to make a big score reasonably regularly. He does his role.
Perhaps unnoticed is that his strike rate is higher than both Ian Bell and Ravi Bopara's, yet he gets more stick than either of them for his slow scoring. I think people criticise him because he's not a boundary hitter, and thus gives the impression he isn't scoring quickly, while in actual fact he is.