Originally Posted by GingerFurball
You're taking your philosophy to the extreme though.
I certainly think someone who has contributed as much as Ponting, Dravid, or Tendulkar need to be given more chances than someone like Yuvraj for example. Primarily because despite their streak, their past performance probably makes it likely that they'll snap out of it. But there's obviously a line that people draw at some point - I just tend to draw it a little earlier than others. I think a streak of 12-15 Tests is about the maximum for even a great player.
And as I keep reiterating - dropping for me isn't a permanent thing. I don't have this obsession with constantly bringing in 19 year old batsmen hoping they'll be good for the next 15 years. If someone is 35, is dropped and starts scoring again, I have no problem with picking them. I have no problems with Ganguly coming back into the side after he was dropped for example.