Originally Posted by MrPrez
Well that's just nonsense. He can probably counter-attack better than all of them; it's just never been in his role description until recently. Anyone remember his 31 ball 50? I'd also be interested to know his strike-rate over the past few years. He was always the guy expected to anchor the innings, hence earning a reputation of being selfish and boring. With guys like Amla coming into prominence, he has been able to play with more freedom, and has proven that he isn't just a one trick pony.
I understand it's subjective, but I reckon Kallis gets the short end of the stick in that people genuine see the tiers as
SRT, Ponting, Lara
whereas for me Kallis should be in the first row of the above. I'm not saying he's definitively better than the other 3; I also don't feel he is definitively worse, which is often the gospel spoken.
I didn't see him counter-attacking when he was the one responsible for carrying the side by himself.
He's only managed to attain greatness after Amla and co emerged. (around 2010)
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Last edited by centurymaker; 10-02-2013 at 01:00 PM.