Brad McNamara @bbuzzmc
Will say this once and then nothing else. Defamation laws quite clear in Aus.be careful.
do you think people will be allowed to make violins?
who's going to make the violins?
Yeah indeed. Means he can bring out a simpler checklist when he comes out to bat.
Forgotten because England got hammered and he got out in a pretty ugly manner?
Look, he's a good player, and he'll probably do alright. But he does have a marked propensity for getting out in some truly appalling ways at bad times for the team.
Last edited by Spark; 26-03-2013 at 09:42 AM.
I'm not saying he's a phenomenal batsman. I just don't think you can call him pea hearted.
He's very much a confidence player and that's why it's always been suggested that the best way to get him out is inside his head, but he got out of an extended run of poor form with an extremely important century and he's played another gem just gone.
It's in some ways ironic that he was once someone accused of looking great with the bat and racking up good numbers that were in the end inconsequential as he'd score when it wasn't needed and then fail with the heat on. Because what he's done since India's tour of England is compile some pretty terrible overall numbers and get out to ungainly shots that stick in the mind, and then broken that up with a couple of career-defining knocks that were vitally important in England securing a series win and then a series draw.
He's just trolling.
Best bit about that game is how his first innings dismissal was just sooooo Bell (tm) and then he bounced back immediately.
What annoys me most is what you said Cribb, that there's still this perception that he just cashes in when it's easy. As Marcuss pointed out in the tour thread, over the last few years he's played multiple long rearguard actions at a slow scoring rate. Yet people still talk about him as though he's a guy who'll just score a quick 50 when England are on top.
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