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    Lucky Gilly

    Ritchie Benaud called him the hardest hitter of a cricket ball that he has seen. He might well add that he is the luckiest batsman he has ever seen.

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    If you want to be a hard hitting batsman you might want to have some luck to go with that.Oh....dear dont listen to ritchie benaud he spoiled cricket 2004.
    Bob is very insane stay away from him

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    Quote Originally Posted by cricket player
    If you want to be a hard hitting batsman you might want to have some luck to go with that.Oh....dear dont listen to ritchie benaud he spoiled cricket 2004.
    Great bat....but does seem to enjoy more than his fair share of luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by zinzan12
    Great bat....but does seem to enjoy more than his fair share of luck
    When Gilly does get a chance more is made of it than any another player because giving him a chance can cost a great deal.

    All players have luck just some get highlighted more than others.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Scallywag
    When Gilly does get a chance more is made of it than any another player because giving him a chance can cost a great deal.

    All players have luck just some get highlighted more than others.
    IMO he seems to get more chances than most and umpiring decisions

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scallywag
    When Gilly does get a chance more is made of it than any another player because giving him a chance can cost a great deal.

    All players have luck just some get highlighted more than others.
    I will highlight this as evidence, dont mind...many great AUZZIE arm-chair commentators on this forum seem to think luck is only with Indians and batsmen should be awarded the runs before they were dropped

    Thanx

    Heard the Sig, made by an Idiot though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sehwag309
    I will highlight this as evidence, dont mind...many great AUZZIE arm-chair commentators on this forum seem to think luck is only with Indians and batsmen should be awarded the runs before they were dropped

    Thanx

    Heard the Sig, made by an Idiot though
    Evidence of what?

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    The following comment - All players have luck just some get highlighted more than others

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sehwag309
    The following comment - All players have luck just some get highlighted more than others
    I dont think you will get very far using scallywags posts as evidence.


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    I knew I couldn't trust you

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    Gilchrist, Symonds, Sehwag... ferocious hitters of the ball who often give chances only to be dropped - it's not all luck.
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    He does get a lot of luck, but as the old saying goes fortune favours the brave.

    He backs himself, and he goes hard at the ball, meaning when he edges it it's usually going to go wider than the standard three or four slips that are put in place. And it usually goes higher than the slips fielder in any case.

    It's not just Gilly - if you look right through the cricketing world, guys who are hard hitters of the ball all enjoy a fair slice of luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Thunder
    He does get a lot of luck, but as the old saying goes fortune favours the brave.

    He backs himself, and he goes hard at the ball, meaning when he edges it it's usually going to go wider than the standard three or four slips that are put in place. And it usually goes higher than the slips fielder in any case.

    It's not just Gilly - if you look right through the cricketing world, guys who are hard hitters of the ball all enjoy a fair slice of luck.
    Everyone enjoys a slice of luck. I dont think Gilchrist gets more than his share.

    The aggressive batsman plays the ball away more often and is thus likely to be dropped more in the outfield and the defensive batsman will be dropped more closer to the wicket (slips etc) relatively speaking.

    Somehow, there is a tendency to treat a shot dropped in the outfield as being more chancey (it IS to the extent that the batsman chanced his arm) than the one in slips which is taken as the result of a great delivery. Again I am generalising but you get mu drift I think.

    Also, the slash if it goes to the slips, is more likely to be dropped than the defensive prod or push which is more likely to be taken. Same with bat pad catches. Its not a question of luck. The same would happen to your "unlucky" defensive batsmen if they started slashing tomorrow. Of course they willl now get out because they are not playing the way they can do best

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    You make your own luck sometimes.. He remains the finest keeper batsman the game has ever seen..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt
    You make your own luck sometimes.. He remains the finest keeper batsman the game has ever seen..
    Without a doubt... he is in my top five ODI players...

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