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    When Will I be Famous?

    Famous cricketers you have met, and what they were like?
    You know it makes sense.

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    Uuh... Liam Plunkett.
    Nice enough chappie in the u9s, but hardly seems comparable to the man who, 11 years later, has become a Test and ODI player.
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    I played a season or two with both Mark Richardson and Brendon McCullum. Rigor is great value on and off the field - fun to have a few beers with and always keep to help out with others. Brendon was a bit immature when he was younger, but has grown up somewhat in the last few years (he’s had to, I suppose) and is a good bloke.

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    Andrew Strauss, Freddie Flintoff, Marcus Trescothick< Jimmy Anderson - thoroughly nice bloke, really appreciative of attention from fans.

    Jacques Kallis - bit quiet, but friendly and seems a nice guy.

    Graeme Smith, Herschelle Gibbs and Chris Gayle - top, top blokes.

    Charl Willoughby, Michael Holding - rude and inconsiderate.

    And a mate of mine has met Ian Bell and Matthew Hoggard and says they were (surprisingly) a little bit disinterested and aloof.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Barney Rubble
    Jacques Kallis - bit quiet, but friendly and seems a nice guy.
    Jacques Kallis' quietness has cost him more than anyone knows.
    If he talked more this stupidity about him being selfish would've been dispelled long ago.
    You could say the same about Boycott during his playing career, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard
    Jacques Kallis' quietness has cost him more than anyone knows.
    If he talked more this stupidity about him being selfish would've been dispelled long ago.
    You could say the same about Boycott during his playing career, too.
    Yes, but there is the story (perhaps apocryphal) of him (Boycott) telling Marsh how the Aussies should bowl to his team-mates(poms)

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    Well - I was meaning talking to the press.
    Which Boycott never did in his playing career, and Kallis rarely does.
    As a result both of them get this "selfish" nonsense, probably for ever more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard
    Well - I was meaning talking to the press.
    Which Boycott never did in his playing career, and Kallis rarely does.
    As a result both of them get this "selfish" nonsense, probably for ever more.
    Their slow scoring would contribute to this as well.

    Why was Kallis over looked for the SA captaincy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac
    Their slow scoring would contribute to this as well.

    Why was Kallis over looked for the SA captaincy?
    Because he's neither clever nor aggressive enough?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Mxyzptlk
    Because he's neither clever nor aggressive enough?
    Although they have made him vice-captain, so he must have some idea re-tactics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac
    Although they have made him vice-captain, so he must have some idea re-tactics?
    yeah, he obviously knows whats going on and can provide some input, he's got loads of experience but there isnt enough up there to lead an international cricket team, then theres all the peripheral rubbish like the media/sponsers etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac
    Although they have made him vice-captain, so he must have some idea re-tactics?
    Or it could be a token move due to his seniority. It's happened before. Chanderpaul was named vice-captain many a time for the West Indies.

    For someone who has such a penchant for tactics, he certainly did well to forget it when batting in the last Test against Australia. I refuse to believe Graeme Smith's tactics were to bat that slowly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac
    Their slow scoring would contribute to this as well.
    There have been slow scorers since time immemorial - did anyone remotely ever call Richardson or Atherton selfish? (To choose only 2 of the countless examples)
    Kallis is simply disliked - partly simply because he's a South African.
    Why was Kallis over looked for the SA captaincy?
    Because they thought - quite rightly - that Graeme Smith was the better choice.
    For any number of reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Mxyzptlk
    Because he's neither clever nor aggressive enough?
    Smith's such an aggressive captain?

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