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    How many runs is acceptable for you to raise your bat at the end your innings?

    I only really do it for 100+, anything else seems arrogant.

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    My first run is usually accompanied by cheers and laughs from the friends in the stands. But scoring a run is a rarity though.

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    I always thought raising your bat was simply a way to acknowledge the crowd if they clapped you off. Hence, no clap - no bat raise from me. If I made 0 and got clapped off though I'd raise my bat. I let others make the decision, basically.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    I always thought raising your bat was simply a way to acknowledge the crowd if they clapped you off. Hence, no clap - no bat raise from me. If I made 0 and got clapped off though I'd raise my bat. I let others make the decision, basically.
    Got a golden duck today and got clapped off I didnt raise my bat.
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    Well i saw Many players got 30-40 runs no claps from crowd.....but raised their bats....wat was dat buddyyy?????????????
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjramay View Post
    Well i saw Many players got 30-40 runs no claps from crowd.....but raised their bats....wat was dat buddyyy?????????????
    Seems a little arrogant or maybe you were in a match with about ten overs. Or maybe they got the winning runs.

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    All depends on the context of the match, surely - if your side were playing for a draw 10 off 50 balls would be a valuable innings. As would 12 not out at number 11 if it meant winning the match.

    But yes, I'd agree that if you're clapped off, you should acknowledge that.

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    Yeah, it depends on the context of the match.

    For example, Ponting's masterful 49 in Adelaide in the Ashes, he raised his bat for that and the crowd gave him a standing ovation. Rather than being for that innings alone it was for his superb first innings batting, captaincy, fight-back and that innings as well. So yes, there are lots of times when you should raise your bat if it's appropriate in the context.

    Your final match is another one, even if you get out for 0.

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    Trombone time, as Brian Johnston used to say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiddleOrdaBiffa View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    I always thought raising your bat was simply a way to acknowledge the crowd if they clapped you off. Hence, no clap - no bat raise from me. If I made 0 and got clapped off though I'd raise my bat. I let others make the decision, basically.
    Yep, exact same here. You get applause, you raise your bat. Therefore, even in the frequent event that I get the ironic cheers having been out 1st ball, I always raise my bat (in as much jest as the applause) to acknowledge it.

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    Yes, I believe it is appropriate to do so only to acknowledge applause. What I don't believe is appropriate, is people who clap batsmen off the ground when they played a sub-par innings. I never clap unless people make atleast 80-100, it's their jobs to do that, if they haven't they have failed. Unless it is a particularly match saving/fighting 30 or 40 that is obviously a great innings. Likewise, I do not expect people to clap me off the ground if I have let the team down. I however do not raise my bat if I am clapped off the ground and have failed.

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    The context of the match as well as the class of the innings.
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