Have to admit to having been impressed when Tubby declared overnight when he was on 334* himself. Although the fact that he'd equalled Sir Donald's (then) highest test score by an Aussie may've been a factor too.
Admirably selfless all the same.
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Although I agree that that situation is a bit extreme my point still stands. A captain should not have to feel he is hampered in making a declaration due to what are from the team's perspective, pointless milestones.
Who knows if the said batsmen would get the record in two minutes, or might get a case of the nervous 390s and scratch around for a number of precious overs.
Just seems a bit spiteful if not. It is a team game, but personal milestones do matter.
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Imran insisted it was because he didn't believe in records, but it never really sat well with Miandad, who dedicated an entire chapter of his autobiography on this incident.
To Imran's credit, he is the only captain to declare with himself being in the 90s, I guess he didnt believe in personal milestones.
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