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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Nah, not a chance. Give me Dravid to watch over Gilchrist 100 times out of 100.
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    Nouwt to do with being a "defenseaphiliac". I'm not really one anyway. It's just I enjoy style in batting, as I presume to so many others. I can't believe anyone would think Gilchrist a more stylish batsman than Dravid.
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    That directed at me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sideshowtim View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    That directed at me?
    Yes. Just disagreeing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Nouwt to do with being a "defenseaphiliac"
    Just join the club Richard. We have mangoes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiery View Post
    Yes. Just disagreeing
    You can't disagree that I'd prefer to watch someone, that's my choice! You can have a different choice, but you can't say it's an incorrect statement to state what my preference is!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Nouwt to do with being a "defenseaphiliac". I'm not really one anyway. It's just I enjoy style in batting, as I presume to so many others. I can't believe anyone would think Gilchrist a more stylish batsman than Dravid.
    More "stylish"? Not necessarily. Just better to watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    You can't disagree that I'd prefer to watch someone, that's my choice! You can have a different choice, but you can't say it's an incorrect statement to state what my preference is!
    He might think you're lying though. Then he could disagree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    You can't disagree that I'd prefer to watch someone, that's my choice! You can have a different choice, but you can't say it's an incorrect statement to state what my preference is!
    Don't put words into my mouth....(and what's with the "!"'s)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sideshowtim View Post
    More "stylish"? Not necessarily. Just better to watch.
    And style is everything when it comes to which batsmen I prefer to watch. Everything. Some people, of course, put pace of scoring above style. But I don't think they're quite as common as some might think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiery View Post
    Don't put words into my mouth....!-guy
    I didn't. You posted the No2, which says "uh-uh!"; "nope"; "noooo", etc. The No2 isn't a "I have a different take on the matter" smiley, it's a "that's wrong" smiley.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Nouwt to do with being a "defenseaphiliac". I'm not really one anyway. It's just I enjoy style in batting, as I presume to so many others. I can't believe anyone would think Gilchrist a more stylish batsman than Dravid.
    I'd rather watch Gilchrist than Dravid, but I'd also rather watch Gilchrist than Hayden or even Ponting. He's just really fun and unpredictable. What's wrong with that? I always root for Gilchrist every time he's on.

    There're some batsmen who are just totally fun to watch, and on their day can totally wreck the opposition bowling. Gayle is another one - sure he's ridiculously inconsistent, but when he's on, I'd rather watch him than pretty much anyone else in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    I didn't. You posted the No2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evermind View Post
    I'd rather watch Gilchrist than Dravid, but I'd also rather watch Gilchrist than Hayden or even Ponting. He's just really fun and unpredictable. What's wrong with that? I always root for Gilchrist every time he's on.

    There're some batsmen who are just totally fun to watch, and on their day can totally wreck the opposition bowling. Gayle is another one - sure he's ridiculously inconsistent, but when he's on, I'd rather watch him than pretty much anyone else in the world.
    The ability to wreck the opposition bowling isn't what I enjoy. The ability to look good is.

    Ergo, I'd have a relatively slow "stylist" like Mark Waugh or David Gower over a "destructive" Vivian Richards or Adam Gilchrist. Easily.

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