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    Watching Cricket via a mirror or reflective surface

    Gun novelty imo. Deadset dare you to try it and tell me it's not cool. Watched Warney bowling left-arm. Was amazing.
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    Done it. Loved it. Lara wasn't as classy as a rightie though.
    Sreesanth said, "Next ball he was beaten and I said, 'is this the King Charles Lara? Who is this impostor, moving around nervously? I should have kept my mouth shut for the next ball - mind you, it was a length ball - Lara just pulled it over the church beyond the boundary! He is a true legend."


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    Made me realise how unclassical so many left-arm pacemen are. Johnson in particular just looked stupid. Vettori impressed me as an offie however.

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    Johnson looks particularly stupid anyway. I think it's his face.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Mxyzptlk View Post
    Done it. Loved it. Lara wasn't as classy as a rightie though.
    Haha that's the exact person who I most enjoyed watching in the mirror! I used to try and copy him when he started, also used to copy Gary Kirsten at times because I was a more Kirsten style player than a Lara.

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    saw it on youtube with Ganguly as a right hander...the only time ive seen it
    it really is interesting.. but can be addictive.. to watch..

    have alawys wondered what McGrath left handed is like.... coz you rarely see classical left handers stump to stump

    I can imagine how weird Johnson would look as a right hander

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    How exactly is this performed? Do you sit with yourself, the mirror and the TV screen making a sort of triangle? Sounds confusing, but interesting.

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    Mirror facing TV. Sit facing mirror.

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    Noticed it at my parent's house when I caught a reflection of the TV in a glass door. It's deadset exactly the same as watching the TV, except it's a mirror image. Am sure there are a lot of other ways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nnanden View Post
    Noticed it at my parent's house when I caught a reflection of the TV in a glass door. It's deadset exactly the same as watching the TV, except it's a mirror image. Am sure there are a lot of other ways.
    I just figured if you put a mirror in front of the TV and then place yourself between them, you'd be the only thing you could see in the mirror. I'm guessing sitting slightly off-centre is necessary.

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    Did this for the first time back in 2001, was fascinated at the left-arm Caddick but shocked at how awful the right-arm Mullally was. Before long I was getting the mirror out every time I was viewing a new bowler. Batsmen are generally less interesting, but some of the more unique ones (Lara, Trescothick, Chanderpaul for instance) are pretty good.

    Ashley Giles as a right-armer is likewise.

    Haven't done it for years now actually, due to the fact there are less absolutely massive mirrors around our current house. Must start again soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laurrz View Post
    have alawys wondered what McGrath left handed is like
    He actually looks odd TSTL. The impression you almost always get of a right-armer who's turned into a left-armer is that they're toppling-over away from the stumps. And because McGrath's action is so wonderfully balanced, it feels weird.

    The ball still comes out in the same place though, unfortunately.

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    Left-arm Brett Lee.

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    Yeah he's good.

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    I'm going to do this watching KP's switch-hit from the other week and get myself all confused
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