They don't though. Any number of people acknowledge some amount of merit in it.Because EVERYBODY knows its garbage. You using it to base your arguments just devalues your point.
Yes, but with hindsight - which we can now use - we can look at how he bowled in that game (which was dreadfully) and say it was the beginning of the end.Yea i was at the game. But it would be be unfair hindsight on mine & your part so say he wasn't himself coming off those successful 4 series. Since going into the first Ashes test everyone was still talking up how Gough/Caddick would do againts the aussies batsmen.
As I say, I didn't see the series in SL in 2003/04 (saw both top-end games in Aus in 2004) so I can't comment on the particulars.Well off my head i know Vaas bowled to Hayden in 5 test in 2004. Hayden played him well, especially in SRI where the entire Australian team stepped up in every department to win their toughest series during the great era IMO.