Agreed. At various stages in his career he has seemed one of the few Englishmen prepared to play with the necessary grit and concentration required at test level.
Originally posted by PY
8281 runs in 128 Tests at average of 40.19. 15 centuries and 44 half-centuries. A career that has spanned over 13 years and quite a few captains including himself and he is now the 2nd highest run-scorer in Test cricket for England
Think he's good enough for a little respect :D. Couldn't have asked for any more really.