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    The Quiet One - VVS Laxman

    The Quiet One

    VVS Laxman In an era of brash,young aggressive Indian cricketers like Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh and Sreesanth, it is a calming influence to know that you have someone like VVS Laxman in your team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    The Quiet One

    VVS Laxman In an era of brash,young aggressive Indian cricketers like Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh and Sreesanth, it is a calming influence to know that you have someone like VVS Laxman in your team.

    by Giridhar Hariharan
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    Laxman, perhaps queitly, can claim to be the one batsman who has owned Glen McGrath over a period of time and in his peak.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeevan View Post
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    Laxman, perhaps queitly, can claim to be the one batsman who has owned Glen McGrath over a period of time and in his peak.
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    Five dismissals in ten games isn't exactly being owned. Remember that's his average score on dismissal, not the runs per dismissal he scored against McGrath.
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    The Filth have comfortably the better bowling. But the Gash have the batting. Might be quite good to watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeevan View Post
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    Laxman, perhaps queitly, can claim to be the one batsman who has owned Glen McGrath over a period of time and in his peak.
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    Rule no 1 of cricket web: Never claim an asian player to own an australian player, or vice-versa

    edit: Even if it happens to be true.
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    It does tend to lead to lots of utterly stupid counter-claims and counter-claims and counter-claims and counter-claims and counter-claims and counter-claims, so yes. Inherently there's not a lot wrong with it, but with the inevitability of the outcome it'd be so much easier if no-one ever did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    Five dismissals in ten games isn't exactly being owned. Remember that's his average score on dismissal, not the runs per dismissal he scored against McGrath.
    Laxman averages 44.57 in matches against McGrath which is pretty good, certainly not 'owned' though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikki View Post
    Laxman averages 44.57 in matches against McGrath which is pretty good, certainly not 'owned' though.
    I agree and have to disagree with jeevan on this one. Laxman indeed "owned" Australian attack (comprising McGrath and Warne for good measure) in the epic 2001 series. But was "owned" by them in the 1999-00 series (except for the brilliant Sydney hundred) and in 2004. Pretty much even stevens there.

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    You can own someone for one ball, one over, one inning, one test match or one series - that's not what I am talking about. My conclusion was for overall. Rarely are contests very one sided - if it were that would be ownage. Since it wasn't, on the balance, it was fairly even.

    Which means we agree, but I am clarifying for future reference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Alex View Post
    I agree and have to disagree with jeevan on this one. Laxman indeed "owned" Australian attack (comprising McGrath and Warne for good measure) in the epic 2001 series. But was "owned" by them in the 1999-00 series (except for the brilliant Sydney hundred) and in 2004. Pretty much even stevens there.
    Yes exclude all good performances of Laxman and then obviously he was owned.

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    Love watching Laxman bat. Would walk to Perth from here to see him if it was guaranteed he'd make runs. Great player to watch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    Five dismissals in ten games isn't exactly being owned. Remember that's his average score on dismissal, not the runs per dismissal he scored against McGrath.
    My bad, I had thought this meant he had scored 400 runs vs McGrath but being out to him only 5 times. (In retrospect, that would be quite a bit of work for cricinfo).



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