Opening the batting and averaging 70 with a strike rate of 108 in Tests is absolutely phenomenal.
Well done to the man.
Not a batsman, a bloody Phenomenon morelike.
Thoroughly deserved, an extraordinary player.
Great stuff, Viru, well deserved.
flat track bully with an inflated average. dont see the hype
and that's this thread off the rails... 8-)
Well deserved. Phenomenal player.
Hats off..to the most talented strokeplayer I have ever seen.
Here's to more consistency and many more awards!
people overrate him all the time:
This were his figures in 2009, other then 2 innnings he scored on dead pitches against sri lanka, i really dont see why would he be considered leading cricketer of the year
24 DNB v New Zealand Hamilton 18 Mar 2009 Test # 1915
34 22 v New Zealand Napier 26 Mar 2009 Test # 1917
48 12 v New Zealand Wellington 3 Apr 2009 Test # 1918
16 51 v Sri Lanka Ahmedabad 16 Nov 2009 Test # 1933
131 - v Sri Lanka Kanpur 24 Nov 2009 Test # 1935
293 - v Sri Lanka Mumbai (BS) 2 Dec 2009 Test # 1937
Anywho, SehWAG. Such a gun, can't think of anyone else who would've deserved it more over the last year, and even one or two more beyond that.
^ but you have to agree that in the subcontinent that tracks are way more "batting friendly"