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    Alistair Cook is more talented than Kevin Pietersen : James Anderson


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    That will certainly help dressing room bonding.

    Seriously, this makes no sense..
    “He’s probably more talented than KP. Kevin finds it so easy to play, he’s so naturally gifted with the shots he’s got, and Cookie’s not got that. He relies on the shots he has got and he relies on his mental toughness to get him through and he’s shown how *talented he is this trip.”
    Does he have a different definition of "talent" from the rest of the world?

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    Pretty poor from the star - shock horror I know - but all Jimmy said was that Cook makes better use of what he's got. Bit of a nothing story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vcs View Post
    That will certainly help dressing room bonding.

    Seriously, this makes no sense..


    Does he have a different definition of "talent" from the rest of the world?
    As I said in the Colly tribute thread, don't confuse "talent" with "style". Succeeding despite having relatively poor strokeplay is a talent.


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    Quote Originally Posted by vcs View Post
    That will certainly help dressing room bonding.
    Cook was basically Anderson's batting coach for quite a while (I think they called him a batting "buddy"), so there's probably some playful ribbing there.
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    Jimmy's best form with the bat came when he was buddied with Cook tbh
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Jimmy's best form with the bat came when he was buddied with Cook tbh
    You can really tell they were buddied when he comes out to night-watch too; they have remarkably similar techniques.

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    Should buddy them up as bowlers now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vcs View Post
    That will certainly help dressing room bonding.

    Seriously, this makes no sense..


    Does he have a different definition of "talent" from the rest of the world?
    True.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    As I said in the Colly tribute thread, don't confuse "talent" with "style". Succeeding despite having relatively poor strokeplay is a talent.
    Talent means the skill that someone has quite naturally to do something that is hard. Someone who has talent is able to do something without trying hard. It is an ability that someone is born with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    Said this to PF when he debuted.
    Tbf you said it on here too

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    Isn't it the two of them that look after the ball as well?

    Definitely something going on between them...

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    hehehe. looking after balls.
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    A contradiction tbh, isn't he effectively saying KP is more naturally talented?

    Here's the quote...

    “He’s probably more talented than KP. Kevin finds it so easy to play, he’s so naturally gifted with the shots he’s got, and Cookie’s not got that. He relies on the shots he has got and he relies on his mental toughness to get him through and he’s shown how *talented he is this trip.”

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