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    Originally posted by LankanPrince
    All batsman have their weaknesses which don't require a genius bowler to exploit them.
    First of all i dont think this statement makes much sense because if it was so easy for any bowler to find a weakness in a batsman then i dont think there would be any batsman who could score much against any bowler.

    It is not that easy to bowl at quality and destructive players like Gilchrist and it does take a true geniuos to get rid of them in style like Akram used to. To know a weakness is one thing and to exploit it is totally another. You need a bowlers like Wasim who know how to bowl and where exactly to bowl and when to bowl. Not many bowlers are good enough to carry that out.

    One very funny example was in World Cup 2003 when Sachin was about to get his hundred in the semis. When he saw that Aravinda was on to bowl his gentle off spinners he was so arrogant and played such a stupid reverse sweep and got out. Even though we lost the match I will remember that classic moment of stupidity and impatience by the so called 'Little Master'.:P
    Secondly, your example doesnt make any sense as its irrelevant to ur previous statements. So basically your theory is something else and u give an example of something totally different.

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    Gough often used to go around the wicket at Gilchrist - without a doubt it's a better option coming from the left side of the wicket (from the Gilchrist view) but the fielders still have to take the catches.
    You don't take your catches against Gilchrist you ain't got a chance. You do - you've got a better one, but still no gurantee.
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    Now days Gilchrist does not get out very often to bowlers coming around the wicket but it does slow him down if you can keep the ball on offstump.

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    Well, that slows most batsmen down.
    Not too many bowlers have the skill to do it, and the margin-for-error against Gilchrist is smaller than for some.


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