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Thanks for reviving this thread folks
And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW
Yeah we don't crap in the first world; most of us would actually have no idea what that was emanating from Ajmal's backside. Why isn't it roses and rainbows like what happens here? PEWS's retort to Ganeshran on Daemon's picture depicting Ajmal's excreta
I more than expected this thread to explode back to life during the MCCvROW game
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Yeah...at times. Anyway never give a sucker an even break and if you really think that I wont disabuse you.
Shouldn't Grace be opening? Viv at 3 and the Prince at 4 and Sobers at 5 would settle that line up much better
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Plus Grace and Miller batting together would be so good...
I also thought his stumpings weren't with the speed of a Grout or the precision of a Tallon. So exceptional no, but better than most who have since tried to follow his batsman keeper ways, sure
Gilly was a magnificent keeper. The distinction with Tallon or Grout is just one for the purists. Its like preferring one batsmen over another bcos he plays the cover drive classically. Or a bowler bcos his action is more side on than others. It may appeal aesthetically but there isn't a practical benefit that should influence selection. What matters to a batsman is runs. Similarly it doesnt matter if a keeper dives for his catches as long as he holds them and that his stumpings are swift enough to find batsmen out of their crease. Gilly took his chances and then accelerates ahead of anyone thanks to his match winning batting.
Modern keepers don't get as much chance to show off their stumping skills because modern batsmen play back in their crease a lot more, and spinners are generally less utilised nowadays anyhow.
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