Cricketer indulges in hyperbole.
The World is shocked.
You're just bloody lucky he didn't say that England "need to show a lot of character" to win in India.
It's just a generic soundbite in an age of tired cliches. Nothing more, nothing less.
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I'm not sure why, but I suddenly started wondering who will open the batting for England, now Strauss is gone.
Will it be Joe Root?
With the exception of KP at no6 none of your other batsmen could get into our team.
Last edited by ViruTheBest; 29-10-2012 at 04:35 PM.
I think we can all agree that if Suresh Raina plays, then India's hopes go out the window.
One of those many reasons in Sehwag's case is probably that he's a fat **** with iron feet He won't go down as one of the best because he isn't he's Hayden without the cookbook.
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Love that a batting side which got past 300 twice in sixteen overseas innings is described as the best at, well, anything.
do you think people will be allowed to make violins?
who's going to make the violins?
Good to see that curious strain of Indian hubris is still alive and well.
Greg Chapell himself said when in charge of India that talent and skills > fitness. I was talking about the top 6. I would still go for Dhoni at 7 rather than Prior as I am not convinced Prior can play in all conditions. You saw with Dhoni he can bat aggressively, anchor an innings which is what you want at 7 for our team. Like Gilly.
Footwork is not necessary. Pretty much every English batsmen plays text book style and their stats are poorer than many Indian batsmen. Ian Chapell once said that with Viru the fact he keeps so still actually helps his hand/eye coordination. If reflexes slow down, that is another matter.
But harping on about footwork and fitness is why your team may return to the days of the 90's. There is a lack of talent in England but this obsession with traditional and orthodox players is silly.
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