South Africa were always in with a chance of success if Smith was at the crease. Ridiculous player.
A man who was so easily dislikable earning the respect of so many says a lot.
Just checked his stats, can't believe how many first class games (159) to tests (116) he's played. Some record surely? Great player though.
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Was it injury? Or was it just a case of being mentally shot having led his nation for pretty much his whole career?
33 is such a young age to retire.
Gun player, in any case. I know it's more to do with the team performance, but scoring 27 centuries and none of them in a defeat is such a ridiculous statistic.
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Would people classify him as an ATG?
On the spur of the moment, I'm tending towards yes.
Smith played 94% of his tests as captain. Must be a record?
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Smith started captaining in his 8th Test as player IIRC. So he'd have the edge over Sammy by a single Test all the way until Sammy played his 117th Test.
Sammy needs 134 Tests in total, 96 more as captain to hit 94%. I'm not sure what you're doing there Joe
You mentioned that Sammy has captained 30/38 Tests. I assumed he played his first 8 Tests as non-captain and has a 30 Test run as captain currently.
All it takes is a simple Bing search to clear my doubts, but I cbf to do even that
Right, I thought you were adding to the whole %age discussion
Smith is no Lee Germon.
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