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    Exasperated Ranting

    this is a thread where you put all your angry cricket related rants and vent anything you need to vent without being judged by the rest of the forum, because they're doing it too. er, hopefully.

    feel free to delete this thread if it's a terrible idea, and please do not be dicks to other users for their rants.


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    steve smith. this sounds so ridiculous but it pains me to watch him bat. some players are prone to poor shots or edginess when they're on 2. it's awful to have to watch smith flum around for 150. with all of these india one-dayers it's ridiculous to see a batsman be able to flick through square leg so cleanly and then the very next ball play the most disgusting agricultural hack you've seen. they say it's a "unique" technique. it's also a unique technique if i go out to bat and hold the blade and try to hit it with the stick but guess frickin' what it's not a good one. i struggle to even put reason to how he succeeds and dare i say it he can make a test match dull and boring to me; sure it is entertaining to some to see his strange technique at work but i find it just horrendously boring and unappealing, as well as the fact on the roady mcroads in australia once he's in it's rarely an even bat and ball contest, but that's a different rant.

    more rants from me to come later about australian pitches, selectors, quotas, aggression and more but let's have a look at what the rest of cricketweb can dish up.
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    We do have a "What grinds your cricketing gears" thread...
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    Quote Originally Posted by zorax View Post
    We do have a "What grinds your cricketing gears" thread...
    and today on why you shouldn't make threads without researching first...
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    Agree with you regards Smith ftr. I am constantly amazed at how he has been so successful.......but successful he most certainly has been. So I guess the issue is ours not his, but he will never be a batsmen I enjoy watching.
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    If Graeme Smith "The King of Ugly Batting" could be so successful, there's no reason why Steve Smith can't.
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    Steve Smith is a more aesthetically watchable batsman than Ian Bell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    Steve Smith is a more aesthetically watchable batsman than Ian Bell.
    only when you're on a KW purge
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    Quote Originally Posted by harsh.ag View Post
    only when you're on a KW purge
    Nah, KW is great. Ian Bell I find boring as ****, always have.

    Give me an unorthodox and "ugly" looking batsman any day who understands his game inside out and is good at manipulating fields, working the ball off good deliveries to change the bowlers' lines and lengths and finds new ways to counteract threatening bowling (batsmanship, in a word) to someone who bats with a checklist.
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    Bell looks class when going good to me, don't know why people have been trying to put that away as some sort of 'myth' lately

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    Steve Smith is the most annoying cricketer in history. It's as if after Chester-le-Street in 2013, Lehmann turned to him and said "Steve, why don't you just be Don Bradman?" and Smith pulled it off in his own unique way. Since the end of 2014 has averaged 90 across all formats in Australia. Ludicrous...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    Bell looks class when going good to me, don't know why people have been trying to put that away as some sort of 'myth' lately
    Nothing to do with quality tbf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    Nothing to do with quality tbf.
    I mean aesthetically. I'm assuming the reason you brought Bell up was because he's generally thought of as very easy on the eye. Of late I've been noticing an increasing number of posters (or maybe the same people repeatedly, can't recall who they are) saying it's not true. Of course it's very subjective and guys like you who've always found Bell boring are excluded, but I find that his ****ness has interestingly coincided with this opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    I mean aesthetically. I'm assuming the reason you brought Bell up was because he's generally thought of as very easy on the eye. Of late I've been noticing an increasing number of posters (or maybe the same people repeatedly, can't recall who they are) saying it's not true. Of course it's very subjective and guys like you who've always found Bell boring are excluded, but I find that his ****ness has interestingly coincided with this opinion.
    Think it's more the same people over and over tbf. I've been saying this since like 2011 when Bell was averaging high-40s.

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    To put it briefly, if aliens ever landed on Earth and the first thing they saw was Steve Smith batting, they would take one quick look and nope the **** out of our planet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burner View Post
    To put it briefly, if aliens ever landed on Earth and the first thing they saw was Steve Smith batting, they would take one quick look and nope the **** out of our planet.
    Not if Steyn were bowling

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