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    Quote Originally Posted by Gob View Post
    where was that article?

    I'd very much like to read it again
    idk but here's our discussion of his recall in live time (but please don't read my terrible posts). I remember they being a lot of people just assuming his spin must have been a factor in being picked
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    Quote Originally Posted by zorax View Post
    I think what Steve Smith shows us is that batting how you feel fit with hunger to learn, adapt and score runs > batting in a way that is 'correct'

    To insist new generations try to bat like Smith would be to miss the point entirely.
    Also nothing to do with what I said

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    honestly I thought the Steve Smith question was gonna be: 'is he gonna go past 945 ranking points?'

    i should make a poll

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    some quality in that thread, including "dave hussey would pose as much threat as a spinner as nathan lyon"
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    god it sucked when Hussey retired and we were seeing "hey let's pick Dave Hussey!" no offence to dave

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    i think i posted a variation of that "no no no no" post every time someone advocated dave hussey's selection

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    it's insane how different Australian cricket would be if Usman and Watson did their homework

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    Quote Originally Posted by vcs View Post
    It's a myth that he's ugly to watch. His Perth knock was a joy to watch. Granted the pitch was a good one for attractive strokeplay, but he was on a different level to everyone else. He can play like that, and grind runs out with the best of them as well, like at Brisbane.
    No, it really isn't a myth! I'm not doubting what he's done in the slightest, or potentially what he can go on and achieve, but there will never be an innings of Steve Smith's that's anything other than a tough watch, and that's not just from an England as the opponents persepective. I'm sure he doesn't care how he looks as long as he keeps piling up the runs!
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    Quote Originally Posted by zorax View Post
    I think what Steve Smith shows us is that batting how you feel fit with hunger to learn, adapt and score runs > batting in a way that is 'correct'

    To insist new generations try to bat like Smith would be to miss the point entirely.

    Very good point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gnske View Post
    Englishman accusing Steve Smith of ruining cricket.

    Amazing.
    It was actually an Irishman who said it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zorax View Post
    Smith's got a stronger case than most tho.


    I'm just happy Smith's craziness is channeled into scoring runs rather than world domination tbh.
    I'm not saying for a minute there's anything sinister about him. More that, well, I could see him going back to his hotel room after knocking off another 150 and engaging in ferociously competitive play with He-Man figures, or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodster View Post
    No, it really isn't a myth! I'm not doubting what he's done in the slightest, or potentially what he can go on and achieve, but there will never be an innings of Steve Smith's that's anything other than a tough watch, and that's not just from an England as the opponents persepective. I'm sure he doesn't care how he looks as long as he keeps piling up the runs!
    Lol, Its all very subjective
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    I just can not fathom how people say his play is ugly. It is different, sure, but it is also beautiful in the way he does it. I have been watching youtube to see him clobber bouncers back to the ground for the last half hour. It seriously is a shot to mesmerise.

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    It's definitely ugly but it's also fun to watch
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodster View Post
    No, it really isn't a myth! I'm not doubting what he's done in the slightest, or potentially what he can go on and achieve, but there will never be an innings of Steve Smith's that's anything other than a tough watch, and that's not just from an England as the opponents persepective. I'm sure he doesn't care how he looks as long as he keeps piling up the runs!
    I'm sure useless 40s are so much more watchable than hundreds on raging turners.
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