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    The 300, the epic 190-odd against Aus where he was batting in one day mode and those daddy hundreds India. Man, there are so many Amla moments. Just a great role model and example in the sport. Gonna miss the Mighty#.

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    That South African side really struck fear into you, owing largely to Steyn, Amla and De Villiers. All gone now.
    Amla still remains the batsman I most enjoy copying. Those supple wrists had a grace about them you normally associate with subcontinental players. Explains why he was so good against spin.
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    Great player and terrific ambassador/ role model. He’ll be missed.

    What a shocking week for SA.

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    Is it something of an anomaly that a batsman who in many ways seemed "old school" was ultimately a very good test player but an ATG ODI player who scored his runs quite quickly? Or does it make perfect sense and I just don't get it?


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    He was a greater test bat than an ODI bat for me. He did exceptional things in test cricket, but couldn't emulate that sort of performance in ODIs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burner View Post
    He was a greater test bat than an ODI bat for me. He did exceptional things in test cricket, but couldn't emulate that sort of performance in ODIs.
    I mean, I know some of the arguments for this POV (lot of runs against weaker opposition etc) but still, statistically there is a pretty big gap which I would say warrants a fair bit of justification being required in support of your opinion.

    Statistically he was pretty much an ODI phenom

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    Quote Originally Posted by thierry henry View Post
    Statistically he was pretty much an ODI phenom
    Well statistically Ryan ten Doeschate is the greatest ODI player in history by a margin. Can't just ignore the context of stats

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    Is this just one of those in-group CW things, like everyone knows that despite re-writing the record books Amla wasn't actually a good ODI player?

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    Wasn't Amla the fastest to 6k, 7k and 8k runs? He was phenomenal. His reputation as a JAMODI bully is well earned though
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    It's hard to believe how good he became given how gunge his start in test cricket was. Only averaged 25 after his first 15 tests - full credit to the selectors for persevering with him.

    Sad to see the final break up of such a great side, though I've got few doubts that SA will bounce back quickly enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trundler View Post
    Wasn't Amla the fastest to 6k, 7k and 8k runs? He was phenomenal. His reputation as a JAMODI bully is well earned though
    Yes, his ODI performances were "statistically" all-time elite level. I know CW loves talking about "JAMODIs" and all that but jeez, those runs didn't make themselves. And no, it's not comparable to a player from the Netherlands making runs against fellow minnows.

    Surely there's a very strong argument that Amla was a better ODI than test player. I thought it was a pretty self-evident starting point but apparently the argument for context in stats has been refined to the point that only performances in about 5% of games actually count.

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    Anyway, sorry for diverting and much love to the big homie Hashim

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    Quote Originally Posted by thierry henry View Post
    Is this just one of those in-group CW things, like everyone knows that despite re-writing the record books Amla wasn't actually a good ODI player?
    I don't actually know, I've just heard people on here talk about it and when I don't know things (which is very rare) I tend to just follow along with popular opinion

    Quote Originally Posted by thierry henry View Post
    And no, it's not comparable to a player from the Netherlands making runs against fellow minnows.
    I wasn't comparing them, just using the example to illustrate a point
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bahseph View Post
    The 300, the epic 190-odd against Aus where he was batting in one day mode and those daddy hundreds India. Man, there are so many Amla moments. Just a great role model and example in the sport. Gonna miss the Mighty#.


    Still think that Perth match was their best match against Australia post isolation

    Quote Originally Posted by Bahnz View Post
    It's hard to believe how good he became given how gunge his start in test cricket was. Only averaged 25 after his first 15 tests - full credit to the selectors for persevering with him.

    Sad to see the final break up of such a great side, though I've got few doubts that SA will bounce back quickly enough.
    Yeah I remember he didnt start well at all, shows a lot of character how he came back stronger (better technique) when he was dropped.
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    That innings was on another level. I never remember seeing an Australian attack brutalized like Amla brutalized that one. It wasn't even a poor attack either. He was just absolutely in the zone that day and took us apart like a three year old with their older sisters Barbie doll.
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