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Well except for maybe Mike Gatting, hounded out of the job for shagging a barmaid and still harangued about a reverse sweep shot even now.This is utter drivel, I don’t think there’s been a cricketer since whos had a harder time from the English media.
I mean this is just silly neither of them called greats that I know of, Trundler just blathering nonsense about a time he didn't seem to have lived through.
Oh I'm not in the Richard category with Athers, and actually there is a comparison that doesn't work great with him, Alec Stewart's record as opener at roughly the same time. Yet he was clearly better than mediocrity personified, and quite frankly it's posting that makes mediocre seem an high level.
Oh on Bairstow he was **** for two years, I probably slagged him for 2 years, he's now great, and I love him. The way it goes if you average mid-30s, it's going to be swings and roundabouts.