Pssh... you are a dimwit... Guy is freakin experienced, if he cant handle pressure... he shouldn't be playing in the team. Full Stop!
What is he a 13 year old Japanese school girl....that he started crying after seeing 5 wickets down?
Besides, in the England series, their averages weren't that much apart. How about Dravid in
the scorecards I attached in SA series? How about Dravid at MCG 2011 and MCG overall?
Dravid is actually a special case. He consumes a lot of balls and goes slow without taking
any risk; others have to do the scoring to keep up with the opposition to make a contest
out of it, at the risk of selflessly losing their wickets.
If everyone in the side claimed the luxury of playing like Dravid, we'd lose every single Test.
So in a sense, Dravid plays a very selfish game. He's typecast himself into that role.
CoverDrive, you have a long way to go to understand Test cricket. I'd say, stick to T20 or
doing what you clearly know a lot about - scratching your sweaty balls.
It IS relevant that Sachin can't learn how to handle pressure despite having 20 years of experience and 30,000 runs behind him...
Sachin has a strike out of ~54 and Dravid has a strike of ~45 in last 3 years. I don't believe that's a big difference, at least not one that should have a negative effect on the team.
Sehwag gives us. Even so its 10 units higher.
Post numbers of their entire career and you'll be shocked. Counter with some logic, otherwise just
admit Dravid is a selfish player who plays riskless to ensure he gets bigs scores (albeit for the team,
nothing wrong there) while others are busy making a contest of it.
Accolades go to the right people for a reason, CoverDrive. You are too dumb to understand that.
I have never seen Sachin make a context out of anything - in fact, its Sehwag who does that sort of thing. Never seen Sachin play aggressively so we can win a game.
As for Dravid, it is his JOB to play like that; every team has a player that has to hold an end and Dravid does that! Would you rather have 55 vs 45 strike rate or more runs? I hope you think with logic.
that you end up scoring bigger when you're that player. Others are the ones making a match
out of it.
Post their strike rates from the just concluded MCG test, while you're at it.
Also, it is bull that every team has such a player. There is only one "Wall" for a reason. He blocks.
I'd go as far as saying if other Test nation had a player like Dravid, they wouldn't stick with him for
A Cook also players a similar role - his SR is 49.
English players will always be underrated, what's confusing is usually after an ass drooping the other country realise we're pretty good, that's what happened with Australia, but for some reason this hasn't happened with Indian's.