> > Rest 21 knocks avging 15.
> Agreed that 1999 was a poor year for SRT in ODIs. I am not too
> by those high scores against mediocre attacks. However, AMN, we
> appreciate at least one word of praise, from you, for SRT's
> in Tests :-) This hasn't been forthcoming from you (or has it?) so
This looks rather funny to me. If you really want me to talk on how
well SRT did it must be in a thread related to Tests. In any case since
you seem to be hell bent right now:- I have no real problems in saying
SRT batted great in Tests.
> far. I mean, you have accepted that personally through email, but
> would be great to do that in RSC too :-).
Jesus Christ. First of all you sent a personal mail. I responded to
it privately. If you had started the thread in rsc while I was around I
would have responded to it in rsc. Or did you expect me start a thread
in response to that mail ?? You must have explicitly said that. I too
would have started a thread "Let's praise SRT" to prove my secular
> I guess you are happy to
> still gotten some chance to bash him.
B.S. SRT played politics. So I bashed him for it. On top of it
people want to talk ***about openning and middle order for SRT's
failures. Some months back people were bashing Azhar for his
reflexes and fielding. Now what about SRT's fielding ? No one bashes
SRT for his fielding. People said Azhar did not lead from front as if
SRT did it in RSA '97 ?
> So, let me egg you on: What do you think of that 116 scored
> against a
> classy attack comprising of
> 1) the world's best fast bowler (who's comparable with the best of
> any era)
Sure it was a superb performance.
> 2) the world's best spinner (who's comparable with the best
> spinner of any era)
I don't want to say anything on this. I have never questioned SRT's
competence against spin. I think I had acknoledged his batting
against Warne sometime back.
> 3) the world's (legally) fastest bowler (who is comparable to the
> in any era). In addition, that innings was scored
> 4) on a bouncy pitch
> 5) when the team needed it, being in dire 11 for 2
> 6) when all the others around him failed.
See, it was one hell of a knock. I have no problems in saying so. But
surely this is not the thread this should be addressed. I really can't
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