> > Is it just me or does he remind anyone else of Kambli? ?Talented,
> > flamboyant, left handed etc.
> > Perhaps he can do what Kambli couldn't - make a flying start and
> > continue.
> Kambli played the last of his 17 Tests at an age when Dhawan hadn't
> even made his debut. If there was someone like a Kirsten or Wright as
> coach when he played, with a good bunch of selectors, he'd have - or
> should have - played at least 50 Tests more. Any which way you dice
> it, it's ghastly that someone with Kambli's record played as little as
> he did. I don't buy any of the stories about his Ryder-like off-field
> life and so-called weakness against short deliveries as the excuse to
> finish him off in Tests.
> > Nice article to get the juices flowing for the SA-IND series at the
> > end of the year:
> > Should be a cracker
> Don't know about RSA but Dhawan sure would feel at home in Oz because
> his wife stays in Melbourne :)
I watched Kambli bat at the ***hede in 94/5 v WI. With Dravid,
Laxman and even Ganguly (in addition to the already established
Azhar, Sachin and Manjrekar) in contention for MO spots, there is
no way he would have lasted another 50 tests. His technique was
too suspect - and his attitude probably made sure that he never
got around to working on it and fixing it. Ganguly had problems with
technique as well, but he was determined enough to overcome it
and have a decent Test career (I believe SCG does not get enough
credit for his sheer determination and grit - most people see only
the flamboyant and lazy prince of Calcutta in him).