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Old November 20, 2012, 01:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Tiger444
Agreed. This is why our players struggle in Tests. They might be good in 1 skill but in another skill they are weak. They aren't well rounded enough which is why you might see them doing well 2-3 days but not a full 5 days.
If if only they have two quality all above:
1. patience
2. shot selection.

i liked to hear it from naeem after 1st innings of the 1st test that he have decided not to play too many shot, only those shot that he have selected. That is a good example. good thinking. Even if anyone can remember, sachin tendulker also follow this rule during one of his tour to eng or aus, that he will not play all the shots, only selective shots to those ball which is appropriate for that shot. Let the other balls go or defend. Very simple thing but bd batters didn't learn. They only think if I can hit 4's & 6's then I am a big batsman, crowd will cheer in my name. I will be a big star. very very wrong thinking in the arena of test cricket. Till date, batting in test cricket needs the two basic things :
1. patience
2. shot selection.
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