Originally Posted by silversurf
If if only they have two quality all above:
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.
If my memory serves me right, it was a tour to Australia where the Aussies had a game-plan to bowl consistently wide of off stump to Tendulkar and frustrate him to go for a loose drive. He got out cheaply a couple of times before he decided that he will not play on the off side at all and only try to score off deliveries aimed at the stumps. If i am not mistaken he got a century in that game.