Sobers was one of the best slip catchers ever to take the field. His height never was a problem. It is the concentration that we lack not the height. Most of the Australians are on the average taller than us. They don't have problem.
If you watched the game then you must have heard the commentators and then later on Mr. Cooley pointing out about the concentration level and its colleration with slip catching. Physically one can be in best condition. he can go through the highest number of hours of practicing slip catches yet in game time if he is not paying attention that fraction of a second would cause the person wobble or drop easiest of catches.
You and I both know Most of the MLB players are way taller than our cricket players and are also more flexible and faster than them. Reflex comes naturally with practice. But concentration is a must for the fielding unit. Nomar don't need any gloves.
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Last edited by Tigers_eye; May 29, 2007 at 04:03 PM..