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Re: KP....nearly the end,it was eventful.
« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2018, 03:37:06 PM »

Indeed. Whilst he may never have had the ruthless obsession with stats that allowed Tendulkar, Dravid, Waugh, Pointing and now Kohli, Smith and Williamson to pile up such averages, there was something about him in full flow that said to the bowler "you might as do it underarm mate".

Examples in Test cricket are numerous, so I'll pick one from his first year in county cricket, a B&H cup game at Headingley. KP came in six in a run chase, and Goughie - still at near his peak - gave him some stick.  KP walked across his stumps and flicked a near perfect Yorker over the old pavilion...
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Re: KP....nearly the end,it was eventful.
« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2018, 05:18:53 PM »

Wish he was still playing. His commentary is spoiling watching the cricket for me. Dreadful

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Re: KP....nearly the end,it was eventful.
« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2018, 05:19:19 PM »

Wish he was still playing. His commentary is spoiling watching the cricket for me. Dreadful

ah well, there is that...
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Re: KP....nearly the end,it was eventful.
« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2018, 05:22:18 PM »

At his best a master batsman

At his worst a total **** (insert own expletive)

For me giving him the captaincy was when it all changes boosted the ego too much and should never have happened

One of Englands best but a total co*k
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Re: KP....nearly the end,it was eventful.
« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2018, 05:22:44 PM »

KP and Vaughan in the box together is enough to put anyone off cricket

Appalling stuff
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Re: KP....nearly the end,it was eventful.
« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2018, 05:24:51 PM »

KP and Vaughan in the box together is enough to put anyone off cricket

Appalling stuff

Still not as bad as boycs!
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Re: KP....nearly the end,it was eventful.
« Reply #21 on: February 07, 2018, 05:35:42 PM »

Nope - much, much worse
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Re: KP....nearly the end,it was eventful.
« Reply #22 on: February 07, 2018, 07:16:39 PM »

So good yet so infuriating.
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Re: KP....nearly the end,it was eventful.
« Reply #23 on: February 07, 2018, 07:27:38 PM »

For me giving him the captaincy was when it all changes boosted the ego too much and should never have happened

For reasons other than a swollen head, captaincy should not be extended to the best player in the team unless he is natural fighter, can handle stress, is highly disciplined individual, and is an excellent man manager.

I feel for Root. He should give up the captaincy and focus on records. Amla did it.
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Re: KP....nearly the end,it was eventful.
« Reply #24 on: February 07, 2018, 08:16:36 PM »

With out a Doubt one off the he most talented Cricketers to wear an England Shirt and that's where it stops. Badly treated by the ECB oh yes quite right they are the ones that forced him into betraying his own Team mates into divulging game plans and weaknesses of not only a fellow Team mate but that of his Captain . One thing to remember about KP he never has and never will do anything for Nothing the word I is the biggest word in his vocabulary
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Re: KP....nearly the end,it was eventful.
« Reply #25 on: February 07, 2018, 08:18:30 PM »

Great cricketer
Sh!t bloke
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Re: KP....nearly the end,it was eventful.
« Reply #26 on: February 07, 2018, 09:15:14 PM »

With out a Doubt one off the he most talented Cricketers to wear an England Shirt and that's where it stops. Badly treated by the ECB oh yes quite right they are the ones that forced him into betraying his own Team mates into divulging game plans and weaknesses of not only a fellow Team mate but that of his Captain . One thing to remember about KP he never has and never will do anything for Nothing the word I is the biggest word in his vocabulary

As KP said himself even a village cricketer could have told the saffas how to get Strauss out.

Ive met him very briefly a couple of times, thoroughly nice bloke, never met anyone with the level of passion he has for cricket. If what many younger pro players have said is true he was incredible to have in the Surrey dressing room, happy to impart knowledge and go through batting techniques, approaches to games etc. Seemed to be a popular person around the world T20 franchises. But i suppose that goes against the whole "**** bloke" image. 
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Re: KP....nearly the end,it was eventful.
« Reply #27 on: February 07, 2018, 10:01:05 PM »

Most players around the world sing praises about him and hes helped the likes of Roy, root and stonis.
Cant say many international players (if any) sing praises for blokes like Swann and Anderson so make up your own mind. Cant recall any overseas international player on commentary or on interview say Swann is fantastic etc.
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Re: KP....nearly the end,it was eventful.
« Reply #28 on: February 08, 2018, 06:27:58 AM »

Most players around the world sing praises about him and hes helped the likes of Roy, root and stonis.
Cant say many international players (if any) sing praises for blokes like Swann and Anderson so make up your own mind. Cant recall any overseas international player on commentary or on interview say Swann is fantastic etc.

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They cant all be wrong - but I agree that as self employed CEO of KP Corp in T20 as a gun for hire is when hes felt most at home.
But way too many teams deemed themselves better off without him for that to be overlooked

 
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Re: KP....nearly the end,it was eventful.
« Reply #29 on: February 08, 2018, 07:14:48 AM »

As KP said himself even a village cricketer could have told the saffas how to get Strauss out.

Ive met him very briefly a couple of times, thoroughly nice bloke, never met anyone with the level of passion he has for cricket. If what many younger pro players have said is true he was incredible to have in the Surrey dressing room, happy to impart knowledge and go through batting techniques, approaches to games etc. Seemed to be a popular person around the world T20 franchises. But i suppose that goes against the whole "**** bloke" image.

I think he's probably a decent bloke, just a junk teammate on the whole.
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