Graeme had no gusto

2014-03-05 14:25
Graeme Smith (File)
has no test 100s against either Sri Lanka or India, and no one day hundred against Pakistan, so your statement is not even true, perhaps you should follow your own advice.

If one factors out his huge average run scores against teams like Bangladesh (82) and Zimbabwe (81) and West Indies (70) his average suddenly doesn't look nearly as fantastic as it does at first glance, but hey it's easy to chery pick statistics without thinking about them - as you have made a termendous effort of demonstrating.

Smiths captaincy was truly the era of: play a bunch of series against horribly bad teams to make our statistics look good, blow a lot of hot ego air about how amazing we are and how we are the worlds best, go to world cup or other game against a real team and see it all blow up in our faces.
You never saw this nonsense before and I hope it will vanish now that he is gone, had he been half as obsessed with being a good captain and/or actually performing as he were with his statistics perhaps we would have actually won a world cup or something that mattered.

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