Doesn't really count. He's so over the hill he's face down in moss in the valley floor 50ft below sea level.
Seriously though, the ICC must implement the DRS and take it out of Dhoni's and BCCI's hands.
After 5 sessions I think India bowled reasonably well at times with two lapses, firstly trying to bounce Ponting after lunch gave Australia a free 30 odd, and bowling short and wide crud to the tail giving Australia a bonus 60-80. FFS, bowl to hit the top of off stump bringing in caught, bowled and LBW, interspersed with the odd yorker and the odd bouncer to the throat. Short and wide outside off stump may get the odd caught in the cordon but it bleeds runs. Yadav looks great. The Indian attack isn't weak by any means, it just loses its "tightness"(discipline) at times.
Warner needs a reality check, England will eat him alive in England; Cowan looks good; Marsh will be found wanting in England, maybe No5 for him?; Ponting looked OK but he's no Dravid; Clarke, WTF? I think he plays the odd premeditated shot like the straight one that he left that took off stump against NZ, I mean who the hell cuts a chest high ball over off stump?; Hussey needs to get a time slot on the comedy channel, regardless if he didn't knick it, he wouldn't have made much anyway, made a Zaheer Khan half tracker medium pacer look like a Big Bird Garner effort ball on a green top; Haddin's a has-been-who-never-was; The Aussie tail is getting more and more impressive.
Clarke has to stop hiding at 5 and sacrificing young blokes at 3, he should go to 3 or f*ck off.
I thought Phil Hughes had a poor technique but Gautam Gambhir makes Hughes look like Arthur Morris. That was embarrassing, to have techniques like Dravid (I see why he's called "The Wall"
), Tendulkar and VVS in the same side makes Gambhir stand out like a dogs bollocks.
I've been waiting months to watch VVS, I hope he delivers AT LEAST a ton.
Any fellow Aussies care to comment on Haddin's keeping? Is he the worst post war gloveman in baggy green? Is he the worst gloveman currently playing first class cricket in Australia (I include BBL, Ryobi and Sheffield Shield)? That dropped catch off Sehwag was an abomination, and the w@nkers in the commentary box (9WWOS) gloss over it and make zero comment.
I'm always calling for over-the-hill old blokes to go and stop being greedy cnuts ala Hussey but Dravid and Tendulkar look sooo good.
C'mon India I'm looking for 3/240 at stumps Day2, 4/350 at lunch, 5/470 at tea, 7/600 at stumps Day3. Sorry ozmates I want the pr
!ck Sutherland and CA to see once for all the Emperor (Australian cricket) hasn't got a stitch on (vis
selection, scheduling, match priorities and development) abd then just maybe we may have a glimmer of getting The Ashes back in 2013.
Not ONE Australian in the top 15 run scorers in 2011.
Rahul Dravid (India) 1067
Ian Bell (England) 950
Darren Bravo (West Indies) 949
Alastair Cook (England) 927
Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) 926
Taufeeq Umar (Pakistan) 831
VVS Laxman (India) 770
Younis Khan (Pakistan) 765
Misbah-ul-Haq (Pakistan) 765
Azhar Ali (Pakistan) 732
Kevin Pietersen (England) 731
Sachin Tendulkar (India) 651
Mohammad Hafeez (Pakistan) 647
Shiv Chanderpual (West Indies) 646
Kirk Edwards (West Indies) 595