Pucovski impresses on a debut four years in the making
07/01/2021 | sport | cricket | 201
Will Pucovski impresses with 62 on long-awaited debut, having overcome nine concussions and mental health issues to reach the biggest stage.
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07/01/2021 11:34:03 25 3
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Really impressed with Pucovski. He looked elegant, classy and composed. Compact in defence and seemed to have extra time to play the ball. Great debut by a wonderful talent.
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07/01/2021 12:33:44 17 5
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The Jury is still out for me. As soon as as saw him playing around his pad I thought "LBW candidate". Add to that he took on a couple of bouncers, top edging one and getting lucky where it landed, and then dropped twice...

Don't get me wrong, he could well go on to get 10,000 test runs but we'll see.
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07/01/2021 14:14:03 4 1
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Falls over
Looks like an LBW candidate early to a nip backer

But he will hopefully sort that

Does play straight and with a full face
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07/01/2021 11:36:52 6 22
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Another player who will batter England about like a swing-ball set
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07/01/2021 12:12:49 5 6
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Hopefully, otherwise all they've got is Smith
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07/01/2021 11:51:37 6 6
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The Article praises him and sets out it well so taking it steady is the key factor.

Appears if and when he knows his limits so far so go and enjoy your Cricketing career and Test too.

Like many of us know be great for the Media Circus just let these lads get on with the early stages of their careers too and not comparing or expecting wonders all the time.
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07/01/2021 12:02:48 4 2
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Spot on. The amount of conclusions flying about after a debut in sport especially in football and cricket is somewhat bemusing. Either they are not up to it or they are going to be something special.
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07/01/2021 11:52:19 2 8
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See - after all the carping & triumphalism after the last Test, it's back to something like normal. Make judgements over a series, rather than a single match.
Very disappointed to see Pant trying to claim that catch off Pucovski. No way he couldn't have known it hit the ground so you have to call it out as cheating. Removed
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07/01/2021 11:55:43 8 3
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Good luck sir.

Can't wait for the next Ashes.
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08/01/2021 02:52:39 1 0
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Anderson and Broad must be licking their chops. Welcome to bouncer heaven kid.
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07/01/2021 11:57:47 21 4
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Yes he has an excellent first class record and impressed today but let's not build him up too much after one knock at Test level. The guy has struggled with his mental health which he has been admirably open about. Test cricket is as much as a mental test as it is a test of skills so I hope CA manage him well.
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07/01/2021 12:51:11 15 1
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Since Graeme Hick and Mark Ramprakash I've never taken too much from first class averages, especially if their head isn't in the right place. I wish him well though.
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07/01/2021 11:51:37 6 6
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The Article praises him and sets out it well so taking it steady is the key factor.

Appears if and when he knows his limits so far so go and enjoy your Cricketing career and Test too.

Like many of us know be great for the Media Circus just let these lads get on with the early stages of their careers too and not comparing or expecting wonders all the time.
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07/01/2021 12:02:48 4 2
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Spot on. The amount of conclusions flying about after a debut in sport especially in football and cricket is somewhat bemusing. Either they are not up to it or they are going to be something special.
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07/01/2021 12:34:09 1 1
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Yes your post good too.

Man management by the Player and the Selectors needed but if he uses the sport to deal with his issues spot on to the lad.

When the going gets tough and he is handling it fair play and if not he then talk.

As many know not many will admit to having any form of medical or issues so keep it hidden away. Good or bad only time will tell.

Besides that a good Test career.
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07/01/2021 11:36:52 6 22
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Another player who will batter England about like a swing-ball set
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07/01/2021 12:12:49 5 6
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Hopefully, otherwise all they've got is Smith
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07/01/2021 12:28:13 1 6
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Don't forget Labuschagne, if this guy does well and Warner bullys the English attack like he normally does when at home they will have a very strong top order
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07/01/2021 12:13:13 1 7
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He got hit in the head and concussed eight times by bouncers? Why?
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07/01/2021 12:17:14 8 1
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David - No he wasn’t concussed 8 times by bouncers. Some of the were freak accidents playing Aussie rules, in the home, or fielding
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07/01/2021 12:13:55 5 4
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We’ve got the great Dom sibley. Australia watch out!
Next batting star? Not a chance, mentally unstable (proven) history of concussion. 1 match doesn't make a star, put him up against a proper pace attack and he'll fold. Removed
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07/01/2021 12:43:43 3 1
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How generous of you. Good luck to the lad.
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07/01/2021 12:58:54 1 0
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Serious pacers? Sure he will be fine against Anderson and Broad then. Give the kid a break
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07/01/2021 12:15:29 4 4
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He looked but good but seriously it's one innings. Calm down
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07/01/2021 12:15:42 16 2
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David - No he wasn’t concussed 8 times by bouncers. Some of the were freak accidents playing Aussie rules, in the home, or fielding
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08/01/2021 02:50:01 1 1
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A concussion is a concussion be it in the restroom or a restaurant. The kid does not want anything to do with bouncers and beamers. Dont see him survive test cricket. He was lucky on his 1st outing.
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08/01/2021 08:53:49 0 0
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Nothing against the lad & wish him the best, but i suspect he,d be better advised doing something else...however you choose to explain the concussions, freak or otherwise...that,s 8 by the age of 22....think about that.
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07/01/2021 12:16:03 10 6
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Good to see new talent come into the game. Let's hope he can bring a fresh sportsmanlike attitude into the dressing room, unlike several of his team mates.
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07/01/2021 12:13:13 1 7
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He got hit in the head and concussed eight times by bouncers? Why?
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07/01/2021 12:17:14 8 1
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David - No he wasn’t concussed 8 times by bouncers. Some of the were freak accidents playing Aussie rules, in the home, or fielding
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07/01/2021 12:21:34 3 8
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Two reprieves before reaching 40! India should have carried on banging in the short balls around his face!
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07/01/2021 12:35:44 1 2
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Fair point although not the way but you are Playing International Cricket. Show his strength in depth too so can handle it then India find another way.
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07/01/2021 12:25:46 53 6
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Well done to the young lad. On another note, nice to see Warner failing again...
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07/01/2021 12:30:52 15 17
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Again? He only averages nearly 50 opening the bat.
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07/01/2021 12:57:22 3 1
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He did well to make a run, he is clearly still injured
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07/01/2021 18:00:10 4 1
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Isn't he known as Broad's bunny now?
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07/01/2021 12:26:30 11 4
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The most Australian looking man I've ever seen.
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07/01/2021 12:32:10 7 2
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I'd still take Warne for that crown.
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07/01/2021 12:43:11 1 1
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David Boon ... Jeff Thompson ..
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07/01/2021 16:40:39 3 0
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Does he have a mullet?
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07/01/2021 12:27:57 8 1
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Looks a promising talent. Good luck to him.
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07/01/2021 12:12:49 5 6
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Hopefully, otherwise all they've got is Smith
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07/01/2021 12:28:13 1 6
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Don't forget Labuschagne, if this guy does well and Warner bullys the English attack like he normally does when at home they will have a very strong top order
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07/01/2021 12:53:31 4 2
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And Green is promising as well.
If he gets runs in this Test, it will settle the Australian order.
They will then strengthen in time for The Ashes.
I don't think England has the bowling to win in Australia.
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07/01/2021 12:59:31 3 0
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Warner average less than 10 in the last ashes series.
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07/01/2021 12:29:25 10 1
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Great start for the young fella...I'm sure Langer will lean on Ponting and others in the years to come to help give him good advice...
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07/01/2021 12:40:00 2 1
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Bonus is he is not scared to back away and ask or sort out.

Sure like many International set ups he be looked after with the rest of his colleagues.
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07/01/2021 12:25:46 53 6
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Well done to the young lad. On another note, nice to see Warner failing again...
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07/01/2021 12:30:52 15 17
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Again? He only averages nearly 50 opening the bat.
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07/01/2021 12:42:36 12 6
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His form over the last couple of years hasn’t been anything to write home about though has it. So yes....again
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07/01/2021 14:34:44 13 1
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I think it's fair to say he's a better batsman at home than away.

Last Ashes series (in England) he was lost.

I'm not sure I remember having him having a good series in England...
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07/01/2021 16:41:23 2 1
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And recently?
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07/01/2021 12:31:49 2 9
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Welcome jofra
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07/01/2021 12:26:30 11 4
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The most Australian looking man I've ever seen.
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07/01/2021 12:32:10 7 2
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I'd still take Warne for that crown.
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07/01/2021 12:39:27 6 1
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Siddle?
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07/01/2021 11:34:03 25 3
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Really impressed with Pucovski. He looked elegant, classy and composed. Compact in defence and seemed to have extra time to play the ball. Great debut by a wonderful talent.
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07/01/2021 12:33:44 17 5
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The Jury is still out for me. As soon as as saw him playing around his pad I thought "LBW candidate". Add to that he took on a couple of bouncers, top edging one and getting lucky where it landed, and then dropped twice...

Don't get me wrong, he could well go on to get 10,000 test runs but we'll see.
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08/01/2021 02:48:28 0 0
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I concur 1000%.
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07/01/2021 12:34:02 4 12
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Someone who has had nine concussions should no longer be allowed to play professional sport. Cricket Australia are a disgrace for allowing this to happen, and will likely not help him when he’s sucking his meals through a straw, aged 35.
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07/01/2021 12:40:16 4 2
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So you are saying no more sport of any kind because of concussion, or just Cricket? Do you get to pick the number, is it 9 because he has been concussed 9 times or is once enough? Also, away from sport, what are you allowed to do when you get concussed once? Who is counting and who makes that decision? Seems like this has been very poorly thought through.
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07/01/2021 12:45:45 2 3
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Seeing what Jofra did to Smith and knowing this young lad will face the same. It's not going to be pretty.
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07/01/2021 12:34:05 33 18
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Come on guys I thought the little Englanders only commented on football. Appreciate talent for crickets sake. Puckovski is a talent thats why there's so much hype. Its a thing of the past to see classical test match openers, we need to appreciate them as they are now few and far between.
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07/01/2021 14:07:56 24 10
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"Come on guys I thought the little Englanders only commented on football"

Calling people names is never a good way to bring them round to your point of view
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07/01/2021 12:02:48 4 2
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Spot on. The amount of conclusions flying about after a debut in sport especially in football and cricket is somewhat bemusing. Either they are not up to it or they are going to be something special.
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07/01/2021 12:34:09 1 1
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Yes your post good too.

Man management by the Player and the Selectors needed but if he uses the sport to deal with his issues spot on to the lad.

When the going gets tough and he is handling it fair play and if not he then talk.

As many know not many will admit to having any form of medical or issues so keep it hidden away. Good or bad only time will tell.

Besides that a good Test career.
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07/01/2021 12:21:34 3 8
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Two reprieves before reaching 40! India should have carried on banging in the short balls around his face!
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07/01/2021 12:35:44 1 2
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Fair point although not the way but you are Playing International Cricket. Show his strength in depth too so can handle it then India find another way.
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07/01/2021 12:37:53 6 11
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Nice to see another sport taking concussion seriously.
I have repeatedly advised the BBC that concussion is a mass noun and not a count noun. He may have had concussion nine times but he has not had nine concussions any more than you or I have had nine influenzas.
Still, the BBC takes pride in its illiteracy.
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07/01/2021 12:39:16 8 4
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No need to go anywhere near that toxic social media stuff Will....at a stretch, pop into HYS every now and then....always so warm and friendly ??
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07/01/2021 14:01:51 3 0
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Always a pleasure to read your views if get posted that is.
As you said on another thread you hope the lad does well on his debut of which he has.
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07/01/2021 12:32:10 7 2
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I'd still take Warne for that crown.
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07/01/2021 12:39:27 6 1
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Siddle?
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07/01/2021 12:29:25 10 1
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Great start for the young fella...I'm sure Langer will lean on Ponting and others in the years to come to help give him good advice...
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07/01/2021 12:40:00 2 1
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Bonus is he is not scared to back away and ask or sort out.

Sure like many International set ups he be looked after with the rest of his colleagues.
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07/01/2021 12:34:02 4 12
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Someone who has had nine concussions should no longer be allowed to play professional sport. Cricket Australia are a disgrace for allowing this to happen, and will likely not help him when he’s sucking his meals through a straw, aged 35.
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07/01/2021 12:40:16 4 2
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So you are saying no more sport of any kind because of concussion, or just Cricket? Do you get to pick the number, is it 9 because he has been concussed 9 times or is once enough? Also, away from sport, what are you allowed to do when you get concussed once? Who is counting and who makes that decision? Seems like this has been very poorly thought through.
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07/01/2021 12:45:23 0 1
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Just going to reply to him but being double checked now ...

Yes nowadays Technology and awareness is better provided so guess players and Management would not let them or select to play if any concerns were there.
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07/01/2021 12:30:52 15 17
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Again? He only averages nearly 50 opening the bat.
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07/01/2021 12:42:36 12 6
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His form over the last couple of years hasn’t been anything to write home about though has it. So yes....again
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07/01/2021 12:46:24 8 4
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You sure about that? He averaged over 100 in the last series he played before this one....against the Kiwis as current number 1 team...
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07/01/2021 12:26:30 11 4
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The most Australian looking man I've ever seen.
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07/01/2021 12:43:11 1 1
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David Boon ... Jeff Thompson ..
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07/01/2021 12:56:42 3 2
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Jason Donovan?
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07/01/2021 12:43:15 13 8
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I am staggered that someone who has suffered nine concussions in their life at only 22 is allowed to compete in a sport where the likely hood of being hit on the head is relatively likely sooner or later. Other sports are trying to address the effects of accumulative head injuries and whether is effects mental health.
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07/01/2021 12:52:23 7 4
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I am sure the medics will have provided the right level of advice & pointed out the risks, ultimately it has to be his choice, it’s his life, not yours - no-one is forcing him to play against his will.
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07/01/2021 13:43:55 0 0
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Staggered might not be the most tasteful choice of word. But I was about to suggest stunned to replace it, and that's no better. Amazing, too.

We have a lot of words relating something stupid to the consequences of blows to the head, which makes it even more ridiculous that this kid is allowed to play without a helmet that protects against concussion. (Obviously, nor should anyone else.)
Next batting star? Not a chance, mentally unstable (proven) history of concussion. 1 match doesn't make a star, put him up against a proper pace attack and he'll fold. Removed
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07/01/2021 12:43:43 3 1
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How generous of you. Good luck to the lad.
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07/01/2021 12:40:16 4 2
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So you are saying no more sport of any kind because of concussion, or just Cricket? Do you get to pick the number, is it 9 because he has been concussed 9 times or is once enough? Also, away from sport, what are you allowed to do when you get concussed once? Who is counting and who makes that decision? Seems like this has been very poorly thought through.
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07/01/2021 12:45:23 0 1
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Just going to reply to him but being double checked now ...

Yes nowadays Technology and awareness is better provided so guess players and Management would not let them or select to play if any concerns were there.
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07/01/2021 12:34:02 4 12
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Someone who has had nine concussions should no longer be allowed to play professional sport. Cricket Australia are a disgrace for allowing this to happen, and will likely not help him when he’s sucking his meals through a straw, aged 35.
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07/01/2021 12:45:45 2 3
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Seeing what Jofra did to Smith and knowing this young lad will face the same. It's not going to be pretty.
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07/01/2021 12:42:36 12 6
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His form over the last couple of years hasn’t been anything to write home about though has it. So yes....again
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07/01/2021 12:46:24 8 4
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You sure about that? He averaged over 100 in the last series he played before this one....against the Kiwis as current number 1 team...
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07/01/2021 13:00:59 8 1
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Warner scored 500 runs in two tests against Pakistan last year - including a triple. But yeah - by his standards nothing to write home about last couple of years.
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07/01/2021 12:49:08 39 3
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Always good to see a great player in the making, irrespective of origin. I have little doubt that he will be a thorn in our side during future Ashes series, and genuinely hope he is able to deal with the mental side of the game. it's still early days, but will be watching with more than a little interest. The game need great players, hope he realises his obvious talent.
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07/01/2021 12:54:28 13 1
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Well said, Alan
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07/01/2021 12:59:41 5 0
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Excellent comment
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07/01/2021 16:54:48 1 0
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Completely agree. Looks capable, and clearly has the self-confidence to succeed.
Brave and honest enough to admit to mental health issues and address them before they become a massive issue... maturity beyond his age!
Good luck to the lad.
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07/01/2021 11:57:47 21 4
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Yes he has an excellent first class record and impressed today but let's not build him up too much after one knock at Test level. The guy has struggled with his mental health which he has been admirably open about. Test cricket is as much as a mental test as it is a test of skills so I hope CA manage him well.
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07/01/2021 12:51:11 15 1
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Since Graeme Hick and Mark Ramprakash I've never taken too much from first class averages, especially if their head isn't in the right place. I wish him well though.
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07/01/2021 15:05:42 2 0
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Shield cricket is of generally higher standard than County Championship , though.

Well, at least back in the late 90s/early 00s.
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07/01/2021 12:43:15 13 8
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I am staggered that someone who has suffered nine concussions in their life at only 22 is allowed to compete in a sport where the likely hood of being hit on the head is relatively likely sooner or later. Other sports are trying to address the effects of accumulative head injuries and whether is effects mental health.
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07/01/2021 12:52:23 7 4
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I am sure the medics will have provided the right level of advice & pointed out the risks, ultimately it has to be his choice, it’s his life, not yours - no-one is forcing him to play against his will.
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07/01/2021 13:07:22 4 2
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It's not just his life that's being affected. If he suffers serious injury from a bouncer etc it's the bowler that has to live with it as well as the other players. The medical staff have to protect both the player and everyone out there and it's clear that this lad is far more at risk of traumatic head injury than others. Time for the authorities to remove him from play until the risk is assessed
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07/01/2021 13:24:14 4 0
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It was also the decision of international rugby players to continue in their sport, only now to claim damages for early onset dementia?

I agree, it's about choice, but difficult to take that view when law suits follow.

Heading in football will soon be stopped, meanwhile boxing continues...
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07/01/2021 13:30:10 1 0
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probably the same medics that approve rugby or american football players. Patch them up send them out.
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08/01/2021 22:34:44 0 0
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Said almost every boxer ever, at one point.
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07/01/2021 12:28:13 1 6
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Don't forget Labuschagne, if this guy does well and Warner bullys the English attack like he normally does when at home they will have a very strong top order
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07/01/2021 12:53:31 4 2
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And Green is promising as well.
If he gets runs in this Test, it will settle the Australian order.
They will then strengthen in time for The Ashes.
I don't think England has the bowling to win in Australia.
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07/01/2021 14:19:43 2 0
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The bowling will be the key,

They'll pick horses for courses and go with Wood in Brisbane and Perth to exploit pace and Jofra and Broad will be tough there as well

Anderson under lights in Adelaide after taking 17 at 28 ave last time in Aus could be match winning

They didn't have Stokes last time either

Gotta love the Ashes
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07/01/2021 14:20:06 0 1
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I think Warner
Pucovski
Labuschagne
Smith
Head
Green
Paine

That’s a pretty strong batting order for the ashes

But I think Archer / Wood can get amongst them

England’s Achilles heal is lack of a world class spinner , you need one in Adelaide and Sydney
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07/01/2021 12:49:08 39 3
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Always good to see a great player in the making, irrespective of origin. I have little doubt that he will be a thorn in our side during future Ashes series, and genuinely hope he is able to deal with the mental side of the game. it's still early days, but will be watching with more than a little interest. The game need great players, hope he realises his obvious talent.
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07/01/2021 12:54:28 13 1
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Well said, Alan
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He was dropped by the Indian's twice

Good players score a 100 if that happens - even Jonny Bairstow cashes in when he gets dropped

He may go on to greatness but mental fragility at 21 is normally not a good sign as test cricket is hardly a forgiving environment

Ask Jonny Bairstow again if you dare about the sledging he's received from the Aussies about his fathers suicide - no depths to low
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07/01/2021 12:58:24 2 1
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Where’s the evidence he was sledged about his father’s suicide?
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07/01/2021 12:59:21 3 0
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Nothing quite like being negative is there? ????
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07/01/2021 12:43:11 1 1
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David Boon ... Jeff Thompson ..
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07/01/2021 12:56:42 3 2
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Jason Donovan?
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07/01/2021 13:10:42 1 1
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That is a bit far fetched on the sporting front though but Guess any dream will do. Unless he has his technicolour dream coat on for playing for the Green Baggies.
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07/01/2021 12:57:04 11 1
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Good on him, looks like a decent opener
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07/01/2021 12:25:46 53 6
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Well done to the young lad. On another note, nice to see Warner failing again...
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07/01/2021 12:57:22 3 1
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He did well to make a run, he is clearly still injured
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07/01/2021 12:58:09 13 1
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what a story......to keep coming back adversity after adversity..shows courage, strength, maturity, and his decision making skills on himself are impressive. his parents must be special and proud. what a prospect for lucky Australia. will look forward to watching his performances for sure
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07/01/2021 13:44:53 6 7
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Until he misjudges the next bouncer and suffers concussion again.
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08/01/2021 20:32:20 1 0
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I don't know. To have suffered 9 concussions at 22 seems a bit excessive to me. I think they are a disguise for the real problem.
He was dropped by the Indian's twice

Good players score a 100 if that happens - even Jonny Bairstow cashes in when he gets dropped

He may go on to greatness but mental fragility at 21 is normally not a good sign as test cricket is hardly a forgiving environment

Ask Jonny Bairstow again if you dare about the sledging he's received from the Aussies about his fathers suicide - no depths to low
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07/01/2021 12:58:24 2 1
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Where’s the evidence he was sledged about his father’s suicide?
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07/01/2021 13:13:37 1 1
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Do you really think that would be made public along with other sledging and antics by both teams.

Yes see where you coming from but bet there are some close comments made.

Hopefully they are dealt with in house as they say.

Lets get back to the Cricket doing the talking
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Best alleged sledging and answer- A well known Aussie batsman was being sledged a bowler who asked him why he was so fat.

The batman replied "Well, every time you practice in the nets I go your home and make love to your wife. Afterwards she give me a piece of cake."
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Next batting star? Not a chance, mentally unstable (proven) history of concussion. 1 match doesn't make a star, put him up against a proper pace attack and he'll fold. Removed
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07/01/2021 12:58:54 1 0
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Serious pacers? Sure he will be fine against Anderson and Broad then. Give the kid a break
He was dropped by the Indian's twice

Good players score a 100 if that happens - even Jonny Bairstow cashes in when he gets dropped

He may go on to greatness but mental fragility at 21 is normally not a good sign as test cricket is hardly a forgiving environment

Ask Jonny Bairstow again if you dare about the sledging he's received from the Aussies about his fathers suicide - no depths to low
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07/01/2021 12:59:21 3 0
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Nothing quite like being negative is there? ????
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07/01/2021 13:07:20 2 0
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Negative maybe but nothing a lot of people won't be thinking. I wish this guy loads of luck given the bad luck he's had already but the initial comment is a fair one, for me anyway,
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07/01/2021 12:28:13 1 6
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Don't forget Labuschagne, if this guy does well and Warner bullys the English attack like he normally does when at home they will have a very strong top order
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07/01/2021 12:59:31 3 0
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Warner average less than 10 in the last ashes series.
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07/01/2021 12:49:08 39 3
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Always good to see a great player in the making, irrespective of origin. I have little doubt that he will be a thorn in our side during future Ashes series, and genuinely hope he is able to deal with the mental side of the game. it's still early days, but will be watching with more than a little interest. The game need great players, hope he realises his obvious talent.
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07/01/2021 12:59:41 5 0
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Excellent comment
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07/01/2021 12:46:24 8 4
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You sure about that? He averaged over 100 in the last series he played before this one....against the Kiwis as current number 1 team...
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07/01/2021 13:00:59 8 1
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Warner scored 500 runs in two tests against Pakistan last year - including a triple. But yeah - by his standards nothing to write home about last couple of years.
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07/01/2021 13:14:31 4 3
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vampire - never let the truth get in the way of ignorance
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07/01/2021 13:32:16 2 4
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Pakistan? What a side they are. What are they 7th out of 9? Must be really tough to score against them in home conditions.
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07/01/2021 13:03:20 1 2
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Incredible story, great to read in these dreadful times. His off stroke play reminds me of the young South Australian Greg Blewett.
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07/01/2021 13:06:40 1 1
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Good start. I look forward to watching him.
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07/01/2021 12:59:21 3 0
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Nothing quite like being negative is there? ????
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07/01/2021 13:07:20 2 0
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Negative maybe but nothing a lot of people won't be thinking. I wish this guy loads of luck given the bad luck he's had already but the initial comment is a fair one, for me anyway,
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07/01/2021 12:52:23 7 4
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I am sure the medics will have provided the right level of advice & pointed out the risks, ultimately it has to be his choice, it’s his life, not yours - no-one is forcing him to play against his will.
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07/01/2021 13:07:22 4 2
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It's not just his life that's being affected. If he suffers serious injury from a bouncer etc it's the bowler that has to live with it as well as the other players. The medical staff have to protect both the player and everyone out there and it's clear that this lad is far more at risk of traumatic head injury than others. Time for the authorities to remove him from play until the risk is assessed
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07/01/2021 13:20:47 1 0
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That would mean all tracks be flat and batting tracks.

Even sometimes on a good length a ball may leap up at you not expecting.

Yes things do need looking at and monitoring.
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07/01/2021 12:56:42 3 2
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Jason Donovan?
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07/01/2021 13:10:42 1 1
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That is a bit far fetched on the sporting front though but Guess any dream will do. Unless he has his technicolour dream coat on for playing for the Green Baggies.
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07/01/2021 13:10:55 1 6
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Cricket helmets as used are not capable of stopping a cricket ball at 95mph without chances of severe concussion. They need to be as robust as a motor bike helmet.
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07/01/2021 14:36:06 6 1
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It is technique that needs to be robust. Because of a false sense of security, players turn away and take their eye off the ball. Players get hit far more now than they used to because of it. Almost always hit on back of helmet. I had balls thrown at me at nets to teach me to look and get out the way. Opened for 35 years and got hit once and that was a top edge. Helmets sensible but also avoiding.
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07/01/2021 13:11:08 5 6
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Glad to see that he's got through his struggles, and has had the sense to treat both his mental health and concussions with respect. It's unfortunate that sport breeds the mentality shown by the Indian bowlers to go for his head in the way they did.

Another one to watch is Ollie Davies, he looks to be a real talent based on his Big Bash showings.
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07/01/2021 13:20:22 13 1
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soooo Pucovski should be exempt from bouncers? What next, if you're returning from say a broken toe should the bowlers not come at you with yorkers?
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07/01/2021 12:58:24 2 1
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Where’s the evidence he was sledged about his father’s suicide?
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07/01/2021 13:13:37 1 1
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Do you really think that would be made public along with other sledging and antics by both teams.

Yes see where you coming from but bet there are some close comments made.

Hopefully they are dealt with in house as they say.

Lets get back to the Cricket doing the talking
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07/01/2021 13:23:02 2 0
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Duncan - OK so you admit there’s no evidence it was ever said but think it’s OK to make the accusation because (in your opinion) “bet there are some close comments made.” Jeez just listen to yourself man.
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07/01/2021 13:00:59 8 1
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Warner scored 500 runs in two tests against Pakistan last year - including a triple. But yeah - by his standards nothing to write home about last couple of years.
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07/01/2021 13:14:31 4 3
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vampire - never let the truth get in the way of ignorance
Pucovski sounds like a Russian Gangster..! Removed
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07/01/2021 13:11:08 5 6
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Glad to see that he's got through his struggles, and has had the sense to treat both his mental health and concussions with respect. It's unfortunate that sport breeds the mentality shown by the Indian bowlers to go for his head in the way they did.

Another one to watch is Ollie Davies, he looks to be a real talent based on his Big Bash showings.
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07/01/2021 13:20:22 13 1
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soooo Pucovski should be exempt from bouncers? What next, if you're returning from say a broken toe should the bowlers not come at you with yorkers?
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07/01/2021 13:07:22 4 2
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It's not just his life that's being affected. If he suffers serious injury from a bouncer etc it's the bowler that has to live with it as well as the other players. The medical staff have to protect both the player and everyone out there and it's clear that this lad is far more at risk of traumatic head injury than others. Time for the authorities to remove him from play until the risk is assessed
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07/01/2021 13:20:47 1 0
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That would mean all tracks be flat and batting tracks.

Even sometimes on a good length a ball may leap up at you not expecting.

Yes things do need looking at and monitoring.
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07/01/2021 13:21:50 1 2
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Pucovski will do great as long as his health will not let him down. I expect a century very soon against India.
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07/01/2021 13:13:37 1 1
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Do you really think that would be made public along with other sledging and antics by both teams.

Yes see where you coming from but bet there are some close comments made.

Hopefully they are dealt with in house as they say.

Lets get back to the Cricket doing the talking
.
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07/01/2021 13:23:02 2 0
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Duncan - OK so you admit there’s no evidence it was ever said but think it’s OK to make the accusation because (in your opinion) “bet there are some close comments made.” Jeez just listen to yourself man.
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07/01/2021 13:28:46 0 3
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I personally have no evidence but my comment is would something like that be made public or as said dealt with in house by the respective authorities.

Take it you never played sport then to realise sledging or remarks go on with in a game.

Happens in all sports .

I have played at very respectable levels and been on the end of some words plus exchanges too so I know it goes on.
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07/01/2021 13:23:24 1 8
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Pucovski looks another DHONI in making with his long hair.
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07/01/2021 12:52:23 7 4
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I am sure the medics will have provided the right level of advice & pointed out the risks, ultimately it has to be his choice, it’s his life, not yours - no-one is forcing him to play against his will.
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07/01/2021 13:24:14 4 0
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It was also the decision of international rugby players to continue in their sport, only now to claim damages for early onset dementia?

I agree, it's about choice, but difficult to take that view when law suits follow.

Heading in football will soon be stopped, meanwhile boxing continues...
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07/01/2021 13:32:44 1 1
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Exact point you make .... Players at any level know what or if may happen to them playing that sport.

So why later on in life say that they start looking at legal proceedings because of injury ...

Yes it does need looking at but if no heading in football then the game might as well just be played 5 a side.
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07/01/2021 12:43:11 1 1
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David Boon ... Jeff Thompson ..
it's Jeff Thomson you clown Removed
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07/01/2021 13:27:20 3 1
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Well played to the young lad.
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07/01/2021 13:23:02 2 0
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Duncan - OK so you admit there’s no evidence it was ever said but think it’s OK to make the accusation because (in your opinion) “bet there are some close comments made.” Jeez just listen to yourself man.
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07/01/2021 13:28:46 0 3
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I personally have no evidence but my comment is would something like that be made public or as said dealt with in house by the respective authorities.

Take it you never played sport then to realise sledging or remarks go on with in a game.

Happens in all sports .

I have played at very respectable levels and been on the end of some words plus exchanges too so I know it goes on.
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07/01/2021 13:37:04 3 0
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Yes FWIW - but your argument is ridiculous. You admit there's no evidence the comment was ever made but you're somehow justified in accusing Warner just because you've played sport and heard similar comments by others. That's like accusing someone of drink driving just because you've worked in a hospital and therefore know it goes on! If there's no evidence you should withdraw the allegation.
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07/01/2021 12:52:23 7 4
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I am sure the medics will have provided the right level of advice & pointed out the risks, ultimately it has to be his choice, it’s his life, not yours - no-one is forcing him to play against his will.
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07/01/2021 13:30:10 1 0
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probably the same medics that approve rugby or american football players. Patch them up send them out.
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07/01/2021 13:31:09 65 4
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Cricket more of a family than football and wherever you are from you should appreciate the story and the potential this young man obviously has. As an Englishman I wish him a long and successful career.
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07/01/2021 21:00:45 7 1
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Well, a long career, certainly....
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07/01/2021 13:00:59 8 1
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Warner scored 500 runs in two tests against Pakistan last year - including a triple. But yeah - by his standards nothing to write home about last couple of years.
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07/01/2021 13:32:16 2 4
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Pakistan? What a side they are. What are they 7th out of 9? Must be really tough to score against them in home conditions.
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07/01/2021 13:24:14 4 0
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It was also the decision of international rugby players to continue in their sport, only now to claim damages for early onset dementia?

I agree, it's about choice, but difficult to take that view when law suits follow.

Heading in football will soon be stopped, meanwhile boxing continues...
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07/01/2021 13:32:44 1 1
bbc
Exact point you make .... Players at any level know what or if may happen to them playing that sport.

So why later on in life say that they start looking at legal proceedings because of injury ...

Yes it does need looking at but if no heading in football then the game might as well just be played 5 a side.
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07/01/2021 13:41:39 4 1
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I agree. It's beyond me how the rugby players can take legal action.

Yes there have been improvements in medical science about concussion, but you don't need to be a genius to work out playing rugby (smashing heads with each other, massive hits etc), comes with huge risks.

You can't tell me "I wasn't aware of the risks, you should've done more".

I have sympathy, but take responsibility.
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07/01/2021 13:28:46 0 3
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I personally have no evidence but my comment is would something like that be made public or as said dealt with in house by the respective authorities.

Take it you never played sport then to realise sledging or remarks go on with in a game.

Happens in all sports .

I have played at very respectable levels and been on the end of some words plus exchanges too so I know it goes on.
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07/01/2021 13:37:04 3 0
bbc
Yes FWIW - but your argument is ridiculous. You admit there's no evidence the comment was ever made but you're somehow justified in accusing Warner just because you've played sport and heard similar comments by others. That's like accusing someone of drink driving just because you've worked in a hospital and therefore know it goes on! If there's no evidence you should withdraw the allegation.
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07/01/2021 13:38:54 2 1
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Beat me to it - ridiculous argument.
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07/01/2021 13:42:53 0 3
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I am not accusing anyone of a comment.

I have just passed observation comment if it has happened it's been dealt with behind scenes. Like yourselves can you say it not happened.

I am making a general comment sledging does happen. The original comment by some one else states it.

So I have not alleged it happened.
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07/01/2021 13:37:08 4 2
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A potential flaw in technique has already been identified and fast bowlers across the world will attempt the short ball at every opportunity.

I hope him the best but can’t but feel a little concerned by his concussion history!
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07/01/2021 13:37:56 8 3
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The lad looks a great cricketer and I wish him the best of luck - but I do worry about those concussions. To have so many by this age cannot be a good thing and suggests there are some underlying physical issues. We can't have a repeat of Phillip Hughes. I hope he's been thoroughly checked out.
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07/01/2021 13:37:04 3 0
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Yes FWIW - but your argument is ridiculous. You admit there's no evidence the comment was ever made but you're somehow justified in accusing Warner just because you've played sport and heard similar comments by others. That's like accusing someone of drink driving just because you've worked in a hospital and therefore know it goes on! If there's no evidence you should withdraw the allegation.
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07/01/2021 13:38:54 2 1
bbc
Beat me to it - ridiculous argument.
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07/01/2021 13:32:44 1 1
bbc
Exact point you make .... Players at any level know what or if may happen to them playing that sport.

So why later on in life say that they start looking at legal proceedings because of injury ...

Yes it does need looking at but if no heading in football then the game might as well just be played 5 a side.
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07/01/2021 13:41:39 4 1
bbc
I agree. It's beyond me how the rugby players can take legal action.

Yes there have been improvements in medical science about concussion, but you don't need to be a genius to work out playing rugby (smashing heads with each other, massive hits etc), comes with huge risks.

You can't tell me "I wasn't aware of the risks, you should've done more".

I have sympathy, but take responsibility.
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07/01/2021 14:30:23 1 1
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Yes as we both know there are many issues to sort out.

They say Sport is good for you ... Well it is in certain times.
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07/01/2021 13:37:04 3 0
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Yes FWIW - but your argument is ridiculous. You admit there's no evidence the comment was ever made but you're somehow justified in accusing Warner just because you've played sport and heard similar comments by others. That's like accusing someone of drink driving just because you've worked in a hospital and therefore know it goes on! If there's no evidence you should withdraw the allegation.
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07/01/2021 13:42:53 0 3
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I am not accusing anyone of a comment.

I have just passed observation comment if it has happened it's been dealt with behind scenes. Like yourselves can you say it not happened.

I am making a general comment sledging does happen. The original comment by some one else states it.

So I have not alleged it happened.
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07/01/2021 13:46:28 3 0
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Then you should join the rest of us in unequivocally agreeing that such an accusation should not be made against anyone without evidence - rather than making excuses for it.
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07/01/2021 12:43:15 13 8
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I am staggered that someone who has suffered nine concussions in their life at only 22 is allowed to compete in a sport where the likely hood of being hit on the head is relatively likely sooner or later. Other sports are trying to address the effects of accumulative head injuries and whether is effects mental health.
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07/01/2021 13:43:55 0 0
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Staggered might not be the most tasteful choice of word. But I was about to suggest stunned to replace it, and that's no better. Amazing, too.

We have a lot of words relating something stupid to the consequences of blows to the head, which makes it even more ridiculous that this kid is allowed to play without a helmet that protects against concussion. (Obviously, nor should anyone else.)
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07/01/2021 12:58:09 13 1
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what a story......to keep coming back adversity after adversity..shows courage, strength, maturity, and his decision making skills on himself are impressive. his parents must be special and proud. what a prospect for lucky Australia. will look forward to watching his performances for sure
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07/01/2021 13:44:53 6 7
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Until he misjudges the next bouncer and suffers concussion again.
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07/01/2021 14:09:02 7 0
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Archer , Wood , Broad and Robinson , And other English quicks will pepper him
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07/01/2021 13:42:53 0 3
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I am not accusing anyone of a comment.

I have just passed observation comment if it has happened it's been dealt with behind scenes. Like yourselves can you say it not happened.

I am making a general comment sledging does happen. The original comment by some one else states it.

So I have not alleged it happened.
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07/01/2021 13:46:28 3 0
bbc
Then you should join the rest of us in unequivocally agreeing that such an accusation should not be made against anyone without evidence - rather than making excuses for it.
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07/01/2021 13:59:00 1 2
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I am just saying Sledging happens and yes if posting you need to be careful on all parts.

In one respect wish HYS posters would leave the Sledging incidents out although Denzil does make a well know one.

It's the ugly side of the game and see what it has caused on this thread.

Anyway bright future for the lad and all to do with him.
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07/01/2021 13:50:28 27 5
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Always rated him for having the self belief to value his own mental health above anything else. Good on him and glad he now is getting his chance.

I do think it is a bit hypocritical of Aussie press to praise him for his mental health stance when the same press laid into other cricketers who have faced similar demons. Trescothick and Trott spring to mind.
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07/01/2021 13:53:31 6 11
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Didn't Michael Vaughan out Jonathan Trott for just using that as an excuse for the fact he was sacred of pace bowling?
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07/01/2021 12:58:24 2 1
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Where’s the evidence he was sledged about his father’s suicide?
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Best alleged sledging and answer- A well known Aussie batsman was being sledged a bowler who asked him why he was so fat.

The batman replied "Well, every time you practice in the nets I go your home and make love to your wife. Afterwards she give me a piece of cake."
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07/01/2021 13:50:28 27 5
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Always rated him for having the self belief to value his own mental health above anything else. Good on him and glad he now is getting his chance.

I do think it is a bit hypocritical of Aussie press to praise him for his mental health stance when the same press laid into other cricketers who have faced similar demons. Trescothick and Trott spring to mind.
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07/01/2021 13:53:31 6 11
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Didn't Michael Vaughan out Jonathan Trott for just using that as an excuse for the fact he was sacred of pace bowling?
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07/01/2021 19:58:57 6 2
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Yes but you have to consider the fact that Vaughan’s an absolute sausage
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07/01/2021 13:58:20 3 1
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Pride of Serbia! His dad is of Czech origin but emigrated from Serbia to Oz as a boy. I wish him all the best.
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07/01/2021 13:46:28 3 0
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Then you should join the rest of us in unequivocally agreeing that such an accusation should not be made against anyone without evidence - rather than making excuses for it.
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07/01/2021 13:59:00 1 2
bbc
I am just saying Sledging happens and yes if posting you need to be careful on all parts.

In one respect wish HYS posters would leave the Sledging incidents out although Denzil does make a well know one.

It's the ugly side of the game and see what it has caused on this thread.

Anyway bright future for the lad and all to do with him.
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07/01/2021 14:02:49 3 1
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Duncan - it is you not sledging that has caused angst on this thread. An accusation was made against Warner - with no evidence to back it up - and when it is called out you make excuses along the lines that because sledging happens anyway a specific allegation against a specific individual is fair game. Look back over your comments - that is what you have done here.
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07/01/2021 12:39:16 8 4
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No need to go anywhere near that toxic social media stuff Will....at a stretch, pop into HYS every now and then....always so warm and friendly ??
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07/01/2021 14:01:51 3 0
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Always a pleasure to read your views if get posted that is.
As you said on another thread you hope the lad does well on his debut of which he has.
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07/01/2021 13:59:00 1 2
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I am just saying Sledging happens and yes if posting you need to be careful on all parts.

In one respect wish HYS posters would leave the Sledging incidents out although Denzil does make a well know one.

It's the ugly side of the game and see what it has caused on this thread.

Anyway bright future for the lad and all to do with him.
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07/01/2021 14:02:49 3 1
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Duncan - it is you not sledging that has caused angst on this thread. An accusation was made against Warner - with no evidence to back it up - and when it is called out you make excuses along the lines that because sledging happens anyway a specific allegation against a specific individual is fair game. Look back over your comments - that is what you have done here.
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07/01/2021 12:34:05 33 18
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Come on guys I thought the little Englanders only commented on football. Appreciate talent for crickets sake. Puckovski is a talent thats why there's so much hype. Its a thing of the past to see classical test match openers, we need to appreciate them as they are now few and far between.
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07/01/2021 14:07:56 24 10
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"Come on guys I thought the little Englanders only commented on football"

Calling people names is never a good way to bring them round to your point of view
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07/01/2021 14:24:53 1 5
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Looking at the likes/dislikes on the comment I would say it had little effect.