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Is Pup Back?

Postby baggygreenmania » Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:43 pm

https://www.cricket.com.au/news/michael ... 2018-04-08.
Mike will call this gross arrogance by a man he clearly despises. Mostly as he does not come from north of the border of Gods country. For mine Pup was a brilliant batsman with strong mental powers. Who will forget his triple ton against India in 2012 or his 150 on debut in India. In addition Clarke was a better leader than Mike may acknowledge. Pup would be a great asset to Australian cricket during this difficult time in our History. He may now be 37, still a Pup, compared to Bobby Simpson who was 41 when he returned to skipper a World Series Cricket-depleted Australia in 1977.

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Re: Is Pup Back?

Postby Tinsel » Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:47 am

He is 37 only but as far as he not active even in Club cricket, than Australia might sticks with Uzzie than
Risking him for test matches.

I can not see future for him in the Australian cricket but yes its clear his intention to lead Australia in test matches once again
Axar & Chahal failed to take wicket at Banglore vs Proteas A

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Re: Is Pup Back?

Postby baggygreenmania » Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:48 am

Tinsel wrote:He is 37 only but as far as he not active even in Club cricket, than Australia might sticks with Uzzie than
Risking him for test matches.

I can not see future for him in the Australian cricket but yes its clear his intention to lead Australia in test matches once again
As far as a I know Clarke has not indicated wanting to return as skipper. Says he is as fit as in his playing days and the fact he has not played even NP cricket means little as he is not going to lose his skills after three years. Without Smith for the Indian series.. Clarke would be the ideal edition to our middle order to mentor the youngsters.. The only thing not in his favor of a return is that he presided over a not so harmonious dressing room.

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Re: Is Pup Back?

Postby raja » Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:39 am

Maybe he should first play some games, at a decent level, to test himself.
If that works, he could make a claim for a return.
Why not?
Unless he's blocking a spot for another batsman, I wouldn't have a problem with his return.

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Re: Is Pup Back?

Postby Katto » Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:00 am

with Clarke its all about him
he sees an opportunity to make himself the hero of Australian cricket...because its all about him
his legacy will be seen as part of the demise as it is

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Re: Is Pup Back?

Postby baggygreenmania » Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:02 am

Katto wrote:with Clarke its all about him
he sees an opportunity to make himself the hero of Australian cricket...because its all about him
his legacy will be seen as part of the demise as it is
synicism from you and Mike. The media painted Clarke as an arrogant playboy. Happened to be a boy from the western suburbs of Sydney who was thrown into a jet setting lifestyle due to his female relationships. To hear Pup speak he is as down to earth as any one.. nothing pretentious about him.

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Re: Is Pup Back?

Postby baggygreenmania » Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:04 pm

raja wrote:Maybe he should first play some games, at a decent level, to test himself.
If that works, he could make a claim for a return.
Why not?
Unless he's blocking a spot for another batsman, I wouldn't have a problem with his return.
There is no one at domestic level smashing down the door raja.. so Pup's inclusion should be encouraged.

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Re: Is Pup Back?

Postby Katto » Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:33 pm

baggygreenmania wrote:
Katto wrote:with Clarke its all about him
he sees an opportunity to make himself the hero of Australian cricket...because its all about him
his legacy will be seen as part of the demise as it is
synicism from you and Mike. The media painted Clarke as an arrogant playboy. Happened to be a boy from the western suburbs of Sydney who was thrown into a jet setting lifestyle due to his female relationships. To hear Pup speak he is as down to earth as any one.. nothing pretentious about him.


not arrogant playboy, but nouveau riche with a inferiority complex because he never received the plaudits of his predecessor and had issues with his team mates who didn't respect him.

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Re: Is Pup Back?

Postby Paddles » Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:36 am

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Re: Is Pup Back?

Postby baggygreenmania » Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:50 am

not arrogant playboy, but nouveau riche with a inferiority complex because he never received the plaudits of his predecessor and had issues with his team mates who didn't respect him. So how is "it all about him" then? Seems to me he was demonised for being a nouveau riche by making something of his life after coming from his working class background. He was never handed anything on a platter that he did not deserve thru his cricketing ability. His team mates should have respected him for that as well as for his cricket prowess.

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Re: Is Pup Back?

Postby bolero » Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:36 am

I like Clarke's commentary - He doesnt sugarcoat his words, says it as he feels.

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Re: Is Pup Back?

Postby baggygreenmania » Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:45 am

bolero wrote:I like Clarke's commentary - He doesnt sugarcoat his words, says it as he feels.
Exactly.. no sugar coating as he loves this game with a passion. No pretention by him whatsoever.