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Manjrekar: Can't fault Amla's reaction

Sanjay Manjrekar and Daryll Cullinan analyse Hashim Amla's bizarre dismissal on the fourth day of the Johannesburg Test

December 21, 2013

Posted by soumyas on (December 22, 2013, 6:17 GMT)

This what happened, Amla saw the ball pitching short, ducked thinking it's going to go above his head level, but it kept low and as Manjrekar said "ball, beautifully found it's way on to the stumps". It all happens in split seconds, there won't be enough time to change the reaction and succeed while facing the fast bowlers. I don't know how much cricket Raunak Kapoor has played, if he has played he will not say amla was watching the ball going onto hit the stumps and did not stop, because sitting and talking is easy, facing 140 kmph ball is not. No doubt he is a good anchor, but he should leave the conclusions to the cricketers who are sitting in front of him. One should learn to respect his limitations.

Posted by   on (December 22, 2013, 1:25 GMT)

True. Amla did the best he could possibly do to avoid dismissal with short pitch ball, dropping gloves to avoid nick, taking eyes off to save himself being hurt. All in all he was unlucky to get out.

Posted by Alexk400 on (December 21, 2013, 23:27 GMT)

Where is the video?hmm License problem?

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