To be honest I think that brought out the best in him.eugene wrote: ↑Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:56 pmI think you are tough on Tatenda. Remember he was left to lead a team of youngsters when he should have been focusing on reaching his peack as a batsman. If the rebel saga hadn't happened and Tatenda was left to do his thing he would have reached more lofty heights.
Everyone always says it’s extra stress coming in after a collapse, but I don’t think so.
It allows the batsman to take his time, get his eye in, less stress in knowing if he did get out he’s not different than the others before him, and the added incentive to look like a hero.
When I played, I did best coming in after collapses in front of me (unless it was due to amazing bowling, in which I’d shit myself) but if not, I’d score more.
I think Flower and Taibu were beneficiaries here.
Look at the flip, imagine being part of the early 2000s Aussie team when if you are coming in at number 6, everyone ahead of you scored a fifty or century. The pressure to fit in there is worse.