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Thursday, April 07, 2011


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Samit Patel winds me up to the Nth degree. He is one of, if not the, most talented young players in the country, he's a good 2nd spinner, and he's actually not a bad fielder. My problem is this: He's a lazy bastard. I went to see England v Aus in 2009 at Trent Bridge, and as I was outside the ground at the innings break getting a sandwich from one of the shops, he was there with a few of the Notts lads, in a queue at the burger stand. He was the only one that had anything, he had 2 burgers. Winds me up. Most people would do anything to play for their country. Samit is different, it seems.

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Tumo you are totally right. You can only get so far with talent. Patel needs to show application and desire in equal measure and then England could have quite a player - perfect for the number six or seven spot in the limited overs side

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