Oh please! On a complete road against a popgun attack who were already worn down. This is exactly what he does! n a situation of say 150/5 (which unfortunately for the Black Caps is a fairly occurrence) he will offer nothing meekly giving away his wicket I will now back up my claim.
I will take you back a few months to New Zealand vs Pakistan in the UAE
1st test,batting first, Black Caps in a tricky situation need the batsman to dig in,CDG comes in thinking's a T20 throwing away his wicket in appaling fashion.
76.2 gone this time! Dearie me, he had his reprieve, but CdG couldn't resist having another waft down the leg side. The ball bites from a middle stump line, and Asad at leg slip clings onto a sharp chance in his midriff! It was short, to the point, and an improvement on his recent showings, but 20 from 22 balls won't win many Tests 203/6
2nd innings same situation CDG still thinks he's playng T20.. While Nicholls bats stoically at the other end looking for someone to support him..
110.4 and again, fuller on the pads and he goes for the pick up shot, but this time doesn't get enough power behind it, an easy catch for Bilal at deep backward square leg, de Grandhomme departs for 26 off 19 334/6
Get's out for duck in first innings,
2nd innings, NZ hanging on to save the test match all the top order batsman bat stoiclly putting a high price on their wicket, that is expect for old CDG..
95.4 engines whirring! Hasan Ali runs down the pitch and pulls the chain. CDG will be embarrassed with this shot, no doubt. A length ball in at off stump. Keeps low on him a touch but that's probably because he wasn't on the front foot. It's a hoick. He's stood tall and hoicked. And he's lost his stumps, which is what happens. 270/6
1st innings, NZ in trouble could use a solid contribution from old mr reliable CDG..
49.2 lbw first ball!! Too good from Hasan. It's a new batsman. He won't know much about the pitch. Can't know anything about the reverse swing on offer. So what does Hasan do? He targets the stumps. Supremely good fast bowling. And at the other end is a flat-footed block. The bat is too slow to come down. Certainly when compared to this fuller delivery that crashes into his front pad below the knee roll. Poor de Grandhomme. He had no chance. 123/6
2nd innings, very tight test match could really use a contribution from CDG..
91.5 One brings two: Yasir now has de Grandhomme lbw. The batsman has called for a review. Only he knows why. Watson-esque review. A fizzing slider hits the back pad, as de Grandhomme plays back, that's pretty plumb and the tracker returns three reds 224/6
Basically the story of his whole career, when you need him to deliver he meekly offers nothing every single time. I have backed up my argument with logic and facts. In a very tight series where on multiple occasions he needed to dig in for his team he offered nothing.
What is this liberal thing you speak of and how does it relate to mayo? I'm not into that liberal, conservative stuff. I'm just a simple Kiwi bro! I like mayo though, so I hope the liberals don't take it away! Nom, nom!