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Tufnell-The Unsung Paladin

Posted by seshdotcom on March 20, 2008

173351.jpgOnly a few know about phil tufnell of England but his Slow left arm has bamboozled many of the greats of the game.Made his debut in a hard Battlefield Melbourne which harldy favoured him he went Wicketless in both his first and Second Innings.During that time English were led by Graham Gooch .And before his first encounter with Australia Tufnell walked away with some girls the previous night to auberge and was fined 500$ for lethargy and Slackness.And Tufnell in his first match was called by a disparaging term POMMIE CONTINUE YOUR WORK by Umpire Mcconnel- After he asked how many deliveries were left in the Over.After that Tufnell was turned down a appeal against David Boon for which he told Umpire Mcconnel You f****** bastard.These were Just Part and parcel of the Game-Tufnell is a far more good Player than what he was in his debut he devoloped his arm ball and used it to good effect in all his Other Ashes Matches the Same season and got about some 5 Bat Pad Dismissals..One day career wasn’t a great one for Tufnell he played some 20 matches and was able to scalp only a handful of victims.Although his last one was a Match winning performance against New Zealand where he took his career best figures of 4/22

Whom do you vote as World’s best Left Arm spinner

Daniel vettori

OR

Phil Tufnell

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