Chris Martin has always struck as being a good bowler with a knack for not taking wickets. Opening the bowling in India and dismissing Gambhir, Dravid, Tendulkar, Raina and Dhoni in no time at all, it’s safe to say he no longer has that knack.
Or perhaps he now has a very specific knack – a knack for dismissing Gambhir, Dravid, Tendulkar, Raina and Dhoni in no time at all in the second innings of Test matches taking place in Ahmedabad. This is not a knack he’ll ever be able to make use of again, but it’s better than having a knack for slipping on rocks and landing on a particular part of your upper thigh again and again and again.
No-one wants that knack – least of all us.