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Markram's ODI angst: Does he just go a bit too 'hard'?

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South African batsman Aiden Markram (Gallo Images)
South African batsman Aiden Markram (Gallo Images)
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A young, already dashing, and ludicrously talented AB de Villiers bristled a little at the suggestion.

Aged 20, and in the throes of an in-depth magazine interview straight off his third Test match for South Africa against England in the New Year encounter at Newlands in 2005, I dared to suggest to him that legendary compatriot Barry Richards had branded him "hard-handed" in television commentary.

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