I really dislike the comparison people make about "hard work" vs. "talent" in terms of cricket. A little while back, there was a thread on here that compared Umar Akmal and Azher Ali on talent basis. A lot of people were arguing that Akmal is more talented than Ali, and Ali is just a hard worker. i hope this test series proves that this is not the case. Hard work is talent. There is no such thing as "natural ability". It all comes from hard work and practice. hard work begets talent.