Originally Posted by fredfertang
I have two choices here Ganesh - the obvious one is to blame the omission of Stephenson on a senior moment and concede he's better than some of the choices I did make
The other is to adopt my usual CW routine when I'm wrong and refuse to admit the mistake and come out with some spurious justification like "just because he was the last bloke to do the double doesn't mean much when he was bowling on that seamer's paradise that was Trent Bridge in 1988"
As for Sharath I must confess to never having heard of him but a career average of over 50 shows he was a good player - is there a story there?
Sharath was probably unlucky that his career coincided when the Fab Four of the Indian middle order Dravid, Tendulkar, Ganguly and Laxman was taking over Indian cricket. The sad part was he would always get selected to play the Rest of India team against the touring sides, would rack up some runs but find himself in the cold. In his case I think he was plain unlucky. Not sure if there was politics involved, could have been. But who would you replace from that batting line up?
I remember him having a run in with Dominic Cork. He took him to the cleaners and Cork and him had a scuffle in one of those A team games I believe.