Originally Posted by watson
I think I get it. Jardine and Larwood had it easier in the 1930s because the protection and equipment used by the batsman of the time was inferior to that available now.
Therefore is was no brilliant task to intimidate batsman, and ergo their reputation is bigger than it should be.
I don't see an issue with that. If I was a test batsman, I'd sure as hell be a lot more timid towards Dale Steyn if I had no protection.