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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Marcuss... All style and class in a tribute thread.
    I'll put it the diplomatic way

    "He's been involved in some of my favourite moments since I've been following Test cricket "

    It's not like I've said he's a bad player, or he's worse than Tendulkar, or that he scores his runs on home roads, or can't play spin.
    I posted a few pictures of his career, I forgot that every innings he's ever played has been an unbeaten century and he's never been dismissed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    My mother always said if I ain't got anything nice to say I shouldn't say anything. But actually, I do.

    Alas, on this situation I will say he's the best batsman I've ever seen live. Even though he never made three figures, his innings at Headingley last year was like nothing else I've ever witnessed. Champion batsman, and you know what? I might not like what he says, but I like that he says what he thinks in interviews.

    Champion player, would bat #3 in the XI of my lifetime.
    No question. Beats Dravid & Sanga IMO and past that he's miles ahead. Best no.3 in world cricket since Sir Viv.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Alas, on this situation I will say he's the best batsman I've ever seen live. Even though he never made three figures, his innings at Headingley last year was like nothing else I've ever witnessed.
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    You looked pretty happy in the picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcuss View Post
    I'll put it the diplomatic way

    "He's been involved in some of my favourite moments since I've been following Test cricket "

    It's not like I've said he's a bad player, or he's worse than Tendulkar, or that he scores his runs on home roads, or can't play spin.
    I posted a few pictures of his career, I forgot that every innings he's ever played has been an unbeaten century and he's never been dismissed.
    Please elaborate on that point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Faisal1985 View Post
    Please elaborate on that point.
    The point was that my original post was nothing controversial. Or shouldn't have been.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Marcuss... All style and class in a tribute thread.
    Are we having tribute threads in an Ashes sub-forum? About Ricky Ponting? Now there's optimism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Great player. His swivel pull, like Lara's late cut or Sachin's straight drive, is one for the ages.

    Can't help but think he'd be even more well reagarded had he never captained his team tho. Tactically and temperamentally he's sometimes come up short.

    totally agree. and it is cruel because he has had more success than almost all captains bar a few in the history of the game. the two ashes defeats and the two indian series losses (as skipper) are unnecessarily sullying his legacy as a batter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Marcuss... All style and class in a tribute thread.


    There's not enough bandwidth to attempt a similar stunt in an English cricketer's tribute thread though really.

    As for Ponting, really hope he celebrates in style this match. A couple of unbeaten hundreds to lead us to victory would be nice. Maybe he could roll the arm over and take a couple of 5-fers to top it all off. As someone else said, he's the last remaining link to the great era of Aussie cricket really.
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    Pretty much everything that i admire him has been mentioned here earlier so no point in repeating them allover but one thing that probably hasn't been mentioned here is his ability to put the past behind him.It could be as big as losing a high profile test series or as small as getting beaten out side the off,he'll quickly put it behind him and focus entirely on what infront of him.

    It'll be a massive shame if we get in to a certain situation where he's forced to retire against his will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bagapath View Post
    totally agree. and it is cruel because he has had more success than almost all captains bar a few in the history of the game. the two ashes defeats and the two indian series losses (as skipper) are unnecessarily sullying his legacy as a batter.
    Tbf Steve Waugh lost in India with a far better side than the ones Ponting took there.

    I think the Ashes defeats would rankle more, especially last year. Then again, he's also the first captain since the 20s to lead an Ashes white wash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Tbf Steve Waugh lost in India with a far better side than the ones Ponting took there.

    I think the Ashes defeats would rankle more, especially last year. Then again, he's also the first captain since the 20s to lead an Ashes white wash.
    Yeah, Mark Taylor's side in '98 was better than Ponting's teams as well, I reckon. Should not be held against him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Son Of Coco View Post


    There's not enough bandwidth to attempt a similar stunt in an English cricketer's tribute thread though really.
    The English would have to find a player from recent times of similar standing to Ponting first...

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