superman! huh...you don't know what you are talking about, he is God!!!Originally Posted by Sehwag309
Lara is aging better than sachin. If they both finish their careers like this then lara will no doubt end up as being the better player. Sachin is currently having the same lull that lara had in the late 90s and he will need to have a resurgence like lara has had in the last 3 years if he is to be rated better than him.
Apart from a few big tonnes tendulkar has sucked since 2003. Hes been the 3rd best batsmen in his team since then.
He will be back i have no doubt about thatOriginally Posted by Arrow
I'm also of the opinion they can't be separated. I'll just re-iterate what I've said on this before; Lara is the ultimate stylist whereas Sachin is the ultimate technician. If they were artists, Sachin would give you a perfect rendering of an amazing landscape with exquisite attention to the most minute detail. Lara would paint you an impressionist picture of a child in Iraq, kick it over and then unrinate on it to make a poltical point about American imperialist aggression.
What's unrination?Originally Posted by Top_Cat
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what doesn't lara make it look easy as well, but its a waste of arguing who is better i think lara is others will think the same and otherwise, no doubt both will go down in history has alltime greats but at this stage i give lara the edgeOriginally Posted by dro87
That's one of the more colourful extended metaphors I've read lately....Originally Posted by Top_Cat
Lara for me, BTW; no more glorious sight in cricket than Brian Charles in full flow with his wonderfully exaggerated backlift. Sachin more orthodox and less prone to sulks, but you don't see him utterly flay an attack like Lara does.
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this is a pretty neat piece topcat, makes me want to cryOriginally Posted by Top_Cat
Judging by the opinions of many on this forum (not this thread), Tendulkar is in danger of becoming one of the most underrated players in cricket.
Unfortunately for him, he has suffered from a debilitating injury for more than 12 months and naturally, when combined with his age, his performances have suffered.
I look forward to seeing him recapture some magic so that the more naive posters amongst us can be reminded of why he is held in such high esteem by the greats of the game.
Yeah agreed Social. It's amazing how some people have such short term memory, not too long ago Tendulkar was ripping apart Shane Warne and other top international bowlers. At one time he was the most feared batsman in world cricket.
Everybody goes through a bad patch, and for Tendulkar this bad patch was very much overdue. From 1989 up until 2002, one can say he was at the peak of his powers. Thats a long time to be consistently in top form. I think the form slump was overdue and Im confident that he will be back to an extent, but with his injury and age and all that time playing the game, I dont think he'll ever be the player he once was.
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Its all in the Mind, I guess he is trying to fight his own demons. Amazingly he could still manage a mere 248* v.s Bangladesh recently even in this bad patch
Luck also plays a big role, Sehwag seems to have lot of that
Both great batsmen but I'd say Lara is better.
REally though the argument is old As Ricky Ponting is a better batsman than them both imo.
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Sreesanth said, "Next ball he was beaten and I said, 'is this the King Charles Lara? Who is this impostor, moving around nervously? I should have kept my mouth shut for the next ball - mind you, it was a length ball - Lara just pulled it over the church beyond the boundary! He is a true legend."
I rate Lara over Sachin by a teeny tiny bit in Tests and Sachin over Lara in ODIs by the same teeny tiny bit.
BTW, in that article the author said something about Lara not sweeping the spinners........Sorry, but has the guy ever watched Lara bat? I have seen him sweep and sweep the best amongst all left handers since the day he started out in test cricket. The only shot he doesn't play is the reverse sweep and that is because he has all the other shots and perhaps doesn't need it to score against the spinners...
P.S: To me, Lara is easily amongst the best batters to watch in world cricket, if not the best.
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