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    Lara Number one in the world!!!!

    Top 10 Test batsmen
    1 Brian Lara (WI) 886 pts
    2 Jacques Kallis (SA) 882
    3 Rahul Dravid (Ind) 872
    4 Ricky Ponting (Aus) 863
    5 Virender Sehwag (Ind) 848
    6 Damien Martyn (Aus) 836
    7 Adam Gilchrist (Aus) 819
    8 Inzamam-ul-Haq (Pkn) 794
    9 Younis Khan (Pkn) 757
    10 Andrew Strauss (Eng) 751

    Top 10 Test bowlers
    1 Glenn McGrath (Aus) 897 pts
    2 Muttiah Muralitharan (SL) 834
    3 Shaun Pollock (SA) 812
    4 Makhaya Ntini (SA) 801
    5 Shoaib Akhtar (Pkn) 786
    6 Shane Warne (Aus) 771
    7 Anil Kumble (Ind) 766
    8 Andre Nel (SA) 759
    8 Jason Gillespie (Aus) 739
    9 Steve Harmison (Eng) 717
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    Two to three years ago people were claiming Lara is past his best. Sachin is in a similar situation. Glad to see Lara show how a genius, some one like Lara and Tendulkar who are exactly that, show geniuses dont just forget how to bat at around an age of 31-32.

    Lara had an excellent series vs Sri Lanka around two to three years ago but before and after that he has come through fire, a lot of criticism.

    Bravo Brian.

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    Nice to see Lara back where he belongs. He's the best batsman I have ever had the pleasure to watch in my own lifetime, and among the all-time greats.

    Let's hope he can break the 900 point barrier again soon. Speaking of which, McGrath is probably only one good test away from doing that among the bowlers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pratyush
    Two to three years ago people were claiming Lara is past his best. Sachin is in a similar situation. Glad to see Lara show how a genius, some one like Lara and Tendulkar who are exactly that, show geniuses dont just forget how to bat at around an age of 31-32.

    Lara had an excellent series vs Sri Lanka around two to three years ago but before and after that he has come through fire, a lot of criticism.

    Bravo Brian.
    no, they dont forget how to bat, but anyone watching the two can see that Lara plays pretty much in the same way has he always has done, when Lara was 'struggling' he still had all the hallmarks that branded his game through the good times..Tendulkar just doesnt look like the same player as he did during the good times.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Swervy
    Tendulkar just doesnt look like the same player as he did during the good times.
    Not many players do after an injury lay off. His reaction times havent slowed down though and too much has been made out of Tendulkar's situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad
    Nice to see Lara back where he belongs. He's the best batsman I have ever had the pleasure to watch in my own lifetime, and among the all-time greats.

    Let's hope he can break the 900 point barrier again soon. Speaking of which, McGrath is probably only one good test away from doing that among the bowlers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pratyush
    Not many players do after an injury lay off. His reaction times havent slowed down though and too much has been made out of Tendulkar's situation.
    he hasnt looked the same player for quite awhile though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swervy
    he hasnt looked the same player for quite awhile though
    He has looked the same in some innings like one he made a double in Australia and in a recent ODI in the series vs Pakistan and in Eden Gardens vs Pakistan in the second test of the series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pratyush
    He has looked the same in some innings like one he made a double in Australia and in a recent ODI in the series vs Pakistan and in Eden Gardens vs Pakistan in the second test of the series.
    is that the double where he completely cut out a range of shots and played in a completely un Tendulkar fashion...when talking about whether Tendulkar has past his peak , you need to look beyond the scores and actually look at how he has made the runs(oh and we are talking test cricket here, not ODIs)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swervy
    you need to look beyond the scores and actually look at how he has made the runs(oh and we are talking test cricket here, not ODIs)
    The inning in Calcutta was Tendulkar batting like the 'old' Tendulkar as you would like to believe before he was given out by Bucknor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pratyush
    Not many players do after an injury lay off.
    "Injury Layoff" - missing 2 whole games in the last 2 years?
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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    "Injury Layoff" - missing 2 whole games in the last 2 years?
    He has missed much more than two games in the entire two years. Two tests, a lot of one dayers and a lot of period in the rehab when India havent been playing.

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    Well done Lara, i think he deserves it, he showed his class. !
    though its a close call between Lara and Kallis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pratyush
    He has missed much more than two games in the entire two years.
    Since this is Tests, he has missed 2 games.

    You really need to stop blindly defending him.

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