spot on...Imran as a batsman just wasnt the same kinda player Botham was. You can look at all the statistics but THE telling one is the number of hundreds they got. Botham had the ability to go on to score big..and fast..and turn games around in the blink of an eye...Imran actually didnt have the natural abilty with the bat to do that...he was a batsman who fought through his not so amazing talent and infact developed a good technique that allowed him to score useful runs.Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad
Botham was, quite simply, THE biggest match winner of the four. Yeah fair enough, he wasnt the player he was after 1982...but he still gave the odd great performance after 82 as well. If he had have retired in 82/83, he and Sobers would have been light years ahead of any one else..he didnt retire, that shouldnt dampen how people think of him for his 5 year peak. During that time its no contest..Botham all the way.