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    Where does Lara rate?

    Now that Lara has:

    A) Scored more runs than any other player in Test history
    B) Scored more double centuries than any player save Bradman, and
    C) Holds the record for highest scores in Test and First Class cricket

    Can a claim be made that he's the second greatest batsman of all time, or am I just overreacting to Lara rising to the occasion?

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    I think so (second greatest batsman). Look at the tiny contribution that notouts have had to his average as well.
    Last edited by greg; 26-11-2005 at 01:16 AM.

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    at least in the top 5 off all-time.

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    KIng Viv >> Sachin > Lara


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    *Shrugs*

    I consider him the best batsmen I have ever seen, slightly ahead of Tendulkar.

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    How long do you people think Lara will continue before he retires?

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    Third best batsman i've ever seen, after Tendy and Viv.

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    He will retire after the world cup.

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    I hope Lara plays on till the World Cup. I plan on going to the Carribean for it, so being able to see hime one more time would be great.

    In terms of the best I've seen live... Lara, Sachin and S. Waugh are the 3 best. Add Dravid, Ponting and Kallis to more modern times. From what I've read and the highlights in recent times, Greg Chappell and Viv were also up there. I choose not to comment pre-70s due to a sheer lack of knowledge, other than obviously Sobers, Hobbs and Bradman.
    Last edited by Jono; 26-11-2005 at 01:43 AM.
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    Lara is the best of my time watching cricket, ahead of Steve Waugh, Dravid, Tendulkar and Ponting.

    All time, I'd rate him among the best ever, though maybe behind Sobers, Hobbs, Chappell and Viv. Fair claim to be in the top 5, definately in the top 10.
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    A great batsman, but a highly self-centered player.

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    I would rate Lara as second best of his generation (after SRT). And at the very least top ten. also IMHO i think he is still battling IVA and Sobers as best WI batsman!!!
    Cause Slifer said so.........!!!!

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    hmm i reckon lara has it over sachin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wahindiawah
    A great batsman, but a highly self-centered player.
    self-centered?

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    Self-centered dont know. Arrogant probably and y not? HE has all right to be arrogant!!

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