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    Just finished it SJS - highly recommended

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    SJS sir have you ever seen the DVD "GREATEST MOMENTS OF INDIAN CRICKET 1932-1986"?.

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    I want that DVD aussie. Can you mail me a copy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie View Post
    SJS sir have you ever seen the DVD "GREATEST MOMENTS OF INDIAN CRICKET 1932-1986"?.
    No I haven't really. That should be really interesting. Must look for it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie View Post
    SJS sir have you ever seen the DVD "GREATEST MOMENTS OF INDIAN CRICKET 1932-1986"?.
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    No I haven't really. That should be really interesting. Must look for it.
    I just googled it and came up with 1 solitary result . . . your post

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    Any idea where it is available?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pratters View Post
    I want that DVD aussie. Can you mail me a copy?
    Ha, nah sorry its my ol mans stuff. I think he either bought it of cricinfo or cricketvideos.com though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS View Post
    No I haven't really. That should be really interesting. Must look for it.
    Well seeing it, i now see why you rate Vishwanath so highly. His technique really was textbook.

    Also it has clips of Amar Singh bowling (no Nissar unfortunately), he looked like a poor man's Alec Bedser. Based on that i don't think i could have him in all-time IND XI over Srinath or Zaheer over the past couple years, as back-up quicks to Dev.

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    Just started on Duncan Fletcher's autobiography. Am up to the point where he has taken the England job and he's talking about Boycott dissing him in the press.

    Interesting read so far anyway, the man has quite the ego though, even more than I realised.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS View Post
    Any idea where it is available?
    It can be purchased from the UK Sporting Gifts site. I can vouch for them as far as ordering in the UK is concerned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Just started on Duncan Fletcher's autobiography. Am up to the point where he has taken the England job and he's talking about Boycott dissing him in the press.

    Interesting read so far anyway, the man has quite the ego though, even more than I realised.
    IIRC Boycott is unique amongst those who pissed Fletcher off but did not apologise to him – what sticks in the memory about that book is the catalogue of folk who crossed him but, to their credit (his invariable comment), apologised when they realised he was right and they were wrong – to name a few of the contrite

    Barry Dudleston
    Matthew Maynard
    Phil Tufnell
    Michael Parkinson
    Nasser Hussain
    C M-J
    David Graveney
    Rod Marsh

    When you’ve finished let me know how many I’ve forgotten

    I found it a decent read but it leaves the impression that Fletcher is a really sour and miserable bastard

    …… and wasn’t there a bit where he was still griping about not being cricket captain at school or something similar?

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    Um I think it was more he was saying how surprised he was to be made school captain wasn't he?

    Gotta say though, I liked his point about Australia being crap in the 80s and that this caused England problems through the 90s because we overrated ourselves by winning the Ashes. Bet Richard loved that bit (if he's read it)

    Guy talks fascinatingly on cricket and knows the game well, but he really does rate himself highly. I knew that from the Ashes regained book anyway, but so far the whole thing is like one big pat on the back. Still interesting, but it might get a bit nauseating when I get to the bit when we win six series in a row.

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    - that just goes to show how much all the subsequent whinging coloured my view of the whole thing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Um I think it was more he was saying how surprised he was to be made school captain wasn't he?

    Gotta say though, I liked his point about Australia being crap in the 80s and that this caused England problems through the 90s because we overrated ourselves by winning the Ashes. Bet Richard loved that bit (if he's read it)

    Guy talks fascinatingly on cricket and knows the game well, but he really does rate himself highly. I knew that from the Ashes regained book anyway, but so far the whole thing is like one big pat on the back. Still interesting, but it might get a bit nauseating when I get to the bit when we win six series in a row.
    He strikes one a the kind of bloke to keep a list of perceived greivances. In his Guardian column (which is good value on cricket, if short on laughs) he's forever returning to his pet theories like spinners needing to be able to bat.

    Anyway, have just procured Shane Warne: Portrait of a Flawed Genius by Simon Wilde, mainly 'cos it was cheap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post

    Anyway, have just procured Shane Warne: Portrait of a Flawed Genius by Simon Wilde, mainly 'cos it was cheap.
    Considering the bloke (Wilde that is - not Warne), to my knowledge, has never played the game to a high standard, the first chapter is certainly an impressive, as well as unique, way to begin a biography of a cricketer



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