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    Just to be controversial, how about Ali Brown.

    He was before his time. If he had come after Afridi then the clown comments would not have appeared.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanz
    I dont think I have seen anyone as explosive as Shahid Afridi. You can expect fireworks as long as he is on the crease.
    Sometimes it's a Catherine wheel, sometimes it's a sparkler...
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    Impossible to look passed Afridi.

    Most 6's, 1st and 3rd fastest 100's and best strike rate @ 108.

    He would not be my 1st choice if picking a team though, as I find him very 1 dimentional.

    The others that deserve serious consideration IMO are listed below as they all made an impact on how ODIs are played.

    Sanath Jayasuriya
    Adam Gilchrist
    Viv Richards
    Lance Klusener
    Andrew Symonds

    Guys like Tendulkar are too complete a player to be defined in this category and someone like Bevan was an assassin rather than a bully.
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    Yeah I purposely ignored Sachin because whilst he would dominate attacks, he never looked explosive. It looked more like he was just outclassing them, even if he was hitting the bowlers around at 8-10 an over. One perfect example that comes to mind is the 98 he made against Pakistan in the WC 2003. He flew at a SR of around 110-125 or something, yet all of his shots were perfect cricket strokes. Beautiful drives and flicks. Of course that lofted cut for six off Akhtar may be an exception, but that was what started it all.
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    From who I have seen (in pomp) Lance Klusener.

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    Adam Gilchrist

    I think KP is turning into one of the best one-day batsmen I have ever seen so maybe down the line he can take the top spot in my list for this thread but at the moment its hard to look past Gilchrist. Afridi would be a distant second but for my money when judging "explosivness" Gilchrist must come first

    And what about Dhoni? 'Explosive' is the perfect word to describe some of his marvellous innings
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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker
    And please, get MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh and about half that list off. Thats just embarrasing.
    Can you get over the Mumbai test or are we going to see a continuation of this sorta nutty stuff on and on and on...How isn't Dhoni not an explosive batsmen and Yuvi might not be as explosive as an Afridi/Symonds/Dhoni/KP but he can score at a blazing speed when he wants too. So pleas explain to me in what context doesn't he fall in that list?

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    From that list, when he gets going its Shahid Afridi but for his consistency, otherwise for consistency its Viv Richards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kvemuri
    Can you get over the Mumbai test or are we going to see a continuation of this sorta nutty stuff on and on and on...How isn't Dhoni not an explosive batsmen and Yuvi might not be as explosive as an Afridi/Symonds/Dhoni/KP but he can score at a blazing speed when he wants too. So pleas explain to me in what context doesn't he fall in that list?

    I did not deny Dhoni is an explosive batsman. I am saying that its embarrasing to compare him to players like Tendulkar and Richards by putting them on the same list.

    This has nothing to do with Mumbai. Please don't get me started on that test. I've actually stopped commenting on that for the past couple weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker
    And please, get MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh and about half that list off. Thats just embarrasing.

    And Kallis....explosive? If you had to pick 100 words to describe the way Kallis bats, explosive would not be one of them.
    OH MY GOD
    how can you not call Dhoni explosive, of late he has been trying a new side to his game, but he can be as aggressive as Gilchrist on his day...you just need to see the ODIs in the pakistan series to work that out.
    where do these crazy people come from?
    ganguly and sehwag can be pretty explosive as well, but i gotta say that KP and hussey are deffo the ones leading the way at the moment

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    One man - Afridi - explosive in so many ways.

    Explosive when he comes off and blasts a rapid-fire century, explosive the way the wheels can fly off, explosive in the way the toys fly out of the pram (his 'retirement' from tests) and an explosive dance step when he thinks no-one's looking.
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    Afridi for sure, closely followed by Richards, Gilchrist & Klusener.

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    Anyone suggesting that Dhoni is not one of the most explosive players around today is a little out of it. Silentstriker, you're right about one thing .. Dhoni and Yuvraj shouldn't be compared with the likes of Sachin and Viv as batsmen. But they can be compared (especially Dhoni) with them and the other explosive batsmen of all-time. We're not talking about the quality of batsmen, we're talking about the explosiveness. Yuvraj can't quite be compared to Afridi, but Dhoni can to an extent.

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