GOLDEN PAIRS:Choose your favourite pairs to battle with each other
Cricinfo magazine has this interesting section in which cricketers and journalists choose the "Golden pairs" they would like to watch play cricket forever. If you were to watch a pair of batsmen and a couple of bowlers engaged in a crickleting battle for eternity who would you choose?
Here is my take:
I want all four cricketers to be entertainers. But they should be of the classical mode - no brainless hitting or bouncing.
They should be stylish; aesthetically beautiful to watch. They should be attacking bowlers and fast scoring batsmen. Yet, they should be technically so strong to be able to revert to restrictive bowling and defensive batting if situation demanded.
All four should be able to dominate the game with their supreme talents. They should also be able to play in different conditions with success.
I am personally also looking for variety. Left Vs Right. Pace and Spin.
Finally, I want to see all the various cricketing styles coming together. West Indian flair, Asian magic, English orthodoxy and Aussie aggression.
I choose Wasim Akram and Shane Warne to bowl to Dennis Compton and Sir Garfield Sobers.
Though I haven't seen these two batsman play, reading about them makes me believe they would have played aggressive, stylish and intelligent cricket. The two bowlers I have chosen are masters of their art who could do anything with a cricket ball in hand. I can watch these four champions play cricket forever.