Sreesanth said, "Next ball he was beaten and I said, 'is this the King Charles Lara? Who is this impostor, moving around nervously? I should have kept my mouth shut for the next ball - mind you, it was a length ball - Lara just pulled it over the church beyond the boundary! He is a true legend."
Well... it would be.
I'd truly be amazed if anyone outside Yorkshire ever idolised Geoff Boycott the batsman.
Indeed, idolising batsmen of his type is pretty unusual... only case I can think of it is Botham's always said he idolised Barrington, and that could only have been added to by Barrington later becoming his mentor before his tragically early death.
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But you don't love him because of the memory of him batting. You're too young.
And in any case, none have ever portrayed the miserable-old-bugger portrait, the way Boycs always did. Even Kallis has only ever been the-really-quiet-one.
That anyone outside Yorkshire idolised Boycott? Hell, yes! Half the country despised him, even as he was making huge contributions to countless Test victories (and non-defeats). Often for utterly absurd reasons. Boycott may have been admired by some (grudgingly both some of those some) but certainly there's no way he was ever idolised by anyone other than those who looked-up to what are often referred to as "solid Yorkshire virtues".
Supporting is completely different to idolising.
Have you become of late a fan of "o" sandwitched between "w"s?
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