I again want to thank you guys for helping a newbie understand the game. In reading around I noticed there are quite some interesting characters in cricket. I wanted to post some football players and see who their equivalent in the cricket world is:
Pelé: The King
Diego Maradona: Second fiddle to Pelé, but always in the argument who was better, not so smart off the field
Eric Cantona: Firey temper, kicked an opposing fan in the stands, great for press conferences
David Beckham: Metrosexual, is he a football player or a model?
Robbie Fowler: Looked promising, failed drug tests and "snorted" the end line in response to cocaine rumors
Wayne Rooney: Boy wonder
Oliver Kahn: German keeper, ageless wonder
Roberto Baggio: Divine ponytail, great career, is only remembered for missing penalty kick that lost the WC for Italy in 94
Ray Hudson: small time player in England, played in the NASL, is known in the States for his press conferences, quips and quotes, after a important win he said "I'm higher than a hippy at Woodstock, other quotes: "We had just strung like 17 passes together, beautiful silky soccer, and I turn around and see a guy yawning in the crowd. I wanted to jump over the fence and head-butt him.", "I mean, it's astounding. An absolutely incredible, miraculous situation that Rangers are champions now of Scotland. It was drama at its absolute all-time greatest. I mean, two goals within the last two minutes of the game to rob Celtic. Celtic choked right at the end; Rangers are dancing the jig, and eating the haggis until it comes out their ears, followed by whisky shots straightaway after the game, and it's marvelous for McLeish. I'm a Rangers man myself, so I had a good belt of whisky after that game." the man is a quote machine.