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    Popular demand poll: Opening partner of Gavaskar in India All Time XI

    Since Gavaskar has won the other poll, vote for the person you think should partner him in the opening slot...The 2 choices are Vijay Merchant and Virender Sehwag...
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    Merchant by so far it's untrue.

    BTW, an early prediction is that not a few Sehwag fans on this forum won't have even heard of Merchant, and as even all the historically-informed posters won't neccessarily vote for him, Sehwag to win by a proverbial length of rope.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Merchant by so far it's untrue.

    BTW, an early prediction is that not a few Sehwag fans on this forum won't have even heard of Merchant, and as even all the historically-informed posters won't neccessarily vote for him, Sehwag to win by a proverbial length of rope.
    I doubt the poll will be close...Very early prediction though (And don't forget the weekly award for prediction if this becomes true )...Anyways good to see you change your stand against these kind of polls and vote in one ...

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    Haha, three votes to Merchant before Sehwag even gets one, at least maybe he won't be disgraced.

    My stance on certain matters is strong enough to encourage me to vote. I'm less bothered about Kapil vs Nissar vs Amar Singh than I am about Merchant vs Sehwag.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Haha, three votes to Merchant before Sehwag even gets one, at least maybe he won't be disgraced.
    It was 1 when I made the prediction...

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    For me, Merchant plays too few Tests to establish a reliable overall record. And he only played one opponent. I find rating players of the past like Merchant difficult.
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    Most people who go on online cricket forums would've heard of Vijay Merchant.

    Anyways I'll go for Merchent.

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    Merchant by so far its not even funny. It's like comparing Shahid Afridi to Brian Lara.
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    On Merchant vs Sehwag

    As most of us here, I don't know how good Merchant was. But looking at his stats, he looks like an awesome player

    He played 10 tests b/w 1931-1952, of that 6 in Eng scoring 500+ runs at 47 and 4 in Ind scoring 300+ runs at 47 .... impressive record but i would like to know how much did other great batsmen average in that era and than make a comparison

    Sehwag, clearly is one of the leaders in his generation .... can walk into most test 11 .... has 2 triples

    having watched Sehwag, i feel that he can do almost everything Merchant probably did but I don't think Merchant could hit a triple in a day

    right now, Sehwag has some 4800+ runs @ 51+ from 57 tests and if he continues with his good work for 25 more tests or so then i won't be surprised if he is hailed as the best all-time opener for India

    if i were voting then I would go for Sehwag
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    Quote Originally Posted by ret View Post
    right now, Sehwag has some 4800+ runs @ 51+ from 57 tests and if he continues with his good work for 25 more tests or so then i won't be surprised if he is hailed as the best all-time opener for India
    No, he won't. Even if he goes for 50 Tests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    No, he won't. Even if he goes for 50 Tests.
    'IF' he goes around like this for another 25-30 tests, he will

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    Quote Originally Posted by ret View Post
    'IF' he goes around like this for another 25-30 tests, he will
    He could play 200 Tests, and I'm telling you he won't. Unless he completely becomes another player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    He could play 200 Tests, and I'm telling you he won't. Unless he completely becomes another player.
    let's say after playing 85 tests, Sehwag has 7000+ runs w/ 20+ 100s .... thats good enough to make him in all-time great opener for India

    it doesn't matter how he plays as long as he is getting runs .... why should anyone be worried if he scores a boundary with a slog or a technically perfect drive .... he doesn't have to score runs on the basis of how ppl in the crowd think they should be scored

    btw, some of the votes that i see in the poll for Merchant are from ppl who have voted against Sehwag on different threads

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    Quote Originally Posted by ret View Post
    let's say after playing 85 tests, Sehwag has 7000+ runs w/ 20+ 100s .... thats good enough to make him in all-time great opener for India

    it doesn't matter how he plays as long as he is getting runs .... why should anyone be worried if he scores a boundary with a slog or a technically perfect drive .... he doesn't have to score runs on the basis of how ppl in the crowd think they should be scored
    No, but he has to score runs when the pitch doesn't resemble a highway. And second innings - my God, find a damn run in the second innings.

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    Vijay Merchant .Once again the same old thing how things have changed over the years .How a particular one would have done in this era .

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