Due to the recent flooding of Tendulkar threads throughout the world, I thought I'd create a venue for the discussion that has pondered the minds of millions, billions and dare I say, trillions, of people throughout the cricketing and fruit communities.
Tendulkar has established a flourishing career over the last twenty years, racking up the most runs in both Tests and ODIs, displaying a level of consistency and longevity that few has or can match. The allure of the little master has led to a level of popularity that can be only compared with Billy Lawry's obsession with anything Victorian or his blatantly biased commentary which can be only equaled by the cheerleading of Ian Healy.
Nevertheless, the mango, which can also be compared to the ancient wonders of Richards and Hobbs, rare hybrids of the mango, makes up for its lack of consistent taste and ability to stay ripe with its outstanding ability to prosper and grow in the harshest of all fruit growing conditions. The mango announced itself on the world market in great form, aided by its coach (Farmer) John, a vibrant young go-getter who was known for only conducting his farming in a hotel room, and was consistently able to dominate the fruit market to an unprecedented level of taste, and might I add, expense, which brought in the crowds, during it's three months of ripeness a year, owing to the long extended tours of the fruit market at the time, leaving the tourists with little time to adapt to the differing tastes of the locals on offer. There have been instances where the coaches have suffered from bouts of the runs before an orange has even been peeled.
Many supporters of the mango, mango fanciers, have pointed to the difficult conditions in which the mango has had to endure throughout its growing years, suggesting that the harsh growing conditions and the tendency of farmers to prepare fields conducive to banana growing, the Matthew Hayden hybrid, has led to the feats of the mangos becoming forgotten in a cricketing and fruit world which has become obsessed with the seedless watermelon, a quick and easy fruit fix.
Please, before voting your vote in the voting box, consider the conditions that existed during the heyday of the mango and the situation in which it was able to thrive, rather than solely focusing on an area which has given rise to the prominence of boring, soulless, apples and oranges, also refereed to as the flat track, first chance average and poor era of bowlers Hybrid, and other such ridiculous scientific titles.