View Poll Results: I like the cut of his cloth

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  • Mark Waugh

    9 20.00%
  • David Gower

    7 15.56%
  • VVS Laxman

    7 15.56%
  • Greg Chappell

    0 0%
  • Brian Lara

    13 28.89%
  • Mohammad Azharuddin

    2 4.44%
  • Z

    2 4.44%
  • Babe Ruth

    5 11.11%
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post

    With classical batters like Waugh or Vaughan one admired the execution, but with Lara it was more like "Huh; how has he done that?"
    Feel a similar reaction when watching Sehwag these days even if he is not as aesthetically pleasing as Lara, he is the only batsman that makes me laugh when I watch him bat, stupid player.

    Pietersen at his best is similar as well in provoking 'how has he done that' reaction, has Pietersen played the best innings I have ever seen live. (although John Crawleys hundred againt Cardiff university was the best looking, was hilariously easy)

    For sheer beauty for me though it is VVS or Damien Martyn but I hope Duminy makes at least one run again in his career because the small amount of good stuff I have seen from him is wonderfull.

    Having said all that though if I had to choose one player to watch it would still be Sachin.

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    Gower - yes it's a biased pro-English vote but it's just a straightforward fact that the guy was literally beautiful to watch. Mark Waugh was similar in the effortlessness of his play and the sweetness of his timing, but somehow Gower had even more fluidity and elegance in his play. Quite extraordinary to watch.

    The current player who I find best to watch is Sangakkara. He has a lot of the Gower elegance but (to my far-from expert eye) he also has a pleasingly sound technique - he looks more solid that Lubo ever did.

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    Im gonna say Gower as well .. he looked good to watch generally lefties same how always look good but Gower was well above the average lefty also he had this like real laid back look like nothing fazed him...

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaremba View Post
    Gower - yes it's a biased pro-English vote but it's just a straightforward fact that the guy was literally beautiful to watch. Mark Waugh was similar in the effortlessness of his play and the sweetness of his timing, but somehow Gower had even more fluidity and elegance in his play. Quite extraordinary to watch.

    The current player who I find best to watch is Sangakkara. He has a lot of the Gower elegance but (to my far-from expert eye) he also has a pleasingly sound technique - he looks more solid that Lubo ever did.
    Yeah Sangakkara is great, Dravid is an understated pleasure as well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    I liked watching Ganguly when in form. Some of his off side shots were brilliantly timed.
    True. His off side play through covers was great to watch.

    All those listed were so good to watch. I must say I enjoy watching Michael Clarke atm (not in LO cricket obviously), more so for his play of spinners. He reminds me a little of Slater - very quick on his feet, with a little M Waugh-ishness with the way he clips the ball to leg as well
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    Zaheer Abbas, Superb player and great to watch.

    YouTube - Zaheer Abbas 108 off 110 v Aus B&H Cup 1981

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    Of those listed, I found Lara the most pleasing to watch (despite the fact that it generally meant he was hammering an Australian attack if I was watching it).

    These days I can't get enough of seeing Clarke/Watto at the crease (in test matches).
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    Ponting's ability to ton up in the first innings of a series should not be understated. So much pressure, so important. What a great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    Looked up the word 'glorious' in the dictionary, had a link to the above YT of Azhar's knock. Wow.
    Was reading one of Azhar's interview where he noted Greg Chappell as his fav. batsman and his role model. No wonder he wanted to bat like Chappell and he did for most part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanz View Post
    Zaheer Abbas, Superb player and great to watch.

    YouTube - Zaheer Abbas 108 off 110 v Aus B&H Cup 1981
    Jeez, that's a good shout too. I remember that knock..

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
    Who was the most ascetically pleasing batsman?

    Who was the most ascetically pleasing batsman?

    No stats allowed in this thread, so if you want to talk about player A having trouble with left arm spinners who eat coco pops for breakfast, with appropriate graphs to support the most commonly consumed breakfast cereal,as compared to player B who scored 3% less runs over his career whenever he put his right pad on first,

    Then go find a STR thread and derail that please
    I dont know Archie, they all look well fed and healthy to me.

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    I am little surprised at the poll results so far, VVS 3 votes to Greg Chappel 0 and Azhar only 1 ? Sorry Archie had to throw little bit of stat.

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    Guess it is because not many would have seen much of him apart from hilights. Voted VVS really because I have seen him the most.

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    Well for some reason I really dont put VVS anywhere close to guys like Mark Waugh, Azhar, Zaheer and Chappel. Infact I find his batting quite ugly and streaky.

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    Beyond me how anyone could find VVS ugly to watch, but each to his own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    Going to vote Waugh but that century was awesome.
    His knock in Adelaide in '91 was just as good once he got past a scratchy start (better in some ways; the Aussies didn't feed his strengths quite as much as the Kiwis did). Took a great ball and very sharp catch to get rid of him or India might well have won that game. Azhar's luck in that series was unspeakably bad, actually. Basically any slight sniff of a chance he gave, no matter how ludicrous, the Aussies took. Was awesome to see such a great player in full flow at least once in the series.
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