View Poll Results: After Bradman and Sobers, who is the 3rd Greatest Cricketer ?

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  • S.Barnes

    1 1.33%
  • WG Grace

    23 30.67%
  • W.Hammond

    1 1.33%
  • J.Hobbs

    3 4.00%
  • Imran Khan

    6 8.00%
  • M.Muralitharan

    3 4.00%
  • V.Richards

    7 9.33%
  • S.Tendulkar

    17 22.67%
  • S.Warne

    12 16.00%
  • Other, please specify

    2 2.67%
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    3rd Greatest Cricketer - The Poll

    A poll, so we can see results

    After Bradman and Sobers, who would you consider the 3rd Greatest Cricketer of all time ?

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    Kallis should be one of the contendar, IMO.

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    You mean after Bradman and Imran.

    Its Sachin for me.
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    Don't get me wrong, Sachin is a great player, but it is CLEARLY WG Grace.

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    WG Grace is a great player but Sachin's a greater player.

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    For what its worth, Cricketweb apparently rates Grace the third greatest of all time. I'd tend to agree, personally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akilana View Post
    WG Grace is a great player but Sachin's a greater player.
    Sachin is amazing, but people who never were even into cricket, who never played cricket, who weren't allowed to play cricket because they weren't upperclass paid their hard earned money just to see Grace bat. Grace helped push the movement in cricket to professionalize it, whether that was advertantly or inadvertantly is beyond the point. Grounds couldn't fit enough people into their, well, grounds to see him bat. Grace is know as the father of cricket. There is no honor that will ever be passed onto, and that is not there for a soft reason. It is Grace, by miles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spudsy2061 View Post
    Sachin is amazing, but people who never were even into cricket, who never played cricket, who weren't allowed to play cricket because they weren't upperclass paid their hard earned money just to see Grace bat. Grace helped push the movement in cricket to professionalize it, whether that was advertantly or inadvertantly is beyond the point. Grounds couldn't fit enough people into their, well, grounds to see him bat. Grace is know as the father of cricket. There is no honor that will ever be passed onto, and that is not there for a soft reason. It is Grace, by miles.
    Sachin almost by himself turned BCCI from an also ran organisation into the richest cricket board in the world. Perhaps the only cricketer to claim a pan=Indian appeal across all strata of society. And perhaps where he is treated as a god, and one who controls the string of perhaps millions' Gross Daily Happiness Index.

    Remember how a factionlised and divided country is India, boasting of a 100,000 cultures, languages, dialects etc. But if there is one unifying factor, that is cricket, and if a face can be assigned to that, it'd be undoubtedly Sachin Tendulkar.

    As to the poll, purely on cricketing merits, I'd rank Murali the 2nd best after Don Bradman, and Tendulkar following that. But if you consider more than cricketing merits alone (ie, contribution in changing the face of the game etc), then it'd be Sachin 1st, Grace 2nd and Bradman 3rd.
    Last edited by Sir Alex; 04-09-2010 at 11:57 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Alex View Post
    Sachin almost by himself turned BCCI from an also ran organisation into the richest cricket board in the world. Perhaps the only cricketer to claim a pan=Indian appeal across all strata of society. And perhaps where he is treated as a god, and one who controls the string of perhaps millions' Gross Daily Happiness Index.

    Remember how a factionlised and divided country is India, boasting of a 100,000 cultures, languages, dialects etc. But if there is one unifying factor, that is cricket, and if a face can be assigned to that, it'd be undoubtedly Sachin Tendulkar.

    As to the poll, purely on cricketing merits, I'd rank Murali the 2nd best after Don Bradman, and Tendulkar following that. But if you consider more than cricketing merits alone (ie, contribution in changing the face of the game etc), then it'd be Sachin 1st, Grace 2nd and Bradman 3rd.
    While you make points I all agree with (besides the last paragraph) I think it is important to ask how much of this is because of the world's ability to watch it on the internet and TV. If Grace lived in an era like we do know with television and radio, would he not contribute in ways Sachin did as well, especially since Grace played before Test Cricket and in Test Cricket's infancy?

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    I dont think I would have Sobers as second best. Would be something like this for me:

    1. Bradman
    2. Tendulkar
    3. Sobers
    4. Murali

    Hobbs, Grace, Imran and Viv to follow in no particular order.
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    You know who I noticed hasn't gotten a mention yet? Graeme Pollock. He was a hell of a player, but limited in play because of politics. Does he deserve consideration amongst the group in question I ask?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Alex View Post
    Sachin almost by himself turned BCCI from an also ran organisation into the richest cricket board in the world. Perhaps the only cricketer to claim a pan=Indian appeal across all strata of society. And perhaps where he is treated as a god, and one who controls the string of perhaps millions' Gross Daily Happiness Index.
    all wonderful, even staggering, achievements, I agree; but grace's role in the development of cricket - not as an administrator or as a coach or writer, but purely as a sportsman like sachin - is more valuable to the overall sport itself. WG grace is the greatest cricketer after bradman and sobers. he could even be no.1 or 2. no amount of praise is enough for the doc.

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    I'm biased so voted for Tendulkar...
    Plus the fact that he did make cricket very popular in India.....

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