"I want to raise my hand and say one thing. Those who complain about my love for the game or commitment to the game are clueless. These are the only 2 areas where I give myself 100 out of 100."
- Sachin Tendulkar, as told in an interview published in Bengali newspaper Anandabazar Patrika after his 100th International century (translated by weldone)
Hi JB, I always thought you saw the Don in the 1950s, hadn't realised you were there for the 36-7 series, respect is due, obv. My Dad saw him in '48 I think.
Think I speak for most people here when I say that I'm incredibly envious of you.
'cause in a clearing when the sunlight comes
exposing all the shadows in our intricate behaviour
i feel a sort of fading
we build our own unfolding.
Further to my post above stump, I last saw Bradman play in 1954 in a Testimonial Match for Bill Brown or Lindsay Hassett(memory eludes me which). He scored 18 in the first innings and 80 odd in the second. Tilly's old man (Ken Archer) played in that game and his old man has one of the original programmes from that game
I'm turning green here mate...
JBMAC, can I ask... who are the players of the last 15-20 years that stand out for you, when compared to players in previous eras you've watched.
Who are the batsman in your opinion that can be compared to Viv, Chappell, Sobers etc. Who are the bowlers that have the right to be put alongside Lillee, Marshall, Hadlee?
Guess I'm asking, we've had a lot of good players in the last few years, but who are the cream in your opinion, when comparing them to the cream you watched in previous years.
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"I am very happy and it will allow me to have lot more rice."
Eoin Morgan on being given a rice cooker for being Man of the Match in a Dhaka Premier Division game.
One of my favorite stories from a biography on Bradman was Bill O Reilly and Bradman playing against each other for the first time. Don scores 232 over the whole day and remains not out destroying in the process Tiger's self confidence. Tiger spends a whole week contemplating a life away from cricket. Match continues the next Saturday and O Reilly bowls Bradman with the first ball. And according to Bill O Reilly the sky cleared up, birds chirped and life was good again.
Did you ever see Tiger bowl at Bradman?
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