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    No I never saw that mate
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    Quote Originally Posted by JBMAC View Post
    Batsmen: Tendulkar,Ponting,Jayasuria,Kallis,Cook(though he has never reached his potential)Laxman and Sehwag

    Bowlers: McGrath, Warne.Imran,Akram,Shoab Malik,Broad(another Englishman yet to reach his potential)Steyn,Donald
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    Quote Originally Posted by G.I.Joe View Post
    Based on sheer speed in his earlier career

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    you mean shoaib akhthar, right?


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    Haha yeah must mean Akhtar.
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    Yeh guys forgive an old fellas mind wandering...It was meant to be Ahktar not bloody Malik

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    Just read this somewhat sad account of Hammond coming back for an FC match to raise some crowds when he was well past it.

    Rewind to 1951: Wally Hammond's disastrous comeback | Regulars | Cricinfo Magazine | ESPN Cricinfo

    It goes to depict how incredibly out of it Hammond was. Of course, the year was 1951 and he was 48 years old IIRC. It reminded me of the Jeff Thomson story where he found Bradman in the nets:

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    "On a rest day during the Indian tour in 1977-78, Don Bradman was around in the nets. I was bowling only legspin to him, but he had a couple of young blokes trying to get him out. With no pads, no nothing ... for a 68-year-old, he belted the hell out of them on a turf wicket. And he hadn't batted for 20 years. I went back in and said, 'Why isn't this bastard playing with us tomorrow?' That's how good I thought he was."
    Maybe it shouldn't be given such weight...but, perhaps, that story goes to illustrate just how awesome he was - even compared to giants like Hammond.
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    Just reading this thread back, JB's comments about Cook and Broad have proven prescient indeed.
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    Somewhere I've got a video with a clip of a bloke called Hutton wielding a bat in his back garden when he was 70 odd - decent technique for a septuagenarian

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    Somewhere I've got a video with a clip of a bloke called Hutton wielding a bat in his back garden when he was 70 odd - decent technique for a septuagenarian
    Henry Hutton | Cricket Players and Officials | ESPN Cricinfo ?

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    Definitely not him - the footage I've got is in colour and Mr Hutton had a Yorkshire accent

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Just reading this thread back, JB's comments about Cook and Broad have proven prescient indeed.
    i was wondering the exact same thing!

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    Jeff Thomson
    "On a rest day during the Indian tour in 1977-78, Don Bradman was around in the nets. I was bowling only legspin to him, but he had a couple of young blokes trying to get him out. With no pads, no nothing ... for a 68-year-old, he belted the hell out of them on a turf wicket. And he hadn't batted for 20 years. I went back in and said, 'Why isn't this bastard playing with us tomorrow?' That's how good I thought he was."


    Only in Australia can a national icon be called a bastard without offence it seems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redbacks View Post
    Jeff Thomson
    "On a rest day during the Indian tour in 1977-78, Don Bradman was around in the nets. I was bowling only legspin to him, but he had a couple of young blokes trying to get him out. With no pads, no nothing ... for a 68-year-old, he belted the hell out of them on a turf wicket. And he hadn't batted for 20 years. I went back in and said, 'Why isn't this bastard playing with us tomorrow?' That's how good I thought he was."


    Only in Australia can a national icon be called a bastard without offence it seems.
    Reminds me of the comment allegedly made when Jardine complained to the australian dressing room in 32/33 about being addressed as such by, I think, Vic Richardson

    "OK which of you bastards called this bastard a bastard"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redbacks View Post
    Only in Australia can a national icon be called a bastard without offence it seems.
    Nah. John Cleese eulogising Graham Chapman in particular comes to mind.
    "Your averages, captain, coaches and players can probably survive incompetence over a relatively short series, so if youíre going to be rubbish, make sure itís against Pakistan, Sri Lanka, New Zealand or someone."

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