And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW
Yeah we don't crap in the first world; most of us would actually have no idea what that was emanating from Ajmal's backside. Why isn't it roses and rainbows like what happens here? PEWS's retort to Ganeshran on Daemon's picture depicting Ajmal's excreta
Greatest Test XI::: S Gavaskar, M Hayden, D Bradman*, S Tendulkar, A Border, G Sobers, A Gilchrist, I Khan, S Warne, M Marshall, J Garner
Reserves: B Richards, V Richards, K Sangakkara, M Muralitharan
Greatest ODI XI::: A Gilchrist, S Tendulkar, R Ponting*, V Richards, M Dhoni, M Bevan, S Pollock, W Akram, S Warne, J Garner, M Muralitharan, A Donald
Reserves: A deVilliars, B Lara, R Hadlee, S Warne
For me,he will always be the one who revolutionaized ODI batting.There were others who did the same thing before and after his time,but none did it better than an inform Sanath.You knew that after the 1996WC,the first 15 overs of a match would never be the same.That has to be credit to him,more than anyone else.
Always thought it was Kalu who was the one who started it, in 1995. Jayasuriya took a backseat for while until he finally cut loose in that WC. Kalu was brilliant in 1995/96 in Australia, left Sanath in the dust.
Yeah same. Do remember Jayasuriya being touted in the early days as a decent hitter but more in the fashion of a bloke who could do it in the happy hour rather than the first 15. Reckon they realised after a while he was more useful going for broke following Kalu's lead with DeSilva/Ranatunga/Mahanama pushing the score past 300 with minimal risk.
Brilliant tactics but they fortunately had the players to pull it off too.
Jayasurya by a mile is the better cricketer. I think he started out as a bowler and became one of the best one day batsmen for a brief period even. His record since moving up the order is pretty good and add to that those wickets at a good eco rate and a bullet throw from the outfield and you've almost the complete ODI allrounder.
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Sanath was a fantastic player...but: top 5 batsman of all-time, arguably the greatest ODI captain of all time and in the top handful of fielders of all-time. Jayasuriya's bowling just doesn't make enough ground for me.
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