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imagine the pressure then!A non existent one?
haven't they set one up yet?
thought it was a done deal....or close enough to it. my mistake.
Last edited by hang on; 04-04-2011 at 04:58 AM.
i know i am god. since when i pray i find i am talking to myself.
(massive apologies to barnes)
...... and of course when he finally does stop playing his career won't be complete until he has taken the record for the heaviest and longest recently retired cricketer's autobiography, currently held by Steve Waugh
Thing is, the only thing deciding whether Sachin goes or stays is, well, Sachin. It's not as if he's just contributing enough to stay in the team like you'd imagine Ponting will from now on (at the very least, he has a lesser role). He's still India's gun. I find that more impressive than the mere fact he's scored so many runs or scored so many hundreds. Every time he walks out, he's still the wicket the oppo wants more than any other in the line-up whereas I bet very few bowlers feel that way about Ponting any more.
As an aside, he's usually so measured but it was awesome to see him lose his **** like he was a 21-year-old winning the cup. I bumped into him a couple of years ago in Adelaide Arcade, had a real bouncy energy about him. Inspirational.
Last edited by Top_Cat; 04-04-2011 at 05:44 AM.
He hasn't scored 400 runs in a Test Innings
Sachin has to go down as the best player of the modern era. He is just one of those generational athletes like Tiger Woods, Michael Schumacher, Lance Armstrong, Michael Jordan etc who comes along and makes everybody else look like amateurs. Record after record just keeps tumbling and I think he has set the bar so high no one is ever going to be able to clear it.
Last edited by Western Warrior; 05-04-2011 at 01:33 AM.
"Cricket needs brightening up a bit. My solution is to let players drink at the beginning of the game, not after. It always works in our picnic matches." - Paul Hogan
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
Last edited by GotSpin; 05-04-2011 at 01:56 AM.
Don't go chasing waterfalls
Perhaps my choice of words was a little over-enthusiastic and I apologize.. Obviously amateur or amateurish is applicable to the likes of Kallis, Laxman, Ponting Waugh etc etc.
It was never my intent to begin a statistical debate over Tendulkar v other players of his era. However, I still believe that he is one, if not the player of the modern generation.
You are dead right Got_Spin, it is his longevity and continued ability to contribute and contribute well at the pointy end of the sport that is to be applauded.
the number of odi runs
number of test runs
no:of international centuries
no:of centuries in winning cause
and having achieved these things after having faced the likes of mcgrath,murali,wasim,waqar,warne,lee,steyn,pollock ,akhtar, ......................
u want some more ?
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