I think there'll sooner be another Bradman than another Warne. - Gidgeon Haigh
[Warne is] the greatest bowler ever produced in this entire world - Muttiah Muralidaran
[Warne is] the greatest bowler of all time - Glenn McGrath
In my opinion Shane Warne is the greatest cricketer who's ever lived - Ian Botham
Warne is the greatest cricketer to pick up a ball ever.
And is the greatest bowler I have ever laid eyes on. - Brian Lara
there would be A LOT more comparisons going on between him and the other greats
in england most people rate him nothing near an ATG atm. they see him as just a fine bowler... like anderson, zaheer...
(probably because he hasn't done all that well against england so they haven't really seen what he's capable of)
Last edited by centurymaker; 20-09-2011 at 12:51 AM.
I think that what counts against Steyn in the public's eye is his mediocre ODI record. Given the South African public's fascination with the one day game his efforts are probably not truly appreciated.
Dont know what the curse of South African means or the South Africa'a fascination with the one-day game.
Steyn is well respected by all our fans and journos just like all the great fast-bowlers or all-rounders we have created. We just don't magnify things like bigging them up too much or knock them down too much when they are struggling like other countries do with their stars.
Dale Steyn has the ability to be a great and has the stats so far to indicate so but he still has a bit of work to do.
Last edited by SeamUp; 20-09-2011 at 01:31 AM.
I think it is true that South African cricketers receive less fanfare and attention worldwide. I think it is true that if Steyn was Indian, Australian or English he'd be spoken of even higher than he already is.
I reckon the same is with de Villiers in a way.
Last edited by Jono; 20-09-2011 at 03:27 AM.
SA players not being hyped up? We're talking about Kallisball here aren't we?
Yeah, all of his forty test centuries growing up batting in tough batting conditions plus 23 000 plus international runs. Adapting to all over the world and scoring runs and then just to add something like over 500 international wickets and those catches at slip.
Its not like he has done anything to warrant legendary status.
Of course he'll be the fastest bowler to do it.
Murali is a spinner.
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