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Thread: Does Virender Sehwag deserve to be called an ALL TIME GREAT?

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    Does Virender Sehwag deserve to be called an ALL TIME GREAT?

    IMHO, the most OVERRATED cricketer of all time.

    Almost all batting legends never had any technical vulnerabilities. But Sehwag just SUCKS against decent swing/seam bowling.

    Standing rooted at the crease and flailing the bat will get you runs in the subcontinent, but at the same time makes you a free wicket in swinging/seaming conditions.

    And people should stop comparing him to Viv!!!. Viv dominated swing/seam bowling with ease.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeavyBall View Post
    IMHO, the most OVERRATED cricketer of all time.

    Almost all batting legends never had any technical vulnerabilities.
    But Sehwag just SUCKS against decent swing/seam bowling.

    Standing rooted at the crease and flailing the bat will get you runs in the subcontinent, but at the same time makes you a free wicket in swinging/seaming conditions.

    And people should stop comparing him to Viv!!!. Viv dominated swing/seam bowling with ease.
    You're not serious, surely?
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    In b4 Migara starts whining about spin bowling.

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    HeavyBall is showing quite some capability of creating some interesting threads with even more interesting first posts.


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    His lack of footwork this series has been interesting to say the least. I've seen little footwork before, but absolutely none is certainly different to watch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    In b4 Migara starts whining about spin bowling.
    b-b-but kevin pietersen was soooo bad in the sc

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    Depends on your definition of all time great really...
    All time great batsman in terms of exciting, destructive and entertaining batsmanship? Yes
    All time great against spin? Hell yes
    All time great in subcontinent conditions? Yup
    All time great Indian/ Asian batsman? Arguably in the top 10
    Has he played any great innings? Yup, plenty, the Galle double hundred, his triples, the madcap 80 odd in that great runchase against England was special too

    All time great test batsman? Hmmm, not quite, but lets just say he's overrated by the general public, and underrated on the internet. He's still an asset to the team, he just cant adapt to all conditions, which is not something everyone can do

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    Meaningless phrase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cevno View Post
    HeavyBall is showing quite some capability of creating some interesting threads with even more interesting first posts.
    Certainly hitting the splice hard.

    Needs to pitch it up though.

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    yes he is but he is possibly in the bottom tier of ATG's along with the likes of Mahela, Yusuf andKP.

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    Operating on a presumption that he's ever been considered an ATG.

    I said it somewhere else, but it's awesome to watch him when he's not playing against you, but when he is its just frustrating. His recent failures against Australia haven't elicited any sympathy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuhaib View Post
    yes he is but he is possibly in the bottom tier of ATG's along with the likes of Mahela, Yusuf andKP.
    Not even close IMO, but another thread.

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    you mean he's better then the other 3 or worse?

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    Not close to an ATG. Well and truly in the category below.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Son Of Coco View Post
    His lack of footwork this series has been interesting to say the least. I've seen little footwork before, but absolutely none is certainly different to watch.
    Yeah, his footwork seems to have reduced even more since he came back from Inury in recent times and he was struggling even at home.

    He isn't in form and probably coming back from Injury clearly undercooked in England has contributed quite some.

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