As much as I have enjoyed watching or reading about Viv, Akram, Gilchrist among others, being an Indian, there is no guessing where my loyalties lie. Dravid runs it close, but there is only one man who I refer to as God, and its Sachin.
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
Sachin Tendulkar. Start a poll and you can quickly see this turn to a Sachin fanboys thread
Don Tallon. I believe he, like Gilchrist, in his time, revolutionised his art.He took it to the next level.
Keep Your Feet on The Ground,Keep Reaching for The Stars!
"Cricket is an art. Like all arts it has a technical foundation. To enjoy it does not require technical knowledge, but analysis that is not technically based is mere impressionism."
- C.L.R. James
As much as I loved Wasim, Dravid, Zulu, Pollock and Warne, It has to be these two dudes:-
Of those I have seen, Farokh Engineer and Sylvester Clarke
Of those I haven't seen, Harold Larwood and DRJ
I had Sunil Gavaskar's picture hanging above my bed when I was a kid. He seemed like a rational, aggressive, proud, analytical, super-talented, no-nonsense, successful, short tempered guy - basically all I wanted to be.
Then I saw this tall, handsome, stylish, womanising, super popular and, later, super unpopular, cocky, savvy guy with an up your a** attitude - ravi shastri, and realized that I actually wanted to be like him. He became my favorite cricketer from 1985 until he retired and became a commentator in 1993. I think his 107 in barbados against marshall, ambrose, bishop and walsh is a top 5 overseas knock by an indian. And his 4-38 against pakistan in the calcutta ODi is the best performance by an indian spinner ever. It may not be factually correct, but that is what I believe coz I loved his flicks, straight sixes, elaborate send offs to batters after getting them out with rank long hops, his middle finger showing to millions of fellow countrymen shouting "hai hai shastri", and his courage against imran, wasim, marshall, holding, willis, hadlee and scant respect for qadir and tauseef and, once, for warne.
His straight six off imran, followed by a trademark flick to the boundry in the Nagpur ODI, was the greatest moment of my life, until I met some interesting ladies later.
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