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    In the end, I think it's so utterly, incomprehensibly boring. There is so much context behind each innings of cricket that dissecting statistics into these small samples is just worthless. No-one has ever been faced with the same situation in which they come out to bat as someone else. Ever.
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    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.


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    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

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    Sachin Tendulkar. Start a poll and you can quickly see this turn to a Sachin fanboys thread

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    Don Tallon. I believe he, like Gilchrist, in his time, revolutionised his art.He took it to the next level.
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    Sachin Tendulkar
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    As much as I loved Wasim, Dravid, Zulu, Pollock and Warne, It has to be these two dudes:-


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    Of those I have seen, Farokh Engineer and Sylvester Clarke

    Of those I haven't seen, Harold Larwood and DRJ

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by bagapath View Post
    Had Sunil Gavaskar's picture 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 you 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. It may not be right, but that is what I believe coz I loved his flicks, straight sixes, elaborate send offs to batters after getting them 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, was the greatest moment of my life, until I met some interesting ladies later in life.
    haha....made for pretty good reading

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