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    Among non-Indian cricketers - Curtly Ambrose, Wasim Akram, Courtney Walsh, Adam Gilchrist, Brian Lara, Allan Donald, Waqar Younis, Steve Waugh and to an extent Shane Warne...

    Just realised - all of them are from 90s mostly...
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    Yup, all 90s for me too. I am pretty sure it is because the packaging on TV improved so much, and we could connect with the on-field drama in a much more real, dramatic and fun way. Ambrose, Saqlain and Sachin are my favorites.

    Saqlain because he was the only bowler I hated any of the Indian batsmen to get out to. It used to make me cross, and I especially detested Moin Khan yelling "Saqi" or a similarity all the time. Ambrose because of the awesome reactions, smiles and glint-in-his-eye when he got wickets. Sachin because of, well.
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    Sachin followed by Dravid, Sehwag, Steyn and Donald.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harsh.skm View Post
    Yup, all 90s for me too. I am pretty sure it is because the packaging on TV improved so much, and we could connect with the on-field drama in a much more real, dramatic and fun way. Ambrose, Saqlain and Sachin are my favorites.

    Saqlain because he was the only bowler I hated any of the Indian batsmen to get out to. It used to make me cross, and I especially detested Moin Khan yelling "Saqi" or a similarity all the time. Ambrose because of the awesome reactions, smiles and glint-in-his-eye when he got wickets. Sachin because of, well.
    lol.....tbf moin khan calling "shabash saqi" all the time was so damn annoying. Although it retrospect it feels like the golden days

    Saqlain at his prime was such a gun bowler with such craftiness
    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

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    Quote Originally Posted by smalishah84 View Post
    lol.....tbf moin khan calling "shabash saqi" all the time was so damn annoying. Although it retrospect it feels like the golden days

    Saqlain at his prime was such a gun bowler with such craftiness
    Touche. I still have no clue as to why I didn't like him

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    Curtly.

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    Kallis, Gilly.

    Now Steyn, Morkel.

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    Undoubtedly my favourite boxer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pup Clarke View Post
    Undoubtedly my favourite boxer.
    I hope he gets thrashed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post

    Poor man's Trego.

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    My first favourite cricketer was Michael Slater.

    Mathew Sinclair for favourite ever though, comfortably. I supported him as a player with greater passion than I've supported any team in any sport, I think.

    EDIT: Heh, just noticed the M.S. thing. Cool. My second most loathed cricketer ever is MS Dhoni though.
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    wow.....MS Dhoni is your second most loathed cricketer EVER?

    Who is your most loathed cricketer ever?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smalishah84 View Post
    wow.....MS Dhoni is your second most loathed cricketer EVER?

    Who is your most loathed cricketer ever?
    Andrew Symonds.

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