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    Pujara is an ATG batter (or) how long should a career last before it is judged?

    After 7 tests, Pujara averages close to 80. this obviously makes him the second best batsman ever, behind Bradman.

    For all those CW friends of ours who like to bring up Barry Richards' name every time we select ATG test XIs just because he had one good series and a good FC record, this is a very good opportunity to shoo Pujara into the dream team's middle order ahead of viv, hammond, sobers, lara, g.chappell, tendulkar, ponting and 20 other giants who average only in the 50s.

    for the rest of us, this is a good time to remind ourselves that a test cricketer's true worth should not be judged before he completes at least 5 years/40 tests (or 5 years/ 20 tests in case of pre WW2 cricketers). also a good time to remind ourselves that barry richards doesnt deserve to be bunched with hobbs, hutton, gavaskar, hayden, sutcliffe, trumper, greenidge....
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    Well yeah Tendy is probably better than Bradman, but Bradman was 70 years ago, if he grew up in the modern era he'd still easily be the best. Though he wasn't, can understand the argument for Tendy even though I don't agree.
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    Has to do it overseas first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    Has to do it overseas first.
    he'll do fine imo. he has the temperament, level of concentration and technique it seems to do well overseas too. the other thing that makes him more likely is that he hasn't been spoiled by T20s etc...
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    Certainly better than tendulkar as demonstrated today

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    Barry Richards played 339 FC games and made 28,258 FC runs at 54.74. There is also WSC to consider;

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    I can't imagine Hobbs et al begrudging Barry Richards anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bagapath View Post
    this is a good time to remind ourselves that a test cricketer's true worth should not be judged before he completes at least 5 years/40 tests (or 5 years/ 20 tests in case of pre WW2 cricketers). also a good time to remind ourselves that barry richards doesnt deserve to be bunched with hobbs, hutton, gavaskar, hayden, sutcliffe, trumper, greenidge....
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    Quote Originally Posted by bagapath View Post
    also a good time to remind ourselves that barry richards doesnt deserve to be bunched with hobbs, hutton, gavaskar, hayden, sutcliffe, trumper, greenidge....
    Thing is, with Richards, many an astute former cricketer has said that he was incredibly good.

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    Surprised Hayden was suggested to be better than Richards tbh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bagapath View Post
    For all those CW friends of ours who like to bring up Barry Richards' name every time we select ATG test XIs just because he had one good series and a good FC record,
    It's both of these things together.

    One of them on it's own won't impress anyone. See Graeme Hick etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hendrix View Post
    It's both of these things together.

    One of them on it's own won't impress anyone. See Graeme Hick etc.
    Maybe why bagapath used the word 'and' not 'or'...

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    Seen some good judges rate Pujara as one of the best 6 batsman of all time, just wondering if it's too early for Abul Hasan to enter the discussion? Such a consistNt batsman who has always performed - is it too early brand Hasan an ATG?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    Seen some good judges rate Pujara as one of the best 6 batsman of all time, just wondering if it's too early for Abul Hasan to enter the discussion? Such a consistNt batsman who has always performed - is it too early brand Hasan an ATG?

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