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  • Sachin Tendulkar

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  • Brian Lara

    20 51.28%
  • James Anderson

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    TBF, it depends on a lot of things and what you value and how you weight it. I put Tendulkar, Lara and Ponting generally on the same plane. I guess I'd vote for Lara, if you were asking me who I'd want, instead of Ponting, out of those two. Well, actually, if we're talking about the length of their careers then maybe Tendulkar. ****, its tough.
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    I would take Lara as the guy I'd want in my test team, though they're all pretty inseparable. Watching Tendulkar bat just never got my juices flowing tbh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikki View Post
    TBF, it depends on a lot of things and what you value and how you weight it. I put Tendulkar, Lara and Ponting generally on the same plane. I guess I'd vote for Lara, if you were asking me who I'd want, instead of Ponting, out of those two. Well, actually, if we're talking about the length of their careers then maybe Tendulkar. ****, its tough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angad View Post
    Tendulkar edges it. Both dominated similar type of bowlers and got owned by similar type of bowlers. Both handled Warne (Sachin played him better) and Murali (Lara played him better) with ease, got kinda owned by Mcgrath, decent vs likes of Donald. I personally feel Lara was fragile against sheer pace, I think Ponting was much better when handling pace. Lara has below avg performances in India, Sachin has better overall record and consistency.
    One 3 test series in '94 really ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arachnodouche View Post
    It took Ponting some time to mature from promising to great, didn't it? For the first 4-5 years, you never knew if he would convert all that potential to results. Lara and Tendulkar, they made statements much earlier in their careers. Also, I never got the feeling of watching something truly special and genius-like with Ponting, unlike Lara's 153 or Sachin in Sharjah. Perhaps that has to do with the fact that those two knocks came while batting out of an underdog line up against the dominant side of the era..Ponting always (till the very end anyway) had the cushion of almost unshakeable faith and confidence in the men surrounding him in his team. Surely that must've counted for something.
    The same strength of the batting around Ponting was the reason he didn't get picked on a regular basis early in his career. A small low patch and you're out so it cuts both ways. Same with Lara, incidentally; spent a couple of years on the fringes of WI selection when Viv and others were still around before getting a regular go and it took that great knock in Sydney to make him an automatic pick. The time he took to do that was shorter but then the competition for places probably wasn't as intense for Lara at that time as it was for Ponting early days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wellAlbidarned View Post
    Watching Tendulkar bat just never got my juices flowing tbh.
    if you didn't watch him before 2004, you wouldn't have a clue why he has such a legacy.

    I believe he turned ATG around 2001, if not earlier.
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    Tendulkar around '98 was ridiculous batting. Only the best even rushed him, let alone got him out.

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    If you only looked at his career from the mid 00's till now, you would no way class him as a great.
    He has only been a very good player, overall, since then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by centurymaker View Post
    if you didn't watch him before 2004, you wouldn't have a clue why he has such a legacy.

    I believe he turned ATG around 2001, if not earlier.
    I'm basically making my decision based on stuff I watch on Rob's channel, this has nothing to do with Sachin's recent decline. Lara just has that extra touch of magic from what I've watched.

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    videos will only show you their stroke-making (i.e 4s and stuff mostly)

    they won't show you how they fared the other 95% of the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by centurymaker View Post
    videos will only show you their stroke-making (i.e 4s and stuff mostly)

    they won't show you how they fared the other 95% of the time.
    As amazing as rob's videos are, this is very true

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    Quote Originally Posted by wellAlbidarned View Post
    I'm basically making my decision based on stuff I watch on Rob's channel, this has nothing to do with Sachin's recent decline. Lara just has that extra touch of magic from what I've watched.
    You should watch some of Tendulkar's ODI innings and you'll see how good a strokemaker he can be. I miss him in ODI's so so much since he barely plays that format now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slifer View Post
    One 3 test series in '94 really ??
    Yes it can't really count for much especially given that Indian bowling doesn't present any unique challenges. Indian attack is spin dominated at home, but Lara has proven himself against better spinners so his failure in one series in India should be only considered an anomaly.
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    for all the great strokes Tendulkar can play his back-foot defence at his peak was great to watch as well..video of just his back and across back foot defence would be a treat to watch...but retire you little ...
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    Sachin Tendulkar is a great batsman. Can anyone doubt it? Whoever plays international cricket for 20 years has to be a special player. It's been a privilege playing against him.
    Tendulkar has a better technique than Lara.

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