In other words, it's perfectly healthy and normal to gravitate toward the players and personalites that we grew up with, and were exposed to.
Pro-English, pro-West Indian, pro Pakistani etc - so what?
1. Sunil Gavaskar 2. Barry Richards 3. Viv Richards 4. Sachin Tendulkar 5. Brian Lara 6. Garry Sobers 7. Adam Gilchrist 8. Richard Hadlee 9. Wasim Akram 10. Malcolm Marshall 11. Shane Warne
1. Jack Hobbs 2. Victor Trumper 3. Don Bradman 4. Walter Hammond 5. Charlie Macartney 6. Stan McCabe 7. Les Ames 8. Jack Gregory 9. Harold Larwood 10. Bill O'Reilly 11. Sydney Barnes
Member of the Sanga fan club. (Ugh! it took me so long to become a real fan of his)
That was just what I'd read and heard in a few places.
People do say Warne "revived" leg spin, or spin, a lot. In reality, he appeared as the WIs pace batteries declined in power, so sloppy journalism says that he "revived" an art.
at a worse case scenario PROCTER wd hv been another BOTHAM / KAPIL , still as good as another ponting or lara (=barry)
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if warne gets credits for reviving something , akram did more . even challenged the rules of physics.
I had almost forgot how to play a wrong un and then along came Warne and all these young leg spinners were causing me trouble
You know it makes sense.
You can only revive a dead or a dying art. When Warne came in 1992, Qadir, Mushtaq, Hirwani and Kumble were bowling various flavors of that art. Leg spin was alive and there was no need to revive it.
No, you don't always revive something that is necessarily dead or extinct. Moreover, none of those spinners can hold Warne's jock-strap.
The point of the compliment to Warne is that the world had become very pace-orientated. The Windies with their all pace attacks became the standard and almost every team in the world had an ATG pacer in the era directly prior. Spin was no longer on the same pedestal. It took someone like Warne to really put it back on par or for teams to think that they must have a spinner for the sake of balance.
Every time you bring this stupid retort this has to be explained to you. You might not agree with the sentiment, but don't act like people pulled it from their arse.
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