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    Martin Crowe for me. Really hope he gets through his current illness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bahnz View Post
    Martin Crowe for me. Really hope he gets through his current illness.
    Yeah, this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Border for me. First childhood cricketing hero.
    Huh.

    Don't get me wrong, an awful lot to admire about AB & am a fan myself, but I'm surprised an Indian-affiliated Victorian would have an NSW-born QLDer as his hero instead of (say) Kapil Dev or (racks brain for decent Vics who were contemporaries of AB, fails) Merv Hughes.
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    Richie Beaud, he has been on TV since I can remember and has the same birthday as me. Bradman was also a big loss. The three heroes from my childhood, Greg Chappell, Rod Marsh and Dennis Lillee
    You know it makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Huh.

    Don't get me wrong, an awful lot to admire about AB & am a fan myself, but I'm surprised an Indian-affiliated Victorian would have an NSW-born QLDer as his hero instead of (say) Kapil Dev or (racks brain for decent Vics who were contemporaries of AB, fails) Merv Hughes.
    You're over-complicating this a tad.

    I was 5 years old watching cricket on channel 9. Border was the Australian cricket captain and best batsman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    You're over-complicating this a tad.

    I was 5 years old watching cricket on channel 9. Border was the Australian cricket captain and best batsman.
    Well that stopped me farting in church.

    At what age did you rat out the nation of your birth then, Quisling?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    You're over-complicating this a tad.

    I was 5 years old watching cricket on channel 9. Border was the Australian cricket captain and best batsman.
    So were you an Australian cricket fan as a kid then?

    If so, what made you decide not to be?

    Not trying to be a dick - as you know, my loyalties haven't always exactly been straightforward either. But that's why I'm interested.
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    i would have thought it was just because he saw Aus play more than India at that age. I know as a 6 or 7yo Essendon fan in Sydney, I saw a lot more of Tony Lockett than James Hird and......
    Indians can't bowl - Where has the rumour come from as I myself and many indian friends arwe competent fast bowlers ?

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    I thought he liked AB the individual/player and not the Aus team in general and why not, you get inspired in your life by various people so why not an Aussie..Muhammed Ali an American has inspired many Africans and beyond and him dying would be a big loss for many..

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Well that stopped me farting in church.

    At what age did you rat out the nation of your birth then, Quisling?
    Poor old Jono - why is it that the bloke who is clearly the nicest guy on the forum has every bastard taking a pop at him?

    ........... or have I just answered my own question?

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    CMJ the first cricket related death to really hit me actually.

    Although the person who made the first test century I ever saw live has been dead a long while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pothas View Post
    Although the person who made the first test century I ever saw live has been dead a long while.
    Cronje?

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