yeah.. look, if the only reason these arguments are starting to spring up so much, at least in India, is because of Sachin, well... Sachin is not even the inarguable best batsman of his generation and for some, not even the inarguable second best.. Bradman was just a freak and the people who fail to appreciate how good the guy was are just cheating themselves. But whatever gets people to sleep better, hey.. We have our fantasies and they have their idea that Bradman was not that good.
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It's a shame that all we can see of his batting now is truncated footage.
To bring up what The_Sean says above: I remember reading, I believe, Cowdrey's auto MCC, where he recounts some of his encounters with Don Bradman. In one, IIRC, he talks of playing Golf with Bradman and becoming aware of his competitive drive to win, and that he seemed to possess the ability to focus and concentrate in a greater degree than anyone else he had come across. Make of that what you will. Maybe that was the secret, that and innumerable hours hitting a golf ball with a wicket.
Even though it was only t20 of which I am not a huge fan, to see Ponting batting with Sachin gave me goosebumps yesterday. Two of the truely ATGs even past their prime was a sight to see, for me at least.
Simpson^ | Hayden | Bradman | Chappell^ | Ponting | Border* | Gilchrist+ | Davidson3 | Warne4^ | Lillee1 | McGrath2
Greenidge | Hunte | Richards^ | Headley* | Lara^ | Sobers5^ | Walcott+ | Marshall1 | Ambrose2 | Holding3 | Garner4
Richards^ | Smith*^ | Amla | Pollock | Kallis5^ | Nourse | Cameron+ | Procter3 | Steyn1 | Tayfield4 | Donald2
Hobbs | Hutton*^ | Hammond^ | Compton | Barrington | Botham5^ | Knott | Trueman1 | Laker4 | Larwood2 | Barnes3
Ok, missed the Murali part, that would have been awesome to witness.
Although at times, it felt surreal. I agree, if Warne had been there as well, I would have flipped out. Anyway, this was most definitely my 'will-not-say-a-bad-thing-about-IPL-2013' moment.
#Sachin and Ponting - The best limited overs opening combo ever
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At the end of the day, it is just cricket. Things come and things go. People are good and they would be at anytime. People in the 90s thought those in the 50s were ****. Those in the 2000s didn't care fore the 60s and now we hear people doubting people like Lillee.
Two things are clear. Doubting the past is natural and it is also flawed.
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