Last edited by Ikki; 16-04-2013 at 02:52 PM.
I very much doubt you were saying the same things about Ponting in 2005/06 when there was an absolute flurry of media articles in this country calling him the 2nd best after Bradman when he was on his amazingly dominant run.
And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW
Yeah we don't crap in the first world; most of us would actually have no idea what that was emanating from Ajmal's backside. Why isn't it roses and rainbows like what happens here? PEWS's retort to Ganeshran on Daemon's picture depicting Ajmal's excreta
Atleast that's what I took from that sentence. What does the amount of attention Tendulkar get have anything to do with the topic and why does it bother you? I don't think Cricinfo have published anything in the past suggesting they thought Tendulkar was a greater batsman than Bradman, or even his equal.
Last edited by Satyanash89; 17-04-2013 at 03:24 PM.
You on the other have showed me nothing.
FWIW, I know at least one columnist in cricinfo personally. He is an Indian and is generally a Tendulkar critic (reactionary critic if you like).
In my opinion, Viv Richards is better than 3rd best batsman ever by as much margin as Bradman is better than 2nd best batsman ever(Viv Richards).For anyone who followed cricket closely during 1970s & 1980s Richards is closest thing to Bradman. Hobbs, Headley & Lara despite being great are nowhere near to be as good as Richards.
Ponting at his peak (averaging near 60 overall) got nowhere near this much attention. I should know, because I was one of those who actually started asking questions of posters where they rated him with respect to Tendulkar. I remember having a discussion with Manan who said Ponting would have to average 65 (!) for Manan to consider him superior - and Manan is a pretty logical/reasonable poster. This was also at a time where Tendulkar's average was plummeting. And even then...was Ponting considered better than Bradman? Give me a ****ing break dude, its not even close.
And re-read I said sites like Cricinfo, which is just one site. Or are you seriously contesting that there haven't been comparisons made between Tendulkar and Bradman at all?
Let's cut the crap: he is one of the greatest batsmen of all time but due to the fact that he is Indian (and the adulation they have for him) he will get far more clicks than any other cricketer. In fact, Cricinfo ran an article saying that Tendulkar was so popular that he crashed the site. Other than the fact that he is Indian, his talent/ability does not put him on a different stratosphere to explain the constant news barrage; as there are at least 3 other batsman during his own career which are comparable - and several other cricketers who aren't specialist batsmen. Imagine if he was a controversial figure or sent texts
Last edited by Ikki; 18-04-2013 at 06:21 PM.
Unfortunately, some people take the fact that media sites focus on a player (and they do so largely for hits as well as real news) as legitimising their opinion that the player is as good or as important as they think. I'm Persian, I remember an article naming Ali Daei in the top 100 football players of all time. The Iranian fans LOVED to believe it, and ate up any special adulation they got...but the truth is he isn't even in the top 100 players that played in the Bundesliga. But because Ali Daei was their "hero"...bringing it up meant you had a personal problem with him.
My bad. People like Ikki post such crap that it's sometimes difficult to decipher such posts. (Yeah that makes a lot of sense!)
A reminder : it is cricinfo that is running the feature on "Best AFTER Bradman". They can't do anything more to endorse Bradman as the greatest batsman. So you should have no reason to criticize sites like cricinfo.
Last edited by ankitj; 19-04-2013 at 09:03 AM.
Completely separate from this, in the wisden poll of the five greatest cricketers of the century in the 90s, I remember reading that one of the experts did not have Bradman in his list of five. Any idea as to who it was? Or is my memory just going downhill already?
If you were that old, and that kind, and the very last of your kind, you couldn't just stand back and watch children cry.
By the way, Dickie Bird's All Time Test XI apparently is:
What in the world is Gibbs doing there?? I think this is a team of players who he has actually seen play, so Don, Hobbs, Grace, Hutton, Barnes, Headley, Hammond, Miller were disqualified. But why Gibbs?
so you are copy pasting posts across threads harsh
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