Tendulkar isn't setting records at a Gretzky-like pace (let alone a Bradman-like one) over his peers to deserve the aggregate attention of Lara and Ponting combined. It is simply because he is Indian. You may not like to hear that...but he gets eyeballs on news moreso than others because of his name, because he is Indian. Not because he is many times better than his peers.
Go reread the first I responded to...it was about the insinuation that many of Tendulkar's peers aren't close to him. It's taken for granted that he is either the best or second best batsman of all time. And my point is that this kind of thinking is just propagated because sites like Cricinfo give Tendulkar an exaggerated amount of attention.
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I am cringing at the thought of how many articles cricinfo will have when Tendulkar announces his retirement from tests.
Greatest Ever Test XI: JB Hobbs, L Hutton, DG Bradman (c), IVA Richards, BC Lara, GS Sobers, AC Gilchrist (wk), Imran Khan, RJ Hadlee, MD Marshall, SK Warne 12th man: M Muralitharan
Favorite XI: WG Grace, VT Trumper, IVA Richards, DCS Compton, FMM Worrell (c), AC Gilchrist (wk), CL Cairns, SK Warne, FS Trueman, SE Bond, T Richardson 12th man: H Larwood
It's also business decision that drives the online sites,newspapers,television to give as they say more "air time" for SRT than say other "great" players as Tendulkar's anme drives the revenues up of these medium..a small minority may not like the attention he gets or some even cringe but it has been proven that vast majority likes it ..With competition of so many online sites and every tom,dick and "doesitmatter" having an opinion these sites do what they can to feed the many staff they employ ..Other greats might generate nostalgia and admiration here and there but the bottom line it's also "Per qualche dollaro in pił"(a few dollars more) that has SRT getting splashed across pages..It happened during Don's time even though there were other equally great players...More and more of Tendlya please ..that's me the fanboy..
Last edited by doesitmatter; 20-04-2013 at 08:24 AM.
But all this talk about Tendulkar getting too much attention is such a trivial matter... don't like reading articles about him everyday? Don't read them. I've been critical of Tendulkar plenty of times especially in the last year or two, but why it annoys people is beyond me. Let people talk about him, how does it even matter ?
Dude, you make a good post and then ruin it all at the end by suggesting there were equally great players as The Don during his career..
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I am sorry.. I would love to listen to you but the fact that you even think there were cricketers who were AS GREAT as The Don during his time means I am just wasting my time here Btw, I thought to be a great cricketer, well, you had to be a great cricketer..
I am sorry i made you waste your time here...What i should have done is remove equally from the line "It happened during Don's time even though there were other equally great players".....Will you still not listen to me? oops i forgot
Boycott names Hobbs the best after Bradman
The Jury's Out: Who's the next-best batsman after Bradman? | Cricinfo Magazine | ESPN Cricinfo
By my count that is 3 votes for Sobers, 2 for Tendulkar and 1 for Hobbs.
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
Bad pick from Geoff that is. Normally he's better then that.
Dream Team since 1970-2012 1.Smith 2.Hayden 3.Ponting (C) 4.Lara 5.Richards 6.Kallis 7.Gilchrist(WK) 8.Warne 9.Ambrose 10.Lillee 11.McGrath 12th man Tendulkar
Dream Team 1870-1970 1.Hobbs 2.Hutton 3.Bradman (C) 4.Hammond 5.Miller 6.Sobers 7.Oldield(WK)8.Lindwall 9.Trueman 10.Barnes 11.O'Reilly 12th man Weekes
Personally, Hobbs is 3rd for me, behind Sobers.
English opener names English opener as next best, what a surprise :P Hobbs was almost unquestionably the best before Bradman, and is still easily one of the ATG's.
ATG World XI
1. J.B Hobbs 2. H. Sutcliffe 3. D.G Bradman 4. W.R Hammond 5. G.S Sobers 6. M.J Procter 7. A.C Gilchrist 8. M.D Marshall 9. S.K Warne 10. M. Muralitharan 11. G.D McGrath
As an aside, I want to ask something else. When I see statements like "Hobbs best before Bradman", and I too have said that many a time, is everybody, like me, not including Grace in the discussion at all as that would be too complex? Just like Lohmann in terms of bowling.
I mean, in all batting conversations we have about the past, we are all consciously ignoring Grace, right? Or do most people do not rate him highly at all?
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