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    Is there such a thing as "the greatest cricketer ever"?

    Honest question. Bit airy-fairy perhaps, but still.

    Just struck me as strange that there seems to be a need to categorically define someone or other as the 'greatest', can't work out why people obsess over this and get so worked up about it.

    I'm not convinced that there is such a thing; besides, does it really matter whether Lara or Bradman is the 'greatest' ever? Is it not enough that they are both 'great'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raghav View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingkallis View Post
    Best post ever!
    Would you have him in your ATG side though? Notice you've never taken him in a draft either, although I imagine he is nearly always available first round....



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    His name was Donald, but everyone called him Bradman, or, The Don.

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    Nope as a player can have a bigger influence off the game than just his performances on the pitch.
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    No but there is such a thing as the best dressed cricketer ever:

    Virat Kohli in top-10 of GQ's 'Best Dressed International Men' - The Times of India


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    If there was ever a more compelling reason to ban someone Jono, chances are you've provided it.

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    yeah, but only because bradders was so far ahead and still is

    in regard to best bowler, or next best batsman, or even best catcher no. there are too many close together to ever be definitive.
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    Obviously there is no such thing definitively, but the topic has the potential to produce a veritable nosegay of outstanding discussion. Admittedly the thread on this occasion was mainly baloney, but the potential was there.

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    If he was English, sledger would have definitely named him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    No but there is such a thing as the best dressed cricketer ever:

    Virat Kohli in top-10 of GQ's 'Best Dressed International Men' - The Times of India

    I like this gif.

    Who makes these?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Migara View Post
    If he was English, sledger would have definitely named him.
    Nice one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Migara View Post
    If he was English, sledger would have definitely named him.
    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

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    i dont believe in rating greats

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