When the ball is swinging i will pick Dravid. He was a master in such conditions. Bouncy pitch i will pick Ponting. For all his greatness Dravid was poor in bouncy conditons. Never looked comfortable IMO. Spin, both are equal. With Ponting being more attacking in nature and putting bum on the seats my pick is Ricky.
I will take a dravid any day over a dikhead ponting..
Last edited by AaronK; 15-05-2013 at 12:09 AM.
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Doesn't really matter anyway does it? We know Tendulkar is better than them both #trollingIkki #trollingtooextracool
...but tendulkar is better than them both...
Ponting, although Dravid has played some of my favourite innings.
The number of people who, given a choice between the two, are going to let Ponting go to the other team - 3 (A troll, Dravid's mom and Dravid's wife)
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.
Ultimate respect for Dravid who I loved as a player but it has to be ponting. Dravid never had that fear factor as an opposition fan like Ponting did. Not many players do, only Lara, Ponting and Tendulkar have had it at the level of say a Richards previously so Ponting has to be given the nod over Dravid on that basis alone.
What I wanted to say. For me that intimidation, far less entertainment value is much more important to a team than the accumulators of the game. No disrespect to the Dravid's, Kallis's, Barrington's ect, but the more attacking batsmen not only puts the bolwers on the back foot, but takes pressure off and makes life easier for their team mates as well.
Hutton | Hobbs | Bradman* | Richards^ | Tendulkar | Sobers5^ | Gilchrist+ | Khan3 | Marshall1 | Warne4^ | McGrath2
Sutcliffe | Gavaskar* | Headley | Chappell^ | Lara^ | Kallis5^ | Knott+ | Hadlee3 | Ambrose2 | Lillee1 | Muralitharan4
Greenidge | Richards^ | Ponting^ | Pollock | Hammond^ | Worrell5* | Waite+ | Akram3 | Steyn1 | Holding2 | O'Reilly4
Morris | Simpson^ | Sangakkara | Weekes^ | Border*^ | Walcott+ | Faulkner5 | Laker4 | Trueman1 | Garner3 | Donald2
Batting - Ponting
Bowling - Dravid
Fielding - Ponting
Overall - Dravid
ATG World XI
1. J.B Hobbs 2. H. Sutcliffe 3. D.G Bradman 4. R.G Pollock 5. W.R Hammond 6. G.S Sobers 7. A.C Gilchrist 8. M.J Procter 9. M.D Marshall 10. S.K Warne 11. G.D McGrath
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