Shame they banned the **** before he had much time to read it.
Who would have thought the first post of this thread was going to lead to an argument as to whether Bradman was the greatest or not and result in ****ty posts about Bradman actually not being that good because he only played years ago with few teams blah blah blah.
This thread asked for it, let's be honest here.
It was always going to spiral clockwise down the toilet.
Look I'm not going to fall for your mindgames ahead of our one-on-one battle for the prestigious Last Man Standing AFL title.
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So what would be the criteria whereby Bradman would lose his crown?
If a batsman were to...
1. Play 100+ Tests across a variety of countries.
2. Average 70+ (maybe 65+) with a 55+ Strike Rate.
3. Consistently face bowling of a high standard.
....then perhaps I would call him the best batsman of all time.
Tendulkar - M.Waugh - Ponting - Richards - Dhoni - Bevan - Kapil Dev - Hadlee - Akram - Garner - Muralitharan
Cause Slifer said so.........!!!!
Something I've always found baffling is how Bradman averages 100 and the other best batsmen average 50 (with a few rarities averaging close to 60). Why the hell don't a couple of batsmen average 70 or 75? Bradman is a freak. A complete anomoly.
People would accept it so much more if someone averaged 99, and then another 75, and then another 65 etc. But they didn't. Makes it so much more awesome.
Even those overhyped guys that said Hussey was going to have the second best average to Bradman (so many of us told you ****s to calm down in 2006!) were disappointed. No one comes close!
Last edited by Jono; 19-06-2013 at 10:30 PM.
Then after that stop and think about First Class cricket and how in the history of game no one has matched or even come close Bradman's record there. You would think that if someone were a better or equal batsmen to Bradman they'd at very least come close to matching his record there where the opposition is likely to be weaker than Test level but it still hasn't happened.
Vijay Merchant got somewhat closer than most in terms of FC records, but yeah really not that close, and probably playing in a much weaker domestic system too (although this is a total assumption by me).
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