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    Lara v Tendulkar ................. at fielding

    Despite being among the very best of the ...er ...very best - neither COMPLETELY changed the world in the field. Not like Taylor, Waugh, Dravid, or Kallis IMO.

    Was this due to a "I'm so good at batting, why should I care" vibe? And who was better?
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    I think they both had the "I'm so good at batting, why should I care" vibe. On the whole, I think Tendulkar was slightly less worse than Lara.
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    What? Lara was a magnificent slip fielder imo... Extremely safe and took several stunners.
    Never thought I'd pick one of them without hesitation in a Lara vs Tendulkar debate, bur Lara decisively because of his value in the slips
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    Lara was a very good fielder. Very very good.


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    who was better at running between the wickets?
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    who was better at ducking down when they got bowled
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    Generally speaking, it's ******** to constantly talk about players who stopped playing ages ago.

    Past doesn't exist nor is it revelant anymore.

    basically tired of lara v tendulkar, mcgrath v marshall, murali v warne... It's all done and dusted. Their time was up long ago, time to move on.
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    Who was more scared against Akhtar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by centurymaker View Post
    Generally speaking, it's ******** to constantly talk about players who stopped playing ages ago.

    Past doesn't exist nor is it revelant anymore.

    basically tired of lara v tendulkar, mcgrath v marshall, murali v warne... It's all done and dusted. Their time was up long ago, time to move on.
    Then simple. Don't read the threads.
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    Lara was an ATG/ Great slip fielder with superb hands and just a hair below the Taylor, Chappell, Hooper category.

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    Quote Originally Posted by centurymaker View Post
    Generally speaking, it's ******** to constantly talk about players who stopped playing ages ago.

    Past doesn't exist nor is it revelant anymore.

    basically tired of lara v tendulkar, mcgrath v marshall, murali v warne... It's all done and dusted. Their time was up long ago, time to move on.
    So why open a thread called "Lara v Tendulkar at fielding" ****? You know, it's pretty obvious what it's gonna be about.
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    its like when you see a car broken down on a level crossing. you dont want to look, but you just can't stop yourself

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    So why open a thread called "Lara v Tendulkar at fielding" ****? You know, it's pretty obvious what it's gonna be about.
    So that a cricket nerd or two is maybe influenced to start a better discussion and not one that has been done to the core like a 1000 times (thats probably an under-estimate) as there's been a lack of good discussions of late.

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    Quote Originally Posted by centurymaker View Post
    So that a cricket nerd or two is maybe influenced to start a better discussion and not one that has been done to the core like a 1000 times (thats probably an under-estimate) as there's been a lack of good discussions of late.
    So what if you have? You've been here a while, some haven't. I haven't discussed it... This seriously pisses me off about Cricket chat

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuyFromLancs View Post
    Despite being among the very best of the ...er ...very best - neither COMPLETELY changed the world in the field. Not like Taylor, Waugh, Dravid, or Kallis IMO.

    Was this due to a "I'm so good at batting, why should I care" vibe? And who was better?
    lol that's pretty low. both were more than decent fielders. Sachin was well above-average for an Indian fielder of his time (which in one sense isn't saying anything and in another says a lot). Lara, as has been pointed out, was a good slipper. Just because they weren't the greatest fielders of all time, doesn't mean they were a bunch of bums. They were very professional in the field. Why is it a must that you be ATG both with the bat and in the field? Totally different skills.

    Think about this though too, what if Tendulkar demanded to be in the slips to have more impact in the field? VVS Fatman would have then had to do a lot more ball chasing. Sometimes it's about getting the most out of all of your players, at the cost of showcasing one's individual abilities; the pieces have to fit and that can often mean hiding your fatties in the slips. A quick bit of youtube searching and you can find some excellent moments of Sachin and Lara in the field, far more than any goof-ups. They were good fielders who don't deserve derision

    So many other players are guilty of "I'm so good at batting, why should I care" that it's absurd to pose this question for either player. Think of a certain paper tiger of bengal
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