FFS, Sean and SJS, where have I so much as once said that watching Vivian Richards was not an astonishing thing? (At least for most people - I can tell you beyond a doubt that I personally would not enjoy watching him thrash an England attack around like he did so often, but I'm different in this respect to most people)
I'm certainly not averse, at all, to Richards being listed in a list of some of the best cricketers, and the same thing with Lillee, for the precise reason ss mentioned earlier. For that same sort of reason I'd also not be averse to having Richie Benaud listed there. Lists like the Wisden cricketer of the century are about impact upon the game.
This is very much different to lists of who is the best batsman, which Richards deserves to be behind 10 names at least since the dawn of the 20th-century. Likewise Lillee deserves to be behind at least 5 seam-bowlers.
Not having this argument yet again Except to say they can both be considered the best seamer and the best since Bradman without anyone raising an eyebrow
1) Had double pneumonia as a kid, as did my twin sis. Doctors told my parents to pray that we lived through the night. Dad said **** off, I'm an atheist, you ****s better save my kids, etc. Then prayed anyway.
its unfair not having sachin there..the kind of pressure he takes on and kind of quality he has i am sorry to say the wisden cricketers list is unfair....
Just to recap, Wisden polled 100 distinguished ex-players and cricket writers to compile this list, people who had played or seen many hundreds of Test matches between them and knew what they were talking about; what's 'unfair' about that exactly?