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    Who's Your Favourite Player for the Weirdest Reason?

    Who's Your Favourite Player for the Weirdest Reason?
    By this I mean because they;
    Broke a bat, fell over, first player you saw that scored a century, etc.

    For me it has to be a name.....Vasbert Drakes
    Member of MSC - Murali Supporters Club

    I'm not too dissimilar a batsman to Bradman.
    Both of us have batting averages below 100.

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    Justin Langer.

    Because his story was immortalized in that great George Lucas film: the Headlight-caught Rabbit Strikes Back.

    Seriously, he's the one player you're sure will be dropped from the team after watching him hop around in the early overs of a match. Then you tune in a day later and he's still there with a century to his name
    Weird guy.

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    For me has to be Ajit Agarkar. He's Indian, Fastest to 50 ODI wickets, those infamous 7 ducks, that Lords 100, the fan reaction, the inconsistency, the sheer brilliance, the sheer despair, the dangerousness, the ineptness, pretty much the whole damn roller-coaster ride.

    Yep, I think that's what sums it up. Favourite player for the weirdest reason:

    Ajit Agarkar
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    (Ajit Agarkar Appreciation Society)


    "Uniting Ajit Agarkar Fans World Wide"

    Always Live Life With: Intensity, Integrity and Intelligence

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    Saurav Ganguly - for his on-field competitive attitude.. his sledging, his despair at times, his anger towards fielders after dropping catches himself, helplessness vs fast bowling at times, arrogance vs spinners.. maybe not the best cricketer but highly enjoyable at any time. When in form, batting is not too bad either (its brilliant actually)

    Also I like Murali, not for his bowling but for the facial expressions he makes during it and his famous slog batting.. Exciting stuff when he comes out to bat
    India to be No.1 someday soon !! :)


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    when we were kids there were two cult figures:

    Roger Binny, who played for India...we just thought it was amusing that in a team with names like Gavaskar,Viswanath, Vengsarkar etc..there was a guy called Roger..so quite ofetn I would be Roger Binny when playing in the park (I was only young)..he was quite a good player as well.

    And the second one was a guycalled Roger Finney(he used to play for Derbyshire)...and he was next best thing to Roger Binny, coz his name rhymed with Roger Binny.

    I also remember Dilip Doshi and Laxman Sivaramakrishnan being popular, because a mate of mine made up two tunes that basically just said their names....lyrics to Laxman Sivaramakrihans song was 'Laxamn Sivaramakhrishnan, laxman sivarama'...repeat to fade..with a nice little tune

    THe doshi song was more basic..basically just saying Dilip Doshi but putting a puh tuh noise in the middle of is..and so the song went Dilip puh tuh Doshi...and you would repaet that 50 times....

    what was going on in our heads

    but then again we did think of writing to the Olympic committee to get them to allow the country Chad to have hundreds of athletes competeing in the olympics.

    And my mate (at the age of 13) rang in a serious radio phone in chat show thing talking about serious issues of the day....and my mate (the one who invented the Doshi song) was asked live on air what he wanted to talk about..and my mate said 'Poland'..the presenter asked what exactly, about communism, or something and my mate said 'nah I just like it, is got a good shape to it on a map'...the radio presenter didnt know what to say...I was audible on the radio in the background p!ssing myself.

    So i guess we were a bit wierd
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    , nice one

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    <quack> Rikki - one of his zits is shaped like Poland
    Nigel Clough's Black and White Army, beating Forest away with 10 men

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    Venkatapathy Raju - for the name, and Venkatesh Prasad, for his patented fielding technique of escorting the ball to the boundary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyeddie
    <quack> Rikki - one of his zits is shaped like Poland
    Taken from DD's very own website:
    I should also point out here that I hate bowling but love cricket - and that my favourite player is Vasbert Drakes of the West Indies

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    oh and we had another favourite player as well...he was called Glen Anderson.

    the story goes as follows:

    We all used to play cricket at St Annes CC in Lancashire as kids(where Flintoff used to play for a bit). In about 84, they got over a pro called Rhys Banwell, I think he used to play grade cricket in Sydney....this Banwell guy brought over his mate called Glen Anderson

    Banwell, well we didnt really like him, we thought he was a bit up him self, being the pro and all that,but Glen was a top bloke...and we used to laugh when Rhys Banwell did crap but Glen did better, coz you could see that banwell was getting well wound up and also everyone liked Glen better as a person...so we used to take the mickey out of Rhys ..like kids do.

    Glen Anderson got cult status though in a charity game played at blackpool CC (in an era when loads of charity games were played there, with the likes of Botham, Richards,Collis King,Allan Lamb, Franklyn Stevenson playing..it was great)..well in one of these games,Rhys banwell was playing and so was glen anderson...I think Rhys got out for a duck and we were ****ing ourselves...but the laughter got louder when Glen went out there and hit the fastest 50 you will ever see..almost everyball went to the boundary (remember this was against top international players and some local club players).

    Rhys must have been fuming, coz all these kids were asking for Gen autograph and everything...we were well chuffed coz we knew Glen..and didnt like Rhys

    So cult player number three is : Glen Anderson

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    Quote Originally Posted by nookie_lk

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    Quote Originally Posted by nookie_lk
    hehehe....i had to explain the full story...if I had just said Glen anderson, no-one would have known who i was talking about

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swervy
    oh and we had another favourite player as well...he was called Glen Anderson.

    the story goes as follows:

    We all used to play cricket at St Annes CC in Lancashire as kids(where Flintoff used to play for a bit). In about 84, they got over a pro called Rhys Banwell, I think he used to play grade cricket in Sydney....this Banwell guy brought over his mate called Glen Anderson

    Banwell, well we didnt really like him, we thought he was a bit up him self, being the pro and all that,but Glen was a top bloke...and we used to laugh when Rhys Banwell did crap but Glen did better, coz you could see that banwell was getting well wound up and also everyone liked Glen better as a person...so we used to take the mickey out of Rhys ..like kids do.

    Glen Anderson got cult status though in a charity game played at blackpool CC (in an era when loads of charity games were played there, with the likes of Botham, Richards,Collis King,Allan Lamb, Franklyn Stevenson playing..it was great)..well in one of these games,Rhys banwell was playing and so was glen anderson...I think Rhys got out for a duck and we were ****ing ourselves...but the laughter got louder when Glen went out there and hit the fastest 50 you will ever see..almost everyball went to the boundary (remember this was against top international players and some local club players).

    Rhys must have been fuming, coz all these kids were asking for Gen autograph and everything...we were well chuffed coz we knew Glen..and didnt like Rhys

    So cult player number three is : Glen Anderson
    Yeah, charity matches are fun. Some old bloke at my club once reverse swept David Graveney for four! Not many people can say they did that.

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    For me, there's a couple:

    1) Graham Thorpe because he looks vaguely like Morrissey from The Smiths (if you drink a lot & squint anyway)

    2) Dave Mohammed. Cos it's just magic that Mr & Mrs Mohammed called their son Dave!

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