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    Genuine legends who still play...

    Ok which out of all the present players do you think will be held in the same regard in 10 years as Don Bradman, Viv Richards, SObers etc as a genuine legend of the game?
    Best batsman = Rahul Dravid
    Best bowler = Muttiah Muralitharan

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    Allan Donald still plays for Free State and Lashings, so I will count him..

    With Hansies demise, I think in 10 years time, AAD will be most fondly remembered as the man who led SA back into the cricketing world with such dignity..

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    Quote Originally Posted by age_master
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    I hope you are joking! He isnt even liked by the people in his home town very much...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hit4Six
    Ok which out of all the present players do you think will be held in the same regard in 10 years as Don Bradman, Viv Richards, SObers etc as a genuine legend of the game?
    I think it will be Sachin, Lara, Warne, Murali
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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie_beater
    I think it will be Sachin, Lara, Warne, Murali
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    Sorry to hit on the Murali theme, but reguardless of whether you accept his achievements, he will always be reguarded by many as a tainted legend? Not someone with the godly air of Sobers or Bradman...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt
    Sorry to hit on the Murali theme, but reguardless of whether you accept his achievements, he will always be reguarded by many as a tainted legend? Not someone with the godly air of Sobers or Bradman...
    Yes I agree with you that Murali will be always surrounded with controversy, but he will be remembered for a long time as a legend for sure.

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    I think Warnie's mum's chemist's best customer is a legend already, but the names mentioned at the start of the thread (Sobers, Don, Viv) were ambassadors. There is no way that Shane, despite his undoubted brilliance, will ever be classified as an ambassador of the sport - he carries just too much baggage.

    For the same reason, Murali can be safely discounted too. Put me down in the Allan Donald camp with Rich - he seems to have all the makings of making that step from being a focal point on the pitch to being one off it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt
    I hope you are joking! He isnt even liked by the people in his home town very much...
    I disagree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyeddie
    Put me down in the Allan Donald camp with Rich - he seems to have all the makings of making that step from being a focal point on the pitch to being one off it.
    My thoughts exactly.. Absolute hero.. I wonder what his status would be if he had a more outgoing charisma about him, or came from more fashionable parts...

    Not that any of that matters, the persona behind those inspirational fast bowling spells he used to produce are the only reason I am talking about cricket here now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt
    I hope you are joking! He isnt even liked by the people in his home town very much...
    There is a Christchurch in England, but it's not his hometown...
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