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.Langeveldt said: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...
I disagree.Langeveldt said:I hope you are joking! He isnt even liked by the people in his home town very much...
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...luckyeddie said: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.
ReallyCrazy said:Sachin Tendulkar
Rahul Dravid (if he continues playing the way he is presently)
Share Warne will always be tainted because he's a drug cheat.
Don't go there mate,Mister Wright said:As will Tendulkar & Dravid because they are ball tamperers.
Hey, I agree with you MB. I never said I believed they did it, nor did I say they should be accused of it. I merely replied to Really Crazy's post and said they will be tainted with it, which is true, it is on their record, and that is a cold fact which cannot be debated, whether it was deliberate or not, they will be tainted with it.masterblaster said:Don't go there mate,
This topic will explode and deviate so fast, people won't know what hit them.
You will be clearly outnumbered by us Indian supporters coming to the defence of Sachin Tendulkar (who was exonorated of serious ball tampering charges but the charges of 'cleaning' the seam without the umpires permission were still laid), and Rahul Dravid (who honestly said it was an accident, and for a man of Rahul Dravid's honesty and integrity, I believe him).
There are not many players who have the amount of honesty and integrity that Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar have, and would you honestly think with all these camera's they would blatently cheat and dent their reputation?
Call me naive, call me stupid, call me whatever, but I do believe that it was an honest mistake by both of them. They both have too much integrity and too much class for that.
As for the drug cheat remark on Shane Warne, that was wrong too by Reallycrazy.
Anyways, back onto topic: Currently playing legends,
Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, Shane Warne, Muralitharan, Rahul Dravid, Chris Cairns (very underrated, by a NZ legend nontheless).
So sad that Wasim Akram, Steve Waugh and Allan Donald don't play anymore.