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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Don't worry, kid - I remember PS de Villiers (very vaguely).
    I do too. Disturbingly, I also remember that he was quite the javelin thrower.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    So it was Richardson and Stephen Elworthy?
    Yes. Richardson is the general manager of the ICC and had a huge hand in whole thing.

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    I was gonna say, I thought I'd not heard anything about Richardson leaving his I$C$C position.
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    I used to be a big fan of Fanie. My god he could torment batsman like the best of em. That mofo made life miserable for the likes of Azharuddin, Amre, Manjrekar and lord knows who else in our first tour of SA. Him and Craig Mathews were the best when it came to containing batsmen but at the same time taking wickets. Sigh those were the times I used to love watching SA play just as much as India. **** come to think of it even people like Kirsten and Kuiper are fresh in my mind. Pringle too but thats because Sreenath blew his eye out with a bouncer and he had to be stretchered off with a bleeding eye. He was sporting a very puffed up black eye for months after that.


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    And as for that Allan Donald...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    And as for that Allan Donald...
    Nah, he wasn't really that great compared to those others he mentioned.
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    Good as Matthews and PSdeV were, they weren't a patch on AAD.

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    Whooosh tbh.

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    Damn, was just about to edit that post adding a "yeah, I got your jest BTW". Too late.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Damn, was just about to edit that post adding a "yeah, I got your jest BTW". Too late.
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    Well it's kinda hard to not get...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent TBY View Post
    I feel old knowing those names.

    Its a lot to do with the lack of interest in reading the older books. When I was seventeen, I had read half a dozen books by Cardus and knew a lot about cricketers from Hobbs', WG's and even the pre test match eras.

    I feel it is very unfortunate that so little interest remains in the history of the game. It is fine to have heroes from your own times as we had the Jaisimhas, Durrani's, Borde's and Manjrekars but it is even better to have your heroes amongst the Trumpers, the Gunns, the Jacksons and The Spofforths.

    Knowing Larwood only from his 78 test wickets at 28 apiece or from the drop in Bradman's average by nearly a half is nothing short of being so very sad..

    Knowing Merchant only from his first class average and CK Nayudu from his aggressive hitting is bad enough, not knowing Professor Deodhar at all is a monumental tragedy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pup Clarke View Post
    If that's Fanie De Villiers I can say that I've never seen him bowl in my life which is a great shame as I've heard that he was a top bowler.


    Talking about PS de Villiers, he is the most dangerous and decorated fast bowlers I have ever seen.I think he would have extended his career a little further. He has Pace, Bounce, Swing all three combined in one ball. It's great to watch him bowl.
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    When asked what the IPL means for seasoned pros like him, Dravid smiled and neatly deflected the question: it is a different world altogether, he said. "The other day I walked the ramp as part of a promotional event. When I started my career, I never imagined this would be part of a cricketer's life!"

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