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.
And as for that Allan Donald...
Good as Matthews and PSdeV were, they weren't a patch on AAD.
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...
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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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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