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Thursday, June 17, 2010


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Grace ? you lost all credibility with that !

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If the good Doctor wasn't in the the top ten he'd have taken his stumps and gone home!


Awesome as Sir Viv was, there's no doubt that he was helped immensely by never having to face his own quartet of bowlers. Six seems high for someone who played in a dominant team but wasn't the reason for dominance?

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Thanks for the comment Jon. Maybe I am biased towards Sir Viv as I grew up with him. Good point about him never having to face the West Indian quicks, but has there ever been a batsmen who so dominated the bowling? I've certainly not seen one in 30 years - even Sachin, Lara and Ponting don't have quite Viv's swagger


Jon wrote,

> Awesome as Sir Viv was, there's no doubt that he was helped immensely by never having to face his own quartet of bowlers.

No batsman in history ever faced his own bowlers in a Test; and most never faced the 1980s West Indies. That's hardly a relevant criterion here.


Sir Viv had to face his bowlers in the nets and domestic cricket every other day. Watched a Cricket classic today where he smashed a ton in about 90 balls at the MCG in WSC final. It was spectacular! No helmet, no ropes, no modern bat either. Just courage, power and class. Awesome and easily the most dynamic batsman I've seen.

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I wouldn't disagree with you there Nesta - it would be fascinating to see how Viv would have fared in the modern game with the batsman-friendly pitches, shorter boundaries, weaker bowling attacks and bigger bats. My bet is that he would put all the master blasters of today into the shade including Sehwag. One of the true greats.

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I could not agree more with you with that list, there are all the batsmen that I consider the best and the first one, Donald Bradman is actually the best in my opinion too

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