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Wednesday, March 07, 2012


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Dean @ Cricket Betting Blog

I couldn't believe it when I read he was 60 today, I thought he was around the mid 50's at oldest, it seems like only yesterday that we were watching him.

I watched 'Fire in Babylon' the other night and it was a great insight and reminder to just what a tough, fearsome competitor he was/is.

People seem to just remember him for his big shots as the 'Master Blaster,' but there was far more to this bloke than just that. He was/is one of those types of blokes you would want next to you in the trenches, an absolute warrior who wouldn't take a backward step.

A true living legend, who I would cross the street to meet and shake hands with(or have it crushed) - and with today's so called sports stars, I wouldn't cross the street to meet many (if any) of them.

And I agree, in my view on his day he was better to watch than Sachin or Lara.

The debate who was the better player is probably impossible and an unbalanced one due to longevity, average, quality of teams played in, etc, (before I get castigated in India).

But I ask myself one question - Of the three of them, who would I pay to watch? And the answer is always IVA.

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