If you do not know who the nest boys of cricket are since Richards retires, how come you know Tendulkar's average is below 55? Didn't Tendulkar retire more than 20 years after Sir Vivian gave up playing professional cricket?
But by comparing yesteryear players with present crop of players is not good. Gavaskar and Sachin both are great on their own sense. It is true that Gavaskar faced fearsome fast bowlers on uncovered wickets with minimum protection gear then Sachin played more cricket than Gavaskar.It is really taxing on the body to play both test and one day internationals, add to that domestic cricket and friendlies. Too much travel is also factor for fatigue. To keep up the motivational level always high game after game is very difficult. Also do not forget that modern players game style is closely scrutinised, their weaknesses, their strengths and so on. Numerous softwares are available to do such analysis. Cricket has become more of a chess game nowadays rather than skill game. Hence it is rather unfair to compare players from two different eras. One thing I agree with, statistics can never show the true value or worth of a player. A single wicket at crucial time or single catch or boundary is sometime enough to loose or win a game. If not for Joginder, India could have lost World T-20 finals, but who remembers Joginder Sharma now? People only remember Dhoni for his cunning strategy.
Re: Re: Good analysis
by itla kumar on Apr 03, 2017 06:37 PM
Yes,Sachin too played against some of the greatest fast bowlers apart from playing against 2 of the best spinners all time.But the fact remains that Gavaskar played in an era where there was minimal protective gears and uncovered pitches.That's where the invincibility factor is touch higher.
Sunny the best... whose 10k runs better than anyone...bcz
- He was opener who ensures that wicket and bowlers are easier to face for 2-3 down batsmen - He was not wearing helmet or protection items - He was facing the best of speedsters like -Imran, Jeff Thomson, Dennis, Malcom, Andy Rob, Joel Garner..
Sachin or mordern day batsmen did not face any great bowlers, not an operner in test, had worn helmet, had other good batsmen to cover up (Rahul, Ganguly, Lakshman, Dhoni,..)
Re: Re: Sunny the best
by itla kumar on Apr 03, 2017 06:38 PM
Yes,Sachin too played against some of the greatest fast bowlers apart from playing against 2 of the best spinners all time.But the fact remains that Gavaskar played in an era where there was minimal protective gears and uncovered pitches.That's where the invincibility factor is notch higher.