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Tendulkar is not overrated. To say so is an insult to him and his vast amount of runs

maybe its just me but i think Dravid has been a better player for India and if he was an earlier bloomer would have more runs than him

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Tendulkar is not overrated. To say so is an insult to him and his vast amount of runs

maybe its just me but i think Dravid has been a better player for India and if he was an earlier bloomer would have more runs than him

This series is probably clouding your judgement I feel.

If your lifes on the line and you want a batsmen to go out there then you'd probably opt for Dravid but for a mixture of flair, technique, consistency and raw talent Tendulkar is a notch ahead.

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maybe it is but i never watched Tendulkar and felt like i was watching greatness like i would when Warne was playing or watching Messi play

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maybe it is but i never watched Tendulkar and felt like i was watching greatness like i would when Warne was playing or watching Messi play

Late 90s when he was taking apart Warne and the Aussies on a number of occasions were where he was at the peak of his powers. It can also be easy to forget that he was averaging high 50s in an era where some of the best bowlers (McGrath, Akram, Waqar, Ambrose, Walsh) were bowling.

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maybe it is but i never watched Tendulkar and felt like i was watching greatness like i would when Warne was playing or watching Messi play

is he a batter or a bowler?

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In fact no other bowler has taken that prized wicket of his so many times. 7 times in 9 test IIRC.

I thought old Malcolm said on TMS that Murali has (8 or 9 times)?

I think you may be right... however I think Muttiah as taken that in about 14 tests, Jimmy has it in 9 I think. Then again Muralitharan is arguably the best bowler of all time!

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Well i think Dravid is underrated. And in my opinion, India will miss him more than Tendulkar. However - Tendulkar is one of the greatest test batsmen I am likely to ever see live, so I hardly think he derserves to be called overrated.

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I think you may be right... however I think Muttiah as taken that in about 14 tests, Jimmy has it in 9 I think.

Fair point.

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In test cricket since they started Tendulkar gets 667 runs a year(though did have a 6 year headstart) and Dravid gets 838 a year. While interestingly Ponting averages 772

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gutted - Strauss gone, 186/1 - would have liked to see him get a century and for us to get their total without losing a wicket, but a brilliant opening partnership nonetheless.

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Bell dropped by Dravid, bit of a shocker.

Cook approaching his ton on 87, Bell going at a run-a-ball 32.

236-1

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it was delayed by ten minutes because it started at 11.30

Looks like another day of domination then. Looks like we could probably bat on towards 550 at this rate :/

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Innings victory as it stands. ;)

India just look shell-shocked. They look unable to respond. England's bowling has been firce and persistent. India's has been flaky and indifferent. England's batting has been patient and makes it count. india's has been amateurish.

Is this really the best side in world cricket? I honestly think we're playing a team of the ilk of Bangladesh out there. To not make 300 (when England make it so easy... what was it, 180 in one session in the last test?) at all 2 and a half tests in....

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dont think my words are out of touch but i think INdia have been a disgrace in this series. NO heart, passion to really make an impact. Except maybe Dravid and Kumar not many will leave with heads held even half high.

Why does Sreesanth still play, never rated him

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