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Hero of Indian Cricket




Whom do you really think the hero of Indian Cricket ?

Sachin Tendulkar.
Kapil Dev
Sunil Gavaskar
Mohindher Amarnath.
Ravi Shastri.
Sourvav Ganguli.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Robin Singh ( I feel he still deserves the place).

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Post ID: 154059 23-11-09 14:47:34
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Sachin Tendulkar.
Kapil Dev
Sunil Gavaskar
Mohindher Amarnath.
Ravi Shastri.
Sourvav Ganguli.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Robin Singh ( I feel he still deserves the place).

It's an insult to the others on that list by including this last person's name.
Anyhow, my vote on that list is Kapil Dev.
There are another 4 or 5 names that could be candidates for that position, such as Azhar, Kumble, etc.


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Post ID: 154074 23-11-09 17:24:32
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Even Great Wall DRAVID ! should be there

What for Shastri, Ganguli & Robin is there, not sure ?





 
Post ID: 154076 23-11-09 18:57:35
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I agree Robin Singh never deserved to be in playing 11 forget about hero of indian cricket (He got enough chances but his performance was below par).

My list will be (based on what I remember at this time):

Kapil Dev
Sunil Gavaskar
Sachin Tendulkar
Rahul Dravid
Vinoo Mankad
B.S. Bedi
Anil Kumble
GR Vishwanath
Chadrashekhar
Sourav Ganguly

There are many others like Mohinder, Binny, Chetan Chauhan, Kirmani, Dhoni, Laxman, Sehwag, etc. (Azhar not in my books due to match fixing issue)

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Originally posted by JRF
Sachin Tendulkar.
Kapil Dev
Sunil Gavaskar
Mohindher Amarnath.
Ravi Shastri.
Sourvav Ganguli.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Robin Singh ( I feel he still deserves the place).

It's an insult to the others on that list by including this last person's name.
Anyhow, my vote on that list is Kapil Dev.
There are another 4 or 5 names that could be candidates for that position, such as Azhar, Kumble, etc.




 
Post ID: 154077 23-11-09 18:57:53
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Robin Singh ... Nice one (just to provoke some debate) :)

You have more than one era in here - which is not fair comparison. Time/Format/Amount of Cricket and even Rules are different ...

Difficult to Single out one ...
- Kapil Dev ... Impact that he had - be it Bowling, Batting or Catching. Even after all these runs that he has scored, I think he still could have easily scored a lot.

- Sunil Gavaskar ... as they sing "It was Gavaskar, the real master just like a wall, we couldn't out Gavaskar at all, not at all; you know the West Indies couldn't out Gavaskar at all


In current Era that I grew up with, I would opt for
- Rahul Dravid ... He is a Match Winner, Good Finisher and perfect Wall to Save. Absolute fantastic pair of Hands. No better Team man than him.

- Anil Kumble ... Naam hi Kaafi hai. I can't forget those Jaw Strapping Overs.

- Sachin Tendulkar ... Can't forget him but at the same time can't put him above these two.


Out of these five, if I still have to pick, I'll pick Kapil Dev ...

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Hahaha.. I admit I've missed some great folks...
Yeah.. I agree the last guy need not to be in the hero list but I found him very focussed (true, the results really matter).

Yep, Anil is something I didn't touch. With not much spin, the momentum he generates in his bowling and on the crowd was unmatchable.

If I put batting into account, I don't think any one could beat Sachin. If Sachin was born in Australia, the name of Don Brodman wouldn't exist.


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Originally posted by Maharaj

Robin Singh ... Nice one (just to provoke some debate) :)

You have more than one era in here - which is not fair comparison. Time/Format/Amount of Cricket and even Rules are different ...

Difficult to Single out one ...
- Kapil Dev ... Impact that he had - be it Bowling, Batting or Catching. Even after all these runs that he has scored, I think he still could have easily scored a lot.

- Sunil Gavaskar ... as they sing "It was Gavaskar, the real master just like a wall, we couldn't out Gavaskar at all, not at all; you know the West Indies couldn't out Gavaskar at all


In current Era that I grew up with, I would opt for
- Rahul Dravid ... He is a Match Winner, Good Finisher and perfect Wall to Save. Absolute fantastic pair of Hands. No better Team man than him.

- Anil Kumble ... Naam hi Kaafi hai. I can't forget those Jaw Strapping Overs.

- Sachin Tendulkar ... Can't forget him but at the same time can't put him above these two.


Out of these five, if I still have to pick, I'll pick Kapil Dev ...


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The cowards never started,
The weak died on the way,
Only the strong arrived.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yK1i9cLAMM

 
Post ID: 154083 23-11-09 21:09:08
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If I put batting into account, I don't think any one could beat Sachin. If Sachin was born in Australia, the name of Don Brodman wouldn't exist.

They are both great in their own regard.
I think some of the challenges that Bradman faced was ahead of his time and the fact that he came out on top shows his greatness.
For example, the Bodyline strategy by Jardine's team.
Then the gaps in his career and how he came back every time.
He was also a thorough gentleman (not that Sachin isn't).
But at a time when cricket didn't make you rich and fame was the only reward, he stood out head and shoulders above.

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But at a time when cricket didn't make you rich and fame was the only reward, he stood out head and shoulders above.


How true !!
then they played for pride, now it is the price !!
People still remember that catch Kapil took of Richards in '83 World Cup. He pour his heart out in the game. Nobody played cricket the way he did. never appealed for the wrong reasons. No wonder he is Mrs Gavaskars favourite Criketer !!

He is truly the greatest Cricketer of India !!


 
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