Extras September 3, 2008

Why Kumar doesn't worship the Don

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From Suresh Kumar, India Today we have been finding lot of write ups and comments on the greatness of Sir Don Bradman's batsmanship, but with all due respects to the great Sir Don Bradman, I would like to know how a batsman who has not played in

From Suresh Kumar, India
Today we have been finding lot of write ups and comments on the greatness of Sir Don Bradman's batsmanship, but with all due respects to the great Sir Don Bradman, I would like to know how a batsman who has not played in any places other than Australia and England can become all time great batsman?

Can a batsman become all time great without facing a quality spin attack in the sub-continent and without playing on those bouncy tracks in West Indies. If you look at in the modern day's cricket you find one batsman who has done all that which Sir Don Bradman could not been able to do is Sachin Tendulkar, but for dubious finger works by umpires like Darrel Hair and Steve Bucknor, Sachin's average would have been much more better.

Today you have television replays which enable the opposition to do a SWOT analysis of the batsman and more than once the opposition teams have used these replays to get Sachin out. Yes I do agree Sir Don Bradman was the best batsman of his era but not the greatest of all time.

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