February 4, 2010

Who's more entertaining, Sehwag or Prince?

In the coruscating fifth episode of Andy Zaltzman’s World Cricket Podcast: ball-eating, mystery deliveries, why Andrew Strauss just had to sit out, an interview with Australian comedian Justin Hamilton, a fiendishly difficult cricket game, a run-down
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In the coruscating fifth episode of Andy Zaltzman’s World Cricket Podcast: ball-eating, mystery deliveries, why Andrew Strauss just had to sit out, an interview with Australian comedian Justin Hamilton, a fiendishly difficult cricket game, a run-down of the great two-Test series in history, and, of course, more lies about cricketers. And you can subscribe via iTunes too. You lucky things, you.

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Andy Zaltzman is a stand-up comedian, a regular on the BBC Radio 4, and a writer

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  • Jonesy on February 14, 2010, 21:17 GMT

    prince hands down.

  • keith on February 10, 2010, 11:33 GMT

    Max needs a reversal of his humourectomy. But as he is obviously a better judge of what is funny than the majority of stall aficionados, I suggest that he compose something to compete with Andy. We can then have a poll and the loser has to eat Dwayne Leverock's jockstrap. That at least we would all find funny. Those who have actually answered the question of the title need to look up the word sarcasm in the dictionary.

  • hattrick on February 7, 2010, 22:51 GMT

    Andy, it should now be patently obvious that satire is getting you nowhere. Time for an article that is devoid of humour, irony, sardony, satire and anything backhanded. A Christopher Martin-Jenkins-esque article might be just the ticket.

  • Sriram on February 7, 2010, 21:36 GMT

    Awesome Andy! Keep it up... Satire at its best...

    "Although if his eating is like his wicketkeeping, he'll need a bib" - had me in splits...

  • usman Ahmed on February 6, 2010, 20:36 GMT

    Prince is better, hands down! :P

  • Usman Moorad on February 6, 2010, 9:12 GMT

    Are people not taking your sarcasm seriously? Prince is obviously more entertaining

  • KRSK on February 5, 2010, 9:27 GMT

    If we compare Sehwag with Prince of Trinidad, it would yield some positive results..... Sehwag is far better than Prince(SA), comparison is not having any meaning......

  • Rasif on February 5, 2010, 6:59 GMT

    More funnier reading the comments.

  • Subbu on February 5, 2010, 6:51 GMT

    What a question this is? Viru is the best in modern cricket....

  • ha hawat a jk on February 5, 2010, 6:36 GMT

    ha ha , whose more "entertaning"= sehwag, by far acutally. Prince chips away at you without you noticing it but sehwag, he's no chipper, he's a sweet timer of the 156 leather. You have to earn Princ's wicket, Sehwag makes you pay for his wicket, thats the diffrence.

  • Jonesy on February 14, 2010, 21:17 GMT

    prince hands down.

  • keith on February 10, 2010, 11:33 GMT

    Max needs a reversal of his humourectomy. But as he is obviously a better judge of what is funny than the majority of stall aficionados, I suggest that he compose something to compete with Andy. We can then have a poll and the loser has to eat Dwayne Leverock's jockstrap. That at least we would all find funny. Those who have actually answered the question of the title need to look up the word sarcasm in the dictionary.

  • hattrick on February 7, 2010, 22:51 GMT

    Andy, it should now be patently obvious that satire is getting you nowhere. Time for an article that is devoid of humour, irony, sardony, satire and anything backhanded. A Christopher Martin-Jenkins-esque article might be just the ticket.

  • Sriram on February 7, 2010, 21:36 GMT

    Awesome Andy! Keep it up... Satire at its best...

    "Although if his eating is like his wicketkeeping, he'll need a bib" - had me in splits...

  • usman Ahmed on February 6, 2010, 20:36 GMT

    Prince is better, hands down! :P

  • Usman Moorad on February 6, 2010, 9:12 GMT

    Are people not taking your sarcasm seriously? Prince is obviously more entertaining

  • KRSK on February 5, 2010, 9:27 GMT

    If we compare Sehwag with Prince of Trinidad, it would yield some positive results..... Sehwag is far better than Prince(SA), comparison is not having any meaning......

  • Rasif on February 5, 2010, 6:59 GMT

    More funnier reading the comments.

  • Subbu on February 5, 2010, 6:51 GMT

    What a question this is? Viru is the best in modern cricket....

  • ha hawat a jk on February 5, 2010, 6:36 GMT

    ha ha , whose more "entertaning"= sehwag, by far acutally. Prince chips away at you without you noticing it but sehwag, he's no chipper, he's a sweet timer of the 156 leather. You have to earn Princ's wicket, Sehwag makes you pay for his wicket, thats the diffrence.

  • krishna on February 5, 2010, 6:29 GMT

    Sehwag is easily the better batsman than prince.Prince as not done much in any of the three forms of international cricket whereas sehwag is a proven player at the top level.Comparing these two is something like saying that our new flyover in mumbai is longer than the great wall of china.

  • venkat on February 5, 2010, 6:28 GMT

    Shewag is the best player in this modern cricket. he his giving to life to test cricket.

  • aneesh on February 5, 2010, 5:49 GMT

    who else mite its indian don sehwag

  • prudhvi anupam on February 5, 2010, 5:38 GMT

    no dout in saying tht... it is sehwag... he plays for crowd... if he is ther..verybody shuld on ther toes... he is the one...

  • Shyam Vasiraju on February 5, 2010, 5:28 GMT

    There cannot be more annoying discussion than this, if we try to compare Sehwag with Prince. The Najjafagarh ka nawab stands tall and high well over any of the south African batsmen except Kallis. I don't really understand how can a comparison made between two persons, one who has been entertaining since a decade and other just started his career 2 or 3 years earlier. No way, no comparison between them, undoubtedly Sehwag is the person, he is the god, he is person after sachin tendulkar for India in cricket. Look at sehwag as an ambassador of cricket a game thinker, game guide, game encyclopedia of cricket. Price is learning the pronunciations and spellings in cricket. No comparison can be made between them.

  • Shyam Vasiraju on February 5, 2010, 5:28 GMT

    There cannot be more annoying discussion than this, if we try to compare Sehwag with Prince. The Najjafagarh ka nawab stands tall and high well over any of the south African batsmen except Kallis. I don't really understand how can a comparison made between two persons, one who has been entertaining since a decade and other just started his career 2 or 3 years earlier. No way, no comparison between them, undoubtedly Sehwag is the person, he is the god, he is person after sachin tendulkar for India in cricket. Look at sehwag as an ambassador of cricket a game thinker, game guide, game encyclopedia of cricket. Price is learning the pronunciations and spellings in cricket. No comparison can be made between them.

  • dinesh on February 5, 2010, 5:11 GMT

    sehwag is the best opener for their aggression in test match

  • dinesh on February 5, 2010, 5:10 GMT

    sehwag is the best opener for their aggression in test match

  • Anonymous on February 5, 2010, 5:08 GMT

    sehwag

  • rajesh kumar on February 5, 2010, 4:43 GMT

    my opinion is sehwag he is good entertainer as much now coming series he will be show some good technical shots with good entertainment for the viewers around the world especially sehwah fan's he wont cheat i think so, he bats good in test, t20, ipl as well in odi in all the match he plays well making everybody to keen on his playing, everybody will think what will be the next shot of him, but sometimes he is getting out unnecessarily but this time he will give extra ordinary shots with good entertainment...........jai hind

  • Girish Kulkarni on February 5, 2010, 3:39 GMT

    Who is Prince? Are you comparing with any prince from a respected kingdom by any chance? Don't compare two people at different levels for god's sake please!

  • Manan Shah on February 4, 2010, 23:11 GMT

    I'm a huge fan. Hilarious all the way around. Please keep contributing!

  • XeiloK on February 4, 2010, 21:45 GMT

    Love it! Possibly the best cricket podcast I've heard! Keep it coming mate!!!!! This should be on the homepage....

  • Vineet on February 4, 2010, 21:33 GMT

    I feel Sehwag is the man who can change the game in a session or two but prince is a stable but not an agressive batsman. Sehwag is likely to sc ore more runs and entertain more as he has home advantage and he is an in form batsman. Price has not been in the best of the forms.

    For me. Sehwag is gonna be more successful outcome than price in this series.

    He could only be compared with Gibbs or Smith

  • Vineet on February 4, 2010, 21:30 GMT

    I feel Sehwag is the man who can change the game in a session or two but prince is a stable but not an agressive batsman. Sehwag is likely to sc ore more runs and entertain more as he has home advantage and he is an in form batsman. Price has not been in the best of the forms.

    For me. Sehwag is gonna be more successful outcome than price in this series.

    He could only be compared with Gibbs or Smith

  • XeiloK on February 4, 2010, 21:20 GMT

    Love it! Possibly the best cricket podcast I've heard! Keep it coming mate!!!!! This should be on the homepage....

  • Anonymous on February 4, 2010, 20:35 GMT

    what a dumb question. its of course sehwag

  • Punnaku Periyar on February 4, 2010, 20:27 GMT

    stupid question - Sehwag undoubtedly

  • Raj on February 4, 2010, 20:02 GMT

    sehway because he score quickly & you don't get bored

  • Mijanul Akbar on February 4, 2010, 19:04 GMT

    Price of course. You have to earn his wicket.

  • MURUGESH on February 4, 2010, 18:59 GMT

    SEHWAG,SEHWAG,SEHWAG AND SEHWAG ONLY

  • AZHARUDDIN on February 4, 2010, 18:29 GMT

    only sehwag is always best.Very simple for this we need see his performances in test cricket.

  • kb on February 4, 2010, 18:26 GMT

    Brilliantly done..

  • Dion Nash on February 4, 2010, 17:56 GMT

    Zaltman..you are funny. I like you to talk slow. you are talking way too fast.

  • mac on February 4, 2010, 17:21 GMT

    sehwag is entertainer.. :)

  • vivek singh on February 4, 2010, 17:19 GMT

    sehwag is more entertaining because of his ability to hit the ball with power when he wants and can play long innings at a fast rate.

  • saugat on February 4, 2010, 17:07 GMT

    Obviously, Sehwag is more destructive players.. Sehwag is a player who should be compared with Bradman not with prince..

  • Kundan Kumar on February 4, 2010, 16:57 GMT

    NO matching between two. Sehwag is the in the world for intertaining. I think Sehwag is best player in the test match as a opner.

  • Sid Murao on February 4, 2010, 14:22 GMT

    Hands down Sehwag!!! His strokes have a sense of ease and comfort .

  • Rajesh Gupta on February 4, 2010, 13:56 GMT

    Sehwag is more entertaining. Can always expect the most unexpected from him. Sehwag can destroy a bowler's self respect on his day. Demoralizes the opponent, with his ability to hit fours and sixes even on teh best of deliveries.

  • sisitha on February 4, 2010, 12:44 GMT

    your awesome! keep it up

  • bogesh on February 4, 2010, 12:12 GMT

    none can entertain better than sehwag

  • Deepak Patil on February 4, 2010, 11:52 GMT

    Sehwag Will be the Entertainer In Both Tests

  • Mohit Zutshi on February 4, 2010, 11:36 GMT

    Sehwag is by far the clear winner. Scoring more then run a ball tripple hundred against sri lanka, And mind you it was test match not a one day international. He"s by far the most entertaining batsman in international cricket now a days. Prince is not even a regualar member of southafrica one day or test side. I dont think there can be any comparisan between him and prince. Sehwag is a night mare for any bowler. hes peoples favourite when it comes to entertainment. True entertainer..

  • andeep on February 4, 2010, 11:32 GMT

    definitely its sehwag............................... no other can entertain likee sehwag,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  • MARK NAIDOO on February 4, 2010, 11:20 GMT

    I think Sehwag is more entertaining than Prince.

  • Rahul J on February 4, 2010, 11:20 GMT

    who's more entertaining, sehwag or prince? good one andy... hope you keep going till you are don bradman old and we keep getting our laughs.

  • Anonymous on February 4, 2010, 11:19 GMT

    this is better than chris rock ..lol..awesome

  • Saeed Taraky on February 4, 2010, 10:28 GMT

    I think sehwag is more entertaining the prince. becouse he is the sweet timer of the ball. Oh I love him so much. if I start cricket i will be student of sehwag

  • jaswant behari on February 4, 2010, 9:52 GMT

    Sehwag apart from gale is the most entertaining batsmam the world has.

  • satej on February 4, 2010, 9:26 GMT

    I think sehwag is the most destructive batsman at the moment in world cricket...

  • santosh kumar mandal on February 4, 2010, 8:18 GMT

    i think sehwag is more entertaining than prince.

  • max on February 4, 2010, 7:41 GMT

    honestly, your articles are never funny... niether is this.

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  • max on February 4, 2010, 7:41 GMT

    honestly, your articles are never funny... niether is this.

  • santosh kumar mandal on February 4, 2010, 8:18 GMT

    i think sehwag is more entertaining than prince.

  • satej on February 4, 2010, 9:26 GMT

    I think sehwag is the most destructive batsman at the moment in world cricket...

  • jaswant behari on February 4, 2010, 9:52 GMT

    Sehwag apart from gale is the most entertaining batsmam the world has.

  • Saeed Taraky on February 4, 2010, 10:28 GMT

    I think sehwag is more entertaining the prince. becouse he is the sweet timer of the ball. Oh I love him so much. if I start cricket i will be student of sehwag

  • Anonymous on February 4, 2010, 11:19 GMT

    this is better than chris rock ..lol..awesome

  • Rahul J on February 4, 2010, 11:20 GMT

    who's more entertaining, sehwag or prince? good one andy... hope you keep going till you are don bradman old and we keep getting our laughs.

  • MARK NAIDOO on February 4, 2010, 11:20 GMT

    I think Sehwag is more entertaining than Prince.

  • andeep on February 4, 2010, 11:32 GMT

    definitely its sehwag............................... no other can entertain likee sehwag,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  • Mohit Zutshi on February 4, 2010, 11:36 GMT

    Sehwag is by far the clear winner. Scoring more then run a ball tripple hundred against sri lanka, And mind you it was test match not a one day international. He"s by far the most entertaining batsman in international cricket now a days. Prince is not even a regualar member of southafrica one day or test side. I dont think there can be any comparisan between him and prince. Sehwag is a night mare for any bowler. hes peoples favourite when it comes to entertainment. True entertainer..