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'Sachin played Shillingford well' - Manjrekar

Sanjay Manjrekar analyses Sachin Tendulkar's unbeaten 38 on the opening day of the Mumbai Test against West Indies

November 14, 2013

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Posted by alarky on (November 14, 2013, 23:17 GMT)

Sanjay, That verdict was/is fair and I stand by it because, that was the correct time that both batsmen had to be judged, since they had been competing FOR 16 YEARS, under the SAME CONDITIONS; against the SAME OPPOSITIONS; on the SAME PITCHES; under the SAME RULES; with SIMILAR EQUIPMENT; etc; but because Lara had played less matches/innings than Sachin, but still scored 1365 more runs than him, there was no hype regarding the BEST VERDICT that a FAIR PANEL OF KNOWLEDGEABLE JUDGES came to. Instead Cricinfo waited until 4 years later, when all the world class bowling attacks had left the scene (Mc Grath and Warne being the last, in 2007); at which time Sachin took advantage of the mediocre stuff that existed for two and a half years. Cricinfo assembled their own set of jurors to include Tendulkar's performances after Lara and the great bowlers had left the scene, to pick a World All Time 11, from which they unfairly picked Sachin and omitted Lara! 1989/90 to 2006/07 is comparison time

Posted by alarky on (November 14, 2013, 22:49 GMT)

Sanjay, Please remind 'Ravi Shastri' about the verdict that you ('Mr Manjreaker'), he ('Mr Shastri'), Ian Chappell, Toney Geig and John Wright came to ABOUT THE GREATEST OF THE MODERN BATSMEN, on Cricinfo's "Round Table" discussions, on Nov.18, 2006; just after Brian Lara had played his last test match in Pakistan. The topic for discussion was: "What defines greatness in a batsman..Is it the weight of statistics or the ability to score runs in all conditions? And Sanjay Manjreaker asked 'Ravi Shastri' Ian Chappell, Toney Geig and John Wright, "to pick their greatest". This request created a debate which caused the panel to shortlist 3 players: Lara, Sachin and Pontin. The further discussions ended up with the unanimous verdict of: "'Lara the greatest among his peers'! It was the only unbiased discussion there has ever been on the topic. And, it has been the only Cricinfo verdict on the matter that has not met with public outrage to date! Notice: no panelist from WI! Why Fair? Cont'd:

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