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'No escape for India'

Daryll Cullinan and Sanjay Manjrekar discuss what South Africa did right on the last day to head towards a series win

December 30, 2013

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Posted by soaf on (December 30, 2013, 14:35 GMT)

kallis is easily the greatest player the world has ever seen and arguably the best all rounder as well.sobers also comes into context but he played in the era when cricket really revolved around few countries and didnt have the same exposure as it is enjoying now(BTW sobers vs kallis is huge debate).that MOM list showed the impact of kallis in teams win and really puts an end to sacihin vs kallis debate.sachin is one of the greats of his era but jacque is the greatest ever.he is in the company of greats like warne marshall and akram and can be easily ahead of these legends because of his ability with both ball and bat.

Posted by TheTrueView on (December 30, 2013, 12:19 GMT)

MS Dhoni has no technique for Test cricket. No wonder Ganguly said that he will wait for the overseas tours of India to give the verdict if Dhoni will be in his All-Time Test Eleven. However, that he has the coolest brain in cricket need not be repeated. That he does not prefer or think Test cricket is priority No1 shows in his demeanour. No Asian team has the capability to win consistently in Eng, AUS / NZ and SA. Asian teams are short form masters and it will be always so. It is their mental make up and they way life is in these countries and civilizations. Neither do they have vision nor the capability to prosper in the long term - life or cricket. I would love to see anybody asserting otherwise with any examples. Asian teams will always play fantastic in 20-20 and 50 over matches.

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