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Jarrod Kimber's Ashes Report: Stokes the new Garry Sobers?

ESPNcricinfo's Jarrod Kimber reviews the fourth day of the 3rd Ashes Test from the WACA in Perth.

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December 16, 2013

Posted by crick_sucks on (December 17, 2013, 6:44 GMT)

good topic. surely caught my eyes and made me watch your video :)

Posted by Arrow011 on (December 17, 2013, 6:38 GMT)

Even nowadays many players are capable of bowling pace, spin, wrist spin, batting left & right. I do them all, but the whole thing is that, the coaches curb all natural instincts & then we become normal players. Sir Gary's period was good, he could try all his wares in test matches & become a legend. If he were a player of this generation he too would have got curbed & he would never have become such a great.

Posted by Arrow011 on (December 17, 2013, 5:41 GMT)

Why Ben stokes & not the current world no. 1 allrounder R. Ashwin?

Posted by SaleemHatoum on (December 17, 2013, 5:05 GMT)

Is there something really wrong with these experts and commentators today. Couple of days of these former Kangaroos were comparing R Harris with great fast bowler M Marshall and Smith with Ricky Ponting and now this...

Posted by johnathonjosephs on (December 17, 2013, 4:49 GMT)

Even joking about this is out of line..... Stokes compared to Sobers? Even his first class record is nowhere near comparable

Posted by   on (December 17, 2013, 4:39 GMT)

Yes. I plead guilty. The title itself really rankled me so much and got my goat, that I typed out the commnet immediately. Only later, when I cooled down, I heard the whole report, and I agree, the comment is dripping with sarcasm. Sorry, Kimber.

Posted by madhu_ayyagari on (December 17, 2013, 4:23 GMT)

This only confirms what I said about English sports writers' tendency to exaggerate English sportspersons' performances. In the last couple of years, we had the 'world's best spinner' Greame Swann, 'world's best fast bowler' James Anderson, 'world's best batsman' Alaister Cook and 'Alastair Cook's 2013 Invincibles'. Now Ben Stokes is Gary Sobers while Imran Khan, Ian Botham, Richard hadlee and Kapil Dev were not

Posted by   on (December 17, 2013, 2:28 GMT)

Oh please put this pressure on the guy, he'll be a flash in the pan in no time at all.

Posted by   on (December 17, 2013, 2:25 GMT)

People, if you listen closely to what he's saying you will realize that the statement is obviously sarcastic. LOL. No need to be ranting.

Posted by   on (December 17, 2013, 2:25 GMT)

Everyone seemed to have missed the point that its an intentional joke. He knows England are done.

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