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    Batsmen better than Sachin

    OK, so here's how it works. I'll start off by listing a batsmen who is better than Sachin, then you have to list a batsmen who is also better than Sachin. It's like the word association game, except you have to keep listing batsmen better than Sachin Don't do any troll players like Chris Martin though, because that devalues the essence of the game.

    We should be able to do a few pages


    I'll start of:

    Donald Bradman
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    Jacques Kallis.

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    Brian Lara.

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    Hey are we keeping it to one guy per post?

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    Quote Originally Posted by robelinda View Post
    Steve Waugh.
    Ooo good choice, it's his birthday today.

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    Wally Hammond
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    Oscar, do you think you should compile a list in the OP of all the names suggested? That way people who look @ the thread can quickly see the innumerable batsmen who are better.

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    Possibly, when we finish I'll compile a list of all the people we chose

    Continuing...

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    Herbert Sutcliffe
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    Bah... pointless troll thread. But if it serves to get the bile out of your systems, Sachin bashers, then maybe it is worth it. But get some help before it is too late.
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    How is it a pointless troll thread? We're searching history to find batsmen who are better than Sachin. Doesn't seem pointless to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by squashed.bugaboo View Post
    Bah... pointless troll thread. But if it serves to get the bile out of your systems, Sachin bashers, then maybe it is worth it. But get some help before it is too late.
    I'm curious to find out who people rate as better than Sachin. As he's regularly viewed as the best batsmen of the modern era, I'm interested to know what other generation players people rate as better, or even current ones.
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    Among current ones, hardly anyone (on pure batting talent).. of course in eras gone by, people can come up with some names.. but the duration of some of their careers and the number of matches they played, and the variety of attacks they've played against and conditions and pitches they played in/on, makes this kind of comparison an almost impossible task. Besides, you can't compare say someone like Gavaskar who opened the innings against a batsman like Sachin who comes in at #4.

    But it is certainly worthwhile to separately look at the records of all openers, #1, #2, #3, and #4 batsmen in the history of the game (well, of course, after leaving out ones who made their debut in the flat track era of the 2000s with averages inflated by atleast 10 runs).
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoverDrive View Post
    Dravid
    Hear hear. Poor Dravid, constantly overlooked because of Flopdulkar.

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    Dravid is the best blocker in the history of the game... well, until his defences were repeatedly breached at the end of his career. Felt really sad seeing him go out on a low.. I wished he had stayed for a home tour. Respect!
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    Quote Originally Posted by squashed.bugaboo View Post
    Dravid is the best blocker in the history of the game... well, until his defences were repeatedly breached at the end of his career. Felt really sad seeing him go out on a low.. I wished he had stayed for a home tour. Respect!
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    Hear hear. Poor Dravid, constantly overlooked because of Flopdulkar.

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    Among current ones, hardly anyone (on pure batting talent).. of course in eras gone by, people can come up with some names.. but the duration of some of their careers and the number of matches they played, and the variety of attacks they've played against and conditions and pitches they played in/on, makes this kind of comparison an almost impossible task. Besides, you can't compare say someone like Gavaskar who opened the innings against a batsman like Sachin who comes in at #4.

    But it is certainly worthwhile to separately look at the records of all openers, #1, #2, #3, and #4 batsmen in the history of the game (well, of course, after leaving out ones who made their debut in the flat track era of the 2000s with averages inflated by atleast 10 runs).
    You make a good point, but also remember I don't necessarily agree with all the people being named here. The are a certainly a few who I definitely wouldn't say are better than Tendy, but others obviously do.
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    Lack of Indian's in this thread is notable. Bitterness is an incredible thing

    Anyway...

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    ^ I actually doubt you'd find any interest (at least from me) in a "Batsmen better than Ponting" thread either. You're better off comparing records of batsmen at a given position in their team's lineup across history. That has more meat to it.

    Also, put equivalently, the dominance of non-Indians in this thread is equally notable. Bitterness is indeed an incredible thing.
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    Yes I'm very bitter.

    I mean how dare I do a comparison thread. No one is as good as the marvellous "Sachin" (because he's everyone's friend so we call him by his first name? That's how it works right? He's such a nice person he's everyones friend) only bitterness would lead to people thinking there's batsmen better than Sachin. It's blasphemy in it's highest form
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    Whoa! Sarcasm much? And I just don't get your beef with people calling him Sachin? People in India even refer to Dravid by his first name Rahul. Nobody seems to have a problem with that. It's only the Western world that likes to go by last names. There's nothing more sinister to it than that.
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    I actually did the first line without sarcasm. Then did the rest.
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    why does everyone call tendulkar sachin, Every other cricketer is by their last name

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    ^I know it's very annoying. I usually call him Tendulkar or "Tendy" but I called him Sachin in this thread to make it piss off the Indians more

    I think we should make an agreement to call every cricketer by their first name, and then call Tendy, Tendulkar.
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    it would get confusing.

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    So that Stuart really had the wood on Tendulkar last summer didn't he
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