A conversation between a set of cricket crazy people on who is the best batsman who has ever walked on this planet, follows!
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21 Apr 00:07 – Bhaskar NH: ABD vs Sachin.. Anyone up for a debate?
Sachin says, “I’m in”
21 Apr 00:07 – Me: No debate bhai… One is Shiv, one is Vishnu. Both Gods!
21 Apr 00:09 – Bhaskar NH: 👍👍
21 Apr 00:10 – Bhaskar NH: Poda..I thought we could have a healthy discussion on this.
21 Apr 00:10 – Me: Seri start
21 Apr 00:15 – Srikanth: With the respect to abd, Sachin is the only God in my book
“Sachin is our God! Period”, says Srikanth
21 Apr 00:17 – Srikanth: Simply because Sachin played the way he did against McGrath Walsh Akram Warne all in their primes… Abd is no match in this battle😜
21 Apr 00:19 – Srikanth: BJ so finally you have given up supporting sehwag😱 as it is evident in you starting a debate without him has never happened before😂😜
21 Apr 00:20 – Sud: Sachin laam waste, compared to ab
21 Apr 00:29 – Bhaskar NH: Sudarshan👍👍👍 .. Cheeka, ABD can play like Sachin..but can Sachin play like ABD?
Could Sachin have played this?
21 Apr 00:30 – Srikanth: Sachin can, just with more orthodox shots itself
21 Apr 00:30 – Bhaskar NH: Orthodox shots ellam okay… But ABD is a freak da.. 26 off Steyn llam I doubt if Sachin can do
21 Apr 00:32 – Srikanth: Dei, in a flat track with no assistance even Steyn is not as potent a bowler. And if I remember right sachin took Steyn to cleaners in his 200 innings…
21 Apr 00:32 – Srikanth: Maybe not 26 in an over but that innings not possible
ABD vs Steyn
21 Apr 00:32 – Bhaskar NH: Sachins 200 was also a flat track fyi
21 Apr 00:32 – Bhaskar NH: 😄😄
21 Apr 00:34 – Bhaskar NH: Remember ABD’s match saving 33 of 246 balls in a test match in Oz? Also the fastest 100 and 150…
21 Apr 00:35 – Srikanth: Accepted that Abd played some scintillating innings that rank along the best
21 Apr 00:36 – Bhaskar NH: Only thing is that Sachin had the longevity
21 Apr 00:37 – Srikanth: But remember Sachin in Perth when he was only 18 or 19, countless sharjahs, and that 200 was done never before, the situation of that game, the format and the heat! Both had different roles in their teams, so not fair to compare Sachin’s innings with the fastest innings and all…
21 Apr 00:41 – Manoj: Sachin’s bowling is very underrated IMHO. He has over 150 ODI wickets
21 Apr 00:44 – Srikanth: Manoj👍👍👍👍👍
21 Apr 01:21 – Ajak: Apdi paatha abd is a rugby player so abd > sachin. Comparison is in batting. Ab >srt IMO
21 Apr 01:23 – Me: I agree with BJ for once. ABD can play like Sachin. Sachin has not played the kind of knocks ABD has. ABD is an all format great! Sachin hasn’t scored 41 off 10 and would never have
21 Apr 01:27 – Ajak: Sachin would be never have scored 33 off 220 too
21 Apr 01:27 – Me: The fact that he carried on for 24 years (with consistency and class) is unparalleled. In my books, Dhoni, Dravid, Lax, Dada, Sehwag, Ponting, Lara were all great batsmen of their times but Sachu and ABD have the “Gods of the game” status
21 Apr 01:31 – Sibi: Sachin stood the test of time. ABD has to stay like this for few more years.
21 Apr 01:31 – Sibi: Other wise it would be an extended purple patch
21 Apr 01:32 – Srikanth: All said and done, Abd’s fastest 100 and 150 in times with the field restrictions, which is a great advantage, and Sachin was already around 37 I think when he scored the 200. Maybe he didn’t play much in the last 2 years of his career, and also didn’t face the same bowlers that AB thrashed around, but I think he would have thrived even more. Perhaps not the 150 off 60 odd balls, but he didn’t need to play that kind of game, and it was one time innings by Ab,
21 Apr 01:35 – Ajak: 2 times in the space of 1 month. That’s not a 1 time innings. And when you hit 10+ sixes
21 Apr 01:36 – Srikanth: I am not taking anything from AB, but as all say above, given the longevity and pure masterclass, AB is not as great as Sachin
21 Apr 01:36 – Ajak: Size of ground or restrictions don’t matter
21 Apr 01:36 – Srikanth: Ajak, accepted, my mistake
21 Apr 01:37 – Ajak: It’s an opinion macha unakku sachin enakku AB avlo dhan
21 Apr 01:38 – Srikanth: In this generation, AB is the best. But Sachin has been the best since the time of Lara, Steve Waugh, Ponting and even when AB started to thrive
21 Apr 06:36 – Hari Haran: Getting run a ball was good enough few years back.. Just because of t20, batsman have become more mature and fearless Also they have more exposure.. Unlike before.. Dhawan has styne bowling in nets.. That’s a good practice for him to play very fast balls.. Dravid used to wet rubber ball and ask his coach to chuck and throw it fast at him.. That’s the was he practice.. So, the exposure level were different before and now. 20 years back, entering into iit means u r great.. Also, u can get into iit with mere 20-30% . topper would be say 50%.. Now with these many coaching classes, topper are scoring 80% .. Now u just cant arrive at conclusion telling this topper of 2015 is best. Fastest 50 in IPL is Yusuf pathan.. That sums up all.. Stats can’t just be compared
21 Apr 06:48 – Srikanth: Captain Hariharan, pulli vevaram spot on🙏
21 Apr 06:49 – Hari Haran: 🙏🙏
21 Apr 06:54 – Sud: “Pure masterclass” is subjective but I think longevity is the only thing that stands between ab and emulating tendulkar. If ab isn’t pure masterclass, who is? He can play the tank shot over the keeper’s head, reverse sweep for six over third man. If you’re saying he isn’t as pleasing on the eye, take a look at his straight drive in the semis against the kiwis. Also, I don’t think Sachin is capable of playing the 42(233) knock he played against Australia to save a test
21 Apr 06:56 – Hari Haran: Yeah..
21 Apr 06:57 – Sud: And Sachin isn’t capable of playing the 41(11) he got against the Mumbai Indians. Having said that, we have to account for run inflation. Sach was scoring at six an over every match when 200 was par and 250 was a match winning score. Plus he averaged 45. Simply put, he combined the skills it took to play the 42(233) knock and 41(11) knock
21 Apr 06:59 – Hari Haran: Neither sachin nor ponting was part of mi playing 11 .. Tare scores better than both.. But just can’t conclude with this stats. Those two were dropped after few matches
21 Apr 06:59 – Sud: So if ab can play like this for six more years, we will have a winner
21 Apr 07:00 – Hari Haran: He is awesome.. I love AB .. I hate sachin.. Hez selfish. But can’t conclude anything as the generations were different
21 Apr 07:00 – Ajak: AB has pushed the limits of what is possible in limited overs even in this era
21 Apr 07:01 – Sud: Selfish vera. Sachin and ab have one thing in common. In spite of their inhuman talent, they don’t win enough matches for their respective teams. And they aren’t big match players. That’s why I rate ponting, Lara and smith, kohli in this generation higher
21 Apr 07:02 – Hari Haran: KL Rahul scored 100 in Australia in his debut series.. That’s a great task 15 years back.. Not now
21 Apr 07:03 – Sud: Kohli has lot to prove but he has done enough to be considered one of the best in this generation I guess. Ponting is the best. Vera level. Mavaney what a player. Lara too. Australia ah ye azha utaan. And if I had to choose between Lara and Sachin as to who I’d pay to watch on their best days, lara any day. Sheer domination. Ommaley
21 Apr 07:25 – Hari Haran: But can’t conclude. Agreed. But sachin 175 against Australia in a chase of 300+ 🙏🙏 the team just let him down in that match
21 Apr 08:07 – Bhaskar NH: @Sudarshan- I agree whatever u said except the point about Pointing.. Dei, what’s his record in the subcontinent.. Bhajji llam avana uttan da😄😄
Ponting – Bhajji’s bunny!
21 Apr 08:19 – Bhaskar NH: And Kohli is not a big match player yet.. I’d rate Steve Smith higher..
21 Apr 08:52 – Ajak: Second BJ on both counts
21 Apr 08:58 – Me: AB’s shots aren’t pleasing to the eye? Then neither is Aishwarya Rai
21 Apr 09:24 – Me: Anyway, who is in for a Negara vs Steyn debate?