Friday, April 20, 2007

Entertain, you did !

"I would like to be remembered as someone who came out there and tried to entertain."

Even though I consider myself as one of the biggest fans of Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, there is no denying that Brian Charles Lara was the best batsman of my (youth) generation. If nothing else, he has certainly played a lot more defining innings. It was indeed shocking and sad hear him quit Test Cricket too. He certainly had a lot left to offer as player if not captain of the Test team.

"To study his figures was to marvel the scope of his conception. He made the most runs in an over, an innings, a career. Anything anyone did he did bigger. Can you imagine someone making five hundred runs at one shot? Nobody twinkled his feet so and angled his blade so and keep hitting gaps like Lara. Nobody could so strongly confirm that this here is the ultimate individual sport played by a team. Nobody made the game look better and few ever played it better."


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