At least for curiosity sake it is often asked who is the greatest cricketer or footballer or tennis player of all time. But the fact is that it is very difficult to compare sports persons of different generations as every sport underwent sea of change to attain the present status and they all played under totally different conditions / circumstances. Your views?
Most people here are with tendulkar , because he is fresh in memory. Tendulkar is one of the best ever , along with Gavaskar, Bradman and others
Sir Garfield Sobers mentioned yesterday during presentation that the rules of crickets have changed drastically, I quote hime :
"People try to compare between the players of the past and the present, but the conditions under which the (Donald) Bradmans and the (Dennis) Comptons played were different," said Sobers.
The left-handed great said there were no restrictions on the number of bouncers per over, beamers were not outlawed and bowlers delivered from two yards closer by dragging their feet as the back-foot no-ball rule was in operation.
"The field was set by the players and not by rules. Also ar ...more