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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?

Asked by Good Citizen, 04 Mar '10 11:55 am
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100 % correct. We must not compare players from different domains, or from different eras. Its just an excercise in futility, Sobers (himself an all time great) has said that gavaskar was the best, because both have played in same era, and often against each other. Same with Warne and Tendulkar.

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
Answered by RAJAN MHAMAI, 04 Mar '10 10:45 pm

 
  
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Yes, its quite true that we cannot draw parallels to compare two sportsmen from different genre & era. We become biased when it comes to the player we have watched ourselves & thats due to our subconscious memory which makes us do that. Its the same case with Sir Garfield Sobers who has rated Gavaskar as the all time best & not Sachin or for that matter even Bradman or his compatriot Richards. The simple reason is he has seen the true guts of an opening batsman fighting against all odds to win or save the matches for his team against a battery of fast bowlers!!
Answered by dharamender nebhnani, 04 Mar '10 10:12 pm

 
  
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Absolutely right, I fully agree with you, even though all football players or cricket players or tennis players are playing the same game still the the conditions, the rules, use of modern equipments, analysis etc have totally changed the way game is played , professionalism, attitude also playing its part hence it becomes very difficult to choose one among several greats....

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
Answered by Mohammed asim nehal, 04 Mar '10 12:57 pm

 
  
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I agree totally
Answered by anil garg, 05 Mar '10 10:53 pm

 
  
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