is it justified to compare muralitharan with shane warne ?

in many think tanks and cricket pandits of cricket, their view is that muthiah muralitharan is a better or atleast an equal spinner to the great shane warne, i have never agreed to this opinion and i have always said that this is all stupid, shane warne is the best ever spinner the world of cricket has ever seen, there have been great spinners like muthiah, kumble, abdul kadir and many more but warny is a class cant be acheived, mr murali can take 800 test wickets, but when he faces a talent like sehwag, lara or ponting he is always below par, what sehwag done today with murali by smashing him 119 runs of 19 overs, he wud nt be able to do it with warne, murali has taken 250 wickets out of his 700 playing zimbabwe and bangladesh, warne has only played one test against zimbabwe out of his 145.

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Murali is top class buddy.Lara/Tendulkar had done same to Warne what sehwag did to murali today.Nobody is immortal.At the end of day they are all humans.

India has never had any world class bowlers in its entire history .. Agree or Disagree ?? ..?

Even Anil Kumble was not a world class bowler .. He was a good bowler but not world class like , say , Shane Warne or Muttiah Muralitharan .. Some of you might say statistics give only half the picture , but i believe that half cannot be altogether ignored .. Kumble has a bowling average of over 28 ( in tests ) .. 619 wickets in 132 matches , wickets on all surfaces etc etc but not good enough to be called world class .. Not that many wickets abroad probably apart from Australia .. Murali ( best off-spinner ) , Warne ( best leg-spinner ) , Wasim Akram ( best left-arm bowler ever ) , Glenn McGrath ( Accuracy Inc. ) are examples of world class bowlers , especially the first three .. look at their bowling averages , all below 25 .. Harbhajan Singh , outside of India is average at best and a joke at worst .. Ishant Sharma has not played enough cricket to be mentioned but i have mentioned him nevertheless because he has the talent .. As of now , Ishant is still growing as a player .. Zaheer Khan , yeah , is a good bowler , often underestimated like his predecessor Javagal Srinath .. But Zaheer and Srinath == not world class ..
Go back in time to the days of Prasanna , Bishen Singh Bedi and co. , i feel even they were not good enough to be called world class .. Now , having seen the term ‘world class’ so many times , you might ask ‘What is world class ?’ .. I’ll tell you : the bowler should have played at least 40 tests , picked up wickets at an average of 4.25 wickets or higher , bowling average of under 25 , wickets on all types of surfaces , five-wicket hauls ( innings ) and ten-wicket hauls ( match ) etc etc .. Coming to the last point ( five wicket haul ) , do you know Simon Katich , a part-time Aussie bowler has a 6 wicket haul ( innings ) in test matches .. Who among the current Indian bowlers has such figures apart from Harbhajan ?? .. Probable answer : none .. Also , Kapil Dev was the only genuine all rounder India has ever had .. Kapil Dev belonged to the quartet of cricket’s bets all rounders ever .. The quartet comprised of : Kapil Dev , Ian Botham , Imran Khan , Richard Hadlee ( not in any order ) .. So , i think it would be better not to classify Kapil Dev as a bowler only ..

People , do read the points i have made before answering .. Again , no need to leave any hateful comments ..
@Albert : You are a most deluded Indian cricket fan .. Read again , Kapil Dev == World class all rounder , not World class bowler .. Why don’t you find out his figures in bowling ?? .. Kapil Dev definitely averages over 25 in bowling .. Same again for Bishen Singh Bedi and co. .. Oh , they were good bowlers but World Class ?? .. Nah !! .. Check it up .. I am a fan too , but i am not blind to our faults

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agree .maybe cz their batsman do the most of the jobs for them

Will this be the last time the ‘Big 5′ will be playing a Test match in Srilanka???

Tendulkar the little master, Dravid the Wall, Ganguly, Laxman, Kumble one of the best spinners in the world. is this the last time they’ll play a test match in srilanka???
It has been a treat to watch them play here in the past, although they unferperformed in this series so far!!!

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Well, perhaps only one out of our fabulous 5 would still form a part of the Indian team the next time India tours Sri Lanka, and that has to be Sachin Tendulkar. Perhaps, Rahul Dravid too has a slim chance of making it to the next time, but it’s improbable that Ganguly, Kumble and Laxman would be there. Infact, Ganguly is likely to be axed from the team in the very next series, on account of his poor performance throughout this Sri Lanka tour.

It surely feels great to see the 5 of them play together, especially when they are in good touch. But unfortunately our seniors hasn’t been able to deliver in this series.

will you agree that today Mumbai lost the match against Chennai due to bad captain ship of Harbhajan?

Harbhajan tried eight bowlers in 20 overs game . where as
he is one the best spinner of the world and he did not
complited his 4 overs. and bowled only 2 overs.
One more Example, Yesterday’s matter
Harbhajan Slapped Sresanth. Shame
full activity done by Harbhajan and that
too Done by a captain.
DONT YOU THINK THE BEHAVIOUR
OF HARBHAJAN WAS ALSO BAD
IN AUSTRALIAN TOUR IN PAST RECENT SERIES NOW I CAN SAY
YES. HE IS SO BAD ON FIELD HE SHOULD BANED AS SOHIB AKHTAR
BANNED BY PCB. ON ALMOST SAME RESONS.

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ofcourse his tactics was pathetic
he should have balled his full quata and be more
practical ,damn

No more Sachin Vs Warne.?

We’ve seen the maestro playing some wild shots off d world’s best spinner shane warne. Warne also enjoys picking up d wicket of sachin. (Warne in an interview said that he got some nightmare’s that sachin is taking charge of d every ball he bowls) But warne going to retire. So there is no more Sachin Vs Warne. The fans of both sachin and warne will miss really a lot.

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yes they always have a great contest

t20 wc 2010 previews of each team by me(non biased)?

the t20 world cup 2010 will be extremely tough because evryteam looks in very good form and all teams have vey good players

afghanistan:
they will definetely not win this year because its their first world cup and they are a new team

ireland:
ireland wont win because they dont have any good bowlers

zimbabwe:
zimbabwe have a chance of getting into the super eight because they have over 7 spinners and spinners are very usefull in t20 because of their econimy rate. they dont have any good seamers or any good batting though

bangladesh:
bangladesh are a very good team and they are really good in t20 because they have loads of spinners( spinners mostly dont give too many runs) and they have a very strong batting line up. but the biggest problem with bangladesh is that they are in the toughest group.

south africa:
south africa have a chance because they have one of the best fielding, they have good seamers, good batsmen but their spinners are rubbish

india:
india have a very strong batting line up and but their bowling is very bad and their fielding needs to improve.

west indies:
west indies have a great chance of winning because of home advantage. they have a good batting line up with the likes of gayle and pollard. their fast bowling is extremely deadly at home and their main spinner ( suliemen benn) is in good form so they are likely to get in the semi finals

sri lanka:
they have a very good chance because they are a very good allround team in t20. they have the best opening pair in t20 ( dilshan and jayasury) but after sangakara theyre middle order is weak. they have one of the best bowling with the likes of mendis and very good pace bowling with malinga and kulasekkera.

new zealand:
newzealand look are also favs becuase they are a very similar team to sri lanka; they have very good batting with the likes of brendon mccullum and ross taylor and their pace bowling is very good with the likes of shane bond and tim southee. they also have one of the best spinner ( daniel vettori)

australia:
australia look really strong aswell with one of the best fielding but their batting is weak in t20s. their pace bowling is their speciality in t20 with the likes of shaun tait,dirk nannes,brett lee and mitchell johnson but they have weak spinners. in my opinion they should have put shane warne instead of nathan hauritz even though warne is like 40.

england:
england have a very good chance of winning an in my opinion they are they best allround team in t20 with one of the best fielding, one of the strongest batting with the likes of morgan, kp and colling wood. they also have one of the best bowling line up and they have one of the best spinners of right now ( grame swanne)

pakistan( my team):
pakistan are one of the favs with very good batting with the likes of afridi,young umar akmal , misbah and razzaq and we have the strongest bowling line up with the likes of umar gul muhammad asif and young muhammad amir. we also have the best spinning pair in t20 ( and odis) saeed ajmal and shahid afridi.

pakistan will win the t20 wc 2010 inshallah.

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WOW dude
you are a Legend

SL,Are they the Best agaist Spin?

I wonder how they couldnt when they practice against 3 out of the best 5 spinners in the world.
(My best 5-1)Murali
2)Harbajan
3)Mendis
4)Herath
5)Vitory
Do u agree wyt Ma best 5 spinners?If not name them pls

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AGREED!! but only for test matches
FOR ODI matches everything is right EXCEPT THE FACT DAT MENDIS shouldnt be dere,he is a young kid who still has a lot to achieve b4 he can be classified as one of the best spinners.maybe in a time of 5 yrs, i will agree to dis.i think graeme swann should be included( for ODIs and T20s

AND indians are the best players of spin.LOOK at the records of murali and warne in india, dey uk dismal compared to the overall record

Do you agree with the British media and a few?

of their fans?
Recently I read many pieces claiming Swan to be the best spinner in the world? Is he better than Vettori or Bhajji or Ramdev? (I am not sure whether Murali is still playing tests)

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There is a saying: Where there is no sugar, even neem flower can be sweet.
This is not something new. Before Swann, even Monty was acclaimed as the best!
Swann, no doubt is one of the best England has produced of recent times. But on quality rating he will not come anywhere near Harbhajan or Vettori.
Of course he is an intelligent learner and a decent lat order batsman.

Murali is way below his best,yet he is way better than the rest,isnt it amazing.?

The greatest bowler in the history of cricket once more proved that in ipl he is still the no 1,and will be the world no 1 till he retires.

funny some users when,murali went through a little rough period,started celebrating & said that Harbajan & Vettori are the best spinners now,LOL

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IPL 3 would be remembered for all the super-stars, over 35 years old, be it in batting, where Sachin is leading the way, along with M.Hayden, A.Gilchrist and in bowling dept, fittingly the no.1, Murli, you can’t replace class & he is a class act, along with Vaas, doing wonders in the bowling dept.

One thing is sure, no one would celebrate in this part of the world, when Murli retires or goes below par, as he is a joy to watch, with regards to another off spinner, no , who ever it is, can’t replace Murli, till he takes more wickets than him & Vettori, at present, rightly called the best, in left arm bowling dept, which doesn’t necessarily makes him,overall, best spinner, until Murli is there!!!!!

Are c0nservative Republicans the best spinners/liars in the world?

They even had me believing that Barney Frank was the one that kept congress from regulating Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. They say it so much I just believed it. Finally I started researching it and found out the truth.
Oh if you are interested in who stopped the Fannie Mae/Freddi Mac bill in the Republican Senate you can google. HR 1461

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Yes.

Although…. even more important that the spinning and the lying is the fact that even when confronted with irrefutable data which rebukes their lies and distortions…..

……they continue to sling the same old $hit.

That’s just wrong.