Lara is king

Lara is king

Post by Karthik Aghor » Tue, 21 Dec 1999 04:00:00


Lara is a chase-king.  He is currently the most talented batsman, has more
mental strength than the Buddha, his body-language rocks, he is a
consummate team man, never plays a rash shot when his team needs him to
stay on and rescue them ... In short, he is better in every facet of
batsmanship and captaincy than the miserable SRT.  

Yours sarcastically,
Karthik

 
 
 

Lara is king

Post by Aneesh Pate » Tue, 21 Dec 1999 04:00:00

Well, first of all, this was not a 4th innings chase. Secondly, Lara is not a
grinder like Steve Waugh who can dig in steadfastly for hours at a time to help
his team salvage a draw. Thirdly, you seem to have forgotten Lara's epic
match-winning 213 and 153* against the lethal fast bowling duo of McGrath and
Gillespie. Fourthly, I will be delighted beyond measure when SRT produces either
a match-saving effort a la S.Waugh, or a match-winning knock a la Lara, in tough
conditions against a great bowling attack.

--- Aneesh


Quote:
> Lara is a chase-king.  He is currently the most talented batsman, has more
> mental strength than the Buddha, his body-language rocks, he is a
> consummate team man, never plays a rash shot when his team needs him to
> stay on and rescue them ... In short, he is better in every facet of
> batsmanship and captaincy than the miserable SRT.

> Yours sarcastically,
> Karthik


 
 
 

Lara is king

Post by Karthik Aghor » Tue, 21 Dec 1999 04:00:00

First, apologize for not getting my s*** straight :-)!  Second, my post
was nothing personal ...... I don't even keep track of who says what on
rsc. Third, I do agree that SRT is yet to play "THAT" knock.  But I am
sick of people screaming that Lara is a matchwinner, while SRT is a loser
(once again, not pointing fingers at you).  Fourth, I am sick of seeing
SRT being blamed everytime there is a collapse.  Whatsup with the rest of
the highly-touted batsmen?  

Finally, Lara is a genius.  I haven't forgotten his epics.  But he can
undeniably be a hugely disruptive force.  In toto, Lara is no more useful
to his team than SRT is to ours.

Peace.

: Well, first of all, this was not a 4th innings chase. Secondly, Lara is not a
: grinder like Steve Waugh who can dig in steadfastly for hours at a time to help
: his team salvage a draw. Thirdly, you seem to have forgotten Lara's epic
: match-winning 213 and 153* against the lethal fast bowling duo of McGrath and
: Gillespie. Fourthly, I will be delighted beyond measure when SRT produces either
: a match-saving effort a la S.Waugh, or a match-winning knock a la Lara, in tough
: conditions against a great bowling attack.

: --- Aneesh



: > Lara is a chase-king.  He is currently the most talented batsman, has more
: > mental strength than the Buddha, his body-language rocks, he is a
: > consummate team man, never plays a rash shot when his team needs him to
: > stay on and rescue them ... In short, he is better in every facet of
: > batsmanship and captaincy than the miserable SRT.
: >
: > Yours sarcastically,
: > Karthik

 
 
 

Lara is king

Post by john100 » Tue, 21 Dec 1999 04:00:00

On Mon, 20 Dec 1999 12:37:26 -0500 "Aneesh Patel"

Quote:

> Well, first of all, this was not a 4th innings chase. Secondly, Lara is not a
> grinder like Steve Waugh who can dig in steadfastly for hours at a time to help
> his team salvage a draw.

Actually, Lara has been quite ordinary in 4th innings chases himself
until that 153*. There are several examples where he has failed in the
last inngs, not least of them being the Eng test last year when Hooper
scored 94* while WI were chasing 275 odd. There are several others as
well, but that one knock of 153* has seemingly glossed over all his
past failures. I wonder what would have been his plight had Healy held
on to the catch. In fact Lara, save for the Aus test series earlier
this year, hasn't done anything of note in the past 3 years or so,
wherein he averages 40 odd (including the Aus series). Had Srt been
doing the same, I dread to think how he would have been shredded to
bits out here on rsc. The same Lara has also been present in each of
WI's 9 consecutive away losses. In fact, WI's loss to NZ sets the stage
for an interesting comparision:

1998:
Ind v/s NZ Test 1 --- India loses by 4 wickets.
SRT's scores in the test: 47 & 113.
Reactions: The next day there are numerous posts blaming Srt for the
loss, how he should have stayed on etc..

1999:
WI v/s NZ Test 1 --- WI loses by 9 wickets.
Lara's scores in the test: 24 & 1.
Reactions: Yet to be seen....

On a separate thought, imo, I would pencil in Allan Border's name first
while talking about great 4th inngs fighters. And for all of Steve
Waugh's reputation as being a grinder and salvaging a draw (I presume
you mean the 4th inngs), his record in the 4th innings is quite abysmal
as well.

Regards,
J

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Lara is king

Post by Sanjay Josh » Tue, 21 Dec 1999 04:00:00

And the great man "walks", remember?

heh

Quote:

> Lara is a chase-king.  He is currently the most talented batsman, has more
> mental strength than the Buddha, his body-language rocks, he is a
> consummate team man, never plays a rash shot when his team needs him to
> stay on and rescue them ... In short, he is better in every facet of
> batsmanship and captaincy than the miserable SRT.

> Yours sarcastically,
> Karthik

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