When it comes to playing in India no one can beat Azhar.
I am happy that he has left overrated and useless Vengs'kar
far behind in all records.
DO YOU YAHOO!?
Gosh, are our memories that short? Why are you knocking a great player to prop
another great one? Three centuries at Lords not anything to you? How did you
feel when he did that? Was he that useless then?
ANY player who averages more than 40 per innnings is not useless. Vengsarkar,
BYT, also shared a record partnership (for India) with Gavaskar at the very
same Eden Gardens against the Windies in 1979-80, didn't he?
DV was a fine player who had to deal with a mediocore bowling attack. Under
the constant pressure of producing, I think he did just fine. Please check
your records before attacking players who obviously did themselves proud.
The Vengsarkar I remember was an elegant, very correct, very straight
player. I especially remember a big hundred against England at
Headingley, on one of those Headingley tracks which favoured bowlers
and it took technique and application to amass a decent score. He was,
in my view, a very good player.
Not a great player, but a very good one. I'd certainly rate Gavaskar
and Vishy above him. Mohinder Amarnath, I'm not so convinced about
him. He had a short period of being amazing, but his *whole* career
wasn't immensely impressive.
Non sine Rampo Britannia victoriam habebit
: The Vengsarkar I remember was an elegant, very correct, very straight
: player. I especially remember a big hundred against England at
: Headingley, on one of those Headingley tracks which favoured bowlers
: and it took technique and application to amass a decent score. He was,
: in my view, a very good player.
And IIRC Mike, his stance is ( was ) considered to be one of the
best ! Actually, in India's 86 tour of England, his magnificient
performance made him very popular with English coaches who started
teaching their lads Vengy's style !! ( Damn it, I do not remember the
coach's name :(, but it seems this coach had Vengy's huge potrait hung
in his office ).
In any case, he was a good player and performer for India for more
than a decade. Peace,
>Not a great player, but a very good one. I'd certainly rate Gavaskar
>and Vishy above him. Mohinder Amarnath, I'm not so convinced about
>him. He had a short period of being amazing, but his *whole* career
>wasn't immensely impressive.
Coming to the subjectline: I don't agree at least with the language.
But Azhar has done more to Indian cricket than Vengy as a captain
and fielder he was way way ahead of many others.
As a batsman he has been as bad as Vengy on bouncy tracks but
deadlier at home. Most importantly Vengy would criticize others
for their batting on bouncy tracks when his own is bad( as in 1989).
Azhar so far has not done that. I remember an article by Vengy
on how well he played likes of Lilee Thommo Marshall holding and even
Croft(who has never bowled against India) when the facts or otherwise.
In any case I won't consider Azhar or Vengy great players.
Narayanan(In 1986 Vengy's batting great)
>Non sine Rampo Britannia victoriam habebit
Mr. Vengsarkar Basher