Lara the GREAT

Discussion in 'All Other Sports' started by ak47, Apr 20, 2007.

  1. ak47

    ak47 Guest

    :(

    http://www.foxsports.com.au/story/0,8659,2...5012554,00.html

    Hail to the great man

    One of the greatest batsmen ever

    I regard him higher than all bar Bradman.

    He never had the support like Ponting does

    a 1 man team and still made them look good

    Goodbye my friend...........you will be sorely missed :(
     
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  3. dobrien7

    dobrien7 Guest

    Lara Tribute

    Truly a great man, but can the Windies rise from the ashes now?
     
  4. Boggle

    Boggle Guest

    A truelly awesome batsman yes, but better than Bradmen ?

    No come on, you've got your genius players and then you've got the legends of legends.

    Bradman is one step beyond even that.
     
  5. ak47

    ak47 Guest

    dude u miss quoted me

    i said "I regard him higher than all, bar Bradman."

    which means apart from bradman, i rated lara better than the rest - ie 2nd best

    bradman will always be in the league of his own.... :D
     
  6. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

    Oh yes, if there was a league of legendary batsmen, they'd have a permanant divider at the top so that Bradman could have his own space right at the top as permanent no.1 without feeling crowded or anything.

    That said, Lara is an excellent batsmen, I'm sure if Bradman were around today, he would approve of Lara joining the rest of those batting legends.
     
  7. Boggle

    Boggle Guest

    dude u miss quoted me

    i said "I regard him higher than all, bar Bradman."

    which means apart from bradman, i rated lara better than the rest - ie 2nd best

    bradman will always be in the league of his own.... :D
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    Whoops, don't mind me , I'm just a blind old fool :p
     
  8. esoj

    esoj Guest

    huge loss for the windies especially as it times as ak said he was the team and often carried them to victory.
     
  9. melon

    melon Guest

    dude u miss quoted me

    i said "I regard him higher than all, bar Bradman."

    which means apart from bradman, i rated lara better than the rest - ie 2nd best

    bradman will always be in the league of his own.... :D
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    Whoops, don't mind me , I'm just a blind old fool :p
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    a blind old fool that just happens to be 19 eh boogle? :p

    Lara never gave up hope, always batted in the same heroic way no matter what the score or conditions. I tip my hat to you.
     
  10. Boggle

    Boggle Guest


    Hehe, well that's what's making me worry so much :p

    Ok since I'm not really on topic I guess I'll just be on my way then ;)
     
  11. getofmeland

    getofmeland Guest

    Wow one of the World Bests batsman a True Cricket Legend...

    West Indies won't be the same without him...
     
  12. BokMagic

    BokMagic Guest

    I`ll definately miss mr BC Lara a lot- truly a legend yes, definately the best batsman of his generation.

    One match that pretty much describes Lara`s career, and which I`ll always remember, was a few years back at the Wanderers. SA won the toss, and fielded 1st on a typical green and dangerous Wanderers track. We dismissed the Windies for something like 260, with Lara getting 150 of those. With the moisture gone from the wicket, SA batted out days 2 and 3, racking up close to 600. Sure, we dismissed the Windies in the 2nd innings also for around the 300 mark, winning by an innings- but not before a mr BC Lara racked up a magical double-century.

    Like AK47 says, the man had to do it all alone, no support in the WI batting line-up for him really. To have achieved all he has under those conditions is truly the stuff of legends.
     
  13. dobrien7

    dobrien7 Guest

    Exactly, you can argue all you like about Ponting, Tendulkar being better, but they never hnd to at times single-handedly carry their team.
     
  14. Huckleberry

    Huckleberry Guest

    Sad to see him go!!!!!!! :( :( :(
    Truly one of the greats!!!!!!!!
     
  15. bloods10

    bloods10 Guest

    best player to watch in the world
     
  16. kbourke88

    kbourke88 Guest

    yeah it would have been amazing to see him play in the era before him when the windies were on top, just to see what he would have been had he not been under the pressure of carrying his team. Lara was always best when he appeared not to worry about anyone else. Tendulkar maybe more technically correct, but nowhere near as dangerous as Lara on his day. Ponting has played in arguably the strongest all round team to ever play, and has such less pressure on him.
     
  17. intrudey

    intrudey Guest

    the greatest modern batsmen
     
  18. bwassa

    bwassa Guest

    good luck to him
     
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