Alastair Cook - Will he break all of Tendulkar's Test records?

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  1. TheParraboy

    TheParraboy Moderator Staff Member

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    Didn't realise he was breaking lots of records, or going to

    Always liked Cooky as a batsman, Negative skipper at times but has improved I think


    http://www.espncricinfo.com/blogs/content/story/1062764.html

     
  2. AlwaysGreen

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    I don't think he will beat Tendulkar records but he'll get close just because he's 31. Most batsmen no matter how good they are lose their eye at around 35 and start to struggle against the faster bowlers in their later years, they still do well against plodder attacks but against good bowlers they struggle.

    Younis Khan being an exception.

    Cook has made a fine career of playing to his limitations and potential.
     
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  3. The Charlatan

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    I hope he does just to shut the f**ken Indians up.
     
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  4. AlwaysGreen

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    But Tendulkar is better than bradman and anyone who disagrees is racist.
     
  5. The Charlatan

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    They honestly believe he's better because the Don made a throwaway comment once that he was as good as he was.

    When Tendulkar scores 99.94 on uncovered minefields with pissant bats and Bodyline I'll consider it. Oh wait... That never happened, did it?
     
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  6. TheParraboy

    TheParraboy Moderator Staff Member

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    Its hard to compare players from different eras, but a good measure is the difference of players in their respective era

    Lots of players in Tendulkars era averaged over 50 for starters. His career span is impressive but does he play as long if he was an aussie or kiwi or english?

    Bradman was without peer in his day, the next closest average was 25-30 runs behind wasn't it? That's a huge difference.

    Viv Richards and Gary Sobers were ahead of their time, they will always be in my all time world XI. If these two were around today with t20 and the roads we see on ODIs, they would be the ones breaking all sorts of records IMO.
     
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  7. Incorrect

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    BCCI will put a bounty on Cook's head if he gets anywhere near Tendulkar's records...
     
  8. AlwaysGreen

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    Probably won't get to Tendulkar but he's still the fittest player in England's squad and has probably got 2 or 3 good years left.
     
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    no chance, chalk and cheese
     
  10. Blade23

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    Cook is 33. If he can last it I say he retires after 2019 home ashes.
     
  11. Timbo

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    If I hear one more f**king Indian saying that Bradman played on much easier pitches than Tendulkar my head will explode.

    Bradman's pitches made day five at Mohali look like a Moore Park 14 astroturf deck.
     
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  12. The Mad Hatter

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    Imagine Bradman's record after 200 tests?
    When I was a kid, it was always averages that rated the best of the best.
    Now, with longevity and more product, it's all about the most.
    Which is fine but it all needs to be put in to perspective.
    I remember when they were arbitrarily saying Sachin was aiming for 100 100s in all forms and banged on and on about it until he got it. Yawn.
     
  13. AlwaysGreen

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    Will Steve Smith?
     
  14. jargan83

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    Steve Smith > Sachin Tendulkar.

    Come at me India.
     
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  15. AlwaysGreen

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    Racist
     
  16. Timbo

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    There was a great comment in The Guardians ball-by-ball commentary when Australia brought up their 400 in Perth:

    'Woakes to Smith - Smith glides this to third man and has an almost comical amount of time to do so. Anyone who says that Smith isn't the best batsman in the world is either a liar or an Indian'

    :D
     
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  17. blaza88z

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    I dare you to say that on cricinfo
     
  18. blaza88z

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    Suggesting Smith is better than Kohli would be on par with going into the Parramatta forum and suggesting Slater is better then Hayne

    I did it once, was lucky to get out alive
     
  19. Timbo

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    Cricinfo used to be the best, now it's just such an Indian wankathon. The commentary is biased, the articles are biased, it's just junk.

    I get my ball-by-ball from The Guardian now, my scorecards from cricket.com.au and stats from howStat!
     
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  20. Mr Spock!

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    Cook = ultimate flat track bully.

    Easily the worst bat to pass 7000.
     

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