cricket fan asked in SportsCricket · 1 decade ago

What separates batsmen like Tendulkar and Lara from batsmen like Kallis, Dravid and Ponting?

The last 3 have scored as many runs with an average as good as that of the first 2 but still the batting of first two delights cricket fans much more than that of the other 3.

What things do Tendulkar and Lara do differently?

Why is their batting so attractive, you watch them playing and you just say ahh!!! what a shot!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    NO difference.. they popular much or people like them more because of their records

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  • 1 decade ago

    Tendulkar and Lara are known for their class, consistency, ability to find gaps (not fielders, like Dravid) and insatiable appetite to score runs. They play all the shots and improvise many a time. These are the ones always in the limelight.

    May be, poor Dravid and Kallis get overshadowded by some of their contemporaries. Ponting is different from Kallis and Dravid.

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  • 4 years ago

    Jaques Kallis Rahul Dravid Ricky Ponting

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  • 1 decade ago

    Its not just about the average. Its about how these guys actually play when out in the middle. Lara and Sachin have always had a magic about them. They have a range of strokes and can innovate beautifully.

    Today, a few minutes ago, Sachin played the latest of the late cuts I have ever seen to Stuart Clark to pick up a boundary.

    And then I saw Sachin whip Mitchell Johnson off the backfoot towards sqaure leg. He made it look so easy and the picture looked so fluid with the bat seemingly being elastic.

    You don;t see the likes of Ponting, Kallis and Dravid do these things.

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  • 1 decade ago

    kallis, dravid, and ponting are accumalators, they gte runs by being there and playing good shots. They are talented batsmen who put a high price on their wicket.

    Lara and Tendulkar are shot players. they are the guys who can make the best bowlers look ordinary.

    All 5 are phenomonal athletes, I would gladly take them all in a dream team.

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  • Bill P
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    1 decade ago

    You can't really compare them. Tendulkar and Lara are the cavaliers of cricket whereas the latter three are more renowned for their backs to the wall defence. Both types are needed but you shouldn't try to compare the two types.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Consistency

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  • 1 decade ago

    Kallis and Dravid are the slowest batsmen in the world.

    Ponting have lost his consistency.

    But Sachin and Lara- These two are genius cricketers.

    They are making poems with bat.

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  • вєи
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    When they bat, it is an absolute delight to watch. They have carried the hopes of the entire cricket watching people in their respective country on their shoulders. Everyone knows what Lara means to the West Indians and Sachin means to the Indians. On their day, there is nothing that could stop them; They have showcased absolutely flawless batting skills, good enough to enable them to succeed in any conditions.

    They are the go-getter, while the rest had to catchup with them.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Lara is no equal to sachin tendulkar

    Lara is fit for nothing but flukes+lucks+some unique action success

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