Originally Posted by ammark
A few years before Sir Don passed away, there was a documentary made about him which also featured quite a bit of Tendulkar and Lara. There were side by side video comparisons of Don Bradman's batting technique and flow with Tendulkars. He himself stated that in that decade he thinks he would have probably averaged about 60 in test cricket.
Even compared to the 1990s, quality test cricket today like the ongoing Ashes series is different. The cricket nowadays is more mechanical and intense. The fitness and the professionalism of today's players and gameplay is of a completely different level. I feel that 1990s cricket was more human - more raw. There was more room for mistakes and inconsistency from players even from the best teams, that brought in an element of uncertainty, passions and emotions.
but was the don saying if he had been trained as tendulkar/lara/in current day that he'd average 60 or if he was playing current day but as he was back then. that' would make probably make a difference.
All Time XI:1Hobbs 2B.Richards 3Don 4Pollock 5V.Richards 6Sobers 7Gilly 8Procter 9Imran 10Marshall 11Warne 2nd XI:1Len 2Sunil 3Headley 4Chapps 5Sachin 6Hammond 7Ames 8Wasim 9Garner 10Waqar 11Murali