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Old December 18, 2011, 09:41 PM
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he's not as aesthetically pleasing as Tendy.
shakes head in disbelief.

tendulkar is a minimalist, like a kung fu master he will move just so and his bat will come down at precisely the right speed and no more, the ball would still fly away to the boundary.

lara was something else, a batsman with a flourish and grace that isn't needed according to the manual but created a style with all the extravagance that his talent accorded him. just because he could.

their styles reflect their personality, one putting scoring runs and conserving effort as priority, to the other batting beautifully was an end in itself.

in all my years of watching cricket I haven't seen a more beautiful style, his batting was cathartic. I have overcome personal blues watching lara bat.
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