Thursday, July 23, 2009

Flintoff and greatness

4 Comments:

Blogger Mr Cricket said...

Has anyone really been calling him great? Sure, the English press have gone gaga, but I don't think anyone's really compared him with the greats of the modern era. He's capable of 'great' performances--meaning that he can put in match winning performances against high-quality opposition--but I don't think anyone's going to claim that he deserves the label of a great cricketer. That said, how many are there who can do what he does--turn in match winning performances against high-quality opposition--even if it is just once in a bluemoon?

5:58 PM  
Blogger Christopher Poshin David said...

I totally disagree Mr .Cricket,

Freddie is probably the best all rounder the world has ever seen....I'd rate him higher than Sobers......So great is not enough to describe him...

2:25 AM  
Blogger Samir Chopra said...

Mr. Cricket: Thanks for the comment. Simon Barnes for one, has used the word "great". As for turning in match-winning performances against quality opposition, sure its rare, but are other performances instantly elevated in the way Flintoff's are?

CPD: :)

5:32 AM  
Blogger Mr Cricket said...

I was wrong. I just read the Simon Barnes piece. Thanks for pointing it out.

5:48 PM  

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