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I would go so far as to say that in terms of talent, he was not far from Lara. Maybe more inconsistent. But boy, he was good. Just watching some of his old innings reminds of his greatness. His ability to manoeuver the ball. He could play all over the pitch. He was also Avery decent guy. A quiet honest cricketer. 

 

 

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4 hours ago, MechEng said:

He's a lot like Mark Waugh or VVS Laxman talent wise, but not a pure artist like Lara.

This!

 

Anwar had his slumps in form as well I believe which hit good batsmen more than great batsmen. 

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90-2010

Tier1 - genius without flaws - srt lara

Tier2 - genius with flaws

Punter - spin in India

Dravid, kallis the batsman - batting speed

Sanga - lack of many dominating innings against greatest attacks

Sehwag - brain

Kp - ego

Abdv - heart

Tier 3 - brilliant batsman but not genius technique

VVS inzi Anwar Yusuf Younis markwaugh...

 

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Definitely a very classy batsman, Always scored against us. In a Batting line up of hacks like Ijaz Ahmed, Salim Malik, Amir Sohail, he stood out as a class act. Seemed like a nice dude too, poor guy had a very sorry end to his career.

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He was one of the greatest openers in world cricket around late 90s. :hatsoff: Still remember how he massacred Indian bowlers in front of their home crowd :cantstop: The record of 194 in Chennai

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2 hours ago, Temujin Khaghan said:

90-2010

Tier1 - genius without flaws - srt lara

Tier2 - genius with flaws

Punter - spin in India

Dravid, kallis the batsman - batting speed

Sanga - lack of many dominating innings against greatest attacks

Sehwag - brain

Kp - ego

Abdv - heart

Tier 3 - brilliant batsman but not genius technique

VVS inzi Anwar Yusuf Younis markwaugh...

 

This made me chuckle. 

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Could time the pants off the ball. Him and Mark Waugh were brilliant ODI batsmen in the 96-2000 period but somehow never fulfilled their potential in test cricket. Overall I think Mark Waugh was a greater underachiever since he was at ease at against pace/bounce/spin/seam - all of it . Anwar was weak against quality spin and seam bowling 

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2 hours ago, Lala said:

He was one of the greatest openers in world cricket around late 90s. :hatsoff: Still remember how he massacred Indian bowlers in front of their home crowd :cantstop: The record of 194 in Chennai

Scored 50 runs and then called a runner for the rest of his innings.

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3 hours ago, Lala said:

He was one of the greatest openers in world cricket around late 90s. :hatsoff: Still remember how he massacred Indian bowlers in front of their home crowd :cantstop: The record of 194 in Chennai

 

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Very elegant to watch.

 

The guy used to bash us every single time and then in 2003 when he was well past his prime, came back with a huge beard and still scored a 100 against us, I figured it out that it was a lot more than just our trundlers that motivated him :)

 

 

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Anwar might be a great batsman for Pakistan standard but international standard he is average, to me he was like Tamim Iqbal great for Bangladesh but nowhere near any great international batsman.

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1 hour ago, Gollum said:

A truly great talent, exquisite to watch. Him and Dada were great openers who never got their due respect. Anwar's square drive is a shot I would keep trying to imitate in front of the mirror as a kid, great memories.  

I kind of miss old school ODI cricket, the pre T20/IPL era limited overs cricket. Then nobody had those fancy big hitting bats you had to have a good skill set to hit a four or a six (except Nathan Astle and some NZ players who used light graphite bats, but then those bats would do harm than good on low bounce subcontinental decks). Also rules against ball tampering and chucking were not very strict, so the bowlers had a wicket taking mindset unlike today it's all about being as economical as possible. The people who grew up in T20 generation with saturated six hitting of Rohit Sharma will probably never get to know the awesomeness of a Jayasuriya flick, Ganguly off drive or the rare moments when a six was a big moment in the game (not undermining Rohit here, he's a freak of a player).

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8 hours ago, Temujin Khaghan said:

90-2010

Tier1 - genius without flaws - srt lara

Tier2 - genius with flaws

Punter - spin in India

Dravid, kallis the batsman - batting speed

Sanga - lack of many dominating innings against greatest attacks

Sehwag - brain

Kp - ego

Abdv - heart

Tier 3 - brilliant batsman but not genius technique

VVS inzi Anwar Yusuf Younis markwaugh...

 

Lol comparing vvs and anwar. Laxman has 281, 170 in Australia and scored hundred and won test with tail, Durban test. There are many count less contributions. If Sachin is Rama you know who is Laxman.

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On 4/6/2018 at 11:16 PM, Lala said:

 World record yaar world record :cantstop: Still remember kumble's crying face :cantstop:. Non of the indian batsmen could score that kind of innings against us because we are the bowling power house of asia....keep in mind :bebored:

You were brother. Not anymore. Please get your tenses right. Difficult to tamper the ball these days with so many cameras around.

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55 minutes ago, Lala said:

however he raped all the all Indian bowlers single handedly. World record yaar world record :cantstop: Still remember kumble's crying face :cantstop:. Non of the indian batsmen could score that kind of innings against us because we are the bowling power house of asia....keep in mind :bebored:

Didn't Kohli massacre your so called great bowling after coming at score of zero and toyed with bowling power house  chased down 320 with ease.Indian batsmen have been toying with so called Power house in all important matches except one fluke match.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Lala said:

however he raped all the all Indian bowlers single handedly. World record yaar world record :cantstop: Still remember kumble's crying face :cantstop:. Non of the indian batsmen could score that kind of innings against us because we are the bowling power house of asia....keep in mind :bebored:

Kohli 183 bhool gaye? Came in a run chase.

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8 minutes ago, putrevus said:

Didn't Kohli massacre your so called great bowling after coming at score of zero and toyed with bowling power house  chased down 320 with ease.Indian batsmen have been toying with so called Power house in all important matches except one fluke match.

 

 

Hahahha what is the bilateral head to head record in ODI? Please tell me :cantstop: Last bilateral series too in 2012 your so called batsmen couldn't TOY 250 even. :cantstop:  

 

http://www.espncricinfo.com/india-v-pakistan-2012/engine/series/589300.html  :cantstop: check karo

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5 minutes ago, Gollum said:

Kohli 183 bhool gaye? Came in a run chase.

It's a one off knock. Even though that is the only knock I remember from Kohli so far. Apart from that one off knock, Kohli too struggle against our bowling. Then what to tell about other batsmen if best batsman struggles.:cantstop: 

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On 4/6/2018 at 11:16 PM, Lala said:

. World record yaar world record :cantstop: Still remember kumble's crying face :cantstop:. Non of the indian batsmen could score that kind of innings against us because we are the bowling power house of asia....keep in mind :bebored:

Kids born in 1996 have already grown up,completed graduation and some of them are probably even  married and have  kids but looks like Lala’s both the poster and the player just refuse to move forward from that “golden year” :cantstop:

 

Anwar On the other hand leave alone moving forward has moved a 1000 years back in time...looks and dresses like he belongs in a invaders court room in 1000 AD

 

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29 minutes ago, Lala said:

It's a one off knock. Even though that is the only knock I remember from Kohli so far. Apart from that one off knock, Kohli too struggle against our bowling. Then what to tell about other batsmen if best batsman struggles.:cantstop: 

 

34 minutes ago, Lala said:

Hahahha what is the bilateral head to head record in ODI? Please tell me :cantstop: Last bilateral series too in 2012 your so called batsmen couldn't TOY 250 even. :cantstop:  

 

http://www.espncricinfo.com/india-v-pakistan-2012/engine/series/589300.html  :cantstop: check karo

that series was arranged like the T20 series with WI which Pakistan won 3-0, it was squeeezed in middle of a busy India season and you are still hung up on that, Pakistan was a better side for period in 1990s but still Indians never lost any important matches even then.

 

Your batting was always putrid but now your team now is putrid team.Don't overestimate your team India will beat 95 out 100 times your team anywhere in the world.Upsets can happen thats what happened last june and and also in 2012.

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9 hours ago, MechEng said:

I kind of miss old school ODI cricket, the pre T20/IPL era limited overs cricket. Then nobody had those fancy big hitting bats you had to have a good skill set to hit a four or a six (except Nathan Astle and some NZ players who used light graphite bats, but then those bats would do harm than good on low bounce subcontinental decks). Also rules against ball tampering and chucking were not very strict, so the bowlers had a wicket taking mindset unlike today it's all about being as economical as possible. The people who grew up in T20 generation with saturated six hitting of Rohit Sharma will probably never get to know the awesomeness of a Jayasuriya flick, Ganguly off drive or the rare moments when a six was a big moment in the game (not undermining Rohit here, he's a freak of a player).

Thank you for bringing the moments .. the sachin straight drive, rahul square cut, mark Waugh cover drive, ganguly straight sixes, azhar flicks , laxman flicks, 

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He was a decent batsman but more in ganguly league obviously not as good. Anyways all I remember is how like most Pakistani player he also kept that long beard at the end of their career. 

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On 06/04/2018 at 2:28 AM, ravishingravi said:

I would go so far as to say that in terms of talent, he was not far from Lara. Maybe more inconsistent. But boy, he was good. Just watching some of his old innings reminds of his greatness. His ability to manoeuver the ball. He could play all over the pitch. He was also Avery decent guy. A quiet honest cricketer. 

 

 

He was not far from Lara?....you mean he had a house near him? :biggrin:

Please don't say you mean as batsmen !!!!

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17 minutes ago, Tattieboy said:

He was not far from Lara?....you mean he had a house near him? :biggrin:

Please don't say you mean as batsmen !!!!

That phateechar anwar won't even be able to afford a house near lara

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7 hours ago, jf1gp_1 said:

He was a decent batsman but more in ganguly league obviously not as good. Anyways all I remember is how like most Pakistani player he also kept that long beard at the end of their career. 

Ganguly was way better than anwar, in fact ganguly might be the 2nd best odi opener from asia, even dhawan is way better than anwar, the OP is as clueless about batting as the pakistanis

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8 minutes ago, kira said:

Ganguly was way better than anwar, in fact ganguly might be the 2nd best odi opener from asia, even dhawan is way better than anwar, the OP is as clueless about batting as the pakistanis

Don’t make a fool out of yourself as usual. At least don’t make it so easy for us. Recall “dead rubber”. 

 

 But let me give me you some homework. Show us innings of Ganguly scoring hundreds against attack of McGrath or Warne in Australia or India. You can also try to check for his 100 against Donald, Pollock and De Villiers in SA or Ind. He did play in the same era, right ? 

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8 minutes ago, ravishingravi said:

Don’t make a fool out of yourself as usual. At least don’t make it so easy for us. Recall “dead rubber”. 

 

 But let me give me you some homework. Show us innings of Ganguly scoring hundreds against attack of McGrath or Warne in Australia or India. You can also try to check for his 100 against Donald, Pollock and De Villiers in SA or Ind. He did play in the same era, right ? 

You lost all credibility when you insulted lara by mentioning him in the same breath as the phateechar anwar. I don't waste my time on pakistani lovers, that's why I didn't quote your post, you are not worth my time

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29 minutes ago, ravishingravi said:

Btw this thread again shows why it is difficult to choose between stupidity of Pakistani fans and fanboyism of Indian fans. 

I am neither an Indian or Pakistan " fan boy" and the only comparison that can be made between Brian Lara and Saeed Anwar is that  they were both left handers 

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6 minutes ago, Zero_Unit said:

his 194 was something to witness back in the days. Though I only saw the highlights since I was too young to give a crap about cricket. 

I saw that match live, even I was too young to understand cricket fully, before the match my dad was discussing with his friend that afridi was the danger man, I remember that we got afridi out early in that match and I was like the danger man is gone but then anwar kept batting, I got bored and went out to play cricket, I came back after two hours and he was still batting, it would have been a great innings had that phateecher not opted for a runner at the start of the match, I can't rate an innings when most runs were scored through a runner, good thing ICC scraped the whole runner thing, if you aren't fit enough to run then go back to the pavillion

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On 4/6/2018 at 8:01 AM, putrevus said:

Anwar might be a great batsman for Pakistan standard but international standard he is average, to me he was like Tamim Iqbal great for Bangladesh but nowhere near any great international batsman.

average? He was one of the top 2-3 test openers in the 90's. Which test opening batsmen in the 90's would you rank ahead of him?

 

In ODI's, Tendulkar, Jayasuria and a few others were better openers but Anwar was still a very fine odi opener. 

 

The guy averaged almost 60 vs McGrath/Warne as an opening batsman. Of course he was great. Was he a tier 1 all time great like Lara or Ponting? No, but he was certainly a great batsman. 

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On 4/6/2018 at 11:27 AM, AmreekanDesi said:

Lol he is a poor man's Dhawan

sure. Dhawan, a man who has 0 centuries in tests in Australia, England and South Africa is somehow better than Anwar who has test 100's in all of those countries. 

 

Dhawan averages 42 in tests in today's batting friendly era while Anwar averaged 45 in a much tougher batting era

 

Comparing Dhawan to Anwar is a joke. Anwar is a million times better and the gap between them would be even greater if Anwar was playing today. 

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^ I do have to agree with this. I was too young to see Anwar play but did get a glimpse of him batting when i started taking an interest in cricket later part of his carreer. He was definitely a class above Dhawan. You also have a point about batting pitches now vs then aswell.

 

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