Originally Posted by billyguntheballs
The age of the great all rounder where say Khans bowling could be compared to every other great fast bowler or Kallis' batting to every other great batsman is gone.
There was an 'age'? Kallis only retired barely 3 years ago, and their careers were 20 years apart! Sobers, 20 years before that. They're a very rare commodity, but someone will come along again. Unfortunately, any batsman whom averages into the 40s and higher tends to treat their bowling as an after-thought or disregard it completely. Which is ridiculous since bowlers are expected to contribute with the bat or face being criticized.