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4 Dream cross-generation cricket rivalries that the Indian fans will never get to see

deebak mohan
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Imagine Sachin Tendulkar facing Rashid Khan in a World Cup game
Imagine Sachin Tendulkar facing Rashid Khan in a World Cup game

As cricket fans, we always love rivalries between the teams and their players. It's like the cherry on the cake adding more glamour to an already exciting game. The cricketing world has witnessed some of the greatest rivalries in the sport in the past three decades.

While the fans enjoyed the rivalries between Sachin and Shane Warne, Lara and McGrath, Sachin and Akhtar, Graeme Smith and Zaheer, Harbhajan and Symonds in the 90s and 2000s, they are enjoying some new age rivalries like Kohli and Malinga, Warner and Rabada, Kieron Pollard and Mitchell Starc.

Here in this article, we have covered four dream cross-generation cricket rivalries that the Indian fans will never get to see.


#4 Brian Lara vs Jasprit Bumrah

The battle between the flamboyant batsman and the unorthodox bowler
The battle between the flamboyant batsman and the unorthodox bowler

Brian Lara was one of the most flamboyant cricketers this game has ever produced. On his day, he can be ruthless to even the best bowlers in the world. The likes of Muralitharan, Shane Warne, McGrath, Alan Donald were mercilessly treated by this legendary batsman on many occasions. His ability to dance down the track to spinners, cut and pull the fast bowlers has been unmatched.

Jasprit Bumrah, on the other hand, rose to fame in the world cricket with his unorthodox, pacy, lethal fast bowling. He has become one of the most feared bowlers in all the three formats.

While Lara retired from cricket in 2007, Bumrah made his debut in 2016. A lot of things have changed in the middle years as the game inclined more towards the batsman with the advent of T20s, larger bats, small boundaries.

What if a context happens between one of the best batsmen in the bowler dominant era and one of the best bowlers in the batsman dominant era. Can Bumrah york Lara out? Can Lara pull Bumrah to a midwicket six?

We will never get to know this as these two interesting cricketers ruled the cricketing world in a completely different cricketing era.

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