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5 cricketers who are a throwback to past legends

5 cricketers who are quite similar to legends of the past.

Top 5 / Top 10 11 Nov 2017, 21:29 IST


Comparisons in cricket, or for that matter in any sport, are sometimes futile, simply because of the fact that it is often difficult to accurately compare the different eras in which two cricketers played. However, at some points, certain cricketers come along, who remind fans of cricketers that they might have watched in a bygone era.

For instance, the sort of impact he has on the game, his demeanour, his batting style and the match turning abilities that he brings to the table might be reminiscent of a great from the past. However, there are very few cricketers who are such throwbacks. Here is a look at 5 of them.

#5 David Warner - Matthew Hayden

David Warner stepped into legendary Australian opener Matthew Hayden's shoes right after the latter had retired and his batting is a throwback to the exploits of the big Queenslander right from the time that he debuted for his nation.

Warner's belligerent style, the power hitting and the ability to intimidate bowlers with his presence at the crease are very similar to how Hayden played the game at his peak. In addition to that, he is a left-hander and the opener for Australia in all formats, which are also some of the reasons why people are reminded of Hayden whenever they watch Warner bat.

That said, Warner is not as good against top quality spin as Hayden was and once he masters his record in the subcontinent, then he might be regarded as a carbon copy of the Queenslander.

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