Cricket over the years has changed significantly. Batting in particular has become more power based then touch based. You very rarely find players like G.R. Vishwanath , David Gower these days. Instead power players like Andrwe Symonds , M.S. Dhoni etc are dominating the scene.
However Thursday was a great day for two people who still making batting look like an art. One from Hyderbad was elevated to the post of Vice Captain- a subtle but significant achievement. The other from Karachi broke a 17 yeard old Worl record.
Both V.V.S Laxman and Mohd Yousuf are tremendous players to watch. Both are highly highly underated. Inspite of having a stunning year where he has score almost 2,000 test runs , Youuf still is not considered among the best batsman in the world. For all his brilliance , Laxman still has to prove himself everytime he wears an India shirt.
Yet they have continued plundering runs. And they have given me atleast lots of joy. Heres hoping to see a lot more of both of them