Don’t make comparisons between the current cricketers and those of yesteryear as the eras are different while the rules of the game have changed.
That’s the word of caution from the world’s greatest ever cricketer, Sir Garfield Sobers, who is also Barbados’ only living National Hero.
“There are so many things that have changed in this game that they are playing now. Whether it is a Test match, a Twenty20, or whatever it is, there are a lot of different rules that have been put in the game,” Sir Garry told NATION SPORT in a wide-ranging interview yesterday on the eve of today’s National Heroes Day.
While Sir Garry laments the many changes to the laws of cricket, he acknowledged the International Cricket Council (ICC) is the governing body for the game and has responsibility for its administration.
“They have all the rights to do whatever they want. That is their domain. I can’t tell them what to do or what not to do, but I don’t think you could make a comparison between the past players and the present because they are different games that they are playing, but it is their game,” the 83-year-old said.
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