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Players You've Met XI

Postby Boycs » Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:25 pm

We did this ages ago but I couldn't find the old thread. Thought it might be interesting to revisit it now we have some new people like Mick, Mike and Baggers around to contribute their own teams.

Assembling an XI of players you have met - and my definition of 'met' has been that you have physically spoken directly to them and they've spoken back (even if it's just 'hello').

The best I can assemble is:

1. Marcus Trescothick
2. Deal Elgar
3. Rob Key
4.
5.
6. Jos Buttler (wk)
7.
8. Dennis Breakwell
9. Joel Garner
10. Paul Allott
11. Bob Willis

I think I've got a decent bowling attack but missing a middle order

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Re: Players You've Met XI

Postby Boycs » Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:26 pm

Baggers, Mike and Mick, lets see your XIs

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Re: Players You've Met XI

Postby raja » Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:12 am

To be honest, this was a very long time ago (and I've lost interest in meeting cricketers now) but off the top of my head:

Barry Richards
Michael Slater
Rahul Dravid
Sachin Tendulkar
Mohammad Azharuddin
Allan Border (c)
Farokh Engineer (wk)
Kapil Dev
Anil Kumble
Dennis Lillee
Glenn McGrath

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Also available
Jeff Dujon (wk)
L Sivaramakrishnan
Sanjay Manjrekar
Sandeep Patil
John Emburey
Javagal Srinath
Jason Gillespie
Darren Lehmann
Ajay Jadeja
Yuvraj Singh
Rameez Raja
Arun Lal

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There are some other cricketers I've seen at close quarters (say within 3 feet distance) but didn't talk to (or get a response from), so excluded.
Cricketers like Afridi, Irfan Pathan, David Gower, Allan Lamb, Venkatesh Prasad, Sunil Gavaskar, Harbhajan Singh, Balaji, Ajit Agarkar, Paras Mhambrey...

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Re: Players You've Met XI

Postby Boycs » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:26 am

Raja you should be banned from this thread :P

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Re: Players You've Met XI

Postby squarecut » Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:25 pm

Once I was having tea in Secunderabad Railway station during late 1990s. A person wearing bathroom slippers was having his tea adjacent to me. I looked at him and realised that he was Shivlal Yadav, ex BCCI off spinner. :)

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Re: Players You've Met XI

Postby bolero » Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:12 pm

A few players I have spoken to.

I happened to be part time coach of the team having Aditya Tare, who is/was the Mumbai Ranji captain.

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Re: Players You've Met XI

Postby raja » Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:21 am

bolero wrote:A few players I have spoken to.

I happened to be part time coach of the team having Aditya Tare, who is/was the Mumbai Ranji captain.

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