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  • Cricket started in the cradle of Hambledon.

  • The early days of the game were free from the modern evils of match fixing and betting.

  • In the early days Test cricket was played for glory and not for money.

  • Batting on uncovered wickets in the pre-WW2 days was a monstrous proposition, especially in the face of fire-breathing fast bowlers.

  • Sunil Gavaskar was the best player against the fearsome West Indian pace bowlers.

  • Modern cricketers are vastly inferior to the greats of the past.

  • Sachin Tendulkar's hundreds resulted in losses for India

  • AB de Villiers was a champion hockey player alongside being a magnificent cricketer

These are just a few of the myths that riddle the cricket-space.

These myths are products of stargazing past writers, fact-blind modern ones, number-ignorance and understandable heuristics, biases and cognitive illusions.

One of the major purposes of this website is to bust these myths and promote the truth as portrayed by unbiased facts and figures. 

It is a journey fraught with dangers - of aggressive response and appeal to ridicule and cliches.

However, the job has to be done.

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