Saturday, 9 October 2010

Sir Garfield Sobers - an apology

Fantasy Bob was approached in person recently by a zealous reader who wished to challenge his posting establishing the FB Hall of Fame.  His interlocutor observed that it was surprising, to say the least, that the Hall of Fame did not include the great Sir Garfield Sobers.

From FB's library
Fantasy Bob has to agree that this is a major slight on a true great of the game. 8032 Test runs at 57.78 including 26 centuries and a highest score of 365*;  235 Test wickets at 34.03 and 109 Test catches simply cannot be argued with. 

In his inadequate defence, FB says that he conceived of his Hall of Fame as something he would add to from time to time, and he had plans to do something special in honour of the man who, outside himself, is without doubt the greatest all rounder and the greatest cricketer of all time. 

FB recognises that this intention was not clear in his inadequate presentation and he recognises the slight to Sir Garfield in not being included among the initial inductees.  He apologises without reservation.

What is even more surprising in Fantasy Bob's oversight is that he has on his groaning bookshelves a signed copy of the great one's autobiography.

Fantasy Bob hopes that his oversight will not affect Sir Garfield's consideration of FB's claims for inclusion in
his own Hall of Fame.

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