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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Tendulkar-The run machine!


The first question that comes to my mind would be is this guy still 16 or 36? He recently played that amazing knock of 175 against Australia and now this knock against the Saffers. To score a double hundred in a one-day international is just a stupendous feat.

Today's knock made me remember those amazing knocks he played at Sarjah so many years back and having seen Tendulkar bat many times I would certainly say that he is batting as well as he used to do in the past. I would imagine those critics who wrote him off after the 2007 world cup must have gone underground by now!

Yes, the pitch was a belter and the ground was small but Tendulkar's balance was so good and was picking the length very early which meant that he could just toy with the bowling. I felt like he could play 3 or 4 shots to every ball as so many times he would just open the face off the bat and smash it over the extra cover region, or would just walk across the stumps and flick it through the on side. It looked like the best way to stop him from scoring was to keep him at the non striker's end as he was unstoppable. Actually, I don't think I can describe the knock just in mere words.

I'm just amazed by the man's hunger for more runs as he has played over 400 onedayers and over 150 tests yet, he continues to play knocks like he did today and is so focused. It can truly be said as a work of a genius.

I do hope he gets 100 centuries in international cricket and he deserves it!

7 comments:

Vikas said...

Great to see him breaking this record of One Day Cricket.

greyblazer said...

A player like him deserves to get a double hundred and it was good to see that he was able to break the record and score a double hundred.

Rishabh said...

These days batting is easier, no doubt... more players get centuries. If Sachin could get big scores 10 years ago, he can - and he is - getting bigger scores today.

Shridhar Jaju said...

Easier batting wickets is hardly a factor contributing to the true genius that this man is, Rishabh!

greyblazer said...

I didn't take away anything from his double hundred but it is just that I would like wickets to be more sporting as there should be a bit of life for the bowlers.

straight point said...

we must thank ponting to ignite fire in sachin's belly... now he won't rest before 100 centuries are done and dusted with...

greyblazer said...

Yeah it seems like with Ponting nearing his record of highest number of centuries in test cricket, Tendulkar just seems to be batting at another level! I'm pretty sure that he can get 100 centuries.

5 test hundreds in his last 7 tests and has scored some fine one-day hundreds too in recent times. If he wants he can play for another few years.