I do not quite understand this hysteria about Tendulkar. If Rahul Dravid had had 200 test matches to play instead of something like 165 he would have scored more than 51 test centuries. Sachin just does not have records like Bradman, Dravid, Gavaskar etc. He started his career at 15 whereas Dravid began at 24.
Re: TENDULKAR VS. DRAVID
by Ritwik Bhuyan on Feb 13, 2015 11:46 PM
Add to that, Sachin averages better than Dravid, which means even if Dravid would have played 200 Tests, he would have scored less runs than Tendulkar.
Re: TENDULKAR VS. DRAVID
by NACHIKET JOSHI on Feb 15, 2015 07:54 AM
What are you talking? Tendulkar does not have record like Bradman, Gavaskar? You ask Bradman or Gavaskar and both will say he is best bastman in world.
Bradman himself had said that Sachin bats like him. He was especially invited.
Not at all. He was a much hyped cricketer who played more for personal records. Never a match winner, his big knocks came only in inconsequential matches or no - pressure situations. Well all we would miss is a disciplined cricketer, who played for so long and kept himself fit, and yes a completely non - controversial cricketer.
Re: No. Not at all
by Ritwik Bhuyan on Feb 13, 2015 11:49 PM
HaHa .... out of the 5 WC matches India has won against Pak, Sachin has won the MOM award 3 times. "Not a match winner ...." ..... HaHaHa .....
No doubt Sachin Tendulkar was a genius and gifted played. But at the same time it does not mean that India cannot win without him. His time has come and retired from the scene.
West indies had almost the same team which won the World cup in 1975 & 1979 but failed in 1983. Even they could not progress it to semis' in 1987 inspite of a brilliant knock by King Richards against the then minnows Srilanka.
It'a question of who playes better cricket on the given day has a fair chance of winning.
I wish MSD & boys to repeat what they have achieved in 2011
India is not only missing Tendulkar but also world cup last 8 team status this time. We wiont be in the last 8 teams.Take it has granted. Sehwag,Gambhir, Yuvraj etc sitting outside and Dhawan,etc are in team. Even Gos is not capable of saving our prresent team with the biased selection.
Re: Why Sachin? we are missing the last eithy team status toot
by Madan Mohan on Feb 13, 2015 05:32 PM
True, its a team game... and Iam not sure if Dhawan played it or not, otherwise there were other players who contributed significantly... Especially Yuvraj, who was Player of the tournament. Zaheer Khan highest wicket taker. Gamobhir, played key role in final match as he usually does.. though not that big, the tone set by Sehwag with the small score in semi-finals against PAK was significant. And in finals, MSD showed what he can do even in moments of high pressure..