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Kohli is sitting at 18 matches and 1017 runs. We have 13 ODIs (all home) remaining till new year. So Kohli needs 878 runs. A double 100 would make things easier otherwise he can't consecutive failures. 

 

 

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Kohli's had a fantastic year with a bat but he still needs to bat at an average of 67 to break tendulkar's record. Just shows the true magnitude of Sachin's genius, Sachin did this in the year 1998 on not so batting friendly tracks, Kohli in prime touch will have trouble getting near that record even on these batting friendly pitches. All the sachin haters who didn't witness the 1998 Tendulkar, just see how far ahead of others the true GOD of Cricket was.

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1998 was way too good for SRT.

 

1894 runs in 33 innings and 9 centuries - most runs and most 100s with SRT of 102.

 

Among 45+ times when 1200+ runs were scored in a year, only Warner managed to score it at 100+ SR in 2016.

 

SRT played 8 finals in that year and scored in 4 consecutive centuries in finals. One score of 95(78) and another of 41(26). 

 

 

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That record will be broken by someone, if not by Kohli this year someone else will break it in the coming years, who knows someone may double the tally in the future. ODI batting stats have become meaningless now, but common public will live in a delusional world. In their minds Kohli is already a bigger player then SRT. To those of us who watched cricket religiously in the 90s, it will be a heartbreaking moment even if another Indian takes the record. I am privileged to have watched most of Sachin's runs in 1998 and no other batsman has given me that much of joy after that. 

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2 hours ago, kira said:

Kohli's had a fantastic year with a bat but he still needs to bat at an average of 67 to break tendulkar's record. Just shows the true magnitude of Sachin's genius, Sachin did this in the year 1998 on not so batting friendly tracks, Kohli in prime touch will have trouble getting near that record even on these batting friendly pitches. All the sachin haters who didn't witness the 1998 Tendulkar, just see how far ahead of others the true GOD of Cricket was.

Why do you think tracks were not batting friendly?

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2 hours ago, Trichromatic said:

1998 was way too good for SRT.

 

1894 runs in 33 innings and 9 centuries - most runs and most 100s with SRT of 102.

 

Among 45+ times when 1200+ runs were scored in a year, only Warner managed to score it at 100+ SR in 2016.

 

SRT played 8 finals in that year and scored in 4 consecutive centuries in finals. One score of 95(78) and another of 41(26). 

 

 

Haters will ignore his prime, compare his bad years to other batsmen's best years and go to town over it.   

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20 minutes ago, rkt.india said:

Why do you think tracks were not batting friendly?

Even assuming the tracks were equally batting friendly, the power-play rules weren't.  And the par scores in that era were lower as well.    Not to diminish VK's brilliance, but Tendy was an altogether different level.  

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16 minutes ago, rkt.india said:

Why do you think tracks were not batting friendly?

Who said tracks weren't batting friendly, I said not so batting friendly, meaning not as batting friendly as today. Just look at the difference in quality between sachin and his contemporaries, Sachin was striking at over 100 while his contemporaries were reeling in the 70s strike rate. The one and only GOD of cricket, no one comes close to him, no one ever will

 

http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=2;spanmax1=31+dec+1998;spanmin1=1+jan+1998;spanval1=span;template=results;type=batting

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3 minutes ago, sandeep said:

Even assuming the tracks were equally batting friendly, the power-play rules weren't.  And the par scores in that era were lower as well.    Not to diminish VK's brilliance, but Tendy was an altogether different level.  

what is that so much difference in PP rule?

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Adding to what's already been said, most one-day sides in 1998 were an extension of the test side if not identical, in terms of both personnel and aura. What he did in Sharjah against the Aussies has to be lauded with this in mind  - he destroyed arguably the best cricket side the world had ever seen. Does any side really have an aura today? I think not apart from perhaps India playing in India.

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Just now, goose said:

Adding to what's already been said, most one-day sides in 1998 were an extension of the test side if not identical, in terms of both personnel and aura. What he did in Sharjah against the Aussies has to be lauded with this in mind  - he destroyed arguably the best cricket side the world had ever seen. Does any side really have an aura today? I think not apart from perhaps India playing in India.

Sau baat ki ek baat.  

 

Ya had to be there, to understand the magnitude of what he did.  On a regular basis.

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25 minutes ago, sandeep said:

Sau baat ki ek baat.  

 

Ya had to be there, to understand the magnitude of what he did.  On a regular basis.

to compound the issue those that were not there think they were.

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3 minutes ago, goose said:

to compound the issue those that were not there think they were.

Its hard for them to fathom that Tendulkar of the late 2000s was an altogether different beast than Tendy of the late 1990s.  Their loss really.  

 

I have said this before and will say it again, all batsmen have a career graph - they start out as rookies, hit their stride after a couple of seasons, have their 'prime' phase, followed by a couple of seasons of decline ending in eventual retirement.  Some of those that weren't around for Tendy's prime, and only saw the 'human' version of him post-tennis elbow, just can't get what they missed.  Numbers can't convey the combination of solidity, technique, flair and dominance across all conditions that was Tendy back then.  The detractors fail to realize that Tendy was still good enough in his decline phase to play for 10 years.  That he managed to do so, is a tribute to his quality.  All the Pontings, Laras, Clarkes, Dravids, of the world couldn't eke out more than a couple of years once they started fading.  

 

The current challenger Cook has started his decline phase recently, but the batting friendly nature of the current era means that he will probably be able to extend his decline phase to 3 or 4 seasons instead of 2.   I'm still confident that inspite the large number of tests per year that Cooky gets to play, he's not coming close to Sachin. 

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Agree. In Dec 2002 Wisden rated Tendulkar only 2nd to Bradman in tests and 2nd to IVA in ODI in the all time rankings. Reckon his legacy would have been greater had he retired right then. Just look at Barry Richards and how highly he is regarded despite barely having a test career.

 

Cook is in no way a challenger. By giving credence to this comparison you are are buying into the myth that Tendulkar's greatness stems from his longevity. 

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2 hours ago, goose said:

Adding to what's already been said, most one-day sides in 1998 were an extension of the test side if not identical, in terms of both personnel and aura. What he did in Sharjah against the Aussies has to be lauded with this in mind  - he destroyed arguably the best cricket side the world had ever seen. Does any side really have an aura today? I think not apart from perhaps India playing in India.

 

How many of those matches in 1998 were against Kenya and Zimbabwe ??

 

"Destroyed arguably the best cricket side the world had ever seen " 

 

Such dishonest and silly hyperbole can only come from a dimwit fanbuoy.

 

Who were the ODI bowlers in this " best cricket side the world had ever seen " team ?

 

Tom Moody, Steve Waugh, Kasprowicz, Fleming , and a Shane Warne returning from shoulder injury and getting tonked by every top order Indian batter -- and this is the " greatest ODI Bowlers " the world has ever seen.

 

And what was the wicket ? -- Sharjah patta tracks.

 

Everybody with little bit of cricket understanding and more importantly honesty would know that McGrath OWNED Tendulkar- ODIs or Test cricket. Tendulkars avg in both ODIS and Test Cricket drops more than 50 % when McGrath is playing vs not.

 

Tendulkar made some merry on Sharjah pattas in 1998 against a way below par Aussie attack and the BS about this goes on and on ..

 

For an unbiased observer - Kohlis assault on Malingas 140K plus Yorkers in Australia and that blistering knock to make us qualify for the finals was 100 times a stronger display of batting skill.

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, goose said:

Cook is in no way a challenger. By giving credence to this comparison you are are buying into the myth that Tendulkar's greatness stems from his longevity. 

I'm not.  Earlier in this thread, I explicitly said that Kohli's ODI brilliance, as impressive as it is, for sheer productivity and consistency, is not even close to Tendy's level, because VK for all his run production can never match the qualitative greatness of Tendy's batting. And he'll be among the first to tell you this.   The only reason Cook is still playing test cricket is because England cricket can't find openers of sufficient calibre to replace him (TINA factor).   And the only reason his numbers are even in the same zipcode as Tendy's is because England play a phuckton of tests every year, especially in today's era of cheap (relatively speaking) runs, while Tendy in his prime barely played half the number of tests per year that English batsmen get.  

 

 

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3 minutes ago, narenpande1 said:

 

How many of those matches in 1998 were against Kenya and Zimbabwe ??

 

"Destroyed arguably the best cricket side the world had ever seen " 

 

Such dishonest and silly hyperbole can only come from a dimwit fanbuoy.

 

Who were the ODI bowlers in this " best cricket side the world had ever seen " team ?

 

Tom Moody, Steve Waugh, Kasprowicz, Fleming , and a Shane Warne returning from shoulder injury and getting tonked by every top order Indian batter -- and this is the " greatest ODI Bowlers " the world has ever seen.

 

And what was the wicket ? -- Sharjah patta tracks.

 

Everybody with little bit of cricket understanding and more importantly honesty would know that McGrath OWNED Tendulkar- ODIs or Test cricket. Tendulkars avg in both ODIS and Test Cricket drops more than 50 % when McGrath is playing vs not.

 

Tendulkar made some merry on Sharjah pattas in 1998 against a way below par Aussie attack and the BS about this goes on and on ..

 

For an unbiased observer - Kohlis assault on Malingas 140K plus Yorkers in Australia and that blistering knock to make us qualify for the finals was 100 times a stronger display of batting skill.

 

 

 

Sharjah wasn't the only time Tendy bossed the Aussies.  And he did it in test cricket as well, both home and away.   In spite of being given out "Shoulder before wicket" in Australia.   The rest of your rant is not worthy of a considered response from me.  

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1 minute ago, sandeep said:

Sharjah wasn't the only time Tendy bossed the Aussies.  And he did it in test cricket as well, both home and away.   In spite of being given out "Shoulder before wicket" in Australia.   The rest of your rant is not worthy of a considered response from me.  

 

You are too ignorant to reply with facts - in response to facts. It is not my " ranting " but your dishonesty/ ignorance that is the problem.

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^ Koi Nai. You have always been a chicken when confronted with facts.

Tendulkar vs Mcgrath 2 WC encounters:

1999 knock-out - Out for single digits ( Mcgrath )

2003 finals - Out for single digits ( Mcgrath ) 

 

 ^ I thought big players raise their games in clutch matches. Has it not been the case with most sporting legends ? Who was the bigger player here ?

 

Tendulkar in ODIS  vs Aus when Mcgrath is playing.

 

http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/player/35320.html?class=2;filter=advanced;orderby=default;player_involve=2101;template=results;type=batting  - Avg drops to 36. 

 

Tendulkar's fanboys can keep getting countless orgasms about his Sharjah patta exploits against Tom Moody, Fleming, Steve Waugh etc...but the fact is when it mattered vs. Australia - Mcgrath was his BOSS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Best part of 1998 was the epic Tendulkar-Warne duel early in the year. It was being hyped up as the contest of the century and SRT was ready. He dug holes outside the leg stump and made Sivaramakrishnan and a few other talented leggies bowl in that rough in Chepauk for over a month in the lead up to the series. 1st he bajaoed the Aussies in that Bombay-Aus warm up and continued the rich vein of form to the test series. Warne got him out for 4 in the 1st innings at Chepauk and bowled a few jaffas in the 2nd innings to him but 1998 Tendu was different, words don't do justice to his greatness. Those pitches would be called rank turners by today's gora snowflakes and the way Sachin treated the greatest spinner of all time....MAGIC.

 

Kohli bhakts better STFU, Kohli is a FTB who can't buy a run against quality swing or seam or spin. At the peak of his career we saw how badly he flunked against Eng in 2014 and this year's Aus series. By contrast Tendu never flunked till the 2002 NZ series by which time he was no longer the beast of old. So stop the silly comparisons with real legends. Kohli isn't among the top 5 ODI batsmen of all time and not among the top 50 test batsmen of all time. Sachin is 2nd greatest in ODIs and in top 5 in tests. 

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14 minutes ago, narenpande1 said:

^ Koi Nai. You have always been a chicken when confronted with facts.

Tendulkar vs Mcgrath 2 WC encounters:

1999 knock-out - Out for single digits ( Mcgrath )

2003 finals - Out for single digits ( Mcgrath ) 

 

 ^ I thought big players raise their games in clutch matches. Has it not been the case with most sporting legends ? Who was the bigger player here ?

 

Tendulkar in ODIS  vs Aus when Mcgrath is playing.

 

http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/player/35320.html?class=2;filter=advanced;orderby=default;player_involve=2101;template=results;type=batting  - Avg drops to 36. 

 

Tendulkar's fanboys can keep getting countless orgasms about his Sharjah patta exploits against Tom Moody, Fleming, Steve Waugh etc...but the fact is when it mattered vs. Australia - Mcgrath was his BOSS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I agree Mcgrath was Tendu's nemesis just like Nadal to Federer or Lin Dan to Lee Chong Wei or Kasparov to Anand. Both are the black caviar among the ATGs. No shame in losing to Mcgrath, he was a true champion who owned most of the superstar batsmen of his era. Problem is Kohli doesn't belong in that league. i have seen enough of Kohli's clown ass technique and believe me....he would have **** his pants against a Pollock, forget Mcgrath. Mcgrath would have made the brat cry, through the toy out of the pram, would have got him out every 6th ball and Kohli wouldn't get a run.

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45 minutes ago, narenpande1 said:

 

How many of those matches in 1998 were against Kenya and Zimbabwe ??

 

"Destroyed arguably the best cricket side the world had ever seen " 

 

Such dishonest and silly hyperbole can only come from a dimwit fanbuoy.

 

Who were the ODI bowlers in this " best cricket side the world had ever seen " team ?

 

Tom Moody, Steve Waugh, Kasprowicz, Fleming , and a Shane Warne returning from shoulder injury and getting tonked by every top order Indian batter -- and this is the " greatest ODI Bowlers " the world has ever seen.

 

And what was the wicket ? -- Sharjah patta tracks.

 

Everybody with little bit of cricket understanding and more importantly honesty would know that McGrath OWNED Tendulkar- ODIs or Test cricket. Tendulkars avg in both ODIS and Test Cricket drops more than 50 % when McGrath is playing vs not.

 

Tendulkar made some merry on Sharjah pattas in 1998 against a way below par Aussie attack and the BS about this goes on and on ..

 

For an unbiased observer - Kohlis assault on Malingas 140K plus Yorkers in Australia and that blistering knock to make us qualify for the finals was 100 times a stronger display of batting skill.

 

 

 

There was a certain 'Damien Fleming' in the attack, who wasn't exactly Glen Mcgrath but looked pretty threatening in all of the matches. He WAS bowling mean, sharp and dangerous. During the time the match was played, even Mcgrath would have suffered against Sachin, that I would say for sure. 

So I don't think anybody's making any hype of Sachin. Times were different, people didnt play as fast as Sachin used to play then, it was pre 20:20. Compared to Australia, Indian bowling was worse. Why didn't any of Aussie batters play better than Sachin if it was too easy? 

Please don't forget Henry Olonga at that time was bowling pretty fast too. So, the bowling wasnt as poor as you are making it out to be. It was a pretty good attack.

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7 minutes ago, Gollum said:

I agree Mcgrath was Tendu's nemesis just like Nadal to Federer or Lin Dan to Lee Chong Wei or Kasparov to Anand. Both are the black caviar among the ATGs. No shame in losing to Mcgrath, he was a true champion who owned most of the superstar batsmen of his era. Problem is Kohli doesn't belong in that league. i have seen enough of Kohli's clown ass technique and believe me....he would have **** his pants against a Pollock, forget Mcgrath. Mcgrath would have made the brat cry, through the toy out of the pram, would have got him out every 6th ball and Kohli wouldn't get a run.

 

yeah..Kohli has such a clown @ss technique that not a single bowler on the planet has a wood over him. 

 

Whereas Tendulkar with his divine technique was not only owned by Mcgrath, but even the likes of Abdur Razzaq and Hansie Cronje

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6 minutes ago, Rightarmfast said:

There was a certain 'Damien Fleming' in the attack, who wasn't exactly Glen Mcgrath but looked pretty threatening in all of the matches. He WAS bowling mean, sharp and dangerous. During the time the match was played, even Mcgrath would have suffered against Sachin, that I would say for sure. 

So I don't think anybody's making any hype of Sachin. Times were different, people didnt play as fast as Sachin used to play then, it was pre 20:20. Compared to Australia, Indian bowling was worse. Why didn't any of Aussie batters play better than Sachin if it was too easy? 

Please don't forget Henry Olonga at that time was bowling pretty fast too. So, the bowling wasnt as poor as you are making it out to be. It was a pretty good attack.

Damien Fleming was an " decent "  swing bowler. Nothing more, nothing less. To call an attack where he was the only decent bowler as " greatest to have ever played " as was attributed by that " goose " fanbouy is just pathetic hyperbole.

 

Pak ODI attack in those days was 10 times more lethal than the Aus - as no one had figured Saqlains doora then, Akhtar was at his lethal best and Akram and Co were too menacing in reverse swing conditions in Sharjah.

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17 minutes ago, Gollum said:

I agree Mcgrath was Tendu's nemesis just like Nadal to Federer or Lin Dan to Lee Chong Wei or Kasparov to Anand. Both are the black caviar among the ATGs. No shame in losing to Mcgrath, he was a true champion who owned most of the superstar batsmen of his era. Problem is Kohli doesn't belong in that league. i have seen enough of Kohli's clown ass technique and believe me....he would have **** his pants against a Pollock, forget Mcgrath. Mcgrath would have made the brat cry, through the toy out of the pram, would have got him out every 6th ball and Kohli wouldn't get a run.

Calm down brother, don't get baited by frothing ignoramuses. No amount of facts can cure willful blindness. 

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Compare this  Kohli assault on 140K Malinga yorkers in Aus, to Tendulkars knock against Moody, Kasprowicz and Co. on Sharjah pattas.  NO COMPARISON. Seems like that Sharjah patta knock against a mediocre Aussie attacks is more about Tony Grieg's commentary than about true quality of Aussie bowling or the knock.

 

 

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19 minutes ago, narenpande1 said:

Damien Fleming was an " decent "  swing bowler. Nothing more, nothing less. To call an attack where he was the only decent bowler as " greatest to have ever played " as was attributed by that " goose " fanbouy is just pathetic hyperbole.

 

Pak ODI attack in those days was 10 times more lethal than the Aus - as no one had figured Saqlains doora then, Akhtar was at his lethal best and Akram and Co were too menacing in reverse swing conditions in Sharjah.

The same Pak attack against Sachin made memorable century in the 2nd innings of the test, and the same bowling attack who had to get Sachin out by hook and crook by running him out? 

To call Damien Fleming as a ' decent' bowler is laughable. He was way better than Waqar and Wasim in those times and way better than Razzaq And Mahmood. Akhtar was fast and hence, I cant and wont compare him to Akhtar.

So, Kasprowicz wasnt no mug with the ball either. It was a more than decent attack, just a level below a terrifying world class bowling attack.

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16 minutes ago, sandeep said:

Calm down brother, don't get baited by frothing ignoramuses. No amount of facts can cure willful blindness. 

LOLz..I am the only one who is talking/giving facts. Your lot have given no facts but you expect people to swallow your silly fanbouy subjective assessments down their throats. Dishonesty much.

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1 minute ago, narenpande1 said:

LOLz..I am the only one who is talking/giving facts. Your lot have given no facts but you expect people to swallow your silly fanbouy subjective assessments down their throats. Dishonesty much.

that's your problem - you deal in facts. i deal in sport.

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Just now, Rightarmfast said:

The same Pak attack against Sachin made memorable century in the 2nd innings of the test, and the same bowling attack who had to get Sachin out by hook and crook by running him out? 

To call Damien Fleming as a ' decent' bowler is laughable. He was way better than Waqar and Wasim in those times and way better than Razzaq And Mahmood. Akhtar was fast and hence, I cant and wont compare him to Akhtar.

So, Kasprowicz wasnt no mug with the ball either. It was a more than decent attack, just a level below a terrifying world class bowling attack.

 

HAHAHAHA...no comments.

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What people totally discount is the fact that Kohli is also the captain. A very difficult SELFLESS JOB with huge added responsibility, when you are also the premier batsman in you your side.

 

Tendulkar had 2 stints as captain. We all know what happened with the pathetic results there.

 

In the second stint in 2000 - Tendulkar had the same the very same nucleus of players that Ganguly later inherited - and we all know how Ganguly turned it around when we were in the dumps.

 

The key difference between Tendulkar and Kohli - is that one looks only beyond himself and has the fiercest desire to win - win at all costs. Whereas the other... 

 

And it shows in the results 

 

 

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Someone with a "patchy" technique like a Sehwag - who has always been a lower middle order - becomes a pioneer of Test match opening batting, setting up most of our wins for a decade - scoring BIG tons everywhere - be it Aus, Eng, RSA when we barely had any openers in the country.

 

Whereas that legend Sachin with the divine technique - who was very particular and fidgety about opening in ODIS where the white ball swings far less than the red ball and field restrictions are on in the first 15 overs - never offered to open the batting in tests against the red ball - for his masterful divine technique.

 

Incidentally, Englands last world class pace bowler- James Anderson and one of their greats - repeatedly OWNED him.

 

Lost count of the number of times Sachin's divine technique was found wanting against Anderson's swing bowling.

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Cricket is the only sport where some fans have this ridiculous notion in their head that talent has gotten worse over time. Every other sport, average talent has only gone up. Which makes sense since nutrition, training, scouting etc have only improved. But no, cricketers of the bygone era were superman clones. 

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12 hours ago, narenpande1 said:

Someone with a "patchy" technique like a Sehwag - who has always been a lower middle order - becomes a pioneer of Test match opening batting, setting up most of our wins for a decade - scoring BIG tons everywhere - be it Aus, Eng, RSA when we barely had any openers in the country.

 

Whereas that legend Sachin with the divine technique - who was very particular and fidgety about opening in ODIS where the white ball swings far less than the red ball and field restrictions are on in the first 15 overs - never offered to open the batting in tests against the red ball - for his masterful divine technique.

 

Incidentally, Englands last world class pace bowler- James Anderson and one of their greats - repeatedly OWNED him.

 

Lost count of the number of times Sachin's divine technique was found wanting against Anderson's swing bowling.

For the millionth time Sachin post 2002 wasn't the same player as peak Sachin. He had another short resurgence in the 2008-10 period but the SRT of the 90s was divine. We all saw what happened to Sehwag post 2011. 

 

Sachin after 13 years of international cricket(peak Sachin in the 90s) was still a legit top 10 batsman(at some points top 3 or even the best) for another 10 years. Sehwag after 11 years of international cricket got a diamond duck pair against Anderson. It is embarrassing to compare the likes of Kohli, Viru with SRT even though both of them are Indian ATGs. 

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22 minutes ago, Gollum said:

For the millionth time Sachin post 2002 wasn't the same player as peak Sachin. He had another short resurgence in the 2008-10 period but the SRT of the 90s was divine. We all saw what happened to Sehwag post 2011. 

 

Sachin after 13 years of international cricket(peak Sachin in the 90s) was still a legit top 10 batsman(at some points top 3 or even the best) for another 10 years. Sehwag after 11 years of international cricket got a diamond duck pair against Anderson. It is embarrassing to compare the likes of Kohli, Viru with SRT even though both of them are Indian ATGs. 

 

this  LOGIC applies to other greats as well like lara , ponting etc etc

their peak was also divine , and maybe better than sachin as well ..

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1 hour ago, velu said:

 

this  LOGIC applies to other greats as well like lara , ponting etc etc

their peak was also divine , and maybe better than sachin as well ..

but they had a very short peak. Ponting had a peak between 2003 to 2006. Before and after he was just a good batsman.

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I don't need to argue here. But people who keep on harping about Kohli being better, I can bet havent seen Tendulkar of 90's ( not in their lifetime atleast ). The 90's team was a total waste and more often than not, it was left to Tendulkar to carry the team. These are things which stats cant tell you. Real time pressure is something you wont feel while watching a match highlight of 20 yrs ago on youtube. 

So the one thing which Pakistani keep talking about Tenduklar is as baseless as it could be. 

No matter how weak the Indian team of today can be, it can never be worse than 90's team. We were sort of minnows then. Hence, you really cant compare the batting of the 2, Tendulkar, under those circumstances used to dictate terms!

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18 hours ago, narenpande1 said:

^ Koi Nai. You have always been a chicken when confronted with facts.

Tendulkar vs Mcgrath 2 WC encounters:

1999 knock-out - Out for single digits ( Mcgrath )

2003 finals - Out for single digits ( Mcgrath ) 

 

 ^ I thought big players raise their games in clutch matches. Has it not been the case with most sporting legends ? Who was the bigger player here ?

 

Tendulkar in ODIS  vs Aus when Mcgrath is playing.

 

http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/player/35320.html?class=2;filter=advanced;orderby=default;player_involve=2101;template=results;type=batting  - Avg drops to 36. 

 

Tendulkar's fanboys can keep getting countless orgasms about his Sharjah patta exploits against Tom Moody, Fleming, Steve Waugh etc...but the fact is when it mattered vs. Australia - Mcgrath was his BOSS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did you fall asleep during the 1996 world cup? Also in what world is an average of 36 at a strike rate of 91 bad? Do you even know the averages of the players in the 1990s?

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