This is a post about the GOD of Cricket who else but the Great Sachin Tendulkar…..
Shane Warne said – He haunts me in my dreams…
A banner by a guy in Eden Gardens,Kolkata
Cricket is our Religion
Eden Gardens is our temple
Sachin is our GOD…….
Well Records are meant to be broken and if Sachin is breaking them critics[haters more rightly] can’t digest them..
One of the incidents people mention is regarding his 194 knock against pakistan..some said it was slow knock..agreed it was a slow knock by Sachin’s stature,but if it is compared wid one of the knock wid Dravid…this will not look as bad it seems….People forget his fast scroing Centuries against world class bowling
169 [201 balls] against South Africa in 1997 at Capetown
92 [120 balls] against West Indies in 1997 at Bridgetown
155 [191 balls] against Australia in 1998 at Chennai
79 [ 85 balls] against Australia in 1998 at Kolkata
100 in 123 balls against NewZealand in 1999 at Wellington[he scored 113 runs in that inning]
155 [183 balls] against South Africa in 2001 in Bloemfontein
But everyone please note this down..Sachin is the Only Batsman in Test Cricket who scored 4 Centuries wid a SIX
179 – 6 off Walsh[I remember it was a hook shot] against WestIndies in 1994 at Nagpur
124 – 6 off Min Patel[off spinner,straight down the ground] against England in 1996 at Birmingham
113 – 6 off Wiseman[off spinner,straight down the ground] against Newzealnad in 1999 at Wellington
126 – 6 off C.R. Millers[straighnt down the ground] against Australia in 2001 at Chennai
(Btw that was sachin’s 25th century)
Scoring Against weaker Oppostions
This can happen in India only..
People remembers 152 against Namibia and forgets 98 against Pakistan in WorldCup
People remembers 248 against Bangladesh and forgets his 7 centuries against World Champions Australia[4 in their own den]..
Only one century against Bangladesh and share the honour of scoring test century against each test playing nation wid Dravid,Ponting and Garry Kristen…No one talk about other 3 batsman scored centuries against Bangladesh..then why the fuss for Sachin??
Australia – 7 Centuries [4 in Australia],2 of them at the age of 18 in 1992
Bangladesh- 1 Century [Unfortunately his highest score in Test Cricket]
England- 6 Centuries [4 in England],
NewZealand- 3 Centuries [1 in NewZealand]
Pakistan- 2 Centuries [1 in Pakistan]
SouthAfrica- 3 Centuries [all three in South Africa]
Srilanka- 7 Centuries [4 in Srilanka]
WestIndies- 3 Centuries [ 1 in WestIndies]
Zimbabwe- 3 Centuries [ none in Zimbabwe]
He scored runs in all parts of world..There are three types of wickets u generally found in Cricket..Fast and bouncy Pitches like in Australia,South-Africa,NewZealand,WestIndies,Spin tracks in India,Srilanka,Pakistan,and seeming tracks like in England. Today people talk about Ricky Ponting…now check this out
Sachin’s and Ponting’s average at their own home soil is above 55 so nothing to discuss this here,but the real part starts now
Sachin’s average in Australia 54.15 , 4 centuries
Ponting’s average in India,12.28 , no centuries
Sachin’s average in England 71.60 , 4 centuries
Ponting’s average in England 42.63 , 3 centuries
I am taking records for these countries only bcoz.. rightnow,best fast bowlers are from Australia,best spinners are from India,Best Seamers from england[as there is no choice bcoz only england have such pitches]
Anyone can take easily tell who played gud cricket against best attack on all kind of pitches…
Only 5 Centuries against minnows like Kenya ,Namibia[non test playing nation]…and Kenya was the semi-finalist of the world cup’03. 10 scores of above 90 against only test playing nations…now can anyone tell me how is he selfish?? 34 times he scored more than 80 and couldn’t reached 100..If he played for his records..he could easily scored 100’s all of those scores above 80’s …
Failing in pressure situation
Won Chasing Target
Matches Runs Highest Score Avg. 100’s 50’s
Sachin- 101 4397 134 58.62 13 23
Dravid- 72 2124 109* 49.39 2 19
Ponting- 77 2670 124* 53.40 4 17
In Quater Finals
Sachin- 3 210 141 70.00 1 0
Dravid- 2 57 48 28.50 0 0
Ponting- 3 118 46 39.33 0 0
In Semi Finals
Sachin- 7 232 83 33.14 0 2
Dravid- 4 28 58 42.66 0 1
Ponting- 5 71 37 14.20 0 0
Sachin – 36 1487 134 47.96 4 9
Dravid- 23 690 103* 34.50 1 3
Ponting- 33 1217 140* 45.07 2 6
Holds the record of maxium number of 100’s for loosing team…That means a lone warrior..Thats why once Indian Cricket Team was called as ONE MAN ARMY!!!!
More Intresting Part!!!!!!!!
Often said Sachin gets fail at crunch situation…Well 1st we must admit that when Sachin on the crease Win is sure…As soon Sachin gets out..the situation becomes crunchy!!! Sachin is out,now who will win match for us?? Dravid ?? or Sehwag?? or Yuvraj?? Or Ganguly?? No one sure who will win match for them…
So bcoz of this thing Teams targets Sachin as the most precious wicket…
Local umpires also involved some times to help their team against Sachin Tendulkar,espeically Australians!
Some incidents striking in my mind…I think Sachin is the player who got out maximum numbers of times bcoz of bad or wrong decision by Umpires..I m producing those incidents only which I remember,there may be many other too
1. 92 – out of a NO ball from Frankline Rose against West Indies in 1997 at Bridgetown..Remember India lost the test just by 38 runs..U can just imagine how much that bad decision effected the result of the match!!!
2. 83 – Out of a NO ball again..[don’t remember the bowler] last test in WestIndies in 1997.Draw Test.
3. 61 – caught at forward shortleg,bowler Shane Warne.against Australia at Adelaide in 1999.. the ball touched the thigh pads and Umpire Darel Harper gave him out.. India were 107 for 4 when Ganguly joined Sachin and they put on 108 runs for the 5th wicket..
4. 45 – LBW bowler Macgrath,UmpireIan Robinson,against Australia at Sydney in 2000, the ball seemed to hit him too high and was going on leg stump, In that very over,Tendulkar had pulled a short one from Macgrath for two,and hooked the next two for boundaries,and a ball later punched the fast bowler back past him for the 3rd four of the over
5. 0 – LBW bowler Gillespie,Umpire Bucknor,against Australia at Brisbane in 2003 funny thing is that the bowler did not appeal for the LBW… MR.Bucknor gave the decision of his own
6. 0 – caught behind off Lee,against Australia at Melbourne in 2003,ball touched the thigh pads and umpire given him out. 7. 54 – caught behind,Umpire Bucknor,against Pakistan at Kolkata in 2005, I think we all seen that decison, theball was not near his pad,gloves,helmet,arm.. no where…
There may be so many other incident like this…Teams like Australia taking help from the umpires to stop Tendulkar… the 1999-2000 tour of Australia proves it..
And the last thing is that Sachin played 11 years [1989-2000] in the era where his own team mates involved in match fixing.. So despite of his brilliant knocks we failed to win the match just bcoz others not contirbuting..You can win ODI’s just wid ur own batting but u can’t win test matches wid one innings bcoz test played for 5 days its a 4 inning game..Still Tendulkar’s record in that era is Awesome..
This Article is courtesy a guy named SACHIN IS LIFE-Ritesh on Orkut. If you want to read the full article its on http://www.orkut.com/CommMsgs.aspx?cmm=23803&tid=2475301669741320971