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Sachin! He's done it, 200!

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Cannot believe it, 200 in an ODI against the SA attack. Genius. Absolute genius.

Congratulations Indian cricket fans, we (England) can only dream of a batsman as good as that in ODI's.

Best ODI batsman ever, surely? I know Viv takes some beating, and his 189 with the tail probably technically was harder and still to many people will be the best ever, but Sachin's consistently produced masterpieces like today.

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posted Feb 25, 2010

We Indians proudly and strongly announce to the world, no (brad)man is ever seen in the cricket world than our <peacedove>Sachin<peacedove> - mohancharles

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comment by inyvr (U14355049)

posted Feb 25, 2010

As an Indian it makes me cringe to see some of the juvenile comments posted here by some of my fellow conutrymen. I guess there are idiots everywhere and in a nation of a billion plus there is bound to be more than quite a few.

Anyway, like others have mentioned let's give the man his due and move on without getting into a shouting match about who the greatest is - why does such a concept even exist? Let's all enjoy Sachin, Ponting and others while they are around and let Bradman rest in peace.

Finally, one thing stood for me and that was not from this match but the last one where India squeaked through by a run. Off the penultimate ball in the last over of the SA chase Sachin dived full length at the boundary to pull in what would have been a sure four and restricted the batsmen to 3. That commitment, that desperation to win at his age symbolises for me what Sachin is and why he will always be so special.

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posted Feb 25, 2010

But the rest of the world responds that Bradman never played one day cricket and his batting average in tests is the best part of double Tendulkar's. With a hundred scored at better than one per three innings, double Tendulkar's conversion rate and with two triples and 5 scores better than Sachin's test best. You actually diminish Sachin's achievements by denying the Don's. Your posts are pure jingoism. BTW, who picks up the mantle when Sachin retires? Sachin is a modern one-day marvel -the best ever. But please don't trash the Don; you can't be cricket fans, just Indian fans...

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comment by vin (U14347760)

posted Feb 25, 2010

one man can unite people !as a cricket follower for me it was very nice to see that humble person making that record,forget abt the arguments of don, sach, lara or pont .but iam sure no one has been worshiped like this b4 or no ones has ever given joy to billions of cricket fans all around the world ,i have red many forums and websites and all people r uniting to applaud this man ,this man really unite people he has that gift. no matter which country u r from. people from aus pak west indies sa sl zimb bangl eng etc all were in love with this man, it only grew more with this innings i really doubt if we ever see a man like this who can unite people and give joy in our short lives , cricket without sachin tendulkar ,its hard to imagine.i know he will go one day ,but iam sure his name will never go !

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posted Feb 25, 2010

@ AndieRae
lol..mate... Indian fan???...nope....sachin fan..i wud have cared less if india lost the match to SA who chased Mighty target against the best ODI side...Sachin fans.. simpless..

ps - he single handedly won matches for India when 8 players in the team were fixing matches under Azhar's captaincy...and the most sad part is ...Azhar is elect meember of the great Indian Parliment now...largest democracy in the world...sorry ..point is...SACHIN fans

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posted Feb 25, 2010

My point MKS is that Bradman has been the benchmark for decades. Anyone who trashes him cannot be a fan of cricket. I wouldn't trash Sachin. He is the greatest one day batter of all-time and lest people forget, also the highest test run scorer - a tribute to his longevity.

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posted Feb 26, 2010

since when is shoaib akhtar an all time great fast bowler

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comment by Sam (U14358906)

posted Feb 27, 2010

We must respect both players - Sir Donald Bradman and Sachin Tendulkar. They both are different. It's silly to compare them with each other. They both did a lot for their country.

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posted Feb 27, 2010

Congrats to sachin...

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posted Mar 4, 2010

The only question that could be ascertained is that whether Tendulkar is the 2nd best batsman to Don Bradman.THere is no comparison when you asses Bradman statistically.Imagine averaging 99.94 and scoring 29 hundreds in 52 test matchesand 95 innings.True he did not master Bodyline but did not the Don encounter wet uncovered batting surfaces?He also played some of he best bowlers like Bill Voce and Harold Larwood.Tendulkar has also never equaled the brethataking scoring rate of Bradman who would muster 300 runs in a day!Bradman never played one day Cricket or the amount of Test Cricket which Sachin has played.Surely in the current era he would have succeeded when there are more tests and pitches are more batsmen friendlier.

Although Sachin is probably second best he is closely contended in a photofinish by Viv Richards,Gary Sobers and Brian Lara.Sachin has not been as effective in a crisis as Brian Lara or Sir Garfield Sobers nor has punished great fastbowling in such a ruthless fashion as Sir Viv Richards.Overall Sobers and Viv Richards were greater players of fastbowling while Lara had a greater penchant for making the really big scores as well as championing the cause for a weak batting line up.To me Viv Richards could change the complexion of agame and destroy an attcak to a greater extent.The same could have been said of Barry Richards.It is sad that Packer Cricket is not counted where both Viv and Barry Richards gave some astonishing batting displays.Had George Headley and Graeme Pollock played the same amount of Cricket as Sachin or Lara they may well have made it to the very top. Had Rohan Kanhai done justice to his natural ability he may well have been the best batsman of all.Jack Hobbs was the greatest batsman on wet pitches with Victor Trumper and George Headley.Sunil Gavaskar broke records against he greatest bowling of all,batting without a helmet.Sachin has not faced as strong bowling as Gavaskar or Viv Richards or encountered wet tracks like Hobbs and Bradman.

Where Tendulkar stands out is his brilliant consistency in both forms of Cricket.He posesses sound technique,great batting prowess,temperament and every ingredient which makes a perfect batsmen.His combined record makes him the best batsman who have played both forms of the game.

Anyway let us congrgulate the litle master who is one of he greatest genius's of the modern age.His comeback to the top reminds one of Muhammad Ali.

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