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Congratulations Sachin

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comment by HP (U1918533)

posted Oct 17, 2008

A slice to third man

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posted Oct 17, 2008

come on Australia get him out, give Haddin his 4th catch and Mitch his 4th Wicket

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posted Oct 17, 2008

That was some ovation he got!!!!!! Going to be hard to settle down again for him

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comment by HP (U1918533)

posted Oct 17, 2008

how can he hope to bat after this

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posted Oct 17, 2008

Congrats to him, great effort from a wonderful player. Well earned and deserved ... now I wouldn't be too unhappy if he didn't score another run in the series ;)

Can't see that happening though, this might ease the burden on him and relax him a bit for more runs.

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posted Oct 17, 2008

Well done to him. A fine achievement from a player who has captivated not only millions of Indian fans, but cricket followers around the globe.

<applause>

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comment by HP (U1918533)

posted Oct 17, 2008

Steve - 20 long years he has been in the game. Always amazed how he plays with the same intensity for this long.

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posted Oct 17, 2008

Amazed someone doesnt like Sachin getting highest Test run mark so gave this article a '1'

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comment by HP (U1918533)

posted Oct 17, 2008

nm - i think i know who that it is. You can guess if you can <i> count <i>

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posted Oct 17, 2008

Well done Tendulkar! a true legend of the game.

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comment by Samina (U4398736)

posted Oct 17, 2008

Well done Sachin - a legend in his own lifetime.

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posted Oct 17, 2008

long may his run scoring continue ( except when he plays England )

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posted Oct 17, 2008

Well done Tendulkar!! <ok>

I feel so priveleged as a cricket fan to have grown up in an era where some all time greats have flourished....

Warney, Lara and now Tendulkar joins the club. Great stuff Sachin, an inspiration to any cricketer from any country. :)

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posted Oct 17, 2008

Wonderful player. Absolute privilege to have watched him live on a few occasions, and on TV many more. Class act.

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posted Oct 17, 2008

congratulations to Tendulkar, as I said in my previous article he is a magitian on the pitch and a gentleman off it....hats off to him....he is playing magnificently as i type and hoping he gets to 12k soon and then number 40....

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posted Oct 17, 2008

Crouching,

Longetivity is a key indicator to being a great, 20yrs and a great record seem to fit the bill. Well done to the little fella <ok>

It will seem strange for a while watching India play when he's gone.

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comment by HP (U1918533)

posted Oct 17, 2008

i dont think there can be another tendulkar in india. a player who can play for so long and who can swing the mood of 1.5 billion with his stroke-play.

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posted Oct 17, 2008

ponting will surpass tendulkar

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posted Oct 17, 2008

A massive CONGRATULATIONS to Sachin!
He has raised the bar of performance to new heights. Not only is his undoubted brilliance with Bat, but the longevity of his career, the unquantifiable amount of pressure & support his fellow Indians have put him through & More importantly the actual Style & Skill he has acheived all he has in!

Sachin Tendulkar THE player of his generation?!

FFT - Although I am interested in Stats, Ricky Pontings, are....well....Going to be BETTER!
Wow!

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posted Oct 17, 2008

Well done Sachin, great player, great attitude and its also great to see fans from outside India congratulating him. Hes a credit to the game.

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comment by HP (U1918533)

posted Oct 17, 2008

Ponting may be a better player and may break sachin's records in Tests too, but he has never played under pressure of expectations of 1 billion people and that too for 20 years.

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posted Oct 17, 2008

Congrats to him, Been a delight to watch over the years.

his current form is questionable though..

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posted Oct 17, 2008

Ponting has also never had to face Warne,Lee,McGrath etc.

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posted Oct 17, 2008

What a player!

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posted Oct 17, 2008

I think people saying Ponting has had it easier not having to play against Australia are completely missing the point!! He's had it twice as hard, having to break into and remain in the best & most competitive side in the world. India's stars talk of the pressure of a billion fans (where were they all incidentally for Tendulkar's record?!), but the truth is the ACB selection policy is a far tougher process than the idolizing top Indian players benefit from.

Tendulkar is a legend, yes. But Ponting will surpass him, and the stats wont lie - he'll end with a higher average and more runs.

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posted Oct 17, 2008

totally, pressure of the fans - ok. the pressure of playing for australia in the last two decades is just as tough if not tougher.

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posted Oct 17, 2008

Fair point The Third Ronaldo

but breaking into the Aussie team can't be any harder than breaking into the India side aged 16 and remaining there for 20 years

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posted Oct 17, 2008

Not the time really for the Sachin v Ponting v Lara thing is it lads.

It's the Little Fellas moment <ale>

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comment by HP (U1918533)

posted Oct 17, 2008

50th test fifty for sachin.

ganguly also surpassed 7000 runs in tests

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comment by 80mph (U9328463)

posted Oct 17, 2008

Well, Sachin gets a 50. <ok>
As a Sachin fan Iam pretty relieved that on a day that he went past Lara, he's also made a useful contribution. He is looking solid. Hope he sticks around till tomorrow.

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posted Oct 17, 2008

Numero Uno!!

But to be frank he is next to bradman!

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posted Oct 17, 2008

Disappointed that some want to turn this into a "who's best" debate. Tendulkar is a brilliant batsman, and will leave us all with warm memories when we do have that "who's the best" debate down the years. That's the beauty of the game. Stats may be important, but the thrill of seeing such great players is what remains. Incidentally, I think Ponting is a great player, and an excellent captain. He's another one for late night evenings discussing the greatest game in the world. But today is for Tendulkar.

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posted Oct 17, 2008

1.Don Bradman
2.Sachin Tendulkar
3.Viv Richards
4.Brain Lara
5.Ricky Ponting

I dont care what you people think!

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posted Oct 17, 2008

First one to get 12,000 ..... what a player and what a gentleman ... Cheers !

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posted Oct 17, 2008

Steve Ireland/windmillarms - well said. It is a pity that some folk can't just be appreciative of a true great of the game and keep their "but he's the best and he's poop" childishness to another thread.

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posted Oct 17, 2008

Tendulkar has to be ranked the best batsman ever really. The guy is pure class and the shots he has at his disposal just cement the batsman statement.

For him to be the best batsman of all when you look at the history of the game and some of the batsman who have graced the game it really is a great achievement.

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posted Oct 17, 2008

i didnt mean to dis-respect or ruin Tendulkars day ( although i was saying hes better than Ponting )

anyway..if he keeps it up, he'll hit a ton today

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posted Oct 17, 2008

Prettyjustacomment, fair enough. But what makes you think we care what you think ;)

Cheers Spartacus, you think we could go an hour or so without it.

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comment by fshaik (U4831310)

posted Oct 17, 2008

This achievement after facing all most all the greatest bowlers of the world is amazing. Hopefully he keeps going till the next world cup. Congrats to him.

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comment by HP (U1918533)

posted Oct 17, 2008

steve - hes on 80 off 106. i think he's looking good here for century #40

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posted Oct 17, 2008

Crouching, he sounds like he's flying along and number 40 sounds like it's his for the taking for sure. Actually it doesn't sound like any of the batsmen have struggled, could be a long old test for the bowlers.

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posted Oct 17, 2008

Vinod Kambli was still a better player!

Just didn't have the media push that Tendulkar got!

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posted Oct 17, 2008

Well done the Little Master. He deserves it. <applause>

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posted Oct 17, 2008

1.Don Bradman
2.Sachin Tendulkar
3.Viv Richards
4.Brain Lara
5.Ricky Ponting

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I would have yo agree

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posted Oct 17, 2008

A truly humble player, classy, never solely acknowledges his ego and psychological contribution to the team. India just seem mentally weak and motivation deprived in his absence. The fact that he's played top flight cricket for 20 years is a testament to his desire, passion, discipline and quintessential love for the game. An Alex Ferguson of sorts, he just deserves this credit, even though well past the zenith of this illustrious career, heres to a man who makes me believe he can do something special in the oval every time he goes out to bat. Congrats little man.

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comment by HP (U1918533)

posted Oct 17, 2008

sachin 88*

2 fours of siddle

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posted Oct 17, 2008

Congrats Sachin Tendulkar - you deserve it
Indian fans - please do not say anything to aggrevate the Aus fans. Im sure they (majority of them) apprecaite the little guy as much as we do. Noting else needs to be said
Dont start comparing players - this is not the post for it

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comment by shivfan (U2435266)

posted Oct 17, 2008

Well done, Sachin!
:-)
A truly remarkable career, and this innings was all the more enjoyable, considering it was made under pressure....

I consider myself privileged to have had the opportunity to watch Tendulkar bat at Sabina Park.

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comment by slowie (U3255468)

posted Oct 17, 2008

What a nice bloke Tendulkar is: first he gifts his wicket to White on his debut now he deliberately sacrifices his century for the sake of new boy Siddle. He did the same for Panesar as well I believe?

Heck of a guy!

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comment by HP (U1918533)

posted Oct 17, 2008

HE's just got out not before he made an aggressive 88 off 111 balls with a strike rate of 80

SO how many of you think he's past it? I feel he has another 1-2 years of cricket left in him

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