When the jury keeps arguing about who is the superior and greater batsman amid the master blaster Sachin Tendulkar and late Australian epitome Don Bradman, a Chennai-based author has dibs on finding ‘forensic evidence’, which pans out that the Indian batting legend was actually the better among the logroller duos.
Rudolph Lambert Fernandez, the author has sprung up with a book ‘Greater Than Bradman’ on the evening of Tendulkar’s 41st birthday, which implies his superiority over Bradman. It is his first birthday after his retirement.
“It is not another biography or memoir of Sachin or Bradman. It is not written to provide another accumulation of interviews, match reminiscence and expert essays. It is not an autobiography. It is a dissection. It is a forensic study that focuses to put the record straight,” the author defines about the book.
He claims that his book is the first ever book, which can challenge the superior place of Bradman as a batsman. He desires to hand over the copies of the book to Sachin’s wife Anjali, his brother Ajit and his influential coach Ramakant Achrekar.
“I am ready and willing to represent a paperback of the book to the three as, who were in many ways accountable for Sachin comprehending his eminence — Ajit his brother, Achrekar his coach, and Anjali his wife. This book is a celebration of Tendulkar’s greatness and what he has done for the cricket field — there is no higher gratitude,” Fernandez stated. He claims that the book interprets from ‘science and material arts’ in order to justify Little Master’s eminence.
“It casts doubt upon the conventional calculations of greatness that turns around statistics. It suggests a more honest resolution that respects a batsman’s figure, but places them against the scrim of his playing surroundings”, he opines.
Fernandez believes that the cricket buffs of this century are more familiar with Sachin, having seen his every shot cutting up 100 times and they require getting a closer view of Bradman like the way they have seen Sachin’s ducks, his run-outs, his many missteps.
He claims that the book is going to present an entire new broad view on the cricketing career of Sachin Tendulkar.
“This book does not define Sachin’s being the greatest batsman in 1998 or in 2010. It is about him as the greatest batsman in cricket history,” he said.
Tendulkar has appeared in 200 international Tests and scored 15,921 runs with an average of 53.78. It is something so massive that any talented successor of him would think twice before overhauling in the near future or distant future. On the other hand, he has scrolled a magnificent unconquered 18,426 runs in 463 matches with an average of 44.63 in the one day internationals.
Before getting retreated, he is the only batsman who has scratched 100 international tons, comprising to 51 in Tests and 49 in ODIs.