Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar is the greatest modern era batsman. He was a complete cricketer. He has had sublime technique and aggression to rotate the strike according to his game plan.
He was elegant to watch. His shot selections and batting technique fascinated cricket fans around the world. He made his debut as a baby-faced boy in 1989 but when he retired after playing 25 years of glorious cricket he notched up many astonishing records. He finished as the highest run-scorer in both ODI and Test formats. He also registered the 100th hundred in cricket. Records are set to be broken, but it seems that Sachin’s magnum opus in both forms of the game is unlikely to break by any contemporary cricketers.
A diminutive batsmen, who used to not care to hit a fast bowler like Shoaib Akhtar a six over the third man boundary, always fearsome batsman to the all great bowlers around the world.
Sachin was a resourceful batsman, equipped with technique. He shared adorable rivalries with best-gifted spinner Shane Warne, Abdul Kadir, Henry Olonga, Glenn McGrath and later in the career with Shoaib Akhtar, Brett Lee.
Sachin’s temperament and bowlers courage used to make a romantic duel on the field.
The most interesting thing about Sachin is the right-handed batsman had the ability to hit any good length delivery for six. He is a gem of cricket. He used to follow Marylebone Cricket Club’s batting manual. But, probably he is the only cricketer in the world who adhered all cricketing shots and played them with perfection.
His flurry of shot selections made bowlers confused. The best example could be legendary leg-spinner Shane Warne, who admitted that the Indian batting maestro gave him nights of insomniacs. Tendulkar battered him in Sharjah which was known as “desert storm” in the history of cricket. Commentator Tony Greg used all metaphors to make Sachin’s innings immortal.
Australia were forced to drop Warne from the team. In the same series, Sachin lifted Mike Kasprowicz’s for big six. Sachin did not hit the ball but perfectly timed the delivery, playing a straight drive to send the ball in the stand.
The straight drive six is rare in cricket. Very few cricketers can do it. But Sachin loved to do it.
Recently when Sachin Tendulkar was playing an All-Star Cricket in the USA he smashed a straight six off Courtney Walsh.
In 1998 Sachin was 27 and in 2015 Sachin is now 42, but his batting technique did not change. Experts say, the class is permanent while the form is temporary.
Sachin started his career as wonder kid and his passion for the game is still a wonder of the cricket world.
Sachin Tendulkar : Then and Now 🙂 #SRTForever
Posted by विक्रमादित्य – Sachin Tendulkar on Friday, November 20, 2015