Former West Indies great Ian Bishop, who is now a renowned English commentator, was the mainstay for his team in the 80s and 90s. He faced several star performers in his international career which spanned over a decade but he has named the one batsman which was hard to dismiss. And, it is none other than former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar.
Several bowlers have floundered to survive in front of Sachin’s superiority with the bat. They have failed to get the answer to how to dismiss the run-machine. Ian Bishop, who has represented Windies in 43 Tests and 84 ODIs, is also one of the bowlers who faced difficulty to bowl Sachin Tendulkar.
Sachin Tendulkar is one of the most difficult batsmen… : Ian Bishop
In the recent interaction, Bishop said that Sachin was the most difficult batsman to whom he had bowled in his career. He also heaped the praise on Sachin’s technique.
“Sachin Tendulkar is one of the most difficult batsmen to whom I have bowled in my career. He always used to hit in the straight lines,” Bishop was quoted as saying on Star Sports show called ‘Cricket Connected’.
Talking about stats, Ian Bishop has failed to latch the wicket of Sachin in ODIs but he has got him out three times out of four Tests played against Sachin.
Bishop was a stalwart in first-class cricket, having played for Trinidad and Tobago. In 159 encounters, Bishop notched as many as 549 wickets with 23 five-wicket hauls to show for his efforts. Even in List-A cricket, he picked up 194 wickets from 156 games.
Sachin, on the other hand, retired as the highest run-scorer in Tests and ODIs. He has amassed over 20,000 international runs and registered 100 international centuries, which is the biggest achievement of the Mumbaikar.