Why is Sachin Tendulkar not the best batsman in the world?

Purpose of his article is to clear the illusion from a lot of people's minds that Sachin Tendulkar is the best batsman in the world on the basis that he has got more centuries than anybody else.

Coming straight to the facts,

Sachin has played 177 test matches to date. Generally a batsman gets 2 innings in a test match. Sachin mostly played in upper order so there's a good chance he has played most of the second innings as well. He has played 453 ODIs.

Total innings to date Sachin played are 290 + 453 = 743. That's a huge number for any batsman by today's standards.


So if he's played 743 innings and total centuries are 98, then

98 / 743 * 100 = 13.19%.

So his total conversion rate for centuries is 13.19% per game to get a century. For a batsman who has opened 330 ODI innings for his country.

Wisdon 100(Wikipedia Link)

The Wisden 100 is a set of lists created by Wisden which attempted to objectively rate the 100 best individual innings performances in Test and One Day International cricket in each of the disciplines of batting and bowling. The Test list was released in 2001 and the ODI list was released in 2002.

The ratings were calculated by scoring each individual batting and bowling performance in various criteria. Apart from the player's actual score or figures, criteria which were taken into account included the strength of the opposition players, the quality of the pitch, the result of the match, and the player's contribution to this result. The maximum possible rating was 300.

Top 10 Batting performances Test Cricket

The top-rated batting performance was Donald Bradman's 270 for Australia against England at Melbourne in the 1936-37 Ashes series. 5 of Bradman's innings appeared in the top 100, more than any other batsman.
Rank Batsman Score For Against Venue Season Rating
1 Donald Bradman 270 Australia England Melbourne 1936-37 262.4
2 Brian Lara 153* West Indies Australia Bridgetown 1998-99 255.2
3 Graham Gooch 154* England West Indies Leeds 1991 252.0
4 Ian Botham 149* England Australia Leeds 1981 240.8
5 Donald Bradman 299* Australia South Africa Adelaide 1931-32 236.8
6 V. V. S. Laxman 281 India Australia Kolkata 2000-01 234.8
7 Clem Hill 188 Australia England Melbourne 1897-98 234.2
8 Azhar Mahmood 132 Pakistan South Africa Durban 1997-98 232.6
9 Kim Hughes 100* Australia West Indies Melbourne 1981-82 229.7
10 Brian Lara 375 West Indies England St. John's 1993-94 228.1


Top 10 Batting performances in ODI

Following the success of the list for Test cricket, the Wisden 100 list for ODI cricket was released on 1 February 2002.
The top-rated batting performance was Viv Richards' 189* for West Indies against England at Manchester in 1984. 7 of Richards' innings appeared in the top 100, more than any other batsman.
Rank Batsman Score For Against Venue Year Rating
1 Viv Richards 189* West Indies England Old Trafford 1984 257.59
2 Viv Richards 138* West Indies England Lord's, London 1979 245.76
3 Sanath Jayasuriya 189 Sri Lanka India Sharjah 2000 245.33
4 Kapil Dev 175* India Zimbabwe Tunbridge Wells 1983 241.87
5 Saeed Anwar 194 Pakistan India Chennai 1997 225.62
6 David Gower 158 England New Zealand Brisbane 1983 219.84
7 Brian Lara 169 West Indies Sri Lanka Sharjah 1995 215.21
8 Aravinda de Silva 107* Sri Lanka Australia Lahore 1996 212.91
9 Clive Lloyd 102 West Indies Australia Lord's, London 1975 209.84
10 Brian Lara 153 West Indies Pakistan Sharjah 1993 204.46
  
Despite his highly impressive career record, not one of Sachin Tendulkar's innings appeared in the top 100 batting performances. His omission was strongly criticised by fans and many sections of the media in India. 
Wisden defended the list stating that performances which majorly contributed to victories received a much larger weighting than those in which the match was drawn or lost. 
Tendulkar's most important innings had usually come in draws and defeats which received a lower weighting.

ICC Top Batsman of all times cricket ratings: (Wikipedia Link)


Rank Name Played for Highest rating
1 Sir Don Bradman  Australia 961
2 Sir Len Hutton  England 945
3 Sir Jack Hobbs  England 942
3 Ricky Ponting  Australia 942
5 Peter May  England 941
6 Sir Vivian Richards  West Indies 938
6 Kumar Sangakkara  Sri Lanka 938
6 Sir Garry Sobers  West Indies 938
6 Sir Clyde Walcott  West Indies 938
10 Matthew Hayden  Australia 935
10 Jacques Kallis  South Africa 935
12 Mohammad Yousuf  Pakistan 933
13 Sir Everton Weekes  West Indies 927
13 Graeme Pollock  South Africa 927
15 Dudley Nourse  South Africa 922
15 Doug Walters  Australia 922
17 Neil Harvey  Australia 921
17 Mike Hussey  Australia 921
19 Denis Compton  England 917
20 Sunil Gavaskar  India 916
21 George Headley  West Indies 915
22 Ken Barrington  England 914
23 Brian Lara  West Indies 911
24 Kevin Pietersen  England 909
25 Shivnarine Chanderpaul  West Indies 901

Sachin is not even in the list of top 25. 


Comparison with Ricky Ponting and Jacques Kallis:
These guys have the most number of centuries after Tendulkar in recent times (Ricky 69 100s) (Kallis 57 100s)


If you try to compare this conversion rate with some of the other batsmen to date then Ponting has 11.29% and he doesn't even open the innings for Australia. Kallis has 10.4% and he doesn't open the innings for South Africa.

Ricky Ponting (achievements) has only opened in ODIs 3 times. All his innings come at middle and lower middle order positions. Same case with Kallis (Wikipedia Page >> Achievements), he only opened 6 times in ODIs.

Those guys play according to the situation of the game because in later overs normally batsmen don't have too much time to play out their innings and the game generally comes down to slogging.

They're pretty close to Tendulkar's conversion rate with not even opening half of the games he's opened with.

So it's not fair to compare their number of centuries to Tendulkar.



Can you say this conversion rate belongs to the best batsman in the world? Considering the fact that the guy goes on and opens the innings more than anybody in his class? Not at all.


Problems in Middle Order:

Tendulkar has found it difficult to maintain a good average and scoring rate at positions lower down the order. His overall average in ODIs coming at No. 3 is  10.22, at No. 4 is 38.85, at no 5 is 28.46. These positions are supposed to be held by key batsmen who need to score no matter what.

Why can't Tendulkar perform? The reason is obvious. Later on in the innings you have to craft your runs because there are no field restrictions so it's harder to get runs. So again, he has had a clear advantage throughout his career in opening for India when the fielders are inside the circle and it's easier to get boundaries.

Batsman and Captaincy? 

Tendulkar lost more matches than he won when he was a captain. He couldn't handle the pressure very well that is why he had to resign from captaincy because he had problems coping with the pressure and only wanted to concentrate on his batting so he left Indian captaincy. 

In his track record he played 72 ODIs as a captain, won only 23 and lost 42 of them. 

Sure Sachin has made the most number of centuries and reached many other milestones but how many big matches has he won India really?


2011 World Cup Final, Sachin only scored 18 runs out of 21 balls.

2009-2010 ICC Champions Trophy  only managed to make 8 runs against Pakistan in whole series!


2007 World Cup Sachin only averaged 32 with his highest score 57* against Bermuda! While, Ricky Pontings average was 67.38.

2006-2007 ICC Champions Trophy Sachin averaged only 24 with his highest against England being 35 runs!

2003 World Cup Final Sachin scored only 4 and got out in the first over! While Ricky Ponting's average was 51.88.

2002-2003 ICC Champions Trophy Sachin averaged 19.50 with his best of 16 against South Africa.

1999 ICC World Cup Sachin scored 140 against Kenya an underdog and managed to provide totals like 22 (SAF), 2 (SRL), 22 (ENG), 0 (AUS), 16 (ENG).


The list goes on and on. Sachin just crumbles on big occasions. Overall if you look up the stats Sachin's stats are wonderful. On paper. But he has a tendency of falling under huge pressure.

If Sachin is the best batsman in the world then why is he struggling in big matches?

He is one of the great players for sure. Not the best though.

An assessment of Sachin Tendulkar's current popularity can be made through Google Trends here. Sachin Tendulkar is the top most searched keyword only in India and after that United Arab Emirates. No body else is searching for him around the world that is of much significance of google!

Having said that, I'm a big fan of Sachin's batting style. He's a good sight to watch when he's playing well. Here is a list of achievements of Sachin Tendulkar http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Achievements_of_Sachin_Tendulkar. :)

But I'm not blind and don't like to treat cricket players as gods. They're just human beings and people should know they have limitations as well.



Here's a special tribute for Sachin Tendulkar from me,








'nuf said!

Comments

  1. well 1st of all he has 290 test inngs and 453 odis = 743 not 800 13%

    talk about other cricketers...

    ponting has 259 test inngs and 362 odis = 621

    69 100s....11%

    now consider the fact to point if he scores that much 100 sachin although it looks impossible but even if he reach....


    he has diffrence of 12 test 100s... he reach his 1st 12 100s in 63 matches... so around 126 inngs...

    but as he has past his best.. he is 36 and consider his last 4 years poor performance where he scored 4 100s in 4 years...

    it will take him around 80 tests. ohk lets say 75 tests for sure... means around 225 tests...

    means around 450 test inngs or lets cut to 400..

    going by same logic in odis to the point he reach 48 100s his matches will be ... 600

    so around 400 test inns + 600 odis1000 matches for ponting...lols... so 9 % lols...

    kallis...

    246 test inngs + 314 odi= 560

    57/560*100=10%

    i dont apply the same logic with him.. because he still great and at his peak... but still note to reach it will drop to 9% practically speaking...

    sachin 13%

    ponting and kallis both 9%

    clearly a big diffrence between both..... and these 2 are the most nearest but still to far from well other than him no other even has around 7 or 8 ...

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  2. he was the highest runs scorer for india in the 2011 wc...and 2nd highest overall.. isnt this enough...

    infact i rate him better than dilshan he scored only against loose teams and failed against against strong teams....

    now bring me any player who played in all the 3 knock out stages of the wc... he played in qf and SF and india didnt reach the final directly....

    when rickey ponting scored that 140 in final 2003 he failed in SF out for just 2 runs... and in super 6 stages also he failed badly....

    why didnt u put rickey ponting 1996 and 1999 wc performance...

    in 1996 did he won the wc for australia?

    in 1996 his avg was just 32 just 1 100 in whole wc against a weak team...

    failed in all the 3 knock out stages....

    in 1999 wc also just avg of 39 failed badly against all the good teams just 1 69 inngs in the whole wc...

    in 2007 wc final did he won the wc final.. he failed in sf and Final... both

    even that gilchrist who scored failed in the whole tournment its bowlers than won them in sf and league stages....

    in 1996 wc sachin was the highest run with avg 87...

    in sf he was the only one who scored 60 rest no other player even scored 30+... what he can do every one knows azar , jadeja prabhakar were fixers u never know that match was fixed...

    in 2003 he was the highest runs scorer in that tournment and almost single handidly took india to finals... cant even single match without his performance what he can do...

    u put steve waugh stats of 199 wc why didnt u put his stats of 1992 wc did he able to win it for his team his avg was just 24... lols...

    and in 1996 his avg was just 34 failed in all knock out stages... not even single good performance...

    and in 1999 initialy he failed badly...

    but did he won the wc ? no its shane warne 5 wickets hall that won the match... pakistan bowled out for just 132 runs...

    what about rickey ponting performance in this 2011 he is big flop in this wc and so is his team......


    sachin is 3 times most runs scorer in the wc which is not a joke.... no one has done that even 2 times....

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  3. u said he didnt perform in big matches....


    u provided icc champions trophy... 2002 -2003

    ohk.. why dont u provide the exact stats of that series

    out of 5 matches he failed in just 2 matches

    in 1 match he remain nout out on 3

    while in finals both were tie because of rain and he remain nout out on less than 15 both times.....


    lols this just show ur heights of frustration to proove him down....

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  4. this blog is just an attempt to down sachin by posting this stupid blogs u just try to run away from reality nothing and it gives satisfaction...


    u talking about big matches why didnt u provide
    his stats of some other big matches like

    wills internation cup in 1994 avg 57....

    why didnt u provide singer world series...1994

    where he scored 110 against australia and won the match for india single handidly where no other player even scored 50 ...and later india won that tournment...

    singer world series in 1996 avg avg 52...

    wills international avg 74 ...

    he scored one of the greates odi inngs 141 against australia... and won the match..

    why didnt u provide rickey ponting failures in these tournmants and australia out of the tournment lols....

    icc knock out in in 2000 his avg 42...

    remember for his fast knock of 48 against australia.. where he thrashed mcgrath for hell.. india won the match australia knock out ponting again failed....

    now if u want i can provide u failures of other players... as well....

    i guess enough said and prooved....

    and idiot comes with any stupid blog...

    the fact is u pakistanis just cant take it and u prooving urself as looser...

    it high time except the fact he is best batsman... this jealousy wont take u any where....

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    1. you are a sachin fan. you need to look at the bigger picture. he IS great. but there are little flaws in his game. ditto everyone. he's not the greatest ever.

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  5. he has 10 100s against australia in odis provide me even a single player who has even half of that much 100s against australia....

    provide any player who has won half of that much tournments and cups for his country just by performing in the finals....

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    1. and ah....what does this prove?

      look, we're trying to establish that he's not the greatest ever. all your point would prove is that he is merely a great cricketer...which he is

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  6. Thanks for the input, Anonymous and Pawas.

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  7. lols u change the stats now when i put real stats haha....

    anyways now are u out of ur mind are u dumb or what....

    dumbo anyone who bats at 1st 4 position has sufficient time to complete his 100....or atleast 1st 3....

    rickey ponting has played at 1st 3 positions for 323 matches... and he has same times as sachin had.... and sachin is far far ahead....

    how many times they have come when its less than 5 overs.... last 30 or 25 overs are even enough to complete 100 dumbo....


    and u think opening is easy? facing new ball is easy , always having pressure of giving good start is easy consider the fact that sachin never got any good opener with him for 1st 5 years... untill gangully came in...

    if opening is that much easy then why not every openner has same record why anyone other is not ever near....

    jayasurya has opened for 380 matches and has just 28 100s....

    than why jack kallis failed badly as opener ... avg just 21 not even single 100....why?

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    1. jack kallis? jack has never played test cricket

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  8. enough said about odis...

    comparing rickey ponting and kallis with sachin in tests

    they both got the adavantage of playing for great team always had the great players with them openers giving great starts and than they just come and had no pressure....

    but about sachin till 2002 never got any good openers till sehwag came infact if u talk about opening partners than its 2007 when gauti -gambhir started.... till than india never had any great openers....

    just see how he plays like a lone warrior in those.... era of 90s...

    always has pressure as always 1st 2 wickets goes down early than he has to plays it for india can u say the same about these players who just got advantage of great support from there teams......

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  9. these are fe test inngs of sachin....

    114 at perth where no other player even scored 50....he was just 19 that time

    111 vs SA by 18 year old kid at jhonsburg.... where no other player even scored 25.... just imagine...

    122 at edgbesten in england where no other player even scored 20.... yeh u heared right not even 20.. next highest was 18 by manjeraker....

    169 vs SA against likes of donal and pollock... according to allan donal this is best ever century by any batsman on african soil...

    116 in 1st inngs and 52 in 2nd inngs vs aus at sydney no other player didnt even made 50 in both the inngs...


    and there many such kind of inngs...

    now tell me has this jack kallis and rickey ponting ever played in half of that kind of inngs....

    they always score runs when they got good starts and other player scoring runs ... dont have guts to score runs... when other s failed or its difficult to bat...

    and now what happened to rickey ponting... after the retirement of those great players his avg droped to just 40 in last 4 years... with just 4 100s lols... he cant take pressure now as openers not gicing goos starts... lols...

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  10. and another thing as u said they bat 1st down tats why has less 100s...

    then just tell me one more thing... why rickey ponting flows with 100s during period 2001-2007 when they had great team great players....

    out of 30 100s more than 20 has come in just this period... why?

    if he can score in that period then why not in period of 90s and and now after 2007?

    the reason is simple.... after 2007 his team has became weak he cant handle pressure... openers are not giving good starts lot depend on him but he is failing continously...

    if he can score 20+ 100s in those 7 years why he just scored 4 100s in last 4 years tell me? when they great team is gone....

    even in 90s australia was good but not invincible like from 2001 to 2007...thats why he has just 4 100s in those 4 years of 90 period....

    hahaha...

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  11. enough said about rickey not about kallis...


    my 1st question has he ever played any such kind of inngs... that i mantioned about sachin...


    and tell me why his avg drop to 41 in tests against AUS why? while sachin avg is around 60....

    even if u see his his performance against in 90s period and 2000 period when glen mcgrath and warne played against him...


    his avg is just in 30s... in 4 test series not even single 100... lols.....

    he failed against australia , and badly failed when it comes to there great bowlers like mcgrath and warne....

    2ndly he never faced quality ,greatest bowler of SA...

    he played just 1 series against pakistani great bowlers like akram , waqar and akhtar.. and in that series his avg was just 31 , not even single 100... lols...


    so scoring against pathetic indian bowling, zimbabwe , etc type of teams doesnt make him any where near great....
    hope ur dumb mind get something....

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  12. and in odi about jack kallis...

    i repeat again why he failed badly as opener and has just avg 21 not even single 100...why?

    sachin has more 100s than him in less matches at 4th positon....


    why his avg against australia is just 33 and just single 100 against them as far as i know in all the matches against australia he came in less then 5 overs and had more than 40 or 45 to score 100... then why just 1 100 and avg just 33 ?

    if he can score 4 100s against minnow WI, 3 against nz , 3 against SL , then why not against aus?

    because cant play against good bowling attack lols......

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  13. the thing is if sachin would had played in same circumstances as and conditions and advantage that ponting and kallis got then sachin would have had atleast 115 to 10 international 100s by now....

    and the circumstances in which sachin played if ponting or kallis would had played they never would had more than kallis(45) and ponting 50 or 55(100s)

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  15. Hatred? I don't have any hatred against Sachin. But I think you have a lot of hatred towards me. lol

    You call people dumb just for stating the facts? Wow that's how smart you are.

    Did I deny any of Sachin's achievements? No. Infact I posted a link of his achievements in the same article.

    I'm free to post my point of view and a lot of people will agree with me.

    You just can't face the obvious.

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    1. Hey Jaunty,
      Your stats are like this

      Sachin's one inning VS Ricky Ponting's Average.

      You know what- you win.Hope you are satisfied!

      The World has watched better and the history speaks for itself.
      That's the beauty of Sachin.
      He has set a target for everyone.Even for people like you who are interested in comparing!

      Over last two decades the discussion of Sachin vs Mr.X has been constant and raised every week.
      YOu know the beauty of this question? LHS has been constant and always better while RHS,oh never mind,its a global variable,has been and will keep on changing right from Bradman to Lara to Kallis to Ponting to Cook and so on.

      Keep trying,Sachin has done a favour for you too.Keep writing articles!!

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  16. You call people dumb just for stating the facts? Wow that's how smart you are.


    what ever u have shown is just stupid only ur paki frnds will agree to it those just run away from reallity thats it.... and it give u all pakis some king of satisfaction nothing...


    just proove me wrong on what ever i have provide... above....

    and where every where i have prooved u wrong.....

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  17. You're comparing Tendulkar with middle order batsmen like Kallis and Ponting. Where as Tendulkar hasn't been able to perform well in middle order.

    So what's there to prove?

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  18. @ jaunty

    sachin not successful in middle order.. lols...

    sachin avg at 4 th down is 40 is i not successfull, many great players even didnt have that as carrier avg....

    sachin has more 100s then kallis at 4th position....

    while kallis failed badly at opening avg just 21...

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  19. and is jayasurya opener....lols...

    i had already asked this then why no other opener has same 100s or avg as sachin? agains asking....

    and again i said u cant compare if any anyone bats below 4 but.. u can easily compare someone who bats at no.3....


    tell me rickey ponting has scored those 164 and 140 inngs, when he came after 15 overs... how ? why...

    as far as i know these things rarely happens he mostly comes at bat in less then 5 or 7 overs... if he can score 100 after 15 overs why not when its just less then 5 or 6, and how many times he must had come in less then 3 or 4 overs....

    what ever u provid is just full stupidity nothing else.....


    u didnt provide me then how he scored out of his 30 100s, 22 100s between 2000 to 2007 when australia was invincible...

    but had only 8 100s from 1996 to 2000 and 2007 to 20011 why?

    so just 8 100s in 8 years... lols...

    means if he would had played for the kind of team india is he would hav never had more than 18 or 20 100s...lols..

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  20. anyways still leave jack kallis in odis... as sachin is alomst 3 times ahead....

    proove me wrong... abot jack kallis comparision thing with sachin in tests... and he even belongs to sachin league....

    and about ur stupid that big match thing joke...

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  21. The article has substantial clauses to look at. It's not about proving other batsmen are like this and that.

    The purpose is clear and the article serves it's purpose.

    Don't be a moron and stop denying facts about Tendulkar.

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  22. lols now u come up with this.... middle order problem this haha... ohk...


    but didnt provide me still why there is no other opener who is even half of sachin....


    why jack kallis failed badly as opener just avg of 21?

    and u think avg of 39 at 4th position is bad....

    lols he has more 100s than kallis at 4th position.... and in less matches now say....

    and u also didnt tell me if he can score 100s against minnows like, wi , nz, etc.. then why cant against aus?

    and why didnt u provide sachin avg of 49 at 6th positon....

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  23. and about his.. avg of 28 at 5th position...


    he was 16 when he started now tell me how many get chance to play at this age...

    kallis and ponting must be playing video games at there homes that time...


    ponting and kallis both started after age of 20.... 4 & 5 years after sachin...

    sachin played his allthose matches when his age was just 17 and still maintained that avg of 28 and and 49 at at 5th and 6th postion means avg of around 40 at that age....

    he started open in 94 when he was just just 20 ...

    jack kallis debuted at this age and ponting at age of 21....

    infact atleast half of his inngs... at 4th position have came during this period...

    infact just see the diffrence of his avg at 4th position

    before starting opening he played around 30 odis at 4th position and no 100 having avg around 36...

    and he was just 17 , 18 years old..

    after that he played in 4th position in 1999, 2002 and 2007...

    around 30 matches... and just in these 30 matches he got those 4 100s and avg around 55....

    the diffrence he not that 18-19 year old kid he is much more old and experianced....


    the thing is at 1st 4 positions position doesnt matter and there is always ample time to score 100s..

    at 4th position u cant make big 100s agreed but.... 1st 3 position there is no diffrence...

    now proove wrong tell did any said anything wrong....

    and what about rickey ponting avg of just 30 at 4th position?

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  24. The article has substantial clauses to look at. It's not about proving other batsmen are like this and that.

    haha why u proving urself as dumb...u said this article is not about how this and that batsman is...

    but ur article is full of bullshit with studpidity how to downgrade him...lols...

    u stop been moron...

    just tell me many such type of articles have u write about above...

    if u want... i can give some masala where u can write about other players also like

    ponting how he just scoes when others scores runs and now badly failing after the retirment of other players how his captaincy sucks after the retirement of great players..,

    kallis how he always failes against quality bowling attack just scores against weak bowling attack.. always failed in wc.. never able to take team into the finals of wc,

    how inzmam and anwar badly failed against quality bowling attack lols...

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  25. Does it hurt to find out Sachin isn't so perfect after all? Is that the reason why you feel a real urge to debase me, use foul language.:)

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  26. lols no one is perfect in this world... if anyone is perfect then person will became god... dont make stupid stements and things....

    just proove wrong on what ever i said.... and prooved above...

    u just running away reality and trying to give ur self satisfaction... nothing else....

    the is he is the best batsman of this era....

    it doent matter any looser like u beleive it or not and come up this such stupid article....

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  27. Does it hurt to find out Sachin isn't so perfect after all?


    now ur real intention behing this article come up lols... looser get a life.... u wont get anything by such things legend will always be legend while every single great and expert has called him the best batsman of this era than are u who come with such stupid things and all looser....


    come with this thing international debate u will be just become a laughing stock thats it....


    enough prroved if u have guts proove me wrong... other wise shut ur mouth.... moron...

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  28. haha.. its funny article..

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  29. what a foolish stat....by a...worthless looser.....THE ONLY CRICKETER WHO HAVE BILLIONS OF EXPECTATIONS.....and he reaches every one f them...not like ur so called RICK'S who has champions in their side most f his career .NOW the clear picture comes .. look at ricky's prsnt position vry disguisting..but i admit he"s a superb player.i swear that No man having such expectations on him can even deliver half of his performance...u jackass

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  30. Sachin is the best cricketer of the era..Even Sir Don Bradman have admitted that..Then y do u hesitate to agree the fact Jaunty? These stupid stats posted by u to degrade sachin is not gonna be of any use.Every one knows he is the best.U paks envy on him..That's a mere fact...no one can help it:)

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  31. Bradman is a great player. He wouldn't undermine any other player like are doing. Even Sachin wouldn't. hehe. What a fan!

    http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=190447104312841 >>

    If Bradman had scored just four runs in his last Test innings at The Oval in 1948, he would have finished with a Test average of 100 runs an innings - a level of performance unchallenged by any other batsman at the time, before or since.

    Bradman was bowled second ball by England's Eric Hollies for a duck. Perfectionists and cricket enthusiasts alike will mourn that dismissal forever.

    The man himself had a different view.

    Don Bradman played in 52 Test matches for Australia from 1928 to 1948. World War II interrupted his career at its peak.

    *

    He batted 80 times against England, the West Indies, South Africa and India for 6996 runs at that average of 99.94.
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    Bradman made 29 Test hundreds.
    *

    Discounting his 10 not outs and his multiple hundreds, this means Bradman exceeded the century more often than every third time he went out to bat.
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    His nearest contemporary in batting genius, England's Walter Hammond, made only 253 more runs in 33 more Test matches and another 60 innings at an average of 41 less than Bradman. Hammond's 22 hundreds came at a rate greater than every sixth time he went out to bat.
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    Bradman made 12 Test double-centuries or more, with 334 and 304 against England and 299 not out against South Africa the highest.
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    In all first-class cricket Don Bradman scored 28,067 runs at an average of 95.14 with 117 centuries and a highest score of 452 not out. He hit 37 double-centuries, six of them over 300.

    Compare that with the likes of the modern day masters such as Border, Lara and Tendulkar.

    Yet the cricket career of Sir Donald Bradman cannot be measured in mere facts and figures. The Don gave enjoyment not to thousand of people, but to millions.

    And he didn't mind enjoying himself, either.

    In 1931 he scored 100 runs in three overs! NSW cricketer Wendell Bill was batting at the other end.

    So there it is : 99.94. It is six-hundredths of a sharp single short of 100, or one step down the wicket to the slow bowlers.

    Some cricket purists are glad Bradman didn't hit that solitary boundary and leave the game with a permanent century against his name.

    His failure to do so proves to them that even the greatest in the game isn't as great as the game itself.

    In the almost half a century since that day, The Don himself lost no sleep over the most famous "blob" in cricket. The batting feats that preceded it are beyond the reach of any other cricketer.

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  32. haha

    now u come up mosre stupidity more u come up thise anti sachin things the more u will prrove urself as joker....

    so u mean to say someone like azar mahommod or ken huges whose batting avg is in 30s they are better then those great players we have seen in cricket history , can u even call them even in top 200 test batsman looser.... u just prooving urself as joker....

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  33. so u mean to say greatness of any player dependent on othr players how they perform...

    u mean to say because this lara inngs of 153 came in victory and sachin that inngs of 136 against pak came in loss he is lower than all these players lols....


    dont forget lara droped 2 times in this inngs....and in 1st inngs there was centurion also campbel.... and dont forget they gad great bowlers like wash ambrose etc....

    in this match against pak who played in that match noone....

    sachin played with his injured back... and when he got out india nedded just 15 runs....

    now just because lara players supported him till the end while , while last 5 players didnt even made 15 runs and india lost what he can do in that....

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  34. any ways who cares about these performance these are all once in blue moon type of performances...

    consistency mattters most....

    20 match winning 100s and 20 draw is very big thing with this pathtic team specialy bowling attack....


    dumbo its bowlers who one matches not the bestman

    thats y once when lara scored 351 still WI lost....WI still lost that match... now can u ignore his this performance no...

    the only diffrence is previously he had great bowlers like... walsh ambrose , bishop etc who supported him.... while there were not playing in this match... thats y it resulted in loss...


    bowlers are very important for any win....

    all these players inngs mantioned here had great bowlers to support them....

    just see the bowling avg of prasad 35... and srinath 30 and these are the main lead bowlers with which sachin played....

    while even pakistan, WI, SA, aus... 3rd or 4th bowler bowling avg is far better then tham...

    i hope dumbo u understand if u have a brain....

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  35. and dont worry its upto 2002 , if they will update it his of 214 against aus will definately come in top 25, while i dont find any reason why his match winning knock of 155* in 4th against aus was not in top 30....

    there are many things in this wisden is just crap....


    in odis if grower 158 inngs vs nz is at 7th then wts wrong with gangully 153* vs Nz while his.. inngs came while chasing....


    sachin inngs of 124 vs zim at 26 pos and his inngs of 134 against aus in final is at 33 pos lols....

    if lara 146 inngs was there than wts wrong with ganguly inngs of 141.. against SA...

    if arvinda desilva knock of 134 vs PAK is at no 14..

    then whats wrong with sachin knock of 134 vs aus at final in sharjah..

    wts wrong with sachin knock of 141 against aus at dhaka..

    whats wrong with sachin knock of 139 in 2001 vs that invincible australian team on in front of likes of warne and mcgrath.....

    how many listed here in this has guts to play against these bowlers (excluding lara)...

    this wisden was just funny...

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  36. lols every one knows during those days these icc and all are coming up with something to put sachin down and they were heavily criticized every where for this....


    see this topic name icc forced to take backfoot....
    http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci-icc/content/story/386600.html


    All-time great list doesn't reflect true greatness: ICC

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci-icc/content/story/386600.html


    u are talking about a person who scored 1000+ runs in calender year...maximum then any other player...

    u are talking about a person has scored maximum 100s in a particular year which is a record... and 1800+ runs in a year which also a reord....

    and not by scoring against minnows or pathetic bowling attack like what anwar jayasura inzmam ponting , kallis etc use to do...

    he scored maximum 100s against worlds best team australia...

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  37. u looser u come up with that stupid thing...
    why didnt u come up with the main thing... what u think everyone who come here is idiot or that much dumb that u will change his brain lols....


    Top 5 Test batsmen
    Rank Batsman Rating
    1 Australia Donald Bradman 1349.0
    2 India Sachin Tendulkar 1000. 5
    3 IndiaRahul Dravid 913.9
    4 West Indies Cricket Board Garfield Sobers 912.0
    5 Australia Allan Border 911.2


    For the full Top 10 list for Test cricket, see All-time W100 Test Top 10s at Cricinfo.com.


    Top 5 ODI batsmen


    Rank Batsman Rating
    1 West Indies Cricket Board Viv Richards 1132.5[10][11][12]
    2 India Sachin Tendulkar 1119.3
    3 Australia Michael Bevan 1036.8
    4 Australia Ricky Ponting 1022.1
    5 West Indies Cricket Board Brian Lara 1016.7

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wisden_100

    now say looser its by same wisden why didnt u showed this? this shows ur pathetic mentality... grow up kid grow up....




    but it was till 2002... now ith his consistency and logetivity he has prooved himself better then viv richrds in odis....

    enough said....

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  38. just read these quotas on sachin by greats...


    Shane Warne:
    "Sachin Tendulkar is, in my time, the best player without doubt - daylight second, Brian Lara third."


    Viv Richards:
    He is 99.5% Perfect.. I'll pay to watch him play. I think he is marvellous. I think he will fit in whatever category of Cricket that has been played or will be played, from the first ball that has ever been bowled to the last ball that's going to be. He can play in any era and at any level.


    Sir Don Bradman:
    I saw him playing on television and was struck by his technique, so I asked my wife to come look at him. Now I never saw myself play, but I feel that this player is playing much the same as I used to play, and she looked at him on Television and said yes, there is a similarity between the two...hi compactness, technique, stroke production... it all seemed to gel! in reference to Sachin Tendulkar.



    Allan Donald:
    "In my several years of international cricket, Tendulkar remains the best batsman I have ever bowled to. It's been a pleasure to bowl at the master batsman even though one hasn't always emerged with credit from the engagements."

    "During our team meetings, we often speak about the importance of the first 12 balls to Tendulkar. If you get him then you can thank your stars, otherwise it could mean that tough times lie ahead."



    Mathew Hayden:
    I have seen GOD , he bats at no.4 for india in Tests.

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  39. Brain Lara:
    Sachin is a genius , i am a mere mortal!



    Barry Richards:
    Sachin is crickets GOD

    Martin Crowe:
    The shot played on this ball is only possible for the GOD of cricket.


    Wasim Akram:
    Today, he showed the world why he is considered the best batsman around. Some of the shots he played were simply amazing. Earlier, opposing teams used to feel that Sachin's dismissal meant they could win the game. Today, I feel that the Indian players, too, feel this way.
    Wasim Akram, after game at Hobart, CUB series, 1999




    Wasim Akram:
    "I dont know what to bowl at him. i bowled an inswinger n he drove me through covers of d front foot. then i bld an outswinger n he again punched thr covers of d backfoot(for tamil fans-dai avan eppadi pottalum adikaranda). he is d toughest batsmen i 've bowled to.

    He shold live long n score lots of runs, but not against pakistan(smiling) "- on 24th april 2004 on espn Sachin's 30th B day program.


    Mark Taylor:
    "We did not lose to a team called India...we lost to a man called Sachin" - Mark Taylor, during the test match in Chennai (1997)


    Rev David Shepherd.
    "Sachin Tendulkar! If he isn't the best player in the world, I want to see the best player in the world".



    http://www.sachinandcritics.com/quotes_on_sachin.php

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  40. while every expert and great has said he is by far the best cricikter of this era and its stupid to compare him with bradman who belong to completely diffrent era only dumbs can compare him to bradman...

    i gues enough said now even if u come up some more stupidity u will just proove urself another joker and the be far the biggest asshole and chutiya of this era haha....

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  41. my gift for u


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6z6cx12a01U

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  42. Oh wow! Sachin Tendulkar just another batsman .. nothing special! Can't even captain India. haha

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  43. I think Sachin is the most overrated cricketer,
    I won't go to Bradman time but give an example from present: Kallis
    Check the stat and think open mindedly, as most of the Sachin fan fail to do so.
    {you may be watching notout, but notout just means thay could have batted there if overs were remaining and the batsman are taking more risks in the slog overs}
    I am making this statement because people keep on saying Dhoni is the most luckiest and to remind them the history keeps adding his act an evidence to the fact: LUCK FAVORS THE WARRIOR...

    Despite 99 centuries, he has served the nation with an average not par with his no. of centuries...
    If he have played for 10-12 years and there after he would have started training youngs then India could have been in a better position. Gandhi and others people were great not because they only themself followed the best path but inspired people to choose the right path.
    He has never a 300 in test and Lara has a 400 so what...(About Sachin 200)

    Now contribution to society:
    In his time of reigm before Dhoni arrival, India have an average performance losing world cup to Asia cup giving a frustration to crowd.
    Ofcourse he contributed, but not as a leader...
    I think Dhoni has given the society more to cheerabout in four year than Sachin 20 years...

    I may be sarcastic, and will feel happy if you please point it out

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  44. please compare Sachin and Jacques as a cricketer, not just as batsman only but see bowling stat also
    And who has contributed much to the country
    And many people are saying about the no. of man of matches as a comparision scale
    Then see the stats of IPL 2011
    Aswin and Badrinath have not won a single MoM!!!

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  45. And also the reference people use to give like Shane, Hayden, Wasim, Lara and many others
    these people have said that sachin is GOD
    I think most of them are trying to get popularity in India
    Today all of them have a job in India

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  46. And the thing that made me feel the worst abt Sachin fan...
    I was watching CWC 2011 final and when Sachin got out, people left the match hopelessly
    Knowing that India has won previous Asia cup and T20 world cup without Sachin...

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  47. Thanks for the comments, Anonymous [who wrote the last four comments]. I agree flat out.

    You were not being sarcastic.

    Sarcastic is when people call you stupid for saying Tendulkar is overrated. lol. In fact that is pure impunity!

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  49. dude u r just a loser.... stating the number of times Kallis and Ponting have opened and saying that Sachin scored easy because of coming early on is just plain ridiculous.... How can u ignore the early movement of the new ball ? The slip fielders, catching men.... i could go on and on abt u'r stupidity.... but i want atleast this much of the comment to appear '|'

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  50. Knowing that's the only part you could manage to read from the whole document I know now how smart you are.

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  51. Wisden is scrap. No one reads it, not even brits. Its chief editor Sclyd Berry is known to be anti India esp. Sachin. It'll be a miracle if wisden survives for more than five years. Kallis is an all time great all rounder but not in same league with Sachin as a batsman. Sachin avg 60 against Aus, the most dominant team of his era. While Ponting avg 30 against India, the second best team after SA of his era. Sachin record is equally good on sub & non-sub continental series while pointing has struggled in the sub n against quality spinners. Don never played ODI & never had expectations of a billion unforgiving fans on his shoulders. This proves that Sachin is the greatest batsman & one of the biggest legend that any sport has ever produced.

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  52. Oh ok, thanks. I'll take your word for it. If you say so dude. Why didn't you say so earlier. Now that you said so. Right. Have fun.

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  53. If opening according to someone wasn't easy why the hell does he not open in tests??? All said he is an overrated player.

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  54. India won the 2011 world cup only because Sachin got out early without wasting too many balls. Those who think Sachin is a great batsman should go and take a look at the 2003 WC final where he got out to McGrath - he just comes across as a useless batsman. Great batsmen should prove against great bowlers. He has never proved himself against bowlers like Ambrose.Not even once against Ambrose.

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    1. he played against ambrose and averaged 50+ if dont know dont talk dont be ignorant
      in 2003 final also he got out early then y didnt india won it there u say sachin not played
      it proves how ignorant u are, by providing two contradicting statements

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  56. jaunty .. excellent work !! My whole heated congratulations to u .. Nobody has come forward to talk about the truth of sachin.. Its just the foolishness of our indian masses to praise sachin.. Agree that he's good.. but definitly not "GOD" !! he doesnt deserve that..

    I appreciate your wonderful view (which was in my mind too) about the conversion %.. This guy , due to public support(and other influential means) , had been in cricket team for 400+ matches (with long spells of dismal performance in between) which no country allows.. "you dont perform in a couple of matches , you're out" Thats the algorithm elsewhere !!

    If highly talented batsmen like ponting , sehwag , kallis and the gr8 GANGULY(who has had the fastest 5000 runs ) have batted the same no. of innings as sachin had , they would definitely outshine him !!

    And reg someone quoting here about the praises showered by other cricketers , "you pay em a couple of 100bucks and they would say I've seen god around.. he has commented in bejaunty.com" :D

    Sachin's having media influence.. He himself is paying a lot of ppl to write about him , both online and in print and other media.. And who knows even those who have commented here mi8 have been one of the few in the network..
    (To cite a testimonial to sachin's sponsorship for self-praisal - he's been sponsoring that guy who's his ardent fan to watch all indian matches at home)

    Sachin's just a piece of overrated batsman , who has been consistently underperforming , who is adamant to stay in the team (Despite his poor form).. A good coach like Greg Chappel rightly pointed out the same but was turned down (due to blind support for sachin)..

    It's high time that sachin retires .. else he be chucked out !!

    Kudos to Jaunty Mellifluous for this wonderful article..

    P.S. : I am an unbiased indian !!

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  57. I appreciate your comments Annonymous. What most people don't realize is that I don't discredit Sachin (links for his achievements in the article) when they send me hate mail or comments that are really aweful. :)

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  58. thanks for the article

    i just hate him

    good player didn't means that u should worship him

    FUCK YOU INDIA

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  59. -- Anonymous said...
    P.S. : I am an unbiased indian !!
    November 7, 2011 12:12 AM ---


    1. you dont perform in a couple of matches , you're out - can you say that with Dhoni or Ponting (after 2007)?

    2. you pay em a couple of 100bucks. - have you been paid by Jaunty Mellifluous to post this?

    If NO, then same is the case with the media and other people supporting sachin.

    3. Overrated batsman - of course if cricket is so overrated in India(which is probably why you just found this blog and posted on it), then cricketers will also be done so.

    4. Who decides a cricketer is great or not - you Anonymous or Jaunty Mellifluous?(No offence/intention to hurt meant)

    5. Finally, of course we have freedom of speech and expression. BUT WHY CREATE A POST ON "why-is-sachin-tendulkar-not-best"?

    Was anyone trying to force Jaunty Mellifluous to admit and acknowledge it or IS IT OUT OF SOME EMOTIONS

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  60. I appreciate your comments. Valid Points. Anon Unbiased Indian.:)

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  61. Yep! god of cricket. busting his butt for 1ooth 100 and R Ashwin at 8 scores 103!!! so long for the god.
    Hadn't it been for the sponsors , i dont think so much hype would have generated around him. Poor human being out to enjoy n make money. and you guys r making him god. Well, God doesnt have endrosment for Millions of bucks but sinces he has , he shuld be counted as God!!

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  62. I wasted my time to read this article......

    all known very well............................ God of Cricket is sachin sachin sachin......

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  64. I dont think sachin is the greatest cricketer ever and I thought the blogger would come up with something that really proves the point but these stats are completly baised and at times untrue.For egs. blogger said sachin managed only 8 runs in entire champions trophy 2009 -10. the truth is that he only played a single match against pakistan ruled out of the rest due to food piosoning.

    Truely waste of time

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  65. u know why tendulkar makes alot of runs becuase when someone does a lbw on him he dosen't get out because he buys the umpires he is way to overrated

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  66. When ne1 have to gain popularity in india say something negative about Sachin Tendulkar...dis is wat writer of dis blog has done...look how many comments he has recieved and i bet u if he wud hav written dis blog for nething else nobody wud hav played heed to wat was written...so please dont comment ne further on this article as he's gaining popularity by defaming Cricket legend(ofcourse watever he's written is half said truth) so ignore it...Cricket Fan

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  67. I'm an Indian, and I have to say - the peeps just cannot accept any criticism of this man. It's irrational - but I think that's a lot of the problem with the super nationalistic way of enjoying sports these days - it's no longer about the game, it's about identity and whom you are meant to support and why, so I become anti Indian for thinking Sachin isn't the best? Please.

    I really enjoyed your critique here - it's sound and subtle - and therefore many of these die-hard-Sachin fans (which actually means your average indian) won't be able to take it. I found it a refreshing breath of air today of all days, as Sachin scored is 100th 100. Great achievement but he's been out there for two decades...I think it's just not something Indians are able to think about rationally - infact it's just not possible to have a rational conversation about this. It would be ok as along they didn't get crazy about it (but they do, as is amply demonstrated in this blog). Me, I'm a lover of the game...and it's ok that my boy sachin isn't the best. Can't we just love that he gave us some great moments, instead of trying to qualify it in a way that makes no sense? You can't change facts...and to compare him - or anyone to Bradman - is a travesty in my eyes.

    Kallis, ponting, all these fellows of the recent era have to bow down and pretend to be blown away by Tendulkar when I think everyone who really knows something about cricket knows the truth.

    All this is to say, thank-you. Brilliant analysis.
    Missie (26)
    (In New York)

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    1. Hey Missie, thanks for passing by. I appreciate your comments and all the other peeps who have been sending the input. Just to let you know I am a fan of Tendulkar as well but I just don't like it when people go crazy after him like there is no other batsman in the world.

      Congratulations to Tendulkar for his 100th Century and also all the Indian Cricket Fans. This really is a marvellous achievement and will take some catching up from other players if anyone ever reaches this milestone. :)

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  68. hey who can play for two decades for their country.. sachin is the only one consistent batsman who can do that.. If he is not great why do opposite teams shiver when he is in the field.... you can do number magic, but you cant remove the greatness of legend tendulkar from hearts of people....

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    1. Tendulkar is a great player. :)

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    2. Hi All Sachin followers.....

      I am new one to jump into this debate....
      But I think there is nobody who has problems to follow Sachin as greatest batsmen at least on the ground of techniques.....

      Some have problems regarding to his die-hard fans that they have made Sachin as god like creature....Then I tell everybody that me too A Die-Hard Fan of Sachin.....and I don't see anything bad that Sachin is being compared with GOD.....Even I feel that GOD himself will be proud with this fact....(Don't feel bad as I'm an atheist).

      Okay I start debate seriously from here.....without mentioning any records as it has been mentioned in numbers already....Here are too many writers and I've concluded many have problems with die-hard indian fans....But I want to tell every members & visitors not every indian has gone mad as almost every Indian is Proud of him as a national asset.....

      Means to say that it's not only records that c'd make a person so special that he's seen as GOD....We're just forgetting how calm, cool, moderate & generous person he is, even after getting this much success...In the whole career of 22 years he has never been connected with any kind of misbehavior with his mates/opponents, disrespect of seniors, snubbing/shouting of fans, drinking, forgery,etc.....Despite this he is too generous out of the field as well....Moreover his love for the game is being taken in wrong terms by some friends at this site....If one has been watching him right from the beginning of his career or has just started to watch him when he started to open in ODIs....that person must be aware of the fact that he has almost changed from 1999 onwards
      due to many injuries which didn't allow him to play his some favorite shots....but it was his dedication , perseverance & love for the game which took him back in his favorite job.....with different technique....& Hence different Tendulkar....So How can we Indian Ignore all efforts to make us cheer and why we should not follow him....

      Normally recognized as a quiet person he stirred once the media when he Proclaimed that he is marathi later...first he is an Indian....
      Now you tell me why we Indians not to see him as a national hero....Look Friends Records are not great......
      If it's today seemed bigger it won't remain the same forever.....But if someone is favored so much in his tenure in his country there must be something behind that person....
      Look Sachin & Kambli both started from same place, same talent, same recognition but it is the dedication and the love for the game is what produce difference between both of them....
      One more thing I beg to all of you include only contemporaries in the debate not the players of different ages....because only some records/tally/analysis can't produce differences.....
      In all Sachin's contemporary mates/players I appreciated most techniques of Brian Lara in Test Matches...But in ODIs I have not found anyone closer to Sachin....

      At last some words by Philosopher :
      Who is GOD...??
      Any Philosopher would reply that he is nothing except being part of us....he c'd be any of us.....anyone....who is honest....true....kind.....& someone who enjoys doing his job....!!!!!!
      kmanavgupta@yahoo.com

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    3. I like your comments, Kmanav. I don't disagree with you on what you said. :)

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    4. nicely said MAnav... kadak bola!! chummas to u...

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  69. sum one handpicks sum moments wic de think to b important enough and show tat sachin crumbles at dos...while de sho tat most of his centuries wer on less-pressurised occasions....dis peopl forget d fact tat sumtym u fail in d subjcts u re d bst....its very easy seein matches in tv or net under ac conditions and grade a match.....d mst important remarks abt sachin is a grt player or not is best assured frm d remarks of dos players playin in his era and hu knws xctly hw is it lyk to play in diffrnt conditions--both hom and playground.....

    to those hu feel disgustin abt sachin bin calld a god---i mst say tat d miss the first sentence of tat caption----- the peopl hu call him so actually shout--"if cricket is my religion,sachin is god"--- idnt undrstnd wer d prblm is in such
    prsnl beliefs

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    1. I always respect people's personal beliefs and I don't really have any problems with people giving Tendulkar high regard as well. You can also worship him like a god if you want to.

      But my point was just that I don't feel he's the greatest in the world and don't take him like a god. Now thát's my personal belief.

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts. :)

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    2. Tereko Cricket khelna aata hai kay be??? pehle bat pakadna seekh acche se fir boliyo!! aur yeh jo shoiab ka bowling ka video dala hai na... sachin ka bhi milta hai you tube pe .. jaake search maar... Yaad hai na.. Shane warne ne kya bola tha, 'Sachin mere sapno main aata hai aur meri balls dhota hai '.... tu chup karke soja!!

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  70. Mr.Profile Owner...

    Speaking and founding mistakes from others is very simple....
    Sachin is really a one of the best batsman of the world..........
    Think about his enthu and achievements....
    At the age of 40, he played like a 25 years guy....
    So no one equal to him in this world...
    Comparing kallis and ponting... they are from various countries and origin.... They guys are having better stamina from nature.... I accept that they are also good performers... No doubt with that..
    But dont compare anyone with sachin except some of the quality players like bradman,dravid,kallis,lara and vivian richards, loyd like that and etc., dont compare with ponting... Sach is Life... Genius of cricket....
    I hope u r not able to play a single ball inside the field...
    If u had guts post this post without omitting this.....

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  71. Yes, Sachin should have a monument and a shrine in the center of Bangalore. :)

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  72. As most of the people here I am also a big admirer of SAchin. But I always had one question and this looks like a good forum to ask. If sachin was a player in australian team would he be where he is now?

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  73. Thanks for such thoughtful,well explored but slightly biased article and comments. I am also a admirer of sachin. he's such a humble and sensible player who would never do anything intentionally wrong. he's one of the best batsman. but he's a bit selfish. his hundredth century came at the cost of india's win. when he comes near hundred he becomes selfish. I hardly saw sachin scored a hundred with a boundry or six unlike lara, sehwag. This makes sachin less respectful than dravid, sehwag, ponting,kallis.lara. he's one of the best batsman but not a best player. And god can't be selfish. so don't call him god, he's just an entertainer that's it :)

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  74. sachin is a good batsman but not half as good as
    vishwanath amarnath gavaskar .
    these guys played ´´genuine ´´fast bowling in very challenging conditions and earned respect purely on the basis of the qualities that define a batsman namely courage and skill.


    And he is not even stylish. Lara or Azhar uddin were at least a treat to watch. They were at least artistic if not as destructive as viv or gordon.
    I only rate batsmen who perform in difficult conditions against genuine pace attacks of their time. Sachin was never consistent at test level against ´´fast bowlers´´. I am not referring to medium pacers here.

    Martin Crowe, Mark Waugh, Lara are all class players who were never given enough credit. As for Sachin good luck to him but all this crap about sachin being the greatest ever thing that happened to cricket is just unacceptable.

    shankar narayan

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  75. i didnt understand onething in this article wat u mean by conversion ratte which u caluclated???????

    according to my knowledge what u caluclated was no.of centuries a batsman score for 100 innigs in which sachin is clearly highest so sachin

    and abt wat u said about opening is not fair

    kallis failed as opener in ODIs with an average of 19.28
    u talked abt sachin's middle order average why u didnt mention abt it

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  76. U r talkin about Sachin not scoring in big matches.... I am not wrong he is out even when he s not most no of times...... Still he have walked away without saying any word.... u told abt 100th ton gap.....he was given out 3 times in his 90....... He has been a prey for wrong umpiring and if you convert them he would be celebratin his 150th 100s of his carrer.... he is the man wen india wanted has stood for us.... SO Salute that person rather than bringing up false facts..... He s god and always wil be god of cricket

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  77. I totally agree with the author. I have gone through the debates and saw ppl's sentiments for Sachin. Sentiments are valued in India. He is good batsman but he is not always the Best. Legend is the one who brings in a no-hope match to victory. Not only me, but lot of ppl know, whenever ST scores a 100, India loses a match. Keep playing for so many years, would result in so many records. he could have even achieved more. he is just a BRANDED player, who intelligently made money also. You want to worship him as GOD, do that, nobody stops anyone. For me, he is a player who should retire in interest og giving chance to youngsters. My RESPECT for him will increase more, if he start coaching, guiding youngsters for INDIA and even on request for other teams (he will get money for that). That will be the best meaning of his life. he himself say don't expect a game like 19 year old cricketer when he is 39. And i i really don care even a bit for the negative comments / filth language / crap words in return. i stand with what i think, so dont curse urself by writting in return. i do respect him as an individual and as a player too but there are always + and - around everyone. he is lucky to achieve what he did. We should alse accept the facts.

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  78. Kind Blogger,
    Cricket and Sachin existed before 1999. Please check the stats from there as well.

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  79. http://www.quora.com/Sachin-Tendulkar/What-are-some-amazing-and-lesser-known-stats-of-Sachin-Tendulkar

    see this.

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  80. Lara: 501.

    Enough said.

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  81. i agre haivng watched cricket for 20 years i know sachin is all hype & hoopla also fact ppl praising him must check his advertising/endorsement revenue as well.

    Azruddin had been much better

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  82. studpid blog.Have you ever watched Sachin 148 against australia during 1998 sharajah.Whatis this?stupid..............................................................

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  83. yes it is stupid blog read this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wisden_100

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  84. Tendulkar averages 38 in ODIs batting outside the flat tracks of Asia/UAE. Nuf said.

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    1. He is zero in crucial game in big tournament. ....

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