From the publishers of THE HINDU
VOL.32 :: NO.46 :: Nov. 14, 2009
From his first outing to one of his most recent efforts, a stunning 175 against Australia in the Hyderabad ODI, Sachin Tendulkar has been a great batsman. Longevity counts amongst his strengths. Twenty years! It’s a heck of a long time and it’s gone in the blink of an eye. It has been an incredible journey, a trip that figures alone cannot define, writes Peter Roebuck.
Sachin Tendulkar has been on the road for 20 years, but still loves to carry on. “There is nothing like playing cricket. I like to play matches all season,” he says in a chat with Vijay Lokapally.
TENDULKAR - LARA - PONTING/A COMPARISON
Gems of our generation
In the instant recall value of their knocks lies the trouble in comparing the three most productive batsmen of our times — the trouble of excess, writes Kunal Diwan.
TENDULKAR THE BOWLER
A breath-taking repertoire
When he skips daintily to the bowling crease, Tendulkar is all cheek. The situations that need him to roll his arm over, the partnerships that he is called on to break, almost demand that he be expansive, that he try different things. Karthik Krishnaswamy takes a look at the Little Master’s bowling ability.
TRIBUTES TO TENDULKAR
An amazing cricketer
What makes Sachin Tendulkar the great player that he is? Here’s what some of his former and current team-mates have to say. By Vijay Lokapally.
Dejection writ large
Australia will go home with both its No. 1 ranking and 13-year unbeaten run in one-day series in India intact, after the abject surrender by the host in Guwahati. Over to K. C. Vijaya Kumar.
Maestro’s day out
Tendulkar notched a score that was on par with Kapil Dev’s historic 175 that ambushed the Zimbabweans during the 1983 World Cup. And yet, when the match ended, Tendulkar sat forlorn inside the dressing room as victory eluded the little big man of Indian cricket, reports K. C. Vijaya Kumar.
Australia defeated India by 24 runs in the fourth ODI of the Hero Honda Cup series at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium. Though the target wasn’t a stiff one, the Indian batsmen failed to rise up to the challenge, writes K.C. Vijaya Kumar.
Still chasing a dream
It is a matter of pride for all of us that Sachin Tendulkar has dominated the game for such a long time. He is not finished yet though many feel he is in the twilight of his career. His journey is something that cannot be emulated by many.
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