Wednesday, October 29, 2008


I have always liked this piece about Sachin Tendulkar!

It was 1992. The 18-year-old was up on his toes, carving bowlers like cuts of prime Australian beef to all parts of Perth's WACA ground. The murmurs around the press box grew. The boy had ability, potential, even the makings of a world-class batsman. John Woodcock could bear it no longer. The cricket correspondent of the London Times, wearing his 70s well, stood up, put out his hands and called for silence. "Gentlemen," he declared, "he is the best batsman I have seen in my life." A pause later: "And unlike most of you, I have seen Bradman."


  1. No Doubt Sachin has been a Maestro and a sheer Gentleman of the Game. But I feel guys like Adam Gilchrist a fair player of the game as compared to Tendulkar.

  2. both have great class and commitment....sachin's was and is an incomparable player of 1990's and 2010...
    2 decades are enough o prove this...his first love indeed has been cricket....