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Thanks Sachin Post Match Opinions 

Thanks Sachin

I have no memory of cricket without Sachin Tendulkar.

I have watched highlights, and read the fervent praise of past batting masters, but they remain only as  homage. It is Sachin who has been this generation’s living embodiment of the ascent to cricket’s pinnacle – from precocious upstart, to middle order warrior, to icon.

The greatest batsman ever to have played the game? It’s a label fraught with argument. How to ally the differences in playing conditions and bowling opposition over time. How to gauge greatness. And most of all, whether it matters.

There is no one to compare him …

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Sachin Tendulkar and the disconnect Post Match Opinions 

Sachin Tendulkar and the disconnect

It’s approaching a week since Sachin Tendulkar announced his retirement from one day internationals. When the news broke out last Sunday, social media went into over drive over the news. Most of them understandable, but quite a few of them I felt were a bit of an over –reaction. Do folks who said “that’s it, will not watch one day internationals any more” really mean it? Possibly they do, but I won’t understand the reasoning.  My reaction to the news itself was fairly simple “463 and out. Too many memories to recollect”. In fact I had to check …

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When Sachin Tendulkar got out… Post Match Opinions 

When Sachin Tendulkar got out…

One of the joys of growing up was to debate the various aspects of Tendulkar….There are so many aspects to his batsmanship, his career and his larger-than-life persona. He is a wonderful case study from many standpoints”

writes Siddhartha Vaidyanathan in his latest blog post here (in case you are one of the three people who have not yet read those articles he has linked in the first para of that post, please do yourself a favour and read them first).

I used to indulge in those debates. But all that stopped one fine evening, a few years back, …

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