Different approaches of Kallis & Sachin

@srijshm (1165)
India
January 6, 2011 1:17pm CST
I was listening to Kallis speak at the award ceremony. He said to shastry that over the last three to four years he has made a change in the approach to his batting. " I am making a deliberate effort to score faster" is what he said. While we all know that Sachin has slowed down his scoring rate. The contrasting approaches of both players is pretty interesting because it is obviously working for these great players. Would love to hear your opinion on this.
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@amitavroy (4826)
• India
7 Jan 11
well yes kallis is scoring faster now a days but the thing about sachin is something i doubt. i don't think he has reduced his scoring rate at all. i mean the way he was playing the one days and the T20 games, he was actually scoring at a better rate and on a more consistent basis than any other young player in the whole country. and about the test matches, well i think he is the best person to judge when he should score fast and when he should score slow. after all i guess he is playing for more than two decades now :)
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@srijshm (1165)
• India
7 Jan 11
Thanks for bring this out in the discussion. Sachins scoring rate in T20 & ODI is stunning. But there is no denying that he has toned down his aggression considerably in the tests. He has also completely changed the way he plays on the offside.
@raj7shot (842)
• India
21 Jan 11
Sachin is having the capacity of Playing according to the formats of cricket. Kallis is outstanding good all-rounder-player of the era. But we cant compare Kaliis with Sachin. Sachin is master,Blaser,Don,Living legend.
6 Jan 11
Hi i think Sachin is far away better player than Kallis,and he is little master because of his techniques,i think Kallis is a great player but we can not compare with little master.....
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
8 Jan 11
That is because of the way both have played over their career. When Sachin started his career he was way ahead of others of his time in terms of scoring rates. So he had to slow up. While Kallis was more on the slower side and was dropped from the ODI teams and the T20 teams at various times because of that. So for him playing faster was the way to go. Cheers! Ram
@mohitseth (568)
• India
7 Jan 11
It depends upon need of the hour.Kallis is a fine player and he plays really well but sachin is far better than kallis in every approach while chasing 342 sachin changed his approach and scored at a very low rate and he even didn't scored a boundary.It shows sachin can mould himself with respect to every situation. Long Live Sachin:)
@venkit (2957)
• India
7 Jan 11
surely kallis in the recent past has been able to score more quicky when compared to his past scoring rate. but i would not say that sachin has started scoring slow, the simple example is the 200 he hit in ODI in recent past. but in test he has been scoring a bit slow, but its due to the situation. the experience has gained sachin more fluency in batting and he plays according to situation, thats all.