Is Sachin Tendulkar the greatest modern day batsmen?

@achyuta (2854)
United States
November 19, 2006 2:17am CST
Being labeled the next Bradman has never been an easy honor. But perhaps no batsman has worn the tag with so much grace—and so deserved it—as Tendulkar. West Indian captain Brian Lara, the only contemporary of Tendulkar's to consistently threaten his position as the batsman of the age, told last month that the Indian was the greatest he had ever seen. "You know genius when you see it," said Lara. "And let me tell you, Sachin is pure genius." What do you guys think? is Sachin really that great?
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@crabby1 (304)
• Australia
19 Nov 06
Genius is an oft repeated word bandied about by proponents of cricket who are at best wishful thinkers endeavouring to talk up the sport. Sachin Tendulkar is a better than average batsman but is no genius. Don't take me the wrong way I enjoy watching him play but his record is what should be considered. I think Sachin's average is still only in the mid seventies so he has got a long way to go before he matches Don Bradman's average of 99.4 No lover of the game disputes THE DON was a genius what a pity I am too young to have ever seen him play but my Father did play against him in Club Cricket
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@achyuta (2854)
• United States
19 Nov 06
Thanks crabby. Bradman made all those runs at high speed in a manner that bewildered opponents and entranced spectators. Though his batting was not classically beautiful, it was always awesome. Sachin's batting is classically beautiful too.
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@crabby1 (304)
• Australia
19 Nov 06
It has been said Don Bradmans average would have been higher than 99.4 but for the duck he scored in his final game. The English cricketers had no answers to his power game and it is rumoured he was knighted by the Queen simply as a ploy to ruffle his calm demeanor. It was reported he was so overcome at having been knighted and at having been so honoured He didn't see the ball that took his wicket that day because he had tears in his eyes.
@crabby1 (304)
• Australia
19 Nov 06
The only bowler Don Bradman refused to face was a Queensland Aborigonal player by the name of Eddie Gilbert. Gilbert had unusually long arms and the extra leverage resulted in him bowling at about 15mph faster than the fastest bowlers of today. In his book it is reported he bowled a ball that was swung at and missed by the batsman. The ball cleared the stumps bouncing down the field where it bounded over the boundary fence continuing into the next street where it killed a brown dog. look for the book it is a good read
@abhisek16 (118)
• India
20 Nov 06
Sachin is a gr8 player no doubt abt it.But I dont think he is comparable with Sir Don Bradman. Yes he is a genius to some extent but Don Bradman is the father of genius.
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@achyuta (2854)
• United States
20 Nov 06
He’s our greatest batsman of all time which is not to decry Sunil Gavaskar who was very special, just to say that Sachin is even more special. He has defined cricket in his fabulous, impeccable manner. He is to batting what Shane Warne is to bowling
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13 Dec 06
Sachin is no doubt a great batsman but I guess it would be unfair to compare him with others... every batsman has his own style and record... Rahul Dravid.. Ricky Ponting and Brain Lara are also good... n they too have their own records..
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@achyuta (2854)
• United States
25 Dec 06
I agree with you. But whats wrong with Sachin lately? Why is he not coming up with solid performances anymore.
@arunpatal (627)
• Germany
28 Nov 06
If we go through statistics then we would see that statistics is talking for Tendulkar. He has scored more than 13,000 runs in limited overs cricket. Now he had crossed the landmark of 10,000 runs in Test cricket at Eden Gardens against Pakistan. He has 37 Centuries in limited overs cricket and has already equaled the 34 Centuries record with Sunil Gavaskar. A few more years is still left in Sachin's illustrious career. In my opinion, what he would achieve would be highly impossible for any batsman to cross it.
@achyuta (2854)
• United States
28 Nov 06
Well I dont think so. Ponting is going to cross his test records surely. Yes,in ODIs it may e tough to catch him.
@kittu007 (946)
• United States
24 Nov 06
yes...
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@achyuta (2854)
• United States
25 Nov 06
Thank you for your response.
• India
24 Nov 06
Ricky ponting has been in amazing form and could well be best batsman, with lara and sachin being a little older then ponting
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@achyuta (2854)
• United States
24 Nov 06
Yes Ponting may end up as the best. Who knows the future? He is going good. But he has not performed in alien circumstances like in India. Sachin and Lara have done it everywhere. Solets wait and watch on Ponting.
• India
24 Nov 06
Yeah , i too believe that he is one of the gr8test batsman of all times... he has got good skill and temperment....but i feel that he is not a match winner like most of the aus batsmen....Also,if u see the stats.. u can see that his records are not very inspiring...his graph is going down and down...
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@achyuta (2854)
• United States
24 Nov 06
Yes, I agree with you that he has not been able to doanythign great oflate. He has not been consistent. However, after his injury, now it does seem that he is rejuvinated. SO,I amnot very worried. I am sure, he will bounce back.
@milott (2649)
• India
22 Nov 06
He could be the best batsman but he is not a good team player with the team game like cricket. He plays for record only most of the time.
@achyuta (2854)
• United States
22 Nov 06
REally you think so? I dont think so. I jsut feel that he is not good under pressure. Thats his major drawback according to me.
• India
22 Nov 06
Sachin - He is the Best Batsmen in the World. No one can compare him.
Yes i agree with u sir. Sachin is not only one of the best betsmen but an allrounder as Sir Bradman was. If u see B. Lara he is only a Batsmen but Sachin is an a allrounder so if u compare it no one is near to Sachin. Everyone have to go through a Bad and a good phase so as to sachin but at the times he gives his best to the Team. He is a very sporty person and plays for the team. You can take the example of when R. Dravid ask him to declare on 194 he does not reacted and said first comes the team. This is the spirit.:)
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@achyuta (2854)
• United States
22 Nov 06
Yes,I agree with you. Sachin is an awesome bastsmen. Lara is catching up with him though. I dont know how long I cna say Sahcin is best. Well lets jsut say this way, as of today I think sachin is best.
@gary236 (83)
19 Nov 06
First of all it is necessary to weed out batsmen who only came to the party when most good attacks had declined and pitches due to TV had flattened. Only 4 batsmen can be compared to the greats such as Miandad, Border, IVA Richards, Gavaskar and Greg Chappell of the era before - SR Waugh, Dravid, Tendulkar and Lara. They averaged 50 throughout the 1990s and this decade. Dravid has the best defence, SR Waugh is the least talented but the grinder, Lara the most destructive but Tendulkar has a genius about him allied to a consistency and a more solid defence than Lara. He has scored everywhere for 15 years and plays under more pressure than any cricketer in the history of the game. I have used stats here - but only as a basic benchmark. I judge the players on what THEY have done, not how good their team is and also on watching them. No statistic, no matter how revealing, can ever illustrate the beauty of a Tendulkar straight drive - oooooohhhh that elbow! It is also a fact that when anyone compares a batsman with another, one is always Sachin. Need I say more?
@achyuta (2854)
• United States
19 Nov 06
I agree with you Gary. Wonderful comment. Thanks for participating. See you around in my posts and look forward to responding to your posts.
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@tamanash (952)
• India
19 Nov 06
no way dear.sourav is much much better than him sorav completes his 100000 runs in 8 years(1997-2005)and it took sachin 12 years to get there(1990-2002).now you decide.....
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@achyuta (2854)
• United States
19 Nov 06
hmm thats a good point. You egta + for that. But where is Sourav now? HE is no where near (atleast now) the God of cricket that is Sachin. Wont you agree?
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@binitkedia (1172)
• India
19 Nov 06
yup!! i am quite convince with your posting but now a days sachin has lost his consistency but over the years if u will compare the number of sachin has won for india and the number of games brian lara has won for his country isw a huge difference between them , so overhere wat matters is winning matches for your country whereas not playing for your personal records. yeah sachin is a great batsman but lara is greater than sachin as the number of games he has won for his country single handedly are much than sachin has done it for india.
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@achyuta (2854)
• United States
19 Nov 06
OK point well taken. What do you predict Sachin will do in the SA series. Thank you for posting. Have a wonderful day.
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• India
2 Dec 06
sachin - ajay the microsoft kisd with sachin tendulkar
i dont think so, the game now played by sachin is not up to the mark, so cant say whether it will be long stay in pitch in future....the time has gone when sachin was known for his batting, now sachin is a tag and brand thats it
@achyuta (2854)
• United States
11 Dec 06
I agree with you partly. I think Sachin has to turn things around. I do believe he can do it. Thanks for responding.:)
@macubx (11433)
• Philippines
19 Nov 06
Yes, but he is not an Ace Player - someone who makes a diference for the team...
@achyuta (2854)
• United States
19 Nov 06
Thanks for your response. He subjects the opposition into complete surrender. There are no substitutes. HE is ace in that sense.
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• India
19 Nov 06
yes
@achyuta (2854)
• United States
19 Nov 06
Thanks for your response. I agree with you. He subjects the opposition into complete surrender. There are no substitutes. Sachin Tendulkar is the one and only! :)
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• India
19 Nov 06
yes sumtimes
@achyuta (2854)
• United States
19 Nov 06
Why you say only sometimes. Sachin is the decimator who decimates because that is what he is best at. He subjects the opposition into total surrender. There is no one like sachin. Even sehwag said he is trying to copy but can never be like sachin.
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@kutchi (12335)
• Pakistan
19 Nov 06
Nopes I think LARA is better than Sachin
@achyuta (2854)
• United States
19 Nov 06
Thank you for participating. Have a great day. Why do you rate Lara above Sachin? Your reasons?
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• India
19 Nov 06
yes sachin is the greatest batsman
@achyuta (2854)
• United States
19 Nov 06
I agree with you. Sachin the annihilator who decimates bowlers of all tribes. He subjects the opposition into total surrender. Long like Sachin Remesh Tendulkar
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• India
19 Nov 06
ofcourse yes.he is the greatest of greatest.
@achyuta (2854)
• United States
19 Nov 06
Thanks I agree with you.
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• Pakistan
19 Nov 06
well cant say he is the best. But he is one of the best batsman, no doubt about that...
@achyuta (2854)
• United States
19 Nov 06
Yes, I agree with you. Please do keep participating in my posts.
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