Why Sachin is targetted by Afridi?

@rajeev075 (1936)
India
March 27, 2011 2:41pm CST
Hi friends! From the day INDIA beaten Australia and it was confirmed that they will play with the Pakistan in semi final at Mohali. Pakistan captain Afridi is targeting sachin. He commented like- "Sachin will have to wait until after the world cup for his 100th international century because we are not going to allow him or any INDIAN player to play a big innings" Why only he is targeting by taking the name of sachin? Is he fearful of Sachin or what? I must think what is going on his mind? What you say why he is specifically targeting sachin?
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@AKRao24 (21173)
• India
27 Mar 11
Hi Dear Rajeev! Afridi knows that Sachin is known as God of Cricket in the World of Cricket. He knows that he is having almost every record under his belt and he had ups and downs in his life! The way Sachin bounced back from his bad days to present unbelievably superb performance to create so many records, the whole World now accepts him as the genius in the world of Cricket! Sachin is about to create a new Record by hitting his 100th century, if he makes a century in his next match! Afridi knows that Sachin is having the potential of achieving this feat at any given time and he just want to make it sure that this should not happen in this match, so that the history will be written when his name will also be taken along with Sachin when ever the 100 centuries of this great player will be talked in future! But the basic difference would be that Sachin will be remembered for the success while afridi will be remembered for the failure! So to avoid future humiliation Afridi is playing, a so called Mind game, which is nothing more than a freak Roar or a cat cry! The comments which are being made by the Pakistani team members making me to recall my childhood days when we used to challenge the other local Cricket team for no reason , just to put a pressure on them when we used to have a match against them, though we knew that we had no calibre to match those people! So in nut shell the talks which Afridi is making is nothing but a rsponse to fear psychosis which he is venting out! Just see how the little master will respond back to his comments in the media,with his bat! Thanks for the discussion!
@rajeev075 (1936)
• India
27 Mar 11
You are right Sachin is GOd of Cricket and no one will come over to him. Afridi is playing mind game to disturb him. Reality is that cool sachin have no effect of this speech!
• India
28 Mar 11
Hello AKRao and Hello Rajeev, It is good that Afridi is targeting Saching like this and challenging him. History is a proof that whenever Sachin was challenged, he has replied with his bat in a great manner. He has always shown better performance whenever he was criticized or challenged. You will see that he will also play good in this match and will show Afridi that his own mindgame was harmful for him.
@AKRao24 (21173)
• India
28 Mar 11
Yes Dear Narendra! I too do have the same feeling! Afridi unnecessarily disturbed the resting lion to face the consequences! Let Sachin use his magic wand,the Bat, to shower the runs,so that Afridi will get drenched in those runs and will feelthe cold in such Hot summer at Mohali! Thanks!
• India
28 Mar 11
Afridi is trying to disturb Sachin's focus. He is commenting like this so that Sachin will lose his concentration and start thinking about his 100th century. Afridi has forgotten that Sachin has never played for records. Sachin plays for his country and for his passion and records far behind for him. When he plays, he plays with his full passion and he made records almost unknowingly in a natural way. Last time also Sachin went out of ground when he was declared not out by the umpire. This shows how great player he is. He always focus on his game and country's benefit. Furthermore, Afridi has forget the past that whenever Pakistan or Australia or any other country have challenged him, he has shown them the path of trouble by hitting great shots and making huge runs in the very next game to reply back those challenges. Yes, you have well said that he always replies back with his bat and he will do so in this game also. Afridi, he is commenting that they will not allow Sachin to make his 100th century is also not very bad as anyone will say that. When news reporter will ask, "Will Sachin make his 100th century in this game?" or "Will you allow Sachin to make his 100th century?" then anyone will say No. He is not wrong in that sense as they have to plan something in order to check India. They know that if Sachin will make a century here, India will make a huge score on the scoreboard and that will be bad for Pak. So, this is not very wrong, anyone will say that.
@isloooboy (1740)
• United Arab Emirates
29 Mar 11
I agree with you being an admirer of Sachin Tendulkar and I know how big Player he is, "the way he showed the character in previous match of this World Cup are clearly stand's Top of all players. I think Some one told Afridi that, "when Sachin Make century India Loose the Match so he tried to pump the Tendulkar so he go for Century". If this psychological gossip is correct than what will happen please tell me about that a little bit? Cheers
• India
30 Mar 11
Hi islooboy, I know what had happened. Afridi has done nothing wrong. Everyone would say like this when asked in particular, "Would you allow Sachin to make his 100th Century?" Everyone will say no. What Afridi has don wrong. There is nothing wrong in even mindgame also. I think this is the part of game. The day the match is played, only the team who will perform good will win. Riaz is wonderful today. I admire him.
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
28 Mar 11
I think most teams still think that if they can get Sachin, they can get at the Indian team. The fact though is that this Indian team loves mind games. There are characters in this team like Zaheer, Bhajji and Gambhir who move up a level when there are mind games. To add to this Sachin is the last person you would want to target. The only way he knows to respond is by wielding his bat as a weapon of mass destruction. Cheers! Ram
@rajeev075 (1936)
• India
28 Mar 11
You are very right there many other good talented player few of them you mentioned i want to mention more ... yuvraj if he go on bowler will have atouble and himself the captain big hitter huge power he have to hit long sixes.
@msdivkar (1903)
• India
28 Mar 11
Hi rajeev, Pakistan has seen in last several world cup matches that they can not win against India on the field so they are trying some off field tactics to see if they can succeed. These tactics are of no use because Indian Captain and the players are quiet matured to react to such verbal volleys. Sachin in particular has always preferred his bat to talk rather than his mouth in replying to such criticism. Any way all these verbal comments will only increase spectator's interest in the match.
• India
28 Mar 11
yes, Sachin has always replied back with his bat and whenever he has replied back, his replied was very heavy for the opponent.
• India
28 Mar 11
Sachin is one of the greatest batsman when comes in form nobody is there to stop him. Afridi will be kicked out of team soon as India will win this match .