Who told Sachin Fails to fare well in the FINALS.

India
September 20, 2009 11:27am CST
Tendulkar, for long, had been carrying the cross around his neck for his perceived inability to finish off matches for India. Mind-numbing that his numbers are both in one-dayers and Tests, the maestro had been pilloried for not doing the job on big stages. A glance at the records, however, shows that the avowed view is nothing more than a myth. Few cricketers have scored as many runs as Tendulkar has in the finals and fewer have finished on the right side of the result. From the Desert Storm he scripted in Sharjah in 1998 when he pulverised the Australians to the latest century against Sri Lanka in the tri-series final on Monday, Tendulkar has left his indelible mark on some of India’s finest wins. For the statistically inclined, Monday’s was Tendulkar’s sixth ton in a tournament final and India have won all those six matches. With 1833 runs, the right-hander is also the highest run-getter in finals by some distance. After playing a stellar role in India’s maiden tri-series win in Australia early last year with scores of 117 and 91 in the best-of-three finals, it was once again the 36-year-old who won a multi-nation tournament for India. In between India lost a triangular series in Bangladesh and the Asia Cup in Pakistan and both the times Tendulkar wasn’t in the squad. Monday’s win in Lanka in a tri-series comes after the 1998 victory over the hosts, again scripted by Tendulkar (128) in the company Sourav Ganguly (109). Tendulkar’s critics often compare him to Brian Lara, highlighting the West Indian’s ability to win matches single-handedly, but the numbers suggest otherwise, at least in one-dayers. The left-hander has just one century and two half-centuries in his 17 final appearances, a poor record by the genius’ standards and certainly an unfair comparison.
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@ashbalab (18)
• India
21 Sep 09
India was under no pressure batting first in the pitch that provided a lot of assistance to the batsman and for a player like sachin who played more than 30-40 matches at premadasa stadium scoring a century in these conditions is no big deal..He has done it in the past and there are lot of matches of series decider where he got out wen the team relyed on him...At those times Mr vinslounge a huge tendulkar fan of this era has been badly blindfolded...there is absolutely no need to compare sachin and lara here
• India
21 Sep 09
After the previous match debacle where India were bowled out for 168, it is a laudable effort from Team India led by master batsman Sachin Tendulkar. I would like to point one thing that ashbalab must be yet another NAME SAKE CRITIC of Sachin Tendulkar. You cannot expect a single person to win all the matches for your country and then what for the other 10 members there in the team? According to the statistics, Sachin had played 24 matches in Premadasa and it doesn't mean that a person who had played in a particular ground for more than 30 matches could make centuries at will. Then PONTING must have played 25+ matches@ MCG which is his home soil. Does he makes Century at all times there? There are many people who can't stomach SACHIN's feat and valor and I think ashbalab is one amongst them. But it doesn't matter really. Anyway's I thank ashbalab for responding to my discussion. Have a great day. Happy Mylotting.
• India
21 Sep 09
I would like to point out that home soil is different from home ground.
• India
21 Sep 09
I don't know y ponting comes here....He has been the best leading the team to 2 World Cup wins(without a single loss) and a mini world cup last time in India...Tendulkar has been one of the most confused captains India ever had in the last two decades.He cant even lead his Mumbai Indians team to finish among the top 4..As a captain tendulkar has failed and crazy fanatics like vinslounge does not even accept with thtat fact..against the same srilankan team sachin failed to score even a single run in the 2007 world cup when India desperately needed to win the match to qualify for the next round...
@killersss (638)
• India
21 Sep 09
yes, this knock will shut the mouth of everyone that thought that sachin fails in final, i have heard and there is a record of sachin that he get really good runs inthe finals and many of his nervous nineties have been in the finals only. i think he is still a match winner for india and there is a lot more cricket left in him.
@madhuvamsi (1185)
• India
20 Sep 09
It is sad to hear such a tags which are tide to a legendary cricketer like Sachin Tendulkar. It is shame that Sachin have to prove again and again that he is better player than others. Audiences are so crazy that whenever India lose a match they straight away land the blame on Sachin and then on Captain of the team. In my view Sachin had played very well in all his career and he was never been out of form in any series. He is 100% player for team and it is bulsh*t talk that he plays for his records. One think I like about Sachin Tendulkar is that he fights with people not by words but with his innings.. I am happy for him in the recent ended Compaq Cup held in Sri Lanka where he blasted a superb century and help India to win.. I am against comparing Lara with Tendulkar, it is because both are unique and legends for their respective countries. Comparing Don Bradman with Ricky Ponting sounds very strange, like that comparing Sachin with Lara is very strange and people never stop comparing these legendary crickters. I hate this comparsion business..
@vipinl (802)
• India
20 Sep 09
He has won matches.. and the image of him not able to perform when required comes from the thing his match winning knocks had never been while chasing a target. He has performed well and won matches for country probably more than any other player. But its also true that he crunches under pressure whenever chasing a stiff target.. and one will rarely see his flourishing drives, when the pressure mounts his games change to too defensive.. but thats thats the only one area one can ever blame him upon. And when comes to comparison to Lara, Sachin for sure is far better player then him when comes to ODIs, same story is in tests with Lara being ahead there.
• India
20 Sep 09
After a long time, Sachin has shown, that he is a master batsman. 1998, is a long time back, and of late, Sachin has not been the force he was before. I think the long rest before the tri series has really helped. Let us hope and pray, that he fires on all cylinders in the Champions Trophy.