March 24, 2010

Tendulkar isn't thumping it

George Binoy

Spot of the day: Sachin Tendulkar has a strike-rate of 155.75 after four matches this season despite not having hit a single six. He’s hit plenty of fours though – 28 in his aggregate of 176 – piercing fields with surgical precision using wristy flicks, delicate cuts and steers, and orthodox drives. In the process, he’s showed everyone that you don’t have to thump it in Twenty20.

George Binoy is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

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Posted by shanker on (March 27, 2010, 9:58 GMT)

kalki is none other than sachin.... for me sachin is an other incarnation of vishnu...

Posted by rahul on (March 26, 2010, 15:26 GMT)

@jumbo is not a hindu i think that why he said that sachin has edgy boundaries sachin is a great player and even pointing who is falsely known as gr8 player starts off always with edgy shots

Posted by neal on (March 26, 2010, 12:17 GMT)

it will be a very bad day in the history of cricket when sachin will take retirement.

Posted by Giribabu on (March 26, 2010, 11:48 GMT)

awesome player.. he made all those beautifully crafted runs at 150 strike rate.. Just 1 six that too with old days favourite lofted straight drive.

Posted by shamalka on (March 26, 2010, 9:04 GMT)

SRT is Master!! He's the Best Batsman that world has ever produced without any doubt!! Good luck to you Little Master!!

Posted by Uttam on (March 26, 2010, 8:53 GMT)

I think he needs some rest...and after that come back again...I think he should take rest for at least 2 matches....We'll miss him a lotttt...but he should take it!!....Oo God blesses Sachin, who entertain the whole world, to be fit 100% always.

Posted by Venkatesh on (March 26, 2010, 6:37 GMT)

Tendulkar showcases batting as an art,doesn't he? He is the stand out star of the cricketing world.

Posted by Rupesh Shah on (March 26, 2010, 5:23 GMT)

Sachin : a myth buster

Posted by Karan on (March 25, 2010, 23:41 GMT)

I really think SRT shouldn't play T20 matches, he can't afford to take the risk of getting injured with so much cricket these days. Look at Gambhir, Nehra, Laxman, etc...they've already fallen. I just hope SRT can keep his health and play till the 2011 WC

Posted by khagesh on (March 25, 2010, 18:51 GMT)

well,i m quite young,but have been idolising sachin since i started understanding cricket,nd so ws badly disheartened from the first season of ipl,where neither mi as a team nor sachin personally could leave a mark!!!but now,sachin is again over the top!!! any format,be it the pinnacle-test,the shorter version-50 over,or the so called ruthless smashin version t20. he is in a different flow alltogether!!!reminds of the touch in the 90's or the streak in odi's where he scored aroun 6 scores in 90's in nearly as many matches!he plays at a brilliant pace and is the experience u need at one end of the pitch!!!nd who needs sixes when u win ur matches with elan by hitting some delicate,some defth,some ruthless nd many more classy shots!!!

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George Binoy
Assistant Editor After a major in Economics and nine months in a financial research firm, George realised that equity, capital and the like were not for him. He decided that he wanted to be one of those lucky few who did what they love at work. Alas, his prodigious talent was never spotted and he had to reconcile himself to the fact that he would never earn his money playing cricket for his country, state or even district. He jumped at the opportunity to work for ESPNcricinfo and is now confident of mastering the art of office cricket

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