Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Cricket - Caught & Bowled Sachin, but it is the end of the over!

Sachin is one of the greatest batsmen to have graced the cricket pitch and he has been entertaining the world for the last 23 years. No doubts about that. But, his notional 100 centuries does not in any way contribute to the above fact, it is only a by-product of his greatness.

Don Bradman too, was great, however, he retired even though his average was so close to 100. So is he any less of the "Greatest Batsman" tag because his average is not 100? Take another great, Sir Vivian Richards, who does not top any piece of statistics like the highest individual score, number of centuries, strike rate, etc. nothing but, the world still acknowledges him as a great batsman, even though he is retired, isn't that so?

So there!

Sachin, please retire gracefully, it is heart-rending to see you struggle against lesser attacks than the ones you once decimated.

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