Originally Posted by Smith
What is the speculation which is so ridiculous there?
Basically what Matt said. Would he have had a different technique? Would he have been as dominant against spin? Would he have been happy in the Aussie cricketing culture? Hell, would he even have played cricket if he were Australian? We don't know any of this. Or the answers to any other questions that arise once you say "if Sachin was Australian..." So you've got no basis to say, "if Sachin was Australian he'd have had a higher average."