Cricinfo came up with this article lashing on Tendulkar. WTF. Give the man a break! The opponents were Bangladesh but he did not exactly perform poorly.
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I found two other extremely unwarranted comments in two threads on cw. Honestbharani makes this post:
For starters, we have someone like Sachin, who, for some reason or the other, is wildly protective of his spot in the batting order.....
Erm, he likes batting at a particular batting position but who doesn't? Every batsman has his favorite position. But you easily forget that he has been batting at number 4 because Dravid and Chappell wanted him to. He did it in the last 2 ODI series in the World Cup and versus Windies despite being successful opening the batting in ODIs before that in the near past because the team management wanted it. It made no sense for sending him down but he did it.
Another over reaction, this time by Bouncer:
Good news (that Ford didn't become coach of India) because not another Coach going to get his effigies burnt on streets of Calcutta after he asks Sachin to have an extended net session to figure out why he keeps on getting bowled or LBW or having Coach Talk someone who likes to be known and treated as Prince.
Blasting Tendulkar is just the fashionable thing to do it seems.