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    The CW50 - No.6

    As our final entry for this working week, we take a look at the man who has been hero-worshipped by more cricket followers than any other...


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    Sachin Tendulkar | Cricket Players and Officials | Cricinfo.com
    Nominated by 95% of voters - highest ranking no.3

    “We have a young batsman in Bombay called Sachin Tendulkar who is sent from upstairs to play the game. He is only 15, a right–handed bat, 5 foot 5 inches tall, but I tell you, he’s going to be a great player.” With these words, spoken in 1988, Ravi Shastri announced Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar to the world. A year later, the teenage prodigy was playing Test cricket for India and for two decades and more than 30,000 international runs since that moment he has rarely been out of the public eye. A batsman of extraordinary ability, class and temperament, with exquisite technique and a cover-drive (among many other shots) to die for, Tendulkar has captured the imagination of cricket fans worldwide like few others in the history of the game while firmly establishing himself as one of the finest batsmen of all time.

    Sachin's list of achievements over his two decades in international cricket would take up far more space than these brief descriptions allow. The world record holder for the most runs in both Tests and one-day internationals, he has also scored more centuries in both forms of the game than anyone else. All four records will take some eclipsing, but it is not stretching the bounds of credulity to say that his combined total of 30,270 international runs and 88 international centuries (both very much still counting) may never be beaten. Second on both the Test and ODI all time lists for number of appearances, it is fair to say that he is likely to hold both marks within the next year. Arguably, Tendulkar's genius was first shown to the wider world with his brilliant 148 at Perth as a 19-year-old, and for the rest of the 1990s Sachin made a habit of scoring heavily and breathtakingly against Australia, the strongest team of that era. After being on the receiving end of yet another Tendular ton in 1998, Steve Waugh commented of Sachin that "take Bradman away and he must be next up" whilst Bradman himself confided that Tendulkar of all players reminded him of him. Not that Australia were his only victims - Tendulkar has torn apart every attack in the world at some point, most on many occasions. Despite a relatively ordinary record against South Africa, the great Allan Donald was once moved to comment after a Tendulkar innings that such was the magnificence of the batting he witnessed that he just wanted to applaud every shot. Both the most fanatically celebrated and intensely critiqued player of his generation, and - for sheer volume of devotees - all time, Tendulkar has had to carry the hopes of a nation of one billion cricket fanatics on his shoulders from a very young age. That he has managed to do so with simultaneously such astounding success and such unaffected grace is a testament to him as a cricketer and a man. One in a billion indeed.


    So that's it - only the top five remain, and I will begin to delve into that final elite over the weekend.
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    Well worthy of a top 10 spot imo. Great player.

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    Im a little torn on this one (and in a similar vein with Warne) though I have no issue with where he has been placed.

    Can a player that isnt head and shoulders above his peers (Lara, Waugh, Ponting, Kallis etc) be included in the top 10 of alltime? On one hand I think not

    On the other hand the sheer weight of runs in both Test and OD cricket, the longevity and the ability to excite the masses counts for a lot. It has been an amazing career

    It is one of those situations where I didnt have him this high but I can easily understand why others would and understand why he deserves this high position.
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    I would have him in top 5.
    Still can't fathom why Warne would be in top 5.


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    In ODIs, Tendulkar is head and shoulders above any opener to have ever played.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus0723 View Post
    I would have him in top 5.
    Still can't fathom why Warne would be in top 5.
    You haven't quite grasped this whole democratic voting process, have you?

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    Absolutely magnificent player. Surprised that Warne is ahead of him, though I understand why (Yes, I do grasp the concept of a democratic voting process). Each to their own obviously.
    Still, back to Sachin, absolutely no doubt that he deserves to be up there with the very best of all time.

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    Magnificent player. I didn’t have him in my top 5, but like so many have stated before, after the top 3 players any player can have a legitimate case to be ranked at any given position.

    My guess at the remaining order:

    Bradman
    Sobers
    Grace
    Warne
    Hobbs

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    Great players(like Sachin and almost all the great ones) are disciplined and have great work ethics. I remember Sehwag saying that the guy is never late to practice and never makes excuses. The result....well, 20+ years in cricket.

    After all the injuries, I can see how Sachin's battling style has changed. He has greatly adapted to that. Though he still racks up runs and is one of the best at adapting to situation in game.

    Also, his fielding is underrated. If you watched, over the last two ODI's the old man was one of our best fielder even with all the youngsters in the team. At age of 37, diving for balls, running hard near the boundaries, just makes you appreciate the great legend.

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    Only six?!? Bull. Should have been top 5. How many international hundreds does Mr Hobbs have again?

    This ranking is totally ****ed up now. I'm off to nick a DVD boxset or two off Pratters' collection and watch those instead

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    Quote Originally Posted by G.I.Joe View Post
    Only six?!? Bull. Should have been top 5. How many international hundreds does Mr Hobbs have again?

    This ranking is totally ****ed up now. I'm off to nick a DVD boxset or two off Pratters' collection and watch those instead
    Made a couple at first class level I think.

    No problem with Sachin in the to 6 (had him at 10 myself), as someone who made his debut a year after I was born he has always been part of cricket for me, love him and will be awful when he finally retires. Equally though have no problem with Warne in the top 5, no other cricketer quite has had the impact that he has on our generation.

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    Bemused how Grace can be in the top 5 when at least 4 people didn't vote for him at all. I guess those that voted for him had him really high up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pothas View Post
    Made a couple at first class level I think.
    Looking forward to Patsy Hendren's appearance at #5 then

    IMO 88 International centuries > 199 FC ones. But to each their own, I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G.I.Joe View Post
    Looking forward to Patsy Hendren's appearance at #5 then

    IMO 88 International centuries > 199 FC ones. But to each their own, I guess.

    88 and counting

    And I think it's 197 not 199.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G.I.Joe View Post
    Looking forward to Patsy Hendren's appearance at #5 then

    IMO 88 International centuries > 199 FC ones. But to each their own, I guess.
    100 after the age of 40 is just silly though.

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