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    Happy birthday God of Cricket

    Sachin celebrates his 38th incarnation day today.

    Hopefully he'll continue to lift the spirits of a billion plus which otherwise is divided by everything from religion to BRC showgirls.

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    How much longer can he possibly continue for?

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    I don't think we'll be seeing him play ODIs past 2011 WC.

    Tests is the ultimate question. Depends if he's still enjoying himself.

    Either way, he's a pretty good batsman
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    There was a nice article on cricinfo around the time of Kumble's retirement about the generation of Indian fans who had grown up watching Sachin, Kumble, Dravid, Ganguly etc. and how it would feel like the end of a generation when the last of them retires. I'll see if I can find it.

    Here it is:

    Losing my religion
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    Happy 37th hope he can play for another three years.

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    He should look to break Lara's record now.That is the only major batting record in either format that he does not have atm.

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    Needs to score a triple first, tbh.
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    Only a bunch of convicts having been beaten 3-0 and gone 9 tests without a win and won just 1 in 11 against England could go into the home series saying they will win. England will win in Australia again this winter as they are a better side which they have shown this summer. 3-0 doesn't lie girls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc View Post
    Needs to score a triple first, tbh.
    Yep true.He needs to score incredibly fast though.It is funny that he has not got a triple when so many lesser batsmen have.

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    I would prefer matchwinning hundreds to draw inducing triples or 400s.

    Otherwise a lot of factors have to come his way, flat wicket, openers failing to take advantage, company in middle order to last the distance, non aggressive declaration, etc etc.

    Further Lara, for his genius, deserves to keep that record atleast.

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    Seems a life time away when I seen him walking down George Street Dunedin when he was only 16 and then watching him get a second ball duck in a ODI, no way would I have imagined that he would become one of the best ever. Happy Birthday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vcs View Post
    There was a nice article on cricinfo around the time of Kumble's retirement about the generation of Indian fans who had grown up watching Sachin, Kumble, Dravid, Ganguly etc. and how it would feel like the end of a generation when the last of them retires. I'll see if I can find it.

    Here it is:

    Losing my religion
    That article is spot on. Even though I'm not Indian, it sort of rings true to me, as I have been watching Sachin bat since the 91/92 WC (as a boy in Sri Lanka and then later as an immigrant in New Zealand and Australia). When he walks off the field for the last time I think I will be unashamedly crying like a baby.

    Happy Birthday, Sachin.

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    Sachin's 37th Birthday vs Anil Kumble's 37th Birthday, which was better?
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    Happy 138th, CB Fry.



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