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    Sachin Tendulkar @ 169: The most capped player in test history

    The saga continues....

    SL v India: Record-breaking Sachin Tendulkar cherishes journey | Cricket News | Sri Lanka v India | Cricinfo.com

    Tendulkar will become the most capped player ever when he'll step out to play his 169th tomorrow in the 2nd test vs SL, going past Steve Waugh's 168.

    WAG.

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    "It's wonderful that we have been able to play so much Test cricket. In the last few years we have played a reasonable amount of Test cricket. At one stage, in the early nineties, I hardly got any Test matches. Couple of Test occasions there were just two or three Tests in a year. It was disappointing. That is not the case now."
    I think that's a valid point. During his peak in the late 90s, especially in the 8 years from 1993-2000, he played just 59 tests. Compare that with someone like Alastair Cook who has already played 57 tests in 4.5 years of test cricket. His records had been far more impressive if India played atleast 10 tests a year in those years, a thing they seem to be correcting in the last few years.
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    Congrats. Another feather in his (169th?) cap.

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    To me what matters more than no. of tests is the no. of years. And Sachin is just phenomenal there, too.
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    Good that he was playing. I was concerned his groin injury may keep him out.

    Go Sachin! Just keep going!
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    All the best Sachin.......

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    WAG..



    btw, groin injury?
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    Quote Originally Posted by honestbharani View Post
    WAG..



    btw, groin injury?
    He didn't take field on Day 5 of the last test, and there were rumours he wouldn't play this test due to the groin issue (stretched it during his 200). But as it appears, he is okay

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    Awesome. Hopefully he plays till 40.

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    If India had played more test cricket in the 90's there would have been a serious chance of 200 tests which would have been remarkable. It will be interesting to see if anyone beats his record. Ponting and Kallis will have a good chance depending on how long they continue after him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dissector View Post
    If India had played more test cricket in the 90's there would have been a serious chance of 200 tests which would have been remarkable. It will be interesting to see if anyone beats his record. Ponting and Kallis will have a good chance depending on how long they continue after him.
    Kallis might...Ponting doesn't have a realistic chance given that on current form Aus will most certainly lose the Ashes,following which he will get the sack.

    @topic-Incredible!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avada Kedavra View Post
    Kallis might...Ponting doesn't have a realistic chance given that on current form Aus will most certainly lose the Ashes,following which he will get the sack.

    @topic-Incredible!
    2,616 runs adrift and 2 years and 150 days of age gap between them. Kallis will not only have to play till Tendulkar's age at retiral but also have 2 excellent years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Alex View Post
    2,616 runs adrift and 2 years and 150 days of age gap between them. Kallis will not only have to play till Tendulkar's age at retiral but also have 2 excellent years.
    SA play a lot more tests/year than India on average,don't they??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avada Kedavra View Post
    SA play a lot more tests/year than India on average,don't they??
    Not recently though. In 2009, Kallis played in 6 and so far this year in 7 (+2 against India this winter). On the other hand, India will be playing quite a bit of tests this year and after world cup next year (england tour, australian tour, and one home series)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avada Kedavra View Post
    SA play a lot more tests/year than India on average,don't they??
    Since the World Cup:

    England - 43
    Australia - 36
    India - 36
    South Africa - 33
    West Indies - 29
    Sri Lanka - 27
    New Zealand - 27
    Bangladesh - 24
    Pakistan - 19

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