Originally posted by CDAK
All the 3 in the list , never helped to reduce the hope of millions in India,over Sachin. Being an Indian, I never belive that India may win a game if Sachin fails and if at all somebody else is saving the game(like Dravid & laxman did twice), it is a matter of luck only. So, let any quality batsman come after Sachin, it is never going to take off the hope over Sachin... we want him to be in the middle even if he doesn't score run.(this is not applicable to any other batsman in the team).I won't be happy if Sachin fails and India wins , but will be happy if Sachin scores...no matter whether India wins or not.
So sachin cannot be pressure- free untill he retires(no dravid,no laxman, no sourav...can help)