View Poll Results: Which Stroke Will you Associate Most With Sachin

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  • Lofted Cover Drive

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  • Half-Cut Half-Drive (Off the Backfoot)

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Thread: Another Sachin Thread: Which Stroke Will You Associate Most With Sachin

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    Another Sachin Thread: Which Stroke Will You Associate Most With Sachin

    In a lot of ways, there isn't one single thing that serves as a trademark to Sachin's career or batting, and even when it comes to strokes, I'm not sure how easy it is to decide which stroke of Sachin's was most iconic. It's usually why the standard compliment to Sachin is that he's the most 'complete' batsman. Anywho, figured this is the right time to ask which stroke you associate most with Sachin. There are a few good ones to choose from.

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    Does the post bowled crouch count?
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    The drive that he plays off the backfoot where he stands on his toes.
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    I haven't managed to watch him yet, I'll make an effort next India game.
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    Straight drive. Which he played with almost supernatural form.

    For about 3 years he was as good as it's humanly possible for anyone to be.
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    The crouch before he gets into his stance....

    In all seriousness, it's his straight drive that's barely an extension of a forward push. All timing and if he gets the placement right, usually races down the ground for four.

    This is the best example I could find:


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    Backfoot drive with angled bat. Lots of runs and some played ons.
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    Sachin looks like he takes care of himself, hoping he doesn't have a stroke at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by centurymaker View Post
    The drive that he plays off the backfoot where he stands on his toes.
    this one. the back foot cover drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irfan View Post
    The crouch before he gets into his stance....

    In all seriousness, it's his straight drive that's barely an extension of a forward push. All timing and if he gets the placement right, usually races down the ground for four.

    This is the best example I could find:

    Yeah, I agree, I find his straight drive his signature stroke. But there's an even better example, check out this shot to Wasim at 7:44 during his classic 136 in Chennai. His timing, placement of the shot with the angle of the delivery is unbelievable.

    Sachin Tendulkar 136 Vs Pakistan 1999 Chennai - YouTube

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    Quote Originally Posted by subshakerz View Post
    Yeah, I agree, I find his straight drive his signature stroke. But there's an even better example, check out this shot to Wasim at 7:44 during his classic 136 in Chennai. His timing, placement of the shot with the angle of the delivery is unbelievable.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DJ...l-B86H7AiNi63g

    This video. 2:04. Boom. Best straight drive I've ever seen.

    Either that or that famous one off Brett Lee in the 2008 cb series

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    Stroke it Sachin, stroke it
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