Commented by Bins on 02 Sep, 2010Sachin Tendulkar has scored 49 century in one day matches and India has 33 wins, 1 tie, 14 defeats and 1 no result. In test matches, Tendulkar has 51 test centuries (in either innings) and 20 times India recorded victory while 20 other times match ended up as draw, leaving us with 11 defeats.
But what is the value of this question? Doesn't a cricketer who scores megnificent 25 contribute to winning a team? I hope your question is driven by some other aspect than judging how good Sachin Tendulkar is, cause he's priceless..
List of test century, ODI century | Sachin v Ponting v Kallis
Commented by saeed on 22 Dec, 2010The value of this question is dat how many times player has played for himself and how many times for team. unfortunately any of sachin's innings can't be remembered as to have come in big a match.
Commented by Binit on 22 Dec, 2010Sachin's century at Melbourne to help India beat Australia in Australia to win Commonwealth bank triseries in 2008? His 90 odd against Pakistan in World cup 2003 against likes of Wasim Akram, Waqaq Younis & Shoaib Akhtar? how about his back to back centuries in Sharjah to take India into finals and the beat Australia single handedly after that dusty strom?
The fact is, when Sachin Tendulkar plays, others don't really have to as he can win the game alone like he did against South Africa with record breaking 200 not out. I agree to a certain degree that Sachin has not played a really big innings on biggest of stages but how many major tournaments Indians have managed to reach final in? Cricket is a team game, lets not judge players individually.
Commented by Jarry on 02 Feb, 2011I feel Dravid has had more match winnning innings in tests than Sachin..
Commented by inder on 16 Feb, 2011please give the test wins which sachin made century
Commented by hari on 27 Feb, 2011sachin's batting Strike rate is almost 90 as a opener that is the best and contributing form his end is to score a runs he already proved by 48 centuries in one oneday and 51 in test as a batsmen he done his job ....and as team every one should contribute but that is not happening ...is that sachin fault ... for example in hyderabad vs austrila where we have to chase 300plus runs were sachin took score up to 278 and remaing 20pluse runs in 5overs at that time sachin is out at 175runs and remaning 20 runs we know what happend after that 4wickets had gone for 18runs and india has to loose that match why when sachin plays no one should play or what ..... do u think playing at the age of 37 and scoring tones of runs is so easy when ever he play long innings his body wont support at this age to cover that he will lay on ice cubes for 1hrs in bathing tub ...and we should be proud that legend is palying for INDIA .........
Commented by ambarish kumar mishra on 28 Feb, 2011i know only 1 thing that is whenever master has given his best no one was there to support him, i think they are the biggest fool's who thinks that, sachin is unlucky, and i know some of them. the fresh example is India vs England when we got tie after 338?
Commented by Roshan Lopes on 28 Feb, 2011No. of cennturies doesn't make a player great. If he had batted at No.4 he would have made 20 centuries less India would have been far successful not only in winning matches but winning tournaments. A 60,70 in middle is far better than a century in opening. Your best player should play at No. 4 otherwise you lose out of winning position. Sharjah tournament is the one he has won for India.
Commented by Neerav on 01 Mar, 2011Dear Roshan,In ODIs your best player should be at No 1-2-3.In limited overs your best player should get maximum bowls to play. In Tests he is already batting at No.4. That is quite perfect place for him. None of the best player in world cricket bats at No4 in ODIs... Hayden/Ponting-No1/3, Kallis-No.3,Lara-No.3, Saurav-Sachin(1-2). Recently Straus No1, U pick any team and you will find its best player at 1,2 or 3
Commented by phani on 12 Mar, 2011well it looks like dear Roshan doesn't know a thing about cricket.... India won 33 times when sachin scored a century... that's like close 70% winning chances... anywys....cricket is a team game and u cant blame Sachin for any losing match...if at all we all need to SALUTE SACHIN for his commitment.... He is a LEGEND...
Commented by parag on 12 Mar, 2011and lets not forget the 2003 world cup ... sachin almost single handedly brought india to the final of that world cup .. unfortunately he was out only for 4 in that match ... if he would have stayed ... who knows the result might have been different ...
Commented by Akshay on 12 Mar, 2011well said phani and parag..... b4 Wc 2011 started all Indian players promised to bring WC home 4 sachin and see how they responded. i feel pity 4 little genius and at d end of a day i can only see sachin contributing against bigger opponents.
Commented by Raagavh on 13 Mar, 2011hitting 48 100s after playing 450+ matches hitting 51 test 100s after playing 170 tests? common give me a break!!
Commented by Laxman on 13 Mar, 2011almost for 10 to 11 years in the initial period he fought like one man army after his wicket our team use to follow him in the line with no time thats not his fault every one has to understand that .He is a legend and he remains to be in that position no one will compete him.he is our Sir Don Bradman.
Commented by Prasad on 13 Mar, 2011Indian winning percentage along with Sachin's centuries in ODI = 68.75%.. Sri Lankan winning percentage along with Sanath's centuries in ODI = 96.42%
Commented by Shanmuganathan on 13 Mar, 2011Well Said Prasad, Not only Santh's contribution but if u take the statistic of all players who have scored more than 10 centuries will have better % of winning than sachin. and if you look at the way he bats when he was in 80's and 90's it will show that whether he plays for your country or for him. defiantly it will not show that he plays for India. after the post match discussion of the india south africa cwc 2011 match,well said manjrekar "sachin and goutam were looking for induvidual mile stones"
Commented by Kintu on 13 Mar, 2011The question is how many times Sachin has played for himself and how many times for team. unfortunately any of sachin's innings can't be remembered as to have come in big a match. except a few e.g. 2003 semifinal vs Pak; Sharjah vs Aus; Even 200 against SA not for India but for him. 48 centuries after playing 450+ matches, 6 centuries in WC in 41 matches, Ponting & Saurav has done 4 each in 21 matches. We will wait for Sachin's 100th century in a test match. Max in next 2 matches. WE DONOT WANT SACHIN'S CENTURY IN qf,Semi and DEFINITELY NOT IN FINAL..Amen.
Commented by Vineet Jain on 13 Mar, 2011First of all, any one who says Sachin plays for himself is a jerk. When we lose in spite of a Sachin century, the reason is the incompetance of the rest of the team. Secondly, the best batsman should bat at the top and a 60 in the middle order is not better than a 100 at the top. Dont talk crap man. We have won/tied 34 games in which he has made a 100 and around 20 when he has got an 80 or a 90. So in pure numbers, he has single handedly won us over 50 games, much much more than any other player has won for his team. And I'm not even counting the rest of his 50s here. Jayasurya has won 20 odd games for Sri Lanka(a team which has had a much better bowling attack than ours). Manjrekar is a loser anyway. The milestones didn't matter guys. We were on course to 350+ if the others had just decided to stay awake. If you cant respect the great man, it just shows your attitude to cricket and life. Keep crying all your lives losers.
Commented by pawas on 15 Mar, 2011kintu prasad and all those loosers who talking about sachin i guess ur iq level is just zero and and u just jealous from sachin hang on guys u need some reality check... ohk prasad u said sachin has 68% win and jayasurya has 96% wrong 1st of all jayasurya has 85% win , now pls tell me 1st how many of that has come against great teams like aus and SA , ohk let me tell u just 2 against aus with avg just in 20s and 0 against SA scoring 100 against weak teams doesnt make u great and offcourse u will have high percentage, let me talk about few other how many 100s ganguly have against aus just 1 in his whole carrier with avg just in 20s , how many 100s has sehwag scored against aus and SA 0 a big 0 with avg just in 20s, dude now provide me players who have scored well against these teams and has better win % than sachin... now tell me what kind of match winners are they when they cant even score against these big teams while sachin has the highest 100 highest avg and higest 100s against aus and highest runs against SA.. kintu if u are a girl i will just say u just 1 dumb girl who dont know anything about cricket... 1st have ur stats rt ponting has played 40+ even more then sachin in wc and has less 100s then sachin. sachin avg in wc is 58 while ponting avg is 45, and about ganguly out of his 5 100s 3 have come against minnows like 1 against nambia and 2 against kenya... and if u remove these 3 100s ganguly sucks in wc always failed against big teams.. and his avg will drop to just 20 or 30s.. and now if u think sachin has never performed in a big match... then let me tell u one intresting fact from 1991 to 2011 in 2+ tournments india have won 13 cups out of that sachin has participated in 12 and won india 11 cups only time he failed was in 2002 vs eng in natwest, infact he was the one who took india too finals in that series too, now let me tell u about these cups in initial perios of 1991- 1995 he won india asia cup and one more cup , then in 96 titan cup, then in 97 silver jublee cup , in 98 sharjah cup , then in 98-99 3 times coca cola cup , in 2007 commonwealth cup , in 2009 compaq cup...it is max then other indian player next highest is ganguly ie 3 times but in that 2 times sachin played lead role while 1 time kaif and yuvi did it...but i know ur dumb mind dont know anythin about this.. and how can u forget that moment that he gave in 2007 when india beat aus in aus and indian national flag was all over the ground and he was on the shoulders of his fellow players.. this shows u just hate sachin and jealous of his achivements... and let me tell u more sachin is the higest scorer in 96 wc.. and only player to score around 70 in the semi final while no other player even 30 or 40+ in that match is it his fault that india loose rest 8 , 9 wickets for just 17 runs... in 2003 he almost single handedly took india to the wc final , he failed in 1 match what others did just dependent on 1 player , why dont u name it team india instead of team sachin... and even if u see in this 2011 we are still in wc because of his century against eng and SA remove his century against SA means low run rate , remove his century vs england that tied match india would had lost easily means out of wc... so we still alive in wc just because of him... and still qf semi final and final reamining , i hope he do best... enough said to loosers like u if have brain then understand it and next time criticize him if u became even equal to his feets...
Commented by JayaKishore on 15 Mar, 2011I completely agree with pawas.That's the way you should be analyzing statistics if you are really interested to do so.Everyone should digest the fact that INDIA has such a poor bowling that it can't even save the match with Sachin's centuries.Probably now he may need to go for 4 more double centuries to get world cup to INDIA, without depending on bowlers.
Commented by Rajendra on 16 Mar, 2011Good job by Pawas.What is making Prasad and Kintu think like this about a LEGEND--- A GOD OF CRICKET ---is beyond my understanding.Why can they not comment about other so called great batsmen and the follies of the Captain in the matches against Eng and SA?
Commented by ravi on 16 Mar, 2011i agree with pawas... some fools posting here like Ponting and Ganguly scored 4 tons in 21 CWC matches... i think they dont know what's cricket's itself... fact is sachin played less than pointing in WC... in 07 WC india played only 3 matches.. bloody jealous guys...:) in this world some ppls trust god, and some ppls not.. if they say sachin is playin for himself .. does sachin ever subtracted his score from team total ??? i think they r all brain less loosers who cant see sachin playin well. when sachin hit his 200 vs SA, team total was 404... he took less than 25 overs to achive this ... dont know why these people cant see some one else achiving.
Commented by Sunil Shetty on 17 Mar, 2011If we expect that India should have won all the matches when Sachin made century, then we are agreeing to the the fact that the rest of the 10 players are mere bunch of jokers...If India today expects Sachin to win all the matches for them thats becoz the master has set that high standards & expectations for himself & cricket...None of the stalwarts in India or the world had to carry a baggage of the 1.20 billion dreams & expectations to perform every time he takes the field as Sachin did for the last 21 years...leave aside performing to the expectations of such a huge populations, they would have crumbled to the burden of such high expectations. But our master has acknowledged it & performed to their expectations everytime this factor itself is the single differentiator which seperates Sachin from the greatest cricketers ever in world cricket & places him way ahead of them. Mind you ...a match is won or lost in the last stage of the game....Expecting Sachin to open the innings & stay till the end everytime till he finishes the match is something very unfair to the legend....his aim always is to play quality cricket everytime he is in the middle...whether its is batting , bowling or fielding. this very attitude has got him the incredible records in One day & Test cricket...not simply by playing for personal records/milestones...If that is the case , then who has stopped the Pontings,the Laras & the other stalwarts of world cricket to do what Sachin does...fact is none of them has the talent, the longevity , the burning desire & the commitment to perform at every level like the Master himself...Sachin bashing is a fashion , I guess. We should feel privilege that we are born in the same era as the MASTER & got to see the GENIUS called SACHIN RAMESH TENDULKAR.
Commented by Sunil Shetty on 17 Mar, 2011I Agree that Indian winning percentage along with Sachin's centuries in ODI = 68.75%.. Sri Lankan winning percentage along with Sanath's centuries in ODI = 96.42%...this winning percentage is not due to the genius of Sanath..& certainly not becoz Sanath stayed till the end of the match & finished it hemself..but due to the fact that someone at the other end had held the fort till the final winning run is scored..and they are his team mates...which is not the case with Sachin's team mates...
Commented by hritik on 18 Mar, 2011Sachin is great cricketer in this world, he is GOD of cricket. don't blame Sachin for any losing match.
Commented by Hasnat on 18 Mar, 2011Every player has share on winning or losing any match.One can't make the match win or lost but everyone can do everything.
Commented by RAJAN on 19 Mar, 2011All Sachin fans say that cricket is a team game and he alone can not be blamed for defeats. If so, stop calling him as God of Indian cricket, when he is not able to rescue team against odds. He rarely shoulders responsiblity for teams win. He will be remembered only for his number of hundreds and not for their value to the team. Miandad's epic knock in Sharjah is still known for his taking his team to victory in the last ball, but not for the hundred he made that innings. Please be aware that Vishy, Sunil and Vengsarkar had many a times single handedly won or saved matches for India in tests. Can the same be said of Sachin. He is just a RECORD PLAYER OR PURE ENTERTAINER, but defenitely not a MATCH WINNER.
Commented by andrew on 20 Mar, 2011Sachin sux...plays for himself and for his centuries..as u might have seen even if it is the last few overs and he is in 90's he would go for singles...He sux...u must agree with me...
Commented by STYLKHAN on 20 Mar, 2011IF HE HAD PLAYED FOR HIMSELF AND FOR CENTURIES ...HE WOULDN'T HAVE MADE 200 OFF 147 BALLS AGAINST SOUTH AFRICA....HE BATS FOR THE TEAM AND THE RECORDS JUST FOLLOW HIM....MIANDAD'S ONE INNINGS IS REMEMBERED JUST LIKE SAY YUVRAJ'S 6 SIXES R REMEMBERER...PERFORMING ONCE DOESN'T MAKE U A LEGEND...BUT BEING AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL AND FACING EVERY KIND OF BOWLING ATTACK AND DESTROYING THEM LIKE SACHIN IS WHAT LEGENDS R MADE OF......PONTING WON THE WORLD CUPS BECAUSE HIS TEAM PERFORMED RIGHT THROUGH THE TOURNAMENTS....BUT WHERE AS SACHIN INSPITE OF BEING THE TOP SCORER TWICE IN WORLD CUPS COULDN'T GET THE WORLD CUP FOR INDIA BECAUSE HIS TEAM MATES COULDN'T MATCH HIS STANDARDS...OTHERWISE IT WOULD HAVE BEEN AN ALTOGETHER DIFFERENT SCENARIO....ITS NOT SACHIN'S FAULT...HE WAS ,IS AND WILL BE THE GREATEST BATSMAN EVER TO PLAY CRICKET.....BUT NOTHING CAN BE DONE TO EXPLAIN THESE PEOPLE ABOUT SACHIN'S COMMITMENT TO HIS TEAM....AS U KNOW EVERY GREAT AND LEGENDARY MAN HAS CRITICS FOLLOWING HIM..ALWAYS QUESTIONING HIS GREATNESS...
Commented by amit on 21 Mar, 2011a god does not require some layman's recognition. even a gully cricket player would not disagree to the fact that ST is THE GOD of cricket. he is super genious and i feel lucky to be able to watch the master playing cricket. it is petty that only some stupid indians raise doubts about master blaster whereas he is worshiped all over rest of the world.
Commented by Salilkumar on 21 Mar, 2011Sachin has created a bad Precedence in indian team. ie, first play for your self, get some big brands behind you and then think about winning matches and all. If you realy look the current indian team there are lot of players who dont deserve there places in the indian team. Big brands and you are safe for 5-10 years....!!!
Commented by JAAT on 21 Mar, 2011no doubt Sachin is great cricketer but what happens with him when he reach at 80-90s? leave the all moments of his innings whetherhe scores 0 or 200..but the way he plays during his score is 80-90..just force to put a question that he is playing just for his ton not for team.
Commented by JAAT on 21 Mar, 2011And as he completes his ton then the way of playing suddenly changes..then he try to play like bindass and got out without keeping it continued.
Commented by VTsing on 21 Mar, 2011SACHIN FANS PLEASE FORGET THIS JERKS. DOGS ARE BARKING AT SUN!!
Commented by Vasant on 21 Mar, 2011Sachin does NOT waste balls to play safely so that he can hit a hundred. He is one of the most aggressive batsmen. He scores fast. He is passionate about the game. He is NEVER guilty of selfishness. He has the perfect batting technique and plays on merit of each ball. He hits even good balls to the ropes. He has scored a record number of centuries as we know. Team India have failed to capitalise on his centuries many times. Cricket is a game of uncertainties. It has so happened that India has not won every time Sachin hit a century. That is all. Statistics do not lie. Nor do they tell the whole truth. Malicious or uncharitable criticism is as wrong as idolising and hero worship.
Commented by Rajeev on 21 Mar, 2011he may not be the cause of defeat...but his centuries are "associated" with defeats "off late".. Hence the association is called casual and not causal.
Commented by dogganal on 22 Mar, 2011sachin is great player & never involved in any controvery. Why make controversies. i am so unlucky whenever i like to watch him live he gets out & so i stopped watching his live batting. superstitious!? dravid was playing for me. again superstitious!
Commented by paresh charola on 22 Mar, 2011watever d discusion, v r nothing to critisize or comment over sachin's milestone becz wat the fact is whole world is seeing.. i think contribution of one's 21 year to any field defines himself
Commented by pawas on 23 Mar, 2011jaat and andrew man u peaple are so funny...most of the cricketers have strike rate of 70s and u dont talk about them and one who has strike rate of 90 u talking about him, man he is not like sehwag or jayasurya who its every ball... wheather he is in 90s 60s 70s 30s or any score he always plays like scoring on loose balls and rotating strike this how cricket is played but i guess u idiots dont understand just need something to bark u know u cant criticize him for anything then why not this , u loosers his strike never goes below 90 or 100 when he is in 90s and if u looseres know or not but have ur stats rt sachin tendulkar has scored a century by hitting a 6 maximum times compared to any other player...but u jealous people dont know these things u need to just bark on him for something..u idiot jaat even if u remember last match against SA sachin scored a 6 and 4 when he was in 80+... and dude india's score was 266 in 39 overs what else u want from him , other players dont even have guts to face that SA bowling attack and he left at the stage that even if rest of the players dont hit big shots and just play single single then also india would had easily reached 330+ but other players are that much loosers that they loose 9 wickets in 29 runs and didnt even scored 300 ...where's sachin mistake, u dont say anything about such loosers but will bark about sachin just because of ur jealous... and if u want him to every time play 50 overs than u just dont understand cricket.
Commented by pawas on 23 Mar, 2011u call him selfish lols u moron sachin has hit highest tuns, 100s avg against top teams like aus, sa, pls tell me how many other players has performed against such teams, u talk about jayasurya in his 440+ matches he hs just scored 2 hundreds vs aus and 0 against SA with avg just in 20s, inzmam ul haq has 0 hundred against aus and SA with avg just 29 & 30 , sehwag has 0 hundred against aus and SA, ganguly has just 1 hundred against aus in his whole carrier out of his 22 100s 8 has come against minnows while about sachin out of his 48 100s just 9 has come against minnow infact zim of sachin time was not a minnow...all other players uses minnow or weak teams to score runs and dont hav guts to play and score against big teams and u loosers call sachin selfish what morons u are , this clearly shows that when it come to play against big teams these players fail while sachin always raise his game and play well against these teams... and if sachin was just playing for records he would had never left odis in 2010 for a year... and had played all those odis in 2010 infct most of the matches india played were against minnow and he if he was just after those records he would had never left that and had played and improved his records and he didnt do that just for the country so that he remain fully fit in 2011 wc, not like those of sehwag who missed 2009 t20 wc, or praveen kumar or nehra who are not fit in this 2011 wc... just saw his matches see his aggression and passion for the game and then talk....
Commented by pawas on 23 Mar, 2011rajan so it means u jealous because some fans call him god and not u lols thats funny ohk do something great so that some peaple start calling u god dont bark and jealous of legend of india... and dude pls tell me what is god accoring to u have seen god..its just like if someone says my parents are like god to me or my teacher is like god to me its just like that calling him god doesnt mean he his supreme power or something lols, its just peaple love and respect towards him... and if u think that only sachin fans call him god of cricket then u are wrong there are many players also , like brett lee, mathew hayden , bhajji , sir vivian ricrds famous words " i have seen god he plays at no. 4 for india in test"... and dude no one is forcing u to call him god or anything like that but dont disrespect india;s one of the greatest legend....
Commented by Suresh Myana on 23 Mar, 2011Prasad : Indian winning percentage along with Sachin's centuries in ODI = 68.75%.. Sri Lankan winning percentage along with Sanath's centuries in ODI = 96.42%
Shanmuganathan : Well Said Prasad, Not only Santh's contribution but if u take the statistic of all players who have scored more than 10 centuries will have better % of winning than sachin. and if you look at the way he bats when he was in 80's and 90's it will show that whether he plays for your country or for him. defiantly it will not show that he plays for India. after the post match discussion of the india south africa cwc 2011 match,well said manjrekar "sachin and goutam were looking for induvidual mile stones"
SURESH: Hello everyone my answer for above comments. First up all sanjay manjrekar is a stupid guy comments anything on sachin for money. If u r saying sachin's wining % is 68% and sanath jayasuriyas is 94% then i will say Kevin Obrien scored a 1 century and that is too agains a good team so his wining % 100...this means he is the greatest batsman of the world....now prasad and kitu will say comparision should be made with those players who made atleat 10 centuries.....but i say why you are comparing a batsman who scored 48 centurie in ODI's and 51 tons in Tests...with the players who scored a 10 or more century...so plz stop ur stupid comments on scahin....
Commented by RAJAN on 23 Mar, 2011Sachin is right in 'walking', because that distracted everyone from the fact that he was out cheaply.
Commented by guru on 23 Mar, 2011sachin is the not just a cricket player , he is the god of cricket.perfect gentlemen, no scandals,no attitude.. He has contributed to 70% wins when he has scored centuries.. all are fools who says when scores century india lose. its a game of 11 players its not a boxing match.. I am sure to break his records it may take atleast 3 decades.. All u say against him are unkind fools who blindly love the nation and fully depend on him to make india victorious.. jus think when he scored 100 and india lost what the xxxx other players are doing .. so blame them and not sachin.
Commented by pawas on 23 Mar, 2011rajan its not about sachin its about a legend whome more then 90% peaple of india love and respect , if u cant respect him then u dont deserve respect...disrespect ganguly, dravid kumble,kapil dev , i will say the same to u these are indian legends and we are no 1 to disrespect these legends...
Commented by Payal on 23 Mar, 2011Kintu and all the people like him are jerks..people who can not contribute anything for their country,they talk against Sachin Tendulkar,who has made India proud and gave reason of happiness to millions of his fans..stop judging someone who is fighting for India and taking load of responsibilities and hopes of millions of people and not just sitting at home and making some stupid remarks about others..
Commented by RAJAN on 24 Mar, 2011Okay friends, it is upto individuals to respect or disrespect anybody. (Yours stupid & fool, Rajan)
Commented by Nilay on 24 Mar, 2011bloody hell... there is only 1 player in team india to play all the time... just think abt yr self whenever there is big score kept in front of team india there is about 125 crore people looking for sachin to there is so much pressure on his head because everyone thinks that today sachin has to play... it was always like that from last many years.. legend is legend... everyone should play for there own also... what is bad in that if he scored 200 against SA finally it is added in total of team runs... what did players did against south africa.... whole team got out in just 29 runs after a very good play from first 3 batsman.... was that a team play... all other players are there for nothing is it like that....
Commented by Jignesh Shah on 25 Mar, 2011I want to tell all the people who are not able to think about the Sachin Tendulkar,it is not the shame for the great player but it is the shame on the people who thinks negative about the great player...they need to understand that india lost the match when Sachin Tendulkar...it is not because of Sachin but it is because of the other team mates who have not contributed to win the match
Commented by RAVI N PRASAD on 25 Mar, 2011sachin does not have to prove anything to anybody,least of all to some dumb idiotic fools,some body in karnataka assembly once said that whenever sachin scores a century the BJP govt in the state will be in trouble!!!! can you beat this, like somebody has commented mad dogs will and are meant to bark, but who the hell cares, well any way, before the start of the world cup every player in the indian team were saying that they have to win the cup for sachin, well your time starts now guys, kudos to Raina and yuvi for playing that gem against australia, a Mr.Dhoni is due for a big one and Harbhajan has forgotten that he is in the side to pick wickets, he seems to be happy playing second fiddle to yuvi and ashwin!!!!!! we all should hope and pray that india lifts the world cup this time PERIOD.
Commented by SRIKANTH on 25 Mar, 2011To blame sachin all r comparing him with ganguly,ponting,lara,jayasurya etc...
sachin vs ponting
sachin vs lara
sachin vs jayasuriya
sachin vs ganguly
sachin vs etc.....
SO SACHIN IS EQUAL TO (PONTING+LARA+GANGULY+JAYASURIYA+ALL)
Commented by dibbo on 25 Mar, 2011well done pawas...........this jerks just now how to find faults.........instead of doing reality checks, they think they are ckt pundits...fools......we who think cricket is our life know what sachin is......long live our GOD SACHIN SIR....
Commented by sushil on 27 Mar, 2011well considering the point that ST plays for himself. he is following a great policy. RAISE YOURSELF FIRST TO HELP MANKIND. KHUDH NANGA DOOSRE KO KUCH NAHI DE SAKTHA. In todays world irrelevant of any field people have to think some about themselves b4 thinking about others. Coming back to ST Firstly his strike rate is excellent 86 - 90, which is excellent to the no of innings he has played along with avg of 45. my dear critisizers, a good batsman's target is to score 100 with good strike rate, its his intelligence that he initially scores fast and then might he take little more balls in his 90 to reach that magic figure, he has kept in balance. secondly, without doubt he is a class player, but with his 99 tons under his belt lifts his moral in all the forth coming matches he plays, unlike others they play with a doubt that, if they dont perform well they have to sit back. SO they eventually there is a struggle between themselves being in the team or to play their natural game plus the media and the so called indian commentators. ST everyone knows he is a excellent batsman, he has come out of this struggle long back, now bcoz of his records no one dares to point finger at him.very few player enjoy this kind of class life. Sourav Gnguly has no much record like ST, when he used to bat he went thru the same struggle, media / commentators fingers rose up, and he landed up being a comemtator now. Thirdly no one can prove that he plays shots out of the cricket books, A MAN OF CLASS, SIMPLICITY, SPORTSMANSPIRIT. MY dear offenders, some players are known for one particular game on their day of luck / form ( eg javed mianded ( a good batsman with no simplicity, no sportmanship, no class like ST in batting accord to the books) thanks for reading, a final node : FORM IS TEMPORARY BUT CLASS IS FOREVER.
Commented by RAJAN on 28 Mar, 2011I cant help the mad people who are making a God out of Sachin. Normally, if some batsman is out of form for one or two seasons continuously, our selectors will axe him out, however great he may be. Best example, the great Vishy. But, Sachin has been allowed to continue despite failures during his career. Moreover the commercial people who have invested crores on him will see that he is not axed out. If any player who is guaranteed such a blank endorsement, all will go on creating records after records. Our point is, considering the length of his career and all those individual statistical records, his contribution to the team's fortunes is very low. Example for his selfishness: When Sourav took charge as captain, he put Sachin at no. 4 o 5 and placed Sehwag and Dinesh Mongia as openers. This move paid dividends, since the youngsters were batting with confidence on the strength that Sachin is yet to bat. But this lowered opportunity to score runs for ST. His records seemed to be in trouble. So, when world cup, 2003 began, he openly took an adamant stand that he will go only as an opening batsman. Ganguly succumbed to the pressure from all corners and allowed him again to open. What happened? ST saw to it that again his individual records galored, but failed in the crucial final, i.e., when the team most wanted from him. It is foolish to think that one player's individual records are more important than the team's success
Commented by ravi on 28 Mar, 2011rajan and andrew should mind there tongue... what the hell u think of u ppls... in 02 WC india lost due to bad decision made by ganguly who opted blowling even after winning toss, not cos of sachins battin.. if sachin hav not batted then india could out from 03 WC in leauge matches... his 600+ runs shows wat he's capable of.. if he likes and good @ opening an innings wat's problem in sendin him as opener... i dnt knw y u ppls r dumber than an ordinary donkey.
Commented by rahul on 29 Mar, 2011Yeah....when sachin scores u crap think that fielders forgets how to field bowlers forgets how to bowl and bats man gets memmory loss that they are bats man of national team and not of school team....lol....crazy people try to anylize other ten members of team as tendulker u will find them very mediocre
Commented by RAJAN on 29 Mar, 2011Thank you gentlemen. Neither I can convince you, nor you can convince me. Thanks for responding to my comments. Sorry for some unparliamentary words. Good luck and all the best.
Commented by pawas on 29 Mar, 2011rahul ohk dude 1st tell out of his 48 100s those 13 in which india loose others supported him well in these 13 100s 10 times next highest score was 50 and even less.. and pls tell me in last match against SA africa where was sachin fault that the team loose 29 for 9 , when he lest score was 266 for 1 in 39 over if rest of the players would played just single single without hitting then also they had easily scored 330 while they cant even able to score 300 , sachin has won 33 out of 48 100s times which is max compare to any other player... and 1st tell players like sehwag dravid ganguly etc to learn to score against teams like aus and SA sachin always stands when it comes to play against aus...
Commented by pawas on 29 Mar, 2011rajan ganguly avg in 2003 if u remove his 3 100s that year that come against minnows( kenya and nambia) his avg is just in 20s, even then he was not droped, his avg in 2004 was just under 30 not even single 100 in 30+ matches , then also he was not droped, then in 2005 his avg was just 17 so finally he was droped after poor peformance for 3 years... while sachin avg never droped to below other then 2006 so no question of droping...if sachin also perform that bad continusly he will also be droped but he never performed that bad even in single year... the thing is sachin had set that much high standards for himself that peaple cant see him falling and as his performance goes little down during that year media stated that debate has sachin past his best is he over all that stuf... u cant drop legends like srt ganguly or dravid on basis of few bad performances, other wise dravid would had been droped long back but he is still in team and same with ponting....
Commented by pawas on 29 Mar, 2011ya i know rajan its hard to convince to a person who has so much hatred for someone..u have that much hatred for sachin that u dont even care about team india also thats why u talked about that dinesh kartik who has the avg of just 27 and just 1 100 in his whole carrier lols u funny , this shows u know nothing about cricket just have hatred for sachin , dude sachin avg at 4th position is 40 and has 8 100s is there any player who have these much 100s in very less matches, position doesnt matter to player like him....anyways enough time wasted on idiot like u who dont have knowledge of cricket just jealous ass of sachin and cant see his achivements... rajan u keep hating him and will keep on making runs and records and ur jealous ass will keep on burning.....get a life man... respect a legend and if cant respect then dont talk rubish atleast...
Commented by Rahul on 30 Mar, 2011Pawas, ....are you a fool?? why do you feel acting as an advocate to Sachin in front of these people. Tell me one thing, does he require your analytical expertise. You keep on telling these facts to such bloody morons but there will not be any effect. Let these people say what they want and keep them happy. I have a number of people who think if they criticize Sachin, other people will think that they have the expertise of Cricket. Just for the sake of some cheap publicity. Pawas, see there are two kind of people in this world, one who earn their bread and butter by praising him and the other who get it by criticizing him.( i guess u rem moron manjrekar who selfishly took his statement and has become an astute fan of Sachin, for earnings of course)
Commented by RAJAN on 30 Mar, 2011I never thought that Sachin fans will be such gentlemen. Fools like me doesn't fit in this intellectual forum.
Commented by RAVI SHRIKHANDE on 30 Mar, 2011i just know that sachin is a great player. they are really mad who say sachin's century is unlucky for india or they dont know anythink about cricket
Commented by Vikas on 03 Apr, 2011When Sachin hits a century india looses a match. Then tell me what other players are doing? Are they go on pitch for "Grass Eating" like Buffalos. Shame on you people. Thease people are the "Roadside DOGs" who are Barking towards the "SUN".
Commented by remruata on 04 Apr, 2011hurray,India finally wins a world cup,sachins dream is complete,now obviously,sachin will play with no more pressure,no more low downs,he will enjoy cricket,and i really believe that his performance will be much better will his satisfied dream
Commented by SACHIN PALANDE on 05 Apr, 2011THE USE LESS PEOPLE WHO ARE TALKING WRONG ABOUT OUR CRICKET GOD ( BHAGWAN ) ARE NOT TRUE INDIANS . SOME PEOPLE WRITE CORRECT THAT THIS USELESS PEOPLE ARE JELIOUS ABOUT THE GREAT SACHIN TENDULKAR THERE IQ ARE NOT LESS BUT THEY DON'T HAVE IT . 48 CENTURIES AND IN THAT 33 WINS 2 NO RESULT . WHAT A GREAT PERFORMANCE HE HAD GIVEN FOR OUR INDIA . AGE 37+ FITNESS 100% . OTHER PLAYERS YOUNG BUT AVERAGE FITNESS BETWEEN 50% TO 75% . EVERY ALTERNATE PERIODS MOST OF THE OTHER PLAYES UNFIT NEEDS RUNNERS . I DON'T REMEMBER ANY MATCH WHERE SACHIN TOOKS A RUNNER AFTER LONG ENNINGS . BUT SEENS MANY PLAYERS WHO TOOK . I LOVE ALL THE OTHER PLAYERS ALSO BUT SACHIN IS ALWAYS UP THAN ALL THE OTHER PLAYERS OF WORLD . SO FRIENDS PLEASE GET FULL INFORMATION AND THEN COMMENT.
Commented by AMIT on 15 Apr, 2011I never did doubt on GOD'S(SIR SACHIN RAMESH TENDULKAR'S) abiity and capability, it was just that some people were talking against thr GOD, so just needed to shut their mouth.............
Commented by MOHAN on 15 Apr, 2011CHILL OUT GUYS.. SACHIN IS A GOD, BUT EVERY GOD NEED SUPPORT, WITHOUT THAT HE ALSO HELPLESS..
Commented by Subhash on 15 Apr, 2011God Doesn't Give Everything To A Human . . . Its Sachins Fate That He Born In India, To Play With Few #$#$# Bowlers Who Never Shown And Consistency . . . If Sachin Scores A Century Then India Losses Few Thinks Its His Fault . . . Never Bother To Think About The Waste Bowlers Who Have Given Runs To The Opposition . . .
Commented by raj on 16 Apr, 2011sachin centuries… 114 at perth against aus where no other player even scored 50…. 111 vs SA at jhonsburg… no other player scored even 20+ in this match…. 122 vs england no other player even scored 20+ in this match… 116 against aus at sydney no other player even scored 50 in this match….. 177 against aus only 1 player scored 50 in this match… now tell me how he can won matches when player at other and cant even make 50s… and can a team one test matches like that? specialy with kind of bowling attack india had… and tell me has rickey ponting or inzmam ever played such kind of inngs even in there dreams?
Commented by raj on 16 Apr, 2011wel all those fools who think sachin is not a great player knw nothing about cricket.. let me tell u cricket is played by 11 players and not 1, sachin is a true gentleman, he leaves the crease even if umpire dosent declare him out... how many players do dat?... ricky ponting.. javed miandad .r not the true gentleman.. they dont hav sports man ship.... n u idiots .. rajan prasad and kintu... kabhi bat bhi haat mein pakda hai kya... u criticize him.. tumhari kya aukaat hai.... u say sachin plays for him self .. but whn he scores dosnt the runs add to the total?.. ur talkin nonsense....n if he played for him self he would not hav left the crease so many times on his own and evn if umpire dosnt give him out... u all are nuts(rajan kintu prasad)... ppl jus ignore them..
Commented by sami on 16 Apr, 2011what happend to master in 2003 world cup final match.....just hescored...2 runs when he is in the final match he is not play as not a much as befor he played.....what ever may be the finals....check every final matches....i hope only 1 or 2 matches only played......
Commented by Shubham on 20 Apr, 2011if it is only about weak bowling then india would have lost at time when sehwag, dhoni, ganguly gets tons, but why only sachin ??????? is our bowling attack becoming weak only at that time when sachin gets a hundred??? rubbish. Sachin plays only for his records as a result india loses. if he would have been a true player he wouldn't waste 15-20 balls to score last 5 runs while getting his 200. If SEHWAG would have been there he wouldn't waste these many balls, SEHWAG, DHONI, RAINA, are the players who play for winnig n not for making some nonsense records like sachin..
Commented by Rajeev on 21 Apr, 2011Just one more thing i would like to add.. if sachini has not won us matches then why he holds the record of maximum number of "Man of the Matches"
Commented by VAMSEE on 23 Apr, 2011THERE IS NO NEED TO DISCUSS ON SUCH TOPIC EVERYONE KNOW THAT PERSON LIKE SACHIN IS BORN ONCE NOT TWICE AND I FEEL PROUD TO SAY THAT IAM OF AN ERA I WATCHED SACHIN PLAYING.
Commented by pawas on 24 Apr, 2011@shubham its not only about bowlers its about team.... 1st o all u are comparing some who has just 20 100s or less with someone who has 48.... when no other player is even making 50 how can u expect him to win single handidly everytime...
Commented by pawas on 24 Apr, 2011sehwag batting avg in against aus and SA just 20 not even single 100.... ganguly avg ahainst aus just 20 and 1 100 in his whole carrier... just 1st know the exact stats of every one than talk.... u dumb....sachin is 1 man who always stands for the tem intigrity... all these players when they score they got support of some player...
Commented by RAMESH on 02 May, 2011All of them are talking about sachin because he is a god of cricket every one expects sachin has to score minimum 50 runs in every match but nobody expects runs from the other indian players that is the sachin range I had asked one question those who criticise the sachin ability when we lost a match against australia in hyderabad a superb knock from sachin before match knight all of the indian players had enjoyed the party upto 5 a.m except sachin on that match all of them are faoled why u had not asked them about their failure due party instead of that you asked about sachin is not a match winner after end of the match the players are enjoyed on that knight except sachin this news had came from the news why dont u ask about them for their parties instead of that all of u said he is playing for his glory& himself. just shut up your mouths those players u like they are the hard core fans of sachin
Commented by Shirish on 26 May, 2011To all those Losers.... Just answer me one Question have u even holded bat for entire 90 overs and again ready to do that..... Have U ever Played Cricket even at gully level..... Cricket is a team game and do we have bowlers like murli,vaas,malinga in our squad no we only have a single zaheer khan..... and u can defend or chase a score only by contributions and not by one man.... and if u remember he took 5-32 against australia dont u think it as helping to win the match and ok if Sachin scores for himself can u subtract his contribution and then see the result of the matches and do u remember Jayasurya or any other batsman who took single handedly their team to finals of big championships.... first brush up ur knowledge and then speak... does any batsman scored century in the worls fastest pitch or 1879 runs in a year with 9 centuries and continue scoring more than 1000 runs 7 or 8 times in a year.....
Commented by Vasanth on 08 Jun, 2011I agree that jayasuriya's winning percentage is more than 96% when he scores century. But remember he has scored only 28 centuries than Sachin who has 33 winning centuries. His winning matches while century is more than jayasuriya's total centuries. Everyone forget this point that he has more winning centuries than anyone's individual total centuries.
Commented by Tahir Nadeem on 01 Jul, 2011Jayasuriya,s is the best his wining centuries against the big team Jayasuria is best bolwers and filder from tendulkar
Commented by Nawab on 25 Aug, 2011He has scored test centuries against all bowling attacks and in all parts of the world. Don't forget 148 in sydney and 114 at perth vs Ausralia in 1992 when he was only 19. Match winning innings against England when target was 300 plus. He crushed Pakistan great bowling attack in cenuturion in 2003 WC. He thrashed Aus in Sharjah with back to back centuries in Sharjah in 1998. The bottomline of the story is that when he started his career Aus has dominated the world cricket, and he has punished them. He has brought the lions of cricket of last 2 decades to their knees. That is his greatness. And who are we to judge him. No need to do so, because Sir Don Bradman and Sir Viv Richards have already judged him the best. This is for Suresh Myana - Jayasuriya is a slogger not a batsman. He is not even 50 percent of Sachin in Test. And Test cricket is he real cricketer.
Commented by Vinod on 01 Sep, 2011Those who have not done any thing in their life only point out the successful ppls... Today all legendary cricketers saying that Sachin Is God of cricket and players like Lara and Sir Don B. preys him... Frnds legend is always legend n Sachin dont need to prove himself front of some silly peoples... Sachin Rokx...
Commented by NYK on 17 Oct, 2011MOST OF THE PEOPLE SAYING THAT SACHIN HAS LONG CARRIER THATS WHY HE ABLE TO CREATE SO MANY RECORDS BUT LET ME TELL U FRIENDS AS EVERYONE KNOWS IF WEE STUDY 18HRS A DAY WE WILL CLEAR CAT BUT STILL WE WON'T ABLE TO STUDY 18 HRS LIKE THAT EACH & EVERY PLAYER WANT TO PLAY FOR HIS COUNTRY AS LONG AS POSSIBLE BUT SOMETIME THERE FITNESS AND SOMETIME THERE FORM DONT SUPPORT THEM , BUT SACHIN IS SUCH A GREAT PLAYER WHO OVERCOME FROM THESE DIFFICULTY AND AFTER PLAYING FOR MORE THAN 21 YEARS HE IS STILL SCORING RUNS MORE THAN ANYBODY ELSE, 2010 YEAR WAS HIS COMEBACK YEAR, HIGHEST TEST RUN SCORER, HIGHEST CENTURY IN 2010, FIRST DOUBLE CENTURY IN ODI, ICC CRICKTER OF YEAR WHAT ELSE DO U GUYS EXPECT FROM HIM, MANY OF U SAY THAT WHENEVER SACHIN HIT CENTURY INDIA LOSE, SO WHAT SACHIN CAN DO IN THIS , LETS TAKE EXAMPLE OF WORLDCUP 2011 SA MATCH HE SCORED 111 AND GOT OUT IN 39TH OVER INDIA WAS 268 AT THAT TIME HE HAS DONE HIS PART BUT REST 8 PLAYER GOT OUT IN 29 RUNS SO WHAT CAN HE DO, AND PLEASE CHECK DESCRIPITION OF HIS CENTURY HIITED MATCH U WILL GET THAT WHAT THE OTHER PLAYER DID IN THAT MATCHES, WHENEVER SACHIN SCORED CENTURY HIS STRIKE RATE IS 90% TIMES GRETAER THAN 100 , SO DONT SAY HE GET SLOW WHEN HE HIS CLOSE TO CENTURY.
Commented by Ashish kouthari on 08 Nov, 2011its very easy to see d match and make comments nt a single player in world cricket to play for such a long period so consistently with so much pressure in a country like india, its nt a joke dat people any where in d world come to see sachin play and applaud when he comes in d ground..such a long carrier and no controversies,as far as stas concerned no 1 is even nearby..ppl say dat he plays for himself look at his total no of runs 15000 in test cricket... Its not so easy to bat and play cricket for so long, fitness, disciplined ,handling pressure nd handling such big success, d biggest of all with all these success he is still a very polite person nd a gentleman,a lot of thing comes in consideration.... criticizing on blogs is very easy.
Commented by Rizwan on 16 Dec, 2011ohhhhhhh boys, if a player makes one century in his whole career, and his team wins the match so the winning percent is 100. Do u think that he has the more percent of winnig against Tendulkar? Sachin has 33 match winning centuries. if u ignore his other centuries than who is parallel to him, I think there is not parallel yet now. So what is th confusion here?
Commented by Nikhil on 11 Jan, 2012Its always a sad moment when India loose after sachin's century.. other teammates must be responsible for that, for not taking sachin's innings to the doors of victory... its also that sachin looses his wicket in critical time. why doesn't sachin to stays on the pitch until last run or ball of the match.. in such cases dravid has better stats than sachin... but one thing shoud be kept in mind that sachin is the best cricketer in the whole world.
Commented by MICHAEL on 17 Jan, 2012No doubt he holds the records for most nos of centuries in both form of cricket, but in real sense it does not have any meaning as most of the time it did not give India the victory. I do not remember Sachin ever playing a knock of his life when India needed the most. The stats of current generations 3 great players will tell the facts.
In test match out of 51 centuries that Sachin scored, 11 losses, 20 victories and 20 drawn test. Of these 6 victories came against Zimbabwe and Bangladesh. In one day, he has 48 centuries and India lost 28 times. If you compare his record with Ricky Ponting, then Ponting has scores 40 centuries and 29 resulted in Wins, 7 drawn test and 4 losses. In one day Ponting scores 30 centuries Australia won 25 times. Even Kallis record is better than that of Sachin's.
So Simply scoring centuries and creating records amounts to greatness or contributing to team victory consistently amounts to greatness? Sorry, Sachin, You may have the records, but you pale in comparision to players like Ricky and Kallis who have far better win / loss records recorded for their country when scoring century.
Commented by Sri on 05 Mar, 2012Michael I got the point You don't know anything about cricket.. when he scored a century every time in tough situation..the other batsmen's not playing properly...at that time he played at the end of the game...small example in 2011 World Cup he scored century against SA at the team score was 35 ovrs 250/2 runs..after the loss of sachin wkt collapsed India at 292 allout, thats the only reason. When he performance well at that time team in critical position to save. In 51 centuries only 11 losses can u image it only jst 11 losses rest in 40, 20 saved matches and 20 victories....how stupid you are Michael. you said in sachins 51 20 wins 20 draws and 11 losses then u didnt mentioned about pontings 40 centuries how many he won on zimbabew, bangaladesh......You are such a stupid guy when you comparing with those little boys to The Legend, the real Hero.
Commented by SHIVE on 16 Mar, 2012i dont understand how come people have the guts to speak against the GOD of Cricket. Have you all ever been on a proper cricket ground or ever had a bat in your hands sorry but i think who ever has ever known 1% about CRICKET would not even comment about SACHIN.
Commented by Arun on 17 Mar, 2012Sachin has one more record,,most man of the match awards,,that means he has won the highest number of matches for his team "performing as an indivizual" than any other player in the world,,shame on the guys who criticise this great batsman.
Commented by Sanjit Saha on 21 Mar, 2012I think Sachin is not a very good match winner. He play for himself not for country. Sachin is a very good cricketer but not for team. In Asia cup 2012 India lost against Bangladesh for Sachin's Century. Because Sachin done 114 from 147 balls. That is the most turning point for lost the mach.
Commented by VILAS on 25 Mar, 2012PRASAD TELL ALL HOW MANY WINNING TEAM PLAYERS WHERE IN SRILANKAN TEAM THAT TIME... AND HOW MANY IN INDIAN TEAM THAT TIME... HE WAS ONE MAN ARMY THAT TIME WHEN SANATH WAS PLAYING... JUST ANALYSED DEEPLY THEN COMMENT OTHER WISE WHOLE WORLD WILL KNOW HOW WE INDIANS ARE FOOL....
Commented by JAY on 25 Mar, 2012I ve been following cricket since 1983 world cup. And i assure you its only in the SRT era that i ve seen ppl switch off tv once his wicket had fallen! Helllo. . Wasn't it a team game!? But it tells u the genius of this sporting giant over his game, and the faith & fan following of true cricket followers that lost interest in the "game" of 22 ppl because 1 player got out!!! To have this kind of impact on any sport for two decades is an uncommon, gifted & rare human being. (i m not a cricket statistician)
Commented by JAY on 25 Mar, 2012And after switching off tv's in homes, offices, wherever. . . Ppl would make very rude comments abt other indian 10players (of every era) of the rest's joint ability to put up a good total on the board or chase a good one down!!! I wish there was a stat comparison of the tv-switch-off impact of players around the world. No one had his impact on sport fans. And its not just abt entertaining impact, but that of a true sportsman's grit. SRT is a sport hero for sports' heroes of all sports.
Commented by Bharat on 21 May, 2012Sachin always has been a selfish player, it is an insult to take/compare his name along with the great players like Lara, Dravid, Steve Waugh, Sehwag, Ponting and others... who have always played selflessly and have always played for the country.
Commented by Sumit on 08 Jan, 2013This is only for the people who are criticising Mr. Sachin Tendulkar..... How many of you can even play cricket? Or rather do you even understand the game? You are talking about someone who is not only a legend but also who had given his life to this game... I would request you to please at least learn to play the game before you comment on him.... Thanks....
Commented by Tarun on 10 Dec, 2014I have a jerk in my office who thinks he is right on all accounts, when someone says Sachin is best he counters that and when someone says Sachin is bad he counters that too...he recently bought Sachin's Biography, God save him...now coming to the point I was looking for stats on Sachin's presence in the team and winnability of the team so that I could beat the s**t out of this jerk with the right stats..., I came across this forum...I see that there is a clear set of people who love and adore Sachin and some who do not...well guys its individual opinion and one must not encroach upon others feelings. let Sachin be great...what do you get out of it? Or let him be bad player ...still what do you get out of it?? One may satisfy their ego with these arguments, but end of the day Sachin would be Sachin and would enjoy his life with the wealth he created ...what can we do...?? I am not a Fan or critic but my only grievance has been him being honored with Bharat Ratna...but again...what can I do?? he is lucky....and may be a GOD ... in Matthew Hayden's words - "I have seen god, he opens in ODIs and bats at no-4 in tests for the Indian Cricket team" At least my false ego is proud of the fact that I have seen him play the game and the fact that many ppl think he is God....may be I have witnessed GOD.