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Tendulkar

A blistering knock from Sehwag ensured the target of 387 was very much gettable while Tendulkar’s century coupled with Yuvraj’s brilliant comeback innings helped India record the fourth highest run chase in Test cricket. The chennai test between India and England turned out to be a fabulous contest in which the hosts showed a lot of resolve and won comprehensively.

India did not have a say when England dominated the first three days and chasing 387 wasn’t easy on a pitch that produced both turn and bounce. But for India, the batsmen have delivered when it mattered most. The fans witnessed a ‘special hundred’ from (and for) Tendulkar—this is his first fourth-innings century in a Test win for India. All through his innings, Tendulkar looked determined and equally brilliant while Yuvraj ably supported him with an amazing knock. All those critics of Tendulkar better watch out.

A fantastic win this is for Team India. With the momentum going its way, this Indian team is becoming capable of doing anything.

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The Champion Batsman

The Champion Batsman

Sachin Tendulkar has created yet an other record by surpassing Brian Lara to become the highest run getter in Tests. Sachin has to his credit 81 centuries and over 28,000 runs from 151 Tests and 416 ODIs. Sachin has earned respect and accolades from the entire cricketing fraternity. It has been a long journey for this wonderful sportsman. A great fan of Sachin, I admire his cricketing skills and his highly composed behaviour. Ironically, after dedicating himself to the Indian cricket for around 19 years, Sachin is often questioned about his ability to perform and win matches. Sachin has answered those questions and criticisms with his bat. He did the same at Nagpur after setting the record for highest runs in Test cricket. After batting through the first day patiently, Sachin was on attacking mode and came up with a well-made 88. This is what he had to say to critics after the innings.

I converted stones thrown at me to milestones

It is time for all those critics of Sachin to watch their words. Sachin might be in the last stage of his cricketing career but he’s not lost his class. Time and again, he had done enough on the ground to prove his mettle. Watching Sachin play is always a joy—his shots classic and timing impeccable. Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is a legendary batsman and a true ‘Champion’ of Cricket.

Image Courtesy: The Telegraph