Hmm..i cant resist my temptation to write this,especially after seeing this legend's innings yesterday..Im talking about none other than our own Master Blaster..The God of Cricket..The Living Legend..India's personal pride..The one&only SACHIN TENDULKAR!
Oh my god..what an innings that was..175 of just 141 balls..Aussie bowlers being thrashed to every corner of the ground.I admit that this wasn't his best century..We cant forget his back to back centuries at Sharjah or any other centuries..But this will hold a special place in his career and every cricket fan's heart! In fact every innings from him is always very special..seeing him in ground is a pleasant view to our eyes!Considering his age,this century has to be specially mentioned..after fielding for 50 overs,he batted till 48th over of Indian innings.. that's something great..its the best example for dedication,passion for the game..! And this knock was a great reply to his so-called 'critics'or those who assumes to be a legend.
Its truly disappointing that India lost the match..Some poor decisions by the team management like sending Harbhajan before Jadeja..and truly irresponsible young players..played like a 20-20 game when just run a ball was needed..Really the youngsters need to study a lot from Sachin..his dedication,patience..after all he's a great human being..a gem of a person!Many will be blaming for the way he got out..those people doesn't have any right to blame or criticise him..he played his part very well,gave his 100%..scored over 50% of the Indian score..and when we got out India had still 3 wickets in hand with only 19 runs to win from 17 balls..Its just the stupid batting at the end,which awarded the game to Aussies..I should congratulate Raina&Sehwag for their wonderful support!Its really nice to see everyone appreciating this innings..Even Ponting couldn't stop applauding that innings..As i conclude this blog,im sure that more and more great innings are yet to come form this man..Age cant stop this man from producing wonders..Sachin,you are the best batsman i have ever seen..The only person who deserve the title 'Legend'!
"It was one of my best innings, I was striking the ball very well and we were chasing 351 so there was constant pressure,".We maintained the run rate and brought the game close, but in the end it was very disappointing." -Tendulkar
"I wish he scores another 2000 runs by 2011 World Cup. Sachin knows best how to accumulate runs. Once he gets going he becomes unstoppable." -Sourav Ganguly
"Sachin played beautifully. It was one of the best knocks I've ever seen."-Ricky Ponting