Thursday, December 23, 2010

Sachin Tendulkar v Sir Donald Bradman

These two are probably the two greatest icons of Cricket. There have been hundreds of comparisons to decide who is better and why. I am sure, there will be plenty more discussions on the same lines.

There is no doubt that these two are greats and geniuses of the game. The records and witnesses who have seen their top performances are all evidence to it. Sir Don Bradman scored 29 centuries in 80 innings that he played at an astonishing average 99.94 runs per innings. Sachin Tendulkar, who I am sure will be knighted after he retires, has recently notches up his 50th ton in 286 innings at a average of almost 56.91.

So, Sir Bradman scored a century every third innings while Tendulkar has scored a century every sixth innings. However, Bradman did not play in a variety of conditions like Tendulkar has. The conditions are different, the style of play is different. The era in which the two giants have played do not overlap at all, which is saying one is better than other is senseless. I feel they must not be comparable at all.

All I wish to say is that Tendulkar is no Bradman and Bradman was no Tendulkar. There can never be a fair comparison between players from different eras, so why worry about determining the best batsmen ever and this that.

1 comment:

  1. there is enough time in fans hand to kill and this topic is and instant fix as far as killing the time goes... so i say let them go on and on and on... :)


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