Originally posted by Pradeep Bhat: It is a matter of shame that he was not allowed to score 6 runs. More over it was 1st innings. May be Dravid did not want Tendulkar to equal his 4 200s.
IMO, this was a good decision. They wanted to make Pakistan bat the same day...the minute Yuvraj got out they declared!! What's wrong with that? They didn't want to send a new guy in and take another 5 overs off...till Sachin makes his 200 Just bcos its 1st innings you can't keep batting the whole of the 2nd day...675 was already a great score and a score they could win with...and that is what matters...not shaving off another 1/2 hour for one of our star batsmen to add another record to his stats... :roll:
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Originally posted by Varun Khanna: So Sachin plays for personal records? The Green Goblin: Well, to each his own. I choose my path, you choose the way of the hero and they found you amusing for a while, the people of this city. But the one thing they love more than a hero is to see a hero fail, fall, die trying. In spite of everything you have done for them eventually they will hate you.
I don't hate Sachin...and till before that interview I was under the impression that he sure doesn't play for personal records... But when he expressed his disappointment in the media...that just didn't gel well with his character (that I had previously associated with him) A great player would have said something like Hey, it wouldv'e been nice to make a 200, but it wasn't meant to be It just came as a rude shock to me when I read that interview. The team is doing well and one of the veterans expresses his disappointment over the team strategy!!! How would that go down with the young guys in the team??? Anyway, the greatness that I had associated with the little master is gone. He now is a good batsman for me. That's all
Originally posted by Pradeep Bhat: Tendulkar also out.
Hey Pradeep I thought you were an indian fan, but looks like i am wrong, why else will u jump in joy when Indian wickets are falling.3 wkts down now, hope dravid and laxman put up another 300+ paternership today.