Sri Lanka cricket great Muttiah Muralitharan feels that Sachin Tendulkar had a slight weakness against off-spin bowling. Murali, who remains the leading wicket-taker in Tests and ODIs with 800 and 530+ wickets respectively, dismissed Tendulkar 13 times in his career. Only former Australia pacer Brett Lee dismissed Tendulkar more times - 14.
Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar has praised upcoming fast bowler Mohammed Siraj for his excellent performance in the Lord’s Test. Siraj claimed 8 wickets in the match as India registered victory by 151 runs to go 1-0 in the in the five-match series. Tendulkar has been highly impressed with how consistent Siraj has proved to be during his short career in Test matches.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday expressed sadness at the demise of India’s World Cup-winning batter Yashpal Sharma. The 66-year-old died of a cardiac arrest early on Tuesday morning. Taking to his official Twitter account, Ganguly wrote, "Sad to hear the news of Yashpal Sharma… had the opportunity to work with him as captain, player and then on TV. A very important part of the 1983 win which showed young players like us dream of trophies. RIP.”
Former India batsman Sachin Tendulkar has said that he had anxiety issues for more than half of his international career. The Indian legend revealed that he experienced many sleepless nights on days before cricket matches.
Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar feels that India have the upper hand going into the four-match Test series against England, despite the fact that both teams registered victories in their previous Test assignment. While India beat Australia 2-1 in Australia, England also got the better of Sri Lanka 2-0 in Sri Lanka. According to Tendulkar though, India have better resources to exploit the conditions on offer.
Indian captain for the last three Tests in Australia, Ajinkya Rahane has revealed that he watched Sachin Tendulkar’s hundred at Melbourne in 1999 ten 10 times on the eve of last month’s Boxing Day Test. Even before the start of the match, Rahane had a look at the innings 6-7 times. The Indian captain ended scoring a memorable 112 as India won the MCG Test by eight wickets. The win was highly commendable coming in the wake of the embarrassing 36 all out in the first Test at Adelaide.
It has been a few days since MS Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket. However, the praises haven't stopped coming in. Now, Dhoni's first captain Sourav Ganguly has also come out in praise of the retired wicket-keeper batsman.
Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar marks 30 years of his first Test century on Friday, August 14. It was on this day that a 17-year-old Tendulkar tamed a strong English attack at Old Trafford in Manchester to help India save the Test under tough circumstances.