Indian legendary batsman Sunil Gavaskar praises Sachin by saying that Tendulkar’s batting was the closest to perfection. One of the best batsmen of all times, Sachin Tendulkar has all the batting records to his name. There is hardly any doubt about his greatness on the field. Little Master went on to say that during his career he had seen many greats, but no one came close to Tendulkar.
Gavaskar Praises Sachin
“As far as I am concerned, the closest thing to batting perfection… Sachin Tendulkar. I’ve never seen a batsman (like him) and I’ve seen many from the time I was growing up, from the time I played and now from the time I’ve been watching cricket, I’ve seen many terrific batsmen but nobody had came close to batting perfection like Sachin Tendulkar has,” Gavaskar told India Today.
Gavaskar, who the first to score 10,000 runs in Tests said that Tendulkar had all the shots in the book. “The backlift, the head, the balance, everything, the way he would lean forward, the balance when he’d play off the front foot, the balance when he would play off the back foot, on the offside, on the leg side… And later on, when the T20 came in, playing the scoop shot, he pulled it off fantastically. He had everything,” Gavaskar added.
After a career spanning 24 years, Sachin hung his boots in the year 2013, after playing 200 Tests and 463 ODIs. He is still the highest run-scorer in both formats by quite a distance. He had 15921 Test runs at an average of 53.79, while in ODIs, he had 18426 runs at an average of 44.83.
Sunil Gavaskar Needs Ganguly To Carry On As BCCI Chief:
Former India cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar has applauded Sourav Ganguly’s managerial skills and expressed his longing to see the former Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) head proceed as the BCCI president till 2023 Men’s cricket World Cup that India will have.
Writing in a regular column for Mid-day, Gavaskar said, “Personally, I would love to see Sourav and his team carry on till the end of the 2023 World Cup in India but let’s see what the court decides. Just like Sourav lifted the Indian team after the early murky times and restored the faith of the Indian cricket lovers, so also he and his team look capable of doing that with the BCCI administration.”