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Sachin names his list of top five All-Rounders. Tendulkar celebrated his 47th birthday on 24 April.
Sachin Tendulkar widely considered the greatest batsman ever grace the game only after Australia’s Sir Don Bradman.
Master Blaster Sachin names his list of top five All-Rounders of cricket. Kapil Dev, the World Cup Winning Captain, has found room in Sachin’s top five All-Rounders. Besides Kapil Dev, Former Pakistan World Cup Winning captain Imran Khan also has placed in Sachin’s All-Rounders list.
Sachin reveals his top five all-rounders list in Star Sports Cricket Connected Show.
Sachin names his list of top five All-Rounders:
“I grew up watching the top five all-rounders of the world. I played with some of them, first is Kapil Dev. Second would be when I had gone on to my first tour to Pakistan and played against Imran Khan,” Tendulkar said in Star Sports Cricket Connected Show.
Sachin toured to New Zealand after Pakistan tour that was his second tour of cricket. Tendulkar picked Sir Richard Hadlee in his top five all-rounders list.
Sachin also played with Australia Legend like Malcolm Marshall and Ian Botham and he puts these two legends in his top five all-rounders list.
“The third was playing against Sir Richard Hadlee on my second tour to New Zealand. Then in Australia, I played against Malcolm Marshall and Ian Botham,” Tendulkar added.
“So, these are my top five all-rounders whom I grew up watching the play and later, had the opportunity to play against them,” Tendulkar further said in Star Sports Cricket Connected Show.
International Cricket Council (ICC) conducted a poll to pick out Sachin’s favorite Century on Twitter on his birthday.
Sachin’s ‘Desert Storm’ Century against Australia in Sharjah of the Coca-Cola Cup in 1998 picked out by fans the most favorite century of Sachin Tendulkar.
Tendulkar’s quick-fire 98 runs against Pakistan in the World Cup 2003 missed out narrowly to Sachin’s ‘Desert Storm’ in that poll.
Sachin hammered a blistering 143 runs in 131 balls with the help of nine fours and five sixes. But Tendulkar’s blistering inning, not enough, in the end, to take Team India to home. This match interrupted by Sand Storm in Sharjah.