Have seen many but none came close to batting perfection like Sachin Tendulkar: Sunil Gavaskar | Crickit
close_game
close_game

Have seen many but none came close to batting perfection like Sachin Tendulkar: Sunil Gavaskar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com
Aug 28, 2020 06:23 PM IST

Sunil Gavaskar, who himself is regarded as one of the best openers to have ever played the game, said he has seen many cricketers before after and during his cricketing career but none came close to matching Sachin Tendulkar’s batting perfection.

Sachin Tendulkar is widely regarded as one of the best batsmen of the modern era. Hardly any discussion about batting – whether it’s technique, scoring runs, playing under pressure, or notching up hundreds – is complete without the mention of Tendulkar in it. Highlighting the same points, legendary Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar said Tendulkar is the closest thing to batting perfection.

Sunil Gavaskar
Sunil Gavaskar

Gavaskar, who himself is regarded as one of the best openers to have ever played the game, said he has seen many cricketers before, after and during his cricketing career but none came close to batting perfection like Tendulkar.

Unlock exclusive access to the latest news on India's general elections, only on the HT App. Download Now! Download Now!

“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.

Also Read | Dhoni’s one text that convinced CSK CEO for Chennai camp amid pandemic

Gavaskar who was the first cricketer to score 10 thousand Test runs and held the record for most centuries in the format before Tendulkar broke it, said Sachin had every shot 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 backfoot, on the off side, 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.

Sachin, who made his debut at the age of 16 in 1989 in Pakistan, announced his retirement in 2013 after playing a record 200 Tests and 463 ODIs. The former India great still continues to be the highest run-scorer in both formats by some distance.

Sachin has 15921 Test runs at an average of 53.79. In ODIs, Sachin has a staggering 18426 runs at an average of 44.83.

Till date, he is the only cricketer to have scored 100 (51 in Tests and 49 in ODIs) international centuries.

Are you a cricket buff? Participate in the HT Cricket Quiz daily and stand a chance to win an iPhone 15 & Boat Smartwatch. Click here to participate now.

Stay updated with the latest Cricket News, SRH vs RR Live Score IPL Points Table match highlights, and more. Explore a comprehensive Cricket Schedule, track the race for the Purple Cap and IPL Orange Cap in IPL 2024, check Virat Kohli performance and stay ahead with all the cricket-related updates on the Hindustan Times website and app.
SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Share this article
SHARE
Story Saved
Live Score
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Saturday, May 25, 2024
Start 14 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Follow Us On