His finest?

One of the greatest innings

Seeing Sachin Tendulkar bat yesterday and score his 41st hundred and taking India to victory against England in the 1st Test match in Chennai in the company of Yuvraj Singh prompted me to think – is this his greatest innings? – is this the crowning glory of his career? – it has taken me at least a week to get over his innings – so, I am pretty sure that this innings will definitely be one of his most significant innings – especially since this series was played in the shadows of the terrorist attacks in Mumbai. Sachin, being a Mumbaikar, was pretty clear that this victory will never be able to wipe out people’s loss after the attacks but for 5 days during which the Test match was played, people forgot their sorrows for a while and basked in the glory of their favorite son – Sachin Tendulkar.

Coming back to his innings – it was pretty much an innings where he showed complete command of the situation. His experience helped him to guide Yuvraj Singh and together they brought India home in a record chase of 380+ runs. I don’t think England ever thought that this was a possibility. The fact that India managed to chase this down was pretty much due to the efforts of Virendra Sehwag, who, during a 2 hour afternoon session of manic hitting (83 of 68 balls) made the target achievable.

Cheers,

Thyaga

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One Response

  1. I’ve been in India for the last few weeks and watched this on TV…pretty remarkable. I didn’t grow up with cricket in the US but do enjoy cricket when I get a chance to watch— Tendulkar, Sehwag, and Yuvraj were amazing

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