Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Sachin set to break Lara's record
Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar is on the verge of creating a world record for the most runs scored by a batsman in Test cricket. He is just 172 runs short of Brian Lara's feat of 11,953 Test runs which he achieved in 131 matches at an average of 52.88. Looking at Sachin's current form it is almost certain that he will surpass the "Prince of Trinidad" in the ongoing Test series against Sri Lanka held at the Emerald Islands. Sachin has played cricket for nearly 18 long years and has broken numerous records in his journey. This record will be yet another feather in his cap who already holds the record for the most runs in one-dayers. Sachin has hit the largest number of centuries in world cricket and a lot more awaits the master. I personally believe that Sachin is a better one-day player than Lara and Lara is a better test player than Sachin. But Sachin and Lara will be the two greatest players in our era. Lara is one player who defied the coaching books and played every shot in his own style and elegance. On the other hand Sachin is the perfect role model for a youngster and all his shots are perfect and flawless. That is the beautiful thing about this world. Two men at the extreme ends have conquered the world and their legacy will be cherished forever.