Sachin shines in Nagpur ODI

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:53 IST

The sight of a free flowing Sachin Tendulkar had become more of a memory than a reality.

Sachin shines in Nagpur ODI

Nagpur:

The sight of a free flowing Sachin Tendulkar had become more of a memory than a reality in recent times. But Nagpur changed all of that.He did not just contribute with his bat but also did it with his brain with Captain Rahul Dravid revealing that it was Sachin's idea to get Irfan Pathan to bat at number three. The Genius, the God, the legend are all words that are almost clichés now for Tendulkar.But there is something mortal about him. He does have a case of the nervous nineties and holds the record for most dismissals in the 90's, which is 9. But somehow like Don Bradman's average of 99.94, this too is part of the Sachin legend."What I like about him is his focus, his discipline and his dedication. He really enjoys playing the game and he still has the hunger for runs," said Intikhab Alam, Former Pakistan Captain and Coach.The fans meanwhile, were delighted. They said he was a disaster but has now proved to be a master blaster. No wonder then that Mohammad Kaif's parents said they stopped watching the Natwest final when their son came to bat since Tendulkar was already out.That is the magic of the maestro.



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