VVS overshadowed Sachin in Sydney Test: Symmo

Updated: 12 November 2008 15:11 IST

Symonds has disclosed how he was unusually enamoured by the rare sight of Laxman overshadowing an in-form Tendulkar in the Sydney Test.

VVS overshadowed Sachin in Sydney Test: Symmo
©

Melbourne:

It's not always that players admire their opponents on field but Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds has disclosed how he was unusually enamoured by the rare sight of VVS Laxman overshadowing an in-form Sachin Tendulkar during the Sydney Test.

Apart from the many unpleasant stories related to the spiteful Sydney match, Symonds also had a pleasant observation about Indians which he narrated in his newly published autobiography Roy on the rise - A year of living dangerously.

"So much for the diamond days, but even the stony days had a bit to recommend them during the Sydney Test," he said.

"It's rare to see Sachin Tendulkar in form yet being overshadowed by another batsman, but VVS in my book did exactly that during his first innings knock of 109," Symonds said.

He was, however, quick to add that the two batsmen were at par but it was just a matter of one's perspective.

"In saying that, it was like holding a Rolex watch and a Patek Phillipe watch and saying which one looks best? Depending upon your taste, you'll opt for one while acknowledging the other is pretty sharp as well," he said.

Symonds said he felt privileged to watch Laxman, who has been a nemesis for Australian bowlers, and Tendulkar, when the duo's shots were just "flowing".

Topics : Cricket VVS Laxman
Related Articles
IPL 2017: Gujarat Lions Notch Up 7-Wicket Win Over Royal Challengers Bangalore
IPL 2017: Gujarat Lions Notch Up 7-Wicket Win Over Royal Challengers Bangalore
Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh Lead Cricketers' Tributes To Vinod Khanna
Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh Lead Cricketers' Tributes To Vinod Khanna
IPL 2017: No Matter How Fast You Are, You Can't Afford To Lose The Swing, Says Bhuvneshwar Kumar
IPL 2017: No Matter How Fast You Are, You Can't Afford To Lose The Swing, Says Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Show Comments
Advertisement