21 September, 2020

That Li’l Dynamo Down The Wicket

Bowlers recount their experiences of meeting him on the pitch

Photograph by BEN RADFORD/Getty Images
That Li’l Dynamo Down The Wicket

Allan Donald
“It was called Tendulkarbuzz when I made my debut against India in Calcutta, 1991. And in the very first meeting, he made it clear that whatever was said about him, he would do better! Definitely the best batsman of our era. Thank God, I don’t have to bowl to him in Test matches now. He took to batting how a duck takes to water. Wonderfully balanced, exceptionally talented. What he has done for the game is phenomenal. In my book, he is the best player I had the privilege of bowling against.”

Wasim Akram
“He is definitely one of the three unbowlable batsmen I have ever seen. The other two are...



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