Sachin`s 241 at SCG was testimony to his batting discipline: Lara - Pdf Slider

Sachin`s 241 at SCG was testimony to his batting discipline: Lara

The collective disappointment over Sachin Tendulkar`s second ball duck at the Kotla soon evaporated when he was later spotted standing alongside old friend and foe, Brian Lara. The legendary duo - with 27,790 and 85 Test tons and 329 Tests between them - took a quick ride through a 22-yard memory lane. Lara, his boyish voice still betraying the added on years, graciously pointed out the Indian`s huge legacy. "I`ve been gone from the sport six years now. That he is still going, with 200 Tests round the bend, speaks for his longevity," he said. As the packed stadium chanted their names, Lara put the Sachin phenomenon in perspective. "Earlier, batsmen from the subcontinent were not really known for playing in conditions other than home. But I`d like to think Sachin changed all that with batting well and scoring wherever he played abroad, be it South Africa, Australia, the West Indies and England," he said. "Sure, you had (VVS) Laxman and (Rahul) Dravid later who batted exceptionally all over the cricket world, but it was Sachin first. That is huge," he added.



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