Sachin Tendulkar scored his fiftieth Test Match hundred this month. BLOODY HELL. To put that in perspective, Jack Hobbs (“the Master”) scored 15; Don Bradman got 29; Geoff Boycott got 22; Viv Richards got 24; Brian Lara got 34.
Here’s a nice tribute to the Greatest Indian of our Time…
Incidentally, I remember once seeing a small ad for a house for sale that concluded “might suit Indian cricket fan”. Why? Because the address was 10, Dulkar Avenue. I wonder if anyone was sufficiently Sachin-mad to put in an offer on those grounds alone.
What’s that you say? It’s the twenty-third of December, and nothing in this post is remotely Christmassy, the post being, instead, a fleeting and superficial overview of cricket statistics and Indian culture, and what’s Christmassy about that, eh, EH?
To which I say: good point. Perhaps this will help.