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GAVASKAR AND TENDULKAR

Sunil Gavaskarwas anytime a much better player than Sachin Tendulkar and under any circumstance

  1. Gavaskar played as an opener taking the burden of opening the innings when the pitches were never covered, and facing new ball on uncovered pitches made the balls swing like a boomerang.
  2. Gavaskar faced the quality of fast bowlers that is incomparable in the entire of cricketing history. That include, Andy Roberts, Michael Holding, Joel Garner, Vanburn Holder, Malcolm Marshall, from WI, Lillee, Thomson and Pascoe from Australia, John Snow John Price from England, Richard Hadlee form NZ, Imran and Sarfaraz and then Wasim from Pakistan…. Pakistan which had 3 fast bowlers (Waqar, Wasim and Akthar) at a time no other team had more than two quality fast bowlers but Sachinneverfaced Waqar and Wasim at their peak during 89-99.
  3. Gavaskar had an average of near 60 against the mighty West Indies, which had the best fast bowling attack ever in the cricket history.
  4. Gavaskar had to play in a generation where there was no restriction on the bouncers and he played without a helmet. Sachin had a lot to protect himself and the batting was actually protected.
  5. Gavaskardid played with smaller blade bats, which means that the sweet spot of the bat is considerably reduced.Sachin used the heaviest and broadest bat.
  6. Gavaskar used to be shouldering the entire burden of opening as he could hardly find any reliable partner for himself. In contrast Sachin played in an era of fabulous four. During Gavaskar’s time Amarnath for a particular period and Vishwanath for a slightly long time had given him the batting company.
  7. Schin’s task of batting was made much easier by NavjyotSidhu who blunted the attack and Dravid who wore down the attack.
  8. Gavskar’s batting figures till test 50 in comparison to Sachin’s first 50 tests were far superior.

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