Bradman v Tendulkar Best Cricketer Battle
There are always questions about who is a better between two cricketers, and extra difficult when they are from different eras as in this case. Here we compare two cricketers, the legend Don Bradman to a modern day legend, Sachin Tendulkar. The comparison is based on a number of factors, and summarizing these results we come up with the overall champion.
The factors that are analyzed are: Physical, Physiological, Psychological, Skill and Popularity. You will have to read through to the end to see who is the ultimate winner.
Factors of Success Ratings
Before we compare these cricketers in the areas listed above, let's have a look at visitor ratings of sporting factors of success, as these results are partly used in the following analysis. The ratings are based on a number of factors, rated from poor to excellent by you the website visitor (see how the winners are calculated). To add your own rating, see the list for Bradman and Tendulkar, and for Cricket.
Bradman was expected to be rated higher for the factor Body Size and Composition, due to the fact that Sachin stands at just 5 ft 5 in (165cm), while Bradman was a couple of inches taller 5 ft 7 in (170 cm), however Tendulker has been rated higher by you, the site visitors. Height only plays a small part in cricket, as it gives the players a greater reach and a longer swing. Tendulkar's smaller stature may actually help him with greater balance and stability, a factor rated highly for cricket players. Tendulkar weighs about 60kg, and I do not have body weight records for Bradman, though both are/were not overweight. In a close call, I would give the Physical Battle to Bradman, but the above ratings gives the prize to Tendulker.
There are six physiological factors from the list above to consider in this battle, and Tendulker tops Bradman in every one. Bradman would not have been involved in any fitness testing, and even Sachin may have been able to miss the fitness testing sessions if any have been held for the Indian cricket team. Either way, there are no results to compare. Bradman's fitness may have been limited by his smoking (there are photos of him smoking a pipe), which was not uncommon for sports people at that time. The modern day player has greater knowledge of the benefits of being fitter, and there is more support with fitness trainers, so Tendulkar would be expected to be in better shape than Bradman. Tendulkar to win this battle.
There are three psychological/mental factors: Reaction Time (brain processing), Motivation & Self Confidence and Coping with Pressure Situations, all very important in cricket. Both players are known for their mental strength, though Bradman had a famous failure in his last innings. All these factors are won by Tendulkar in the above table. I give this battle to Tendulkar.
Skill / Performance Battle
Of all the factors to consider, skill is the most important, as skill (and therefore performance) is what ultimately a cricketer is judged on. Bradman played 52 versus Tendulkar's at least 169 (he is still playing), though Tendulkar's test average of just over 56 is well below Bradman's 99.94. Bradman has a higher top score, Bradman's 334 versus Tendulkar's 248 not out. In Wisden's ranking of top players of all time, based on their rating system of all innings, Bradman was the clear leader above Tendulkar. What also must be considered is they played in different eras - Bradman never had to face a bowler at 150km/hr, but had to deal with less consistent pitches. Bradman also played most of his tests against England (37 out of 52), while Tendulkar has boosted his average playing a larger range of skilled teams.
In terms of bowling, Tendulkar has bowled many more overs in first class cricket with not as good figures: Tendulkar's test bowling average is at 52 and best lowing of 3/10, compared to Bradman's 36 average and best 1/8. However, in one day cricket, which was not played in Bradman's time, Tendulkar has excelled. He is the most prolific run scorer in one-day internationals, the first player to make 10,000 runs in one dayers.
Again overall there is no clear winner. Based on Bradman's clearly superior batting average he is given the nod for skill/performance. In the table above, the skill factor is the one in which Bradman gets closest to beating Tendulkar
In the land of a billion people and hundreds of Gods, Tendulkar is like one of their Gods. In the cricketing world, including India, Bradman is known as possibly the greatest cricket player ever, though many would believe that Tendulkar now is justified in wearing that title. It is hard to split these two in popularity. In the Hero ratings on this site (only early voting results), Bradman Hero ratings are clearly higher than Tendulkar as a hero. In a close call I give this to Bradman.
The winner of each of the above challenges was:
- Physical - Tendulkar
- Physiological - Tendulkar
- Psychological - Tendulkar
- Skill - Bradman
- Popularity - Bradman
- overall - TENDULKER
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comment from Simon (4 Sept 2012)
Tendulkar plays under huge pressure. 1 billion+ people expecting you to perform in each and every match. To perform consistently well for 20 years as per expectations is just Brilliant! Bradman never had such pressure in his whole career apart from bodyline series and in his last innings against England. And just look what pressure can do. His average which was usually over 100 in maximum series came down to just 52 in bodyline series. When the whole world was watching him to score just 4 runs in his last innings he couldn't even score those runs. This is what pressure is all about. And Tendulkar goes through such pressure in each every match. Even the matches against Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. With one failure public, media, everyone in India starts criticizing the Greats of Indian cricket. Still he is performing consistently. Isn't this amazing?
Bradman played 52 tests in 20 years whereas Sachin has played 162 tests in 20 years. In Bradman's time not many matches were played. Players easily got 7-8 days of gap in between 2 tests of a series. In one year only 4-5 tests were played. There were no one dayers. Nowadays there are too much of ODI's. Once a series starts, you don't get any chance to take rest. 5 ODI get completed in 12-13 days and as soon as ODI series is over, the Test series starts and between tests only 3 days of gap. No rest for players & they have to play each test and ODI. In Bradman's times you could get 7-8 days for rest & not only that, Bradman played some tests which were of just 3 days, and in almost every test he played, there was a rest day in between, so fitness level and total numbers of matches 4-5 and look at today's cricket, at least 10 Tests and 30 ODIs each year and in ODI's you just can't play cricket with peace at all. After every ball you have to look at the score board, have to accelerate anytime in the innings many times from the beginning, pressure with no rest virtually ! Though he's is playing T-20 also at domestic level, but T-20 is just not the cricket. (You don't have plan when you go out to bat, just go and hit). It is because of the no. of Tests played now that we can note a remarkable achievement from Sachin who had already scored 24 Test hundreds before his 28th birthday. This in no way undermines Bradman's score of amassing whopping 452 runs in just 415 minutes!!! But that was precisely because the over rates during that time were far superior than now.
3. Position of Batting
Bradman usually came at no.3 or no.4 and mostly when the score were 176 for 1 or 217 for 2. No pressure!! Just play the natural game and dominated the bowling. Unlike Sachin, Bradman had some really good openers from the start of his career. Woodfull & Ponsford had career average of 45+, Sachin usually came at no.4 & mostly when India lost both the openers with the scoreboard reading something 20-2!!! And then this best batsman of all time rescues the team. In Onedayers Sachin opens and starts blazing guns from the beginning and then steady in middle overs and again all guns blazing in last 10 overs. And at 37, if you are still able to do after playing 20 years, then it's surely a remarkable thing !
Bradman played mostly against England and he got used to that bowling that's why scored over 5000 runs with an average of around 92. One series against each minnows [India, South Africa and West Indies were new in cricket that time] and scored heavily against them. Never played in Indian Sub-Continent against Indian spinners. Playing at Indian pitches is never been easy for any batsman. Nowdays Australian thinks Ricky Ponting is the best batsman after Bradman from Australia. Look his record in India! Sachin's average in Australia is above 54. A batsman is perfect when he scores against really class bowling. Excluding Larwood Bradman never played any quality bowlers. (and the other 2 were CV Grimmett & RR Lindwall, who belong to his own country) He never played against a bowler who bowls something like 160kmph+ on hard fast pitch where batsman hardly gets a chance to think of what should be played, whereas Sachin played against Ambrose-Walsh-Bishop, Wasim-Waqar-Akhtar, McGrath-Lee-Gilespie, Donald-Pollock, Warne-Murli and many more.
In Bradman's time it was not easy to pick one's weakness just standing at slips or point. That's why Jardine had to use the theory of bowling on chest height to stop Bradman from scoring runs.
It's true that back then there was no such equipment like helmet, arm-guards to save you but then apart from Bodyline series there were no such instance where batsmen had to really save themselves from truly fast bowling. Interestingly, though Sachin plays few shots in the air when he tries to play drives on rising delivery (thanks to Today's technology) and many captain tried to get his wicket at the early part of his innings, Nasser Hussain tried something different to get his wicket, by not letting him to score freely against his bowlers (though Sachin still had the second best strike rate after Sehwag in that series for India).
True that the average of 99.94 is considered to be top achievement in any sport statistically, however Cricket is not just a game of averages. There are many other things which should be consider like the standard of playing cricket. Nowadays so much of technology is used so that you can take out weak areas of a particular player.
The standard of fielding is just too good. The Media hype and pressure is so much. Lots of cricket played, scoring in every part of the world. Sachin not only plays role in batting but also in many other areas like Sachin can spin the bowl like Shane Warne, Sachin is never afraid of taking responsibilities. Tendulkar took the ball from Azhar and Kapil in Hero Cup Semifinal and bowled the last over and did not let South Africa to score 6 runs to win the match. Just imagine if those runs were scored. Public and Media of India would have definitely gone after the little master. And if that's not enough he is partially playing a role of mentor/coach of Indian Cricket Team.
Finally, its unfair to compare the two batsmen of different era but then it would also be unfair to call Sir Don as the greatest batsmen of 'all times'.
Bowlers in Bradman's day could still reach the same speeds as they can today.
What protection did Bradman have? A few pieces of foam, his bat with tiny edges/apex and that is it. Tendulkar? Chest guards, helmets, gloves, pads, arm guards, thigh pads, inner thigh pads ect. Also Bradman DID have the weight of a country on his shoulders as Australia was going through the depression at the time and everyone thought he was a hero and looked up to him. I respect that Sachin is an excellent cricketer, but Bradman is the best to ever pick up a cricket bat. (from pvpv, Mar 2013)
- Sachin is the best,our god has no match. All hail the king,the living legend SACHIN (from tamil, Mar 2013)
- Master always master of everyone, sachin the one man army, sachin is best for ever. (from Shankarnath, Mar 2013)
- Who said sachin is playing for his career not for his team? check India's winning percent in both odi nd test when he hits a century.... (from Akhil, Mar 2013)
- (message from HarryD, Mar 2013): Bradman may just be the most overrated player in the history of any sport. In no way whatsoever am I implying that he was a bad player, on the contrary I do think he is ONE OF the greatest players of all time and definitely in the top 5 best batsmen. However, certain sects of the cricket loving community have created such a hype around his (rather impressive) average and (equally impressive) consistency that the Don has become something of a mystical figure in the game. To truly determine who is the greatest batsman of all time, we must view the evidence with honesty and being free from bias.
One key factor is the total number of runs scored over the batsmans career. Bradman had just over 50000 (including Grade and 2nd Class matches), whereas Tendulkar has 61,634(Tests, 1st Class and List A only). If you include ODIs that goes up to over 80,000 over pretty much the same length of time. If a counter argument is that ST had played more matches, that is simply a tribute to his superior fitness compared to DB. ST played three times the number of test matches as compared to DB in the same period of time (20yrs, 162 games>52 games)
Now lets be honest, DB played 37 of his 52 games against England. In either England or Australia. Similar conditions. Similar bowlers. ST has played 195 matches against a number of different opponents, in wildly different conditions. If you counter this by saying he plays against minnow teams such as zimbabwe etc, well we have to agree that India, South Africa and to some extent the Windies were also minnows in the pre war era. It is a fact that DB never had to face a bowler the quality of Shane Warne or Murali on a crumbling Chennai surface. ST on the other hand... Yes.
Ok DB does have 29 100s in 52 games. Now that is a stat not to be argued with. Thats in excess of two per game. That gives him an average (including the not outs) of over 87, compared to STs 48. But if we consider that ST made almost as many centuries (51) as DB played matches, in pretty much the same period, is that not an equally impressive statistic?
Do we genuinely think that DB, from a time when smoking a pipe just off the boundary, could have played the number of matches, in any format, that ST has? Could he have scored a T20 Century? Seriously. Not to mention playing in the heavily commercialized industry cricket has become? With the constant glare of the media, and the weight of over a billion people on his back?
Whatever the common conception, STs stats will never be beaten. He is the greatest batsman of all time, period. The Don is a close second...
- Undoubtly,sir don is all time gr8 cricketer guys.his average tells everything.sachin is also good batsman,but not better than sir don.....Don is Don (from hemant, Mar 2013)
- It is reckoned that modern batsmens average is around 10 higher than previously as bat technology has progressed such; that with the added padding and flat pitches makes Bradman's average even more splendid and puts Tendy just over 40! Surely the best Indian batsman/sportsman but not in the top 5 batsmen no way. (from Riingo, Mar 2013)
- Bradman is the best no questions ask, bradman is one of three batmen to never be dismissed on 90, sachin has the recorded for most dismissels, and you also have to think, sachin has the new bats and equipment while bradman didnt, and he still holds the record for most centries with our being dismissed in the 90's and...
*Scored the most runs in a single dayā s play 309 v England, Leeds, 1930
*7 times scored 500 or more runs in a Test series (Equal with Lara)
*Equal top-scorer of triple centuries (with Lara) 2
*Highest Test Batting Average for a 5-Test Series 201.50 (v South Africa, Australia, 1931-32)
*Six times scored centuries in an interval (once pre lunch, twice lunch-tea, three times tea-stumps)
and more (from steven, Mar 2013)
- Sachin is the inventor of helicopter shot . What bradman had invented ? (from Manti, Jan 2013)
- The people commenting here don't seem to know much about cricket. Bradman played against New Zealand, South Africa, and West Indies as well as England - all teams featuring some very good cricketers. Any way, playing more Tests against more countries simply means you have many more easy matches. You can quote Tendulkar's figures until you're blue in the face, only one thing is certain about records - they will be broken. Tendulkar is a good batsman, but I'm unconvinced about how great he is. Explain his rotten Test record against Pakistan and South Africa - it's also not outstanding against New Zealand! Surely great players don't have such anomalies? I must say the times I've seen him bat against England in England, and Australia in Australia, I wondered what the fuss was about. He seemed just like many other good batsmen to me. (from TomHolt, Jan 2013)
- Sachin played for the country where people makes god from rock and at the second moment makes rock from god. Bradman had never faced such pressure. Though people will call bradman as best but in course of time a genuine cricketor will find out who is best. Legends doesnt required proof. (from Akash, Jan 2013)
- Sachin is a good player. But Bradman is better than Schin. (from Tausif Khan, Jan 2013)
- Actually. Don breadman better batsman then Sachin first Don scored 12 double hundred in 52 test but Sachin 4 or 5 in 194 Don scored 300+ in 52 test Sachin 300+ in 194 Don Ave 99 Sachin 54 way differnce Don and scored 29 100 Sachin scored 51 100 but don't played only 52 test wake up all indians. Don breadman way better I prove that. (from mr cricket, Jan 2013)
- AS stated by himself, Sachin is the modern incarnation of Sir Don Bradman (from Dawar, Dec 2012)
- Sachin was only best player of cricket ... he is the god of cricket. he is reached from 100 international century. (from R.DHILIP KUMAR, Dec 2012)
- Sachin is best coz at Bradman's time cricket was too easy and he played most of his matches against one team and at tht time only test cricket was in existence but now Sachin has to face one day nd 20-20 also.At last i wanna say that they both r vry close but far ahead from Pointing, Lara,Kalis,Gawaskar coz they have good record in test but far behind in one day and r same era so Sachin is greater than these. (from Prashant, Nov 2012)
- East or west sachin is best ... don bradman to a better player who scored in those where the competition is low when it comes to sir TENDULKAR he never stood back for any challenges through out his career , don may be a god but s.t is a god of god (from sir sachin kalai, Nov 2012)
- Sir donald bradman iz di best,sachin tendulkar always playing 4 his career n0t 4 team remember (from Manan, Oct 2012)
- Cricket means sachin Tendulkar he his god of the Cricket always.sachin the best player whenever. (from manjunath, Ocgt 2012)
- The way Sachin is able to handle the expectations of billion people is phenomenal performance. bradman may be greatest of all time but i have never seen him playing cricket if tendulkar is not recommended to be best of all time it will be dishonor to cricket not to Sachin. (from mukesh kumar pandey, Oct 2012)
- Donald was don in old era but Sachin is Great Don in modern era. Scoring against same team almost same bowler is little easy but scoring against diffrent team and diffrent bowler someway difficult. (from Mohib Purnea, India, Oct 2012)
- Sir donald is the best cricketer ever. because at the old time they made record performance when no body was reached that level. and on otherside, record made by sachin tendulkar will break by so many players in current senario i.e. jaywardhane, virat kohali, cris gail, kumar sangakara, hasim amla, ross taylor, shaun wotson ... (from mayur dharsandiya, Oct 2012)
- Don bradman will remain the DON of cricket for centuries.had he played against the west indies in the 70's,his average would be tottering around 75 in a time when the most ferocious bowling attack ever existed.That projection clearly speaks volumes of his class.I would say that sachin is the second best batsman ever in terms of his achievements.70-30 in favor of Bradman. (from Saurabh, Sept 2012)
- SiR DON BRADMAN!!!! He s God of Gods:-D he rules World Cricket!!! don't compare amul baby sachin to SDB:@ (from bharath, Sept 2012)
- Serve ur country until u r valid but sachin is still valued.. SACHIN-the name shines until the world exist (from ram, Aug 2012)
- Sachin is the greatest ever when you consider lot of factors. In my opinion - Tendulkar is the best batsman of all times. (from Rajiv, July 2012)
- Playing for a such a long time and still maintaining decent average.
- Maintaining fitness for a long time when so much cricket is going on every year and keeps increasing.
- Sachin has played all around the world on different wickets, different weather conditions, different time zones and etc.
Bradman has only played test cricket only in 2 countries.
- If you take world class first 20 bowlers from all teams, I think Sachin has faced almost all of them. I have not seen, heard or read class of Akram, Mcgrath, Warne, Muralitharan, Walsh, Ambrose, Akhtar, Waqar Younis or similar being present during Bradman's era.
- Average is important when comparing 2 batsman and Bradman stands tall no doubt but it cannot be the only factor.
- Don is all time hero Tendulkar can be considered as a derivative of him (from Pervaiz.Qadri., June 2012)
- Bradman is a test specilist. But sachin is a test plus oneday specilist. (from hareesha, June 2012)
- There should not be any comparison between two great players.sachin and bradman are best in their own era. (from Asim panda, May 2012)
- Sachin is made by new highest record on Cricket Like a just 100 th centuries in indian cricket team so Sachin is all Over time best Cricketer and one day international match is first time 200 runs(highest score) in the india Now don bredman was greatest cricketer Because of his batting average is wonderful and very fanstics so both batsman are greatest cricketer in owner time (from Dhaval, April 2012)
- Agar koi ye keheta hai ki bradman zyada match khelta toh uske average kam hoti ... first class records dekho 334 matches khele hai aur average hai 95 ohkay na then it proves that sachin is the god of cricket and bradman is the real god of cricket ... (from siddhant, April 2012)
- S tendulkar has boosted his average playing more countries? surely by playing the same country over and over again, the batsman has the advantage since they know exactly who the bowlers are and how they bowl. I would rate Sachin the best and Bradman around 8th or 9th of all time. (from afcdon, April 2012)
- Sachin is the father and mother of cricket ... no one is equal to sachin for ex ..bradman.. or anyone (from nitish, March 2012)
- Sachin has played in more different and difficult conditions compared to Bradman
Bradman average 99 is unbeatable And Sachins 100th 100 is unthinkable. (from Pankaj, March 2012)
- Sir don brademan is father of sachin (from farooq, March 2012)
- Do bradman scored his debut in 16.. the living god rocks (from bharath, Feb 2012)
- Bradman is the god of cricket and sachin is one of the talented batsman in the world like ponting ,border ,gavaskar,steve waugh etc many. (from shince, Jan 2012)
- Don is the best, he is all time great (from Bopanna, Jan 2012).
- Guys sachin is way better cause he indian and kicks some ass. (from Dec 2011)
- The cricket not like before now this is much difficul event so sachin is the best (from Dhilip, Nov 2011)
- Don bradman is always better than sachin. Don bradman is my idol (from nikhil salunke osamanabad, Nov 2011)
- Don is 100 times greter than sachin Sir.Sachin ramesh Tendulkar is the fantastic batsman.. no one can beat his record forever. I challenge u.. (from Vishnu, Nov 2011)
- I cannot compromise between 2 players both r great player. But looking at present situation i think Sachin is the g8 player i ever seen. (from Dinesh gc (nepal), Oct 2011)
- Bradman is da best (from Abhishek, Oct 2011)
- Anybody who thinks bowlers were rubbish in Bradman's day are absolute imbeciles! They were just as good and better in certain teams! Also, Bradman has the best technique of any batsmen in the history of the game. You can't argue with an average of 99.94! (from Mikey T, Sept 2011)
- Cricket means SACHIN (from karhik kollam paravoor, Aug 2011)
- Sachin's has made most of centuries against novice teams. Besides in many matches that he has scored a century India lost the match. I would rather rank Ponting and Steve Waugh higher than Sachin. (from Yasir, Aug 2011)
- Sir. Sachin R. Tendulkar is great cricketer ever ... (from Prashantvarukar, July 2011)
- If there is god in cricket that is sachin dada (from george viju, June 2011)
- Don is perfect, sachin in god (from safwan, June 2011)
- DONALD GEORGE BRADMAN IS ALWAYS A LEGAND & BETTER THAN SACHIN 1000 TIMES (from SHANTHA KUMAR BALAJI. May 2011)
- Tendulkar is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (from random1234, May 2011)
- Sachin is God of cricket. (from Steve, May 2011)
- Undoubtedly Bradman was the greatest batsman the world cricket has ever seen ... (from Raj, Apr 2011)
- The article is not very objective. Let us appreciate and be happy that both strutted the cricket stage. An average of 99.9 is difficult to beat. Would Bradman match this in the modern era with umpire reviews? (from dominic, Apr 2011)
- Tendulkar is the best player of this crickint history so far. the amount of pressure he takes when he goes to bat and the expectations of the people of cricket crazy country like india are very high. I think even bradman couldnt have handled this sought of pressure. so sachin is the best.. (from amit, April 2011)
- I think both r hero in their era, we cannot compare sachin with bradman or bradman with sachin, because both have played in different era and situation. (from vikash rana, April 2011)
- I agree with Yui Yang, Bradman only played against England, but Tendulkar has played against a wide range of countries. Tendulkar also fae bowling speed of upto 155km/h. To sum it up, TENDULKAR IS THE GOD OF CRICKET AND ALWAY WILL BE (from unknown, March 2011)
- I think, they both are extra tanlented and god has gifted these two legend and whe should have to respect them, no word war, sachin and bradman both are great ... Love cricket. (from Rupam (india), Feb 2011).
- Sachin can be compared to Ponting and allan border and not with Sir Donald Bradman ..Only one legend and no more wonders like sir .. (from Rakesh, Feb 2011)
- Sachin is best. I accept bradman has done great things but he got enough rest and was free from injuries if bradman played 150 matches in 20 yrs also 450 odi ..no he cant be in peak as he is also a human ... sachin has made 1500 runs in 2010 at 80.. maybe next year at an avg 100. (from Nambi, Jan 2011)
- Sachin is all time grate because,Don was only test format has played,but tendulkar playing all format of cricket. (from Shaik Humayun, Jan 2011).
- Sachin is the best one, he is playing so many years with full fitness. he made 100's with every country. (from sreekanth redd, Dec 2010)
- This is the biggest load of rubbish I have ever read. (from Andrew morre, Dec 2010).
- This is crazy. Bradman is by far the better cricketer. While you may not be able to compare batsmen who played 50 years apart you can look at the benchmark set by other batsmen of the time a pretty soon it becomes clear that Bradman stands head and shoulders above Tendulkar. Tendulkar has had far more opportunities to make runs. If Bradman had played the same amount of tests in his 20 year career he would have nearly 100 test tons. Tendulkar is a fine batsman but so was George Headely, Herbert Sutcliffe, Jack Hobbs, Wally Hammond, Gary Sobers, Weekes, Walcott, Paynter, Barrington, Hutton etc ... There are heaps of batsmen that compare to Tendulkar from all eras but none that get close to Bradman. To be fair Tendulkar is easily the best modern day batsmen and I think other Indians such as Dravid and Gavaskar are great as well. (from Anon, Dec 2010)
- Tendulkar plays with diffrent conditions and teams that shows he is better (from arjoon, Dec 2010)
- Pls don't use wrong statistics in a debate. there is no test bowler with 30 mph. Bradman scored two 300 and once 299 not out in 52 tests. He scored twelve 200+. If he played 175 tests like Tendulkar he would have scored 50 double including 10 triple centuries. Don't forget that he lost 7 Years of his prime time due to 2nd world war. He was never off form in his 20 yrs. well he never played one dayer or 20 20. But every critics accept that test cricket is the true cricket (from tabul, Dec 2010)
- One man show Sachin Tendulkar,he is king of world and also cricket god ... EAST OR WEST SACHIN IS BEST.. (from KUNAL NAIK, Dec 2010)
- God of cricket sir don bradman (from khushal, Dec 2010)
- Sachin is the best. He played with all teams and face all bowlers. He hit centuries almost all teams. He faces world fastest bowlers like Akthar, Breet Lee while bradman does not. (from Jawahar, Nov 2010)
- Sorry but I am not satisfied with this because Bradman was playing against one team in same environment (England) with bowling speed around 30 mph (from yui yang, Nov 2010)
- Yaa both these players are same tallenters (from kalaiselvan, Nov 2010)