Don’t like comparison between Sachin and Don, says Dhoni

Durban, Dec 24 (IANS) Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said that he doesn’t like any comparisons between batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar and the legendary Don Bradman.

‘I do not like comparisons between Sachin and Don as they played in different eras,’ Dhoni was quoted as saying by the Beeld Thursday.

‘There is no doubt that both are brilliant batsmen and…but Sachin has been around for two decades…the best in the world and had moreover throughout his career could adapt even with the demands of one-day cricket and more recently the Twenty20 version,’ he said.

Dhoni said Sachin’s presence brings out the best in the team.

‘He is the kind of guy who get the best out of with whoever he bats,’ said Dhoni.

‘I was on the other side when he struck that 200 not out against South Africa in Gwalior,’ Dhoni said.

Sachin is the leading run maker with 14,513 runs in 175 Tests and 17,598 in 442 One-day Internationals. He recently completed 50 centuries in Tests at the Super Sport Park in the first Test agaist South Africa at Centurion.

Bradman, who passed away in 2001, holds the record of the best batting average of 99.94 in Tests.


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