Pietersen best batsman, Tendulkar doesn't get a vote!

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  1. soumya

    soumya New Member

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    Sachin Tendulkar failed to get a single vote as Cricket Australia's contracted players chose Englishman Kevin Pietersen as the best batsman in the world outside their country.

    Tendulkar may have been a thorn in Australia's flesh for 18 long years and possess virtually every other batting record but the current 25 CA-contracted players did not deem him worth of even a single vote.

    Instead, they picked former England captain Pietersen as the current batsman they feared most, giving him 50 per cent votes in a survey conducted this year, according to The Age.

    Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara, who has scored 503 runs from six matches at an average of 41.91 against the Australians, was the surprise second best batsman with 34 per cent votes.

    In comparison, Tendulkar has scored 2748 runs from 29 matches at an average of 56.08 against the Australians.

    Pietersen, on the other hand, has made 963 runs from 10 matches at 53.50 average against Australia, but the 29-year-old's attitude has attracted just as much admiration as his record.

    South Africa captain Graeme Smith and teammate Jacques Kallis got seven per cent of votes apiece.

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  2. freshseasons

    freshseasons King of my own Castle

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    Veryyyyyyy insignificant news for us Indians.Tendulkar still rules!
     
  3. thewisecrab

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    We dont need such rankings to prove that Tendulkar is good. :|
     
  4. RaghuKL

    RaghuKL Swalpa Adjust Maadi

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    Bandar kya jaane adrak ka swad :)

    Anyway here is my top 10 list of cricketers outside indian team
    1. My neighbour's dog. never lets anything pass.:grin:
    2. My grandmother .
    3. My gulli team's captain. always wins 'coz bat is his.
    4. myself.
    5. Jayasuriya
    6. sangakkara
    7. gayle.
    8. mccullum
    9. boucher
    10. jayawardene

    See no aussie is in the list. :grin::twisted::grin:
     
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    silicon_fusion Member

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    I think this is another racial attack on Indian......
     
  6. Indyan

    Indyan Here Since 2003

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    I dont agree. Sachin has mellowed down a lot in last few years. He is no longer the vicious aggresor of the 90s.
    The young blood aussies are naturally less scared of him. They haven't encountered the wrath of sachin as Warne did.
    On the other hand Pietersen's assault in the Ashes is etched in many people's minds. They are definitely more worried about him as they know that Pietersen can snatch away the Ashes from them.
     
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    dreamcatcher Rockin g33k

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    I smell some Tandoori kangaroo from a distance.
     
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    jxcess3891 Evil mind

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    Here's my honest opinion. I know this coz I've worked abroad with ppl from different nationalities. EVERYBODY HATES INDIANS, including us, Indians. PPl frm all nationalities like Filipinos, Arabs, Americans, British, Australians, Pakistanis, Sri Lankans, Chinese, French, Africans, etc. all dislike Indians. I don't really know why but they do. U may think that their hate may be just directed at me, maybe bcoz of my character & attitude but no that's not true. U can ask any Indian working abroad, he wud probably have felt some sort of discrimination no matter whichever country he has worked.
     
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    Ecstasy a.k.a VipER

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    Rofl... :D
     
  11. damngoodman999

    damngoodman999 damnbadman666

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    U have a point !

    But not almost right - its true that in INDIA we all hate each other inside our country ! because of languages & religions , then how other country respect us !!

    BTW Pietersen is Good batsman , but cannot compare with TENDULKAR as the only player who played the game as game seriously he is only player who has no black mark in his career .
     
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    Coool I'm Back!:D

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    Petersen deserves that!! Only petersen!
     
  13. Rural Terror

    Rural Terror New Member

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    ^ learn to spell first.

    Pietersen is no where near the class of Tendulkar.
     
  14. Coool

    Coool I'm Back!:D

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    Okay boss:rolleyes::rolleyes:

    Tanx for the info:lol::lol::lol:
     
  15. vamsi_krishna

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    The decisions made by Australian players are their personal interests. Who are we do decide or comment about those decisions.

    BTW, Aussies need not to certify the class and caliber of Sachin. Whole world knows about that. The reason why they haven't choose sachin could be, because he is not playing as he use to play in 90's. If they would have asked the same question in 90's they would have SH**ted in their pants.
     
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    Kl@w-24 Slideshow Bob

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    So? It's their choice. :|
     
  17. jxcess3891

    jxcess3891 Evil mind

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    Hey Rural Terror wat's so funny? Did u lose ur brains or something?
     
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