No more fast bowling – Sachin Tendulkar

The little master, Sachin Tendulkar, has conquered all types of bowling across the world with his class batting but now he feels timid while facing quick bowling.

The master blaster created a unique world record by thrashing his 100th International century against Bangladesh in the One Day International played on March 16, 2012, at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur. He has hammered most centuries in Test (51) as well as in ODI (49) and it looks difficult for someone to break his record in the near future.

The 39-year-old, has played 190 Tests for India and holds the record of being the highest run scorer in the longer version of the game. He piled up 15533 runs at an excellent average of 55.08, the best of unbeaten 248 with 51 hundreds and 65 fifties.

Sachin Tendulkar - Difficulties against fast bolwing
Sachin Tendulkar – Difficulties against fast bolwing

The right hand batsman is the highest scorer in One Day International by amassing 18426 runs at an outstanding average of 44.83, the best of unbeaten 200 with 49 tons and 96 half centuries.

Sachin Tendulkar found it difficult to adjust himself while playing against the fast bowlers in the recent past. We will highlight his performance in the Test matches since July 2011, and his wickets taken by the quick bowlers. He took part in 13 Tests from July 21, 2011 until September 3, 2012,  home and abroad, he played 24 innings, the pace bowlers dismissed him 18 times, spinners 5 and was run out once.

The following figures indicate his performance against the fast bowlers in the 13 Tests he played for India.


1-   1st Test vs. England played at Lord’s, London, from July 21- 25, 2011.

1st innings – 34 runs, Stuart Broad

2nd innings – 12, James Anderson

2-   2nd Test vs. England played from July 29- August 1, 2011, at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.

1st innings – 16, Broad

2nd innings – 56, Anderson

3-   3rd Test vs. England played at Edgbaston, Birmingham, from August 10-13, 2011.

1st innings – 1 run, Broad

2nd innings – 40 (run out)

4-   4th Test vs. England played at Kennington Oval, London, from August 18-22, 2011.

1st innings – 23 Graeme Swann (spinner)

2nd innings – 91, Tim Bresnan

5-   1st Test vs. West Indies played from November 6-9, 2011, at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi.

1st innings – 7, Fidel Edwards

2nd innings – 76, Devendra Bishoo (spinner)

6-   2nd Test vs. West Indies played at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, from November 14-17, 2011.

1st innings – 38, Bishoo (spinner)

7-   3rd Test vs. West Indies played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, from November 22-26, 2011.

1st innings – 94, Ravi Rampaul

2nd innings – 3, Marlon Samuels

8-   1st Test vs. Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground, from December 26-29, 2011.

1st innings – 73, Peter Siddle

2nd innings – 32, Siddle

9-   2nd Test vs. Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground, from January 3-6, 2012.

1st innings – 41, James Pattinson

2nd innings – 80, Michael Clarke (spinner)

103rd Test vs. Australia at Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth, from January 13-15, 2012.

1st innings – 15, Ryan Harris

2nd innings – 8, Mitchell Starc

     114th Test vs. Australia at Adelaide Oval, from January 24-28, 2012.

1st innings – 25, Siddle

2nd innings – 13, Nathan Lyon (spinner)

12 – 1st Test vs. New Zealand at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad, from August 23-26, 2012.

Ist innings – 19, Trent Boult

      132nd Test vs. New Zealand at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore, from August 31- September 3, 2012.

1st innings – 17, Doug Bracewell

2nd innings – 27, Tim Southee

Sachin Tendulkar needs more concentration and he should change his technique to cope with the quick bowlers and reinforce his supremacy in cricket with his powerful batting.


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