'Tendulkar is the all time greatest cricketer'

Published: Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 11:22 [IST]
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'Tendulkar will set more records'

Former West Indian captain Viv Richards termed Sachin Tendulkar the 'all time greatest cricketer' and said that the star batsman from India would set more records in future.

"Tendulkar is the all time greatest cricketer. I am sure he will have more records to his credit," the 58-year-old Richards said.

Tendulkar registered his 14,000 Test runs during his marathon innings of 214 against Australia in the second Test match in Bangalore.

Richard however, feels that Tendulkar has become more conservative with his style of batting over the years.

Commenting on Tendulkar's recent conquest of the 14,000 Test run summit, Richards said, "Only Sachin can achieve the kind of feat that he already has. Time has, however, seen a change in his willow wielding techniques and he has become more restrained in his batting style."

Richards who was known for his aggressive and approach style of play also talked about Yuvraj Singh and saw similarity in the latter's style of batting to his.

"I see a lot of myself in Yuvraj Singh. His style of batting is distinctly 'Carribean' and similar to that of mine during my playing years," the 58-year-old Antiguan said.

Richards also picked India as one of the favourites to win the upcoming ICC World Cup early next year.

"Firstly, as host nation, India have a strong chance.

This is not to discount the fact that they have a great batting line-up and have performed well over the last five years."


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