For close to 80 years the world has revered Donald Bradman as the greatest batsman ever while Sachin Tendulkar has been accepted merely as the greatest contemporary batsman. In this first-of-its-kind forensic study, find out why Sachin, not Bradman, is the greatest batsman of all time.
This book is unlike any other book on cricket.
It is not a biography of Sachin or Bradman. It is an unprecedented attempt to set the record straight.
It is not a compilation of interviews or cricket anecdotes.
It is a tribute to Sachin. It corrects the grave injustice done to him by those who maintain that the crown belongs to Bradman. After all, Bradman is the final frontier.
You are invited to take a closer look. See Sachin in an entirely new light – one that encourages historians, fans and critics to weigh afresh his place in cricket history.
The author says: ‘Many of the statistics I present are new. I hope I am also offering a new way of looking at their achievements, a more persistently honest way of looking at them. This book is not about Sachin being the greatest batsman in 1998 or the greatest batsman in 2010. It is about him as the greatest batsman in cricket history. So you will need to take your eyes off the TV screen playing last year’s ODI or replaying last year’s Test, to appreciate the arguments here.’
For any fan of Sachin – for that matter, any fan of cricket – this book is a MUST READ.
About the Author
As far back as 2003, Rudolph Lambert Fernandez challenged the status quo – Bradman’s undisputed rank as the greatest batsman in cricket history – by arguing that Sachin was in fact far greater. Ten years on, his book invites readers to a detailed comparison – the first of its kind.
Rudolph’s writing on Sachin Tendulkar has appeared in The Hindu, Firstpost.com, The Asian Age, The Bengal Post, www.cricketcountry.com (an India-based cricket website) and www.sportskeeda.com (an India-based sports website). Rudolph’s writing on cricket has appeared in The Statesman, www.dreamcricket.com (a US-based cricket website), www.alloutcricket.com (a UK-based cricket website), www.thecricketmagazine.com (a UK-based cricket website) and www.cricketnext.com (an India-based cricket website).
Rudolph invites readers to look beyond the mere obvious in cricket, especially in recording and rewarding batting greatness.
ISBN (EPUB) : 978–93–83175–65–9
ISBN (MOBI) : 978–93–89175–66–6
ISBN (PDF) : 978–93–83175–67–3