Sydney, Oct 12 (ANI): Former English cricketer Peter Roebuck had hailed Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar for several of his Test centuries against the Australian national team, which only increased the woes of the bowlers.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Roebuck had expressed that to see Sachin besides Ravi Shastri was to see a diamond besides a rock.
He had said that most outstanding batsmen could play three shots especially well, the square cut, the drive straight of mid-on and the tuck past square leg but Tendulkar produced all of these shots and lots of others besides shots played with his head down and still, in a dazzling array which included several back-foot glides through areas patrolled by point, in one of these innings.
Roebuck had also said that even now cricket does not realise how lucky it had been to produce Shane Warne and Tendulkar in the same period.
He had added that India may never know how blessed it has been that its best cricketers of the period were also its most upstanding as Pakistan had enjoyed no such luxury. (ANI)