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Shame you, Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar hit the first international one-day double-hundred to set up a big India victory over South Africa at Gwalior on Feb 24 2010, and The Wisden Cricketer quickly jumped in with a witty slant in their newsletter, commiserating with an obscure Zimbabwean:

"In what might one day be seen as the greatest miscarriage of justice in cricket history, all-time great Charles Coventry saw his world record one-day international score of 194 not out pushed down to second place by some Indian no-mark who is not fit to stand in his shadow. Fans of the Zimbabwean master will be appalled that his crackerjack innings against Bangladesh has now been overshadowed by this guy Sachin Tendulkar, who made 200 not out against South Africa yesterday. Coventry’s 194 is the only time he has passed 100 in a one-day international. Tendulkar has taken 46 one-day international hundreds to better that score. Rubbish."

Posted by Charlie Randall
25/02/2010 14:53:57
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