The Mumbaikar did the unthinkable when he grew to become the primary man on the planet to attain a double century within the ODIs, again in 2010 in opposition to South Africa in Gwalior. However, the right-handed batsman may by no means breach the 300-run mark in Test Cricket. Till date, solely Virender Sehwag (twice) and Karun Nair are the one Indians to have entered the 300-run-club within the longest format.
According to former India captain Kapil Dev, Tendulkar ought to have scored triple lots of in his profession however the right-handed batsman did not know how you can convert centuries into large knocks for he wasn’t ruthless in his method.
“Sachin had so much talent that I hadn’t seen it in anyone. He knew how to score hundreds but he never became a ruthless batsman. Sachin had everything in cricket. He knew how to score hundreds but didn’t know how to convert those hundreds into 200s & 300s,” the 1983 World Cup-winning India captain advised former India cricketer WV Raman on the latter’s YouTube Channel.
Sachin has slammed six double lots of in 200 Tests with 248 being his highest rating in an innings. While the likes of Brian Lara and Kumar Sangakkara slammed 9 and eleven double centuries of their careers. Kapil – who was additionally India’s head coach – believes a batsman of Sachin’s calibre ought to have slammed no less than three triple tons and practically a dozen double centuries in his profession.
“Sachin should’ve made three triple centuries and another 10 double tons because he could hit fast bowlers and spinners for a boundary every over,” Dev added additional.
With 200 Tests, Tendulkar ended his profession as essentially the most capped participant within the historical past of the sport and scored 15921 runs. The batting maestro slammed 51 Test centuries.
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