@sidvee makes somes excellent points and addresses all the pertinent issues surrounding the debates on SRT….

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Discussing Sachin Tendulkar has never been easy. He lends himself to arguments. Most of these arguments are like giant fractals – each made up of smaller, similar sounding mini-arguments. To debate Tendulkar is to be caught in a whirlpool and bombarded with streams of thought from tangential directions.

So I have tried to rip the present Tendulkar debate (about his poor series against New Zealand and calls for retirement) threadbare. I have singled out each part of the argument and presented my view. As always, you are welcome to disagree and extend the debate further.

The consistently-bowled-translates-to-you’re-finished reasoning

Losing your stumps must be the most humbling way to get out. I doubt if this debate would have been so heated if Tendulkar was caught behind or lbw in Hyderabad and Bangalore. But he was bowled three times – not playing-on bowled but clean bowled. Neck-and-crop, as they say. Not only has Tendulkar…

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