Sachin Tendulkar is an all-time great

Former India all-rounder Bapu Nadkarni described Sachin Tendulkar as an all-time great cricketer.

“Cricketers like (Don) Bradman, (Brian) Lara are born once in a while. Tendulkar is one of them, he is an all-time legend, a gem,” the 77-year-old said while attending a programme at the Thakurpukur Cancer Hospital here today.

Asked how would he have bowled to Tendulkar if he was there, the former left-arm spinner known for his tidy and economical bowling, said, “You can never set a field to a batsman like him. He will dominate you no matter how you bowl or the field you set. That’s the greatness in him.”

A respected name in Mumbai cricket, Nadkarni also said Twenty20 cricket was affecting the game.

“We are not getting good bowlers now-a-days and T20 has to be blamed. You cannot judge a bowler’s efficiency by seeing him in short spells in T20. There has to be a lot of Test cricket that will produce good bowlers,” he said.

PTI

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