If you have ever wondered that who is the greatest ODI player of all times, then your eyes are at the right place as Cricket.com.au (Australian cricket Board official site) has set up a public poll to get to know the greatest ODI gentleman of all times.
Many of you would always been thinking that Sachin Tendulkar will be in all the lists related to cricket greats as he have set some Mount Everest high records, but here it is a twist, it seems that Sachin will not even be getting a place in ‘Round of 16’ in this public poll.
Sachin faced one of the finest opener of Pakistan Cricket team Saeed Anwar in the ‘Round of 32’, the general public voted but it seems that in just several years of retirement of ‘Cricket God’ people have lost fate in him as this poll tells that Saeed Anwar is a better ODI player than the ‘Little Master’ Sachin Tendulkar.
Sachin Tendulkar got 49% of total votes, whereas Saeed Anwar leads the way with getting 51% of users fate. So here is the match between who is the best Saeed Anwar VS Sachin Tendulkar.
Although it was a narrow contest but even with a minimal difference the ongoing-poll tells that Saeed Anwar is a better ODI star than the Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar.
Saeed Anwar emerged on the international scene as a 20-year-old in 1989 and, by the end of ’93, had established himself as one of ODI cricket’s most dominant batting forces courtesy of six hundreds from the top of the Pakistan batting order. Blessed with fabulous hand-eye coordination and taking a particular delight in flaying the ball through gaps in the off-side field, the best was yet to come; in May 1997, Anwar earned himself a place in Pakistan cricket folklore with a world record 194 against India in Chennai. He scored three ODI centuries that year – probably his peak as a batsman – and pushed on until the 2003 World Cup, making another hundred against India. That match was his penultimate ODI innings and when he left the game, he did so with more centuries than anyone excluding Sachin Tendulkar.
For the moment or so Enjoy Saeed Anwar’s 194 Runs innings against India in India.