Sachin was harder to dismiss than Lara: Gillespie

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Former Australian fast bowler Jason Gillespie believes Sachin Tendulkar was difficult to dis-miss than Brian Lara, thanks to his strong defensive technique. “Two different types of players, two equally difficult to get out. I always felt, Sachin was probably a little bit harder to dislodge, in terms of getting his wicket, but I didn’t feel he would take you apart, in quite the same way as Brian, he said. “I always felt I was in with more of a chance to get Brian out because he was a bit more expansive, with his game.But I found Sachin’s defence was very hard to get through,” Gillespie said on Cow Corner Chronicles.

Sachin Tendulkar has scored one hundred centuries in his Test and one-day international matches and has scored a total of 34,347 runs in both the formats. Brian Lara, the former West Indian ace batsman, has scored 22,358 runs.

“Look at the two fine players, I am just really glad that I don’t have to bowl to them anymore. They were just far too good. It was actually for me personally was quite an honour, for all those names that I just mentioned,” Gillespie, who turned 45 on Sunday, concluded.

Although Gillespie finds it difficult to get the Master Blaster out, his contemporary and teammate Brett Lee has bowled him out 14 times, which is the most by any bowler. Similarly, Gillespie’s another Australian contemporary, Glen McGrath, has dismissed
Sachin 13 times throughout his career.

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