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    February 19, 2007

    Sorry Greg, your mathematics is wrong

    I was impressed on reading Greg Chappell's recent interview to Cricinfo and I can only hope that all his talk become a reality sooner than later. But, he also has to understand/agree that he might have done some mistakes in going through the development work as anyone would. He cannot blindly defend all that he has done over the last 15-20 months.
    If you look at Suresh's record, now and compare it with Sachin Tendulkar's record at the same stage of his one-day international career, you'll find it's exactly the same.
    I definitely wished he was right, as any Indian fan would, as I want Raina for the future. Till date, Raina has played 36 ODIs/28 innings and aggregates 612 runs at an average of 26.60 with 3 fifties and a highest score of 81*. Similar numbers for the Tendulkar were hugely different - 36 ODIs/34 innings and 1075 runs at an average of 35.83 with 10 fifties and a top score of 81. The similarity ends at 81. I went in further - after 28 innings - Tendulkar had 821 runs at 32.84 and 7 fifties with a highest of just 77.

    Anyway, Raina's numbers don't match with the maestro's. Raina can still turn out to be a very good batsmen for the future. But, no one is entitled to mislead the public by giving false info to make him the next Tendulkar.

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    The gaps are even more higher, if you compare the run per inning instead of average... Raina 21.86, whereas Sachin scored 29.32 (or 31.62 if we consider 36 matches/34 innings).

    By Blogger Rahul (20-Feb-2007, 4:11:00 PM)  

    I think the only way you can compare Sachin Tendulkar and Suresh Raina at any point in their careers is if Raina got himself a third part to his name, one starting with 'T' so they were both 'SRT'.

    By Blogger Jagadish (21-Feb-2007, 1:20:00 AM)  

    even that is not on right now, jagz.

    By Blogger Ganesh (21-Feb-2007, 11:32:00 AM)  


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