Former cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara are said to have carved a niche for the batsmen of the modern-day game. They are the greatest to play the game in the 21st century and have been a role model for the current generation cricketers.
Tendulkar and Lara have given nightmares to the bowlers amassing tons and tons of run against all oppositions they have played. While Brian Lara was a magician with his bat lift and cover drives, Sachin Tendulkar drove people mad with his shots on both sides of the wicket.
Meanwhile, there has been a longtime debate surrounding who is the greatest among the two. The spectrum gets divided while talking about these two legends and recently former Australia fast bowler Jason Gillespie also joined the bandwagon. He rated Tendulkar’s defence hard to break as compared to the Caribbean.
“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.
“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.
Jason Gillespie has been one of the underrated Australian fast bowlers during his time. Amid the omnipresence of Glenn McGrath, Brett Lee’s and the Andy Bichell, Gillespie did the job staying away from the limelight. He has 402 international wickets for Australia and was also a handy batsman down the order.