Legendary Indian cricketer, Sachin Tendulkar is regarded as one of the best batters in world cricket. There is hardly any batting record in which he doesn’t feature during his cricketing career. He has amassed as many as 15,921 runs in ODIs and 18,426 runs in the longer format during his cricketing career. Meanwhile, Tendulkar also has 100 international tons and 201 wickets under his belt as well. However, Sachin Tendulkar has recently named his all-time XI and surprising he excluded some famous names.
The players like MS Dhoni, who is considered one of the greatest captains to have led the Indian cricket team, Virat Kohli, one of the best batters of world cricket, Rahul Dravid, the Team India head coach and legendary spinner Muttiah Muralitharan, also didn’t; feature in his all-time playing XI as well. In fact, the veteran didn’t pick himself in his all-time best XI.
Meanwhile, in his own style, Sachin Tendulkar has made his best of the best XI that doesn’t feature him himself as well. However, Sachin Tendulkar picked his teammate and good friend, Sourav Ganguly to lead the playing XI. For the opening slots, Tendulkar picked Virender Sehwag and Sunil Gavaskar.
Interestingly, he has picked some of the legends like – Brian Lara, Viv Richards, Jacques Kallis, and Sourav Ganguly for the middle-order of his playing XI.
Sachin Tendulkar also named Australian legend Adam Gilchrist for the wicket-keeping role in his playing XI as well. In the bowling department, Sachin picked some of the greats like – Harbhajan Singh, Shane Warne, Wasim Akram, and Glenn McGrath.
Sachin Tendulkar’s All-time XI: Virender Sehwag, Sunil Gavaskar, Brian Lara, Viv Richards, Jacques Kallis, Sourav Ganguly, Adam Gilchrist, Shane Warne, Wasim Akram, Harbhajan Singh, and Glenn McGrath