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3 Ideas of Sachin Tendulkar that changed Indian cricket

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Sachin Tendulkar has been a great thinker of the game.
Sachin Tendulkar has been a great thinker of the game.

Sachin Tendulkar, for his all exploits in the game, is revered highly in the cricketing world. He was the God of batsmanship who owned the records; he was more than a handy bowler who delivered most of the times when the team calls in him; he was a safe pair of hands in the fielding. 

But when it came to captaincy, he could manage nothing but desperation. He had two stints as an Indian captain, but both times, the team could not take off under him. 

Though Sachin was not able to earn graceful records as a captain, it did not mean that he had a lack of grasp towards other aspects of the game, excluding batsmanship. Actually, he had a great comprehension about the ongoings and future of the game, as obvious by his decisions and advises he brought for the Indian cricket.

In this article, let's talk about three such ideas of Sachin Tendulkar that benefitted Indian cricket.


#1 Suggesting Sourav Ganguly as the Indian captain

Sourav Ganguly brought about the aggressive nature in Indian cricket.
Sourav Ganguly brought about the aggressive nature in Indian cricket.

Sourav Ganguly's endeavours as the Indian captain, do not need any introduction. 'The Prince of Kolkata' took the team from the depth of hopelessness to the heights of enthusiasm.

During Tendulkar's second stint as the Indian captain, India toured Australia in 1999-00. For this series, Sachin had asked the selectors to appoint Sourav Ganguly as the vice-captain of the team. Sachin saw a potential in Sourav Ganguly that the latter could lead the side in his absence due to the various reasons.

As the result of a downbeat performance in Australia where India could win only one match out of the three Tests and eight ODI matches (Tri-series including Australia and Pakistan) they played, Sachin Tendulkar decided to step down from the captaincy and asked the selection committee to pass on the baton to Sourav Ganguly. Thus, Sourav Ganguly became the captain of India and the rest is history.

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