Anand Adhikari OLD GUARD TAKES GUARD
At the 85th Annual General Meeting of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in Chennai on March 2, veteran cricket administrator Jagmohan Dalmiya was elected as its president.
But he takes guard
exactly the same way as his father -- hammering the bail on the crease.
The way Tendulkar blocks out the crowd once he takes guard
, though, is quite remarkable - nobody does it better than him, and nobody has had to do it as much as him over the past 24 years.
But as he takes guard
for the last time what is not in doubt is that Tendulkar is an all-time great - 100 international centuries and nearly 16,000 Test runs confirm that.
The day isn't far off when a batsman takes guard
left-handed, the bowler sets the field and the guys switches to become a right-hander.
unfold again and the smart bet could be to back both openers, Wavell Hinds and Chris Gayle, to be well on their way before Lara even takes guard