The greatest batting pair of One Day Internationals is none other than that of Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly. The Indian cricket pair have amassed a score of 8,227 runs together. Therefore, International Cricket Council took to Twitter to praise the pair and remind everyone of the greatness that they have achieved together.
“No other pair has crossed even 6,000 runs together in ODIs”.
The post by ICC was rather emotional for both Tendulkar and Ganguly. However, at this point Sachin Tendulkar provides his own opinions regarding the modern rules of cricket. Tagging the former Indian captain and current BCCI president, he said that the post brings back wonderful memories. On the other hand, he raises the question of how many more runs they could have added to their count if the modern rules of cricket applied during their time.
“This brings back wonderful memories Dadi. How many more do you think we would’ve been able to score with the restriction of 4 fielders outside the ring and 2 new balls?”
Obviously, Sourav Ganguly responded with his answer to the question. He said that given the field restrictions and the new balls, they would have added another 4,000 runs.
“Another 4000 or so ..2 new balls..wow .. sounds like a cover drive flying to the boundary in the first over of the game.. for the remaining 50 overs. @ICC @sachin_rt”
On top of that, veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh weighed in as well. He said that the pair would have easily scored a few thousand runs more. Additionally, he said that ICC should look into acquiring more bowlers in the decision-making panel so that the balance is maintained on-field.
“At least few more thousands runs easily..such a bad rule this is..need few bowlers in @ICC to keep the balance right between bat and ball.. and games become more competitive when team scores 260/270 now days everyone scorning 320/30 plus and getting chased as well often.”