Sachin Tendulkar is one of the most popular cricketers of the world and if we talk about India, a majority of the cricket lovers call him “God of Cricket”. Little Master has many records in his name including the maximum centuries in the International cricket. He has scored 100 centuries (51 in Test Matches & 49 in ODIs) in his long career of 24 years.
However, Sachin Tendulkar also holds the record of getting out in the 90s for record maximum 27 times (10 in Test Matches and 17 in ODIs). What can be more unfortunate for a batsman than getting out on 99 and in the year 2007, Sachin got out on 99 three times in the shorter format.
Umpires can also be held partially responsible for Sachin getting out in the 90s as few times he was wrongly given out by them. His fans are of the opinion that if Umpire Decision Review System (UDRS) had been in place at that time, Sachin might have scored more centuries. Sachin Tendulkar made his debut in 1989 while DRS came in the later part of his career and once in the semi-final of 2011 ICC World Cup, his wicket got saved due to DRS against Pakistan.
A cricket fan asked the former Australian cricketer Brad Hogg whether the legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar would have scored 10-15 more centuries if the DRS had been available in the 90s.
His tweet read, “@Brad_Hogg Do you think that if DRS was available during the 90s then Sachin Tendulkar would have had 10-15 more international 100s in his name?? #HoggyTime”
— Kaustav Dasgupta 🇮🇳 (@KDasgupta_18) March 21, 2020
However, Brad Hogg feels that the availability of DRS in the 90s would not have made any difference as DRS goes both ways and Sachin might have won some but then he would have lost few as well.
Brad Hogg replied, “I reckon it would of been the same. DRS goes both ways, he would of won some and lost some with reviews.”
I reckon it would of been the same. DRS goes both ways, he would of won some and lost some with reviews. https://t.co/OaH89D0yHz
— Brad Hogg (@Brad_Hogg) March 21, 2020
It seems highly difficult for any batsman to break the records of Sachin Tendulkar and in the present scenario, if there is anyone who can break the records of Little Master, it is none other than the Indian skipper Virat Kohli.
What is your take on Brad Hogg’s opinion? Do you agree with him?