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Criticise Sachin at your peril.

SACHIN Tendulkar is ' God' to his many fans and to say or do anything that might be construed as offensive to one of India's greatest batsmen, is sure to invite a volley of criticism.

Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova faced this when in answer to a question she admitted that ( shock, horror) she did not know who Sachin was. The outrage erupted all over social media. Former Indian cricketer S Sreesanth too learnt the hard way that you keep your mouth shut when bowling to Sachin. Sreesanth, who allegedly hurled an expletive at Sachin after dismissing him in an IPL game, was slapped by his own teammate Harbhajan Singh. The message was clear -- you question or insult the maestro at your own peril.

But cricketing icon Kapil Dev had his say regarding Sachin. At an event in Dubai, Kapil made a criticism of Sachin's batting: " Sachin Tendulkar batted like Bombay batsmen and didn't do justice to his talent. Scoring hundreds was all he knew. He couldn't score double or triple hundreds." Needless to say, Twitteratis has expressed their outrage against Kapil Dev. But those who know the Cricket icon Kapil Dev said Sachin didn't do full justice to his talent.

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Publication:Mail Today (New Delhi, India)
Date:Nov 1, 2015
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