Is Steve Smith a better Test batsman than Sachin Tendulkar

first_imgTest Cricket has always been the arena of players who are technically strong and operate according to the orthodox way of batting. The cricketing world has experienced the stroke making of one of the greatest player to play the gentleman’s game, Sachin Tendulkar for more than 20 years. Be it Test cricket or ODIs, the master blaster had outclassed all batsmen of his generation with the records and milestones he achieved.The elegance, smoothness and the graceful manner with which the 46-year-old used to bat have always been soothing to the eyes. His footwork, body posture and head positioning while hitting a straight drive or a cover drive is a perfect lesson for budding cricketers who want to make it big. His batting technique has been a topic of research and discussion during his playing days and even now. Standing 5’5″ tall, he is worshipped as the ‘God of cricket’ in India. Many arguments have been put forward around the world by cricket fans to support the idea that he is the best during the time he was playing.But in recent times an Australian cricketing prodigy has raised the bar to a certain extent which can make him a better Test batsman than Sachin Tendulkar. The unorthodox right-handed batsman who goes by the name Steve Smith started his cricketing career as a right-arm leg-spinning all-rounder but is now the best Test batsman of his generation.Smith better than Sachin in Test cricket? Sachin Tendulkar.ReutersThe 30-year-old cricketer in the recently concluded first Ashes Test match against England saved the face of the Australian team when they were 122-8 in the first innings and went onto to score 144 runs which helped Australia to post 284 runs on the board. In the second innings, he again scored a ton and helped Australia win the match.Smith also became the second-fastest cricketer to score 24 centuries leaving behind Virat Kohli and even Sachin Tendulkar. The 30-year-old has also reached Test rating points of 947 which is the second-highest ever, being behind only Sir Donald Bradman who stands on 961 points. In 66 Test matches, the Australian batsman has scored at an average of 63 which is also the best after Bradman. Sachin, on the other hand, had an average of 53.8.The Australian cricketer has a very unorthodox way of batting. But he has been very effective for the team due to his calmness and composed nature on the field. His wrist-work while batting is a lesson for budding cricketers who want to become a batsman. The way he moves across the stumps and hits the ball on the on-side, keeping his guard open and the way he angles the shots makes him pretty much vulnerable. But till now he has not failed to prove himself and probably will continue to do so.It is too soon to give him a spot above Tendulkar but if he continues to play the way he is currently batting then, definitely, he will one day become the greatest Test batsman after Bradman. Tendulkar is definitely a bigger player than him if we judge on the basis of all forms of cricket but in Test cricket, the unorthodox Smith is probably the better among the two in terms of records.last_img read more

Read More
Six shades of art

first_imgSometimes visual inferences play a major role in defining idea or space. Context and the content are sparingly important resources to generate the identity for a certain instance or order. The Power of six is a show of six contemporary artists  picked to give importance to  few tiny instances that deliberately enables us to grin a bit.The title is formed to take the metaphor of the object and forecast the idea of binding eight contemporary artists under same arena. Cuarto Shekhar Jamb says that “The world is huge and this show supplements a conceptual space of the six to stand under single shade”. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The show will bring forward the recent collections of six contemporary artists, such as, Binoy Verghese, Chandra Bhattacharya, Farhad Hussain, George Martin PJ, Jagdish Chinthala, Tejinder Kanda. They all have set a mile stone in their creative venture and their canvases speak the true form of color and their inheritances as well. Moreover the exhibition will carry a tactile quality through the colorful sculptures. And to article them under a colourful shade this show is conceptualized. A sense of tactile quality will be graced by the sculptures of Jagdish Chinthala. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixIn terms of structure and thought process this exhibition is planned to put forward the best and fresh collection of the said artists and to create a montage of artistic diversities.  Panorama of colour will hold the shades of five painters and one sculptor with distinct features and styles. The idea of integrating all the said artists will not only create a new experiment but also will provide the beholder to perceive something fresh and new.Where: Creativity Art Gallery, Hauz Khas Village When: On till 5 Februarylast_img read more

Read More
Pakistans NADRA sacks 40 officials on graft charges

first_imgAt least 40 senior officials of Pakistan’s premier agency responsible for managing database of citizens have been sacked on graft charges.National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has sacked a Director General, GM projects, DGM operations, Intelligence Officer and various managers yesterday after an internal probe showed some of the top ranking officers guilty of corruption and other crimes.The sacked employees were working in different NADRA offices in Karachi and were allegedly involved in issuance of fake Computerized National Identity Cards besides various other crimes, Geo Tv reported.Also, four Director Generals were demoted to lower positions for misusing their authority.NADRA is responsible for automated record of Pakistani nationals and issuing national identity cards, passports and other documents.last_img read more

Read More
Recap Two lanes closed due to accident on M6 motorway in Cheshire

first_imgTwo lanes are closed on the M6 motorway in Cheshire due to an accident this evening (Tuesday May 14). The lanes are shut on the southbound carriageway due a collision between junction 19 and junction 18. North West Motorway Police first reported the accident at around 8.20pm. A Highways England spokesman said:  “M6 southbound J19 towards J18 (Tabley A556 Northwich Holmes Chapel Chester Middlewich) “Traffic Officers have been deployed to a collision involving a vehicle which is now facing the wrong way in the outside lane. Lanes 4 & 3 have been closed.” It is unclear if any other vehicles are involved at this stage. Traffic England currently reports normal traffic conditions are expected to be restored between 9.15pm and 9.30pm tonight. Elsewhere on the motorway in the area, the northbound exit slip road at junction 19 is shut due to a vehicle fire. We’ll bring you further updates on the accident on the southbound carriageway as we get them on the live feed below. Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app  – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store , or get the Android version from Google Play .  Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook –   Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter –   For breaking news and the latest stories,  click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter . Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories.  Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram .20:37From Inrix Two lanes closed and slow traffic due to accident on M6 Southbound from J19 A556 (Knutsford) to J18 A54 Middlewich Road (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel).Lane three and four (of four) is closed. Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Police search for missing womancenter_img Punter found hiding in bushes Driver named following fatal collisionlast_img read more

Read More