Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Tendulkar 7 away from 17,000

It's a match day in the Honour Series and all eyes will be on India's batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar as, denied his milestone at Mohali, he is eyeing to complete 17,000 runs in his one day career in Thursday's game at Hyderabad.

Sachin is just seven runs away from the 17,000 mark. Tendulkar, who has been in focus in the series so far will go into the fifth match with a familiar burden of expectations.

He is currently the top run-getter in ODI cricket with 16, 993 runs to his name. Sanath Jayasuriya is second on the list with 13,377 runs while Aussie captain Ricky Ponting has a lot of catching up to do.

The master's blade has been quiet for most of the series. But the intent shown in Mohali has got the opposition worried.

Even former captain Sourav Ganguly believes that Sachin will be fired up in Hyderabad to over come the disappointment of not leading his team to a win in Mohali.

Tags : India, Australia, Sourav Ganguly, Sachin