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Shrikanth K @shrikanth_krish
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Videos like these are incredibly precious pieces of cricket history, and also very useful as pedagogical tools

These are not highlights, but ball-by-ball recordings from the distant past

Much to learn and observe here - one of Sachin's finest ODI knocks

Highlights tend to focus on the boundaries and sixes, and the odd sensational delivery and ofcourse the dismissals

In the process they don't reveal the messiness of the past, but merely romanticize it
For eg - We have this almost mythical notion of Sachin Tendulkar smashing Shane Warne all over the park and dominating him in India

While that is in part true, watching ball-by-ball recordings reveals a more nuanced picture
Take this knock for instance.

Do watch it closely

And you will notice how Sachin's battle with Warne in this knock was very even

Yes, he dominated him in phases, but there were several occasions when Warne did him in and he got a bit lucky
These videos reveal the construction of so many famed knocks from the past - which we have mythologized since.

As a result we have lost recollection of the numerous phases in each of them, and the number of small battles won and lost in the course of each knock
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