Sachin Vs Shane Again At The Sawai Mansingh Stadium

Sachin Tendulkar vs Shane Warne

Sachin Tendulkar vs Shane Warne

The battle between the two ageless legends started as early as in the late 90s but thanks to the Indian Premier League, it is unlikely to end. Sachin Tendulkar Vs Shane Warne duel will probably prove a crowd pulling headline for tomorrow’s game between the Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals.

Rajasthan is back to its winnings ways after registering a comprehensive victory over Kochi Tuskers while Mumbai have been as dominant as ever in the IPL. Both are located at the first and fourth spot respectively.

The Mumbai Indians, who were tagged as hot favorites to win this edition of Indian Premier league, given their team and their bench strength, they have been able to live up to the hype that was built around them. So far, they have played six games and have lost only one.

The Rajasthan Royals on the other hand, are showing no signs of being affected by the fine inflicted on them before the commencement of the auction. Though they were struggling to regain form losing three games in a row, they can draw all the confidence they need from the last game. They notched up a fine win against the in-form Kochi Tuskers Kerala. They have marshaled their resources to their very best and almost every player has contributed in what has been a see-saw tournament for them. They have won three out of the seven and lost as many with one game getting abandoned due to rain.

For Rajasthan and Mumbai, their skippers have always been leading from the front. The only difference being, when Warne fails, Rajasthan’s bowling has appeared very thin. Apart from Shane Watson, with Sidharth Trivedi and Shaun Tait, the bowling attack fails to impart any fear in the opposition. The batting heavily relies on the likes of Shane Watson Rahul Dravid and Ross Taylor. Only a combined effort could produce desired results.

For the Mumbai Indians it has just been the team that the doctor ordered. The batting order is the most formidable any league team could have had in the history of the game. With Symonds announcing his return to form, it appears even more so. With the likes of Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Andrew Symonds, Kieron Pollard doing their job to perfection, Mumbai should be hoping for a cake-walk on Friday.

This said and the way Sachin Tendulkar has dominated Warne during his regime, the game would pose as a great challenge for Warne as a player and as a skipper.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Gautham S.


Hi Folks! This is Gautham from Madurai, Tamil Nadu. I'm 20 and doing my final year in Mechanical Engineering at Thiagarajar College of Engineering. I'm a self confessed Cricket lover and I have a great fervor towards writing about the game. In the generations I've come across, I've loved watching Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid bat. Besides writing, I have great interest in singing and I'm a great fan of Hariharan and A.R.Rahman sir. I would like to be remembered as one of the greatest sports journalists who changed the way their profession is perceived. I set myself performance goals and believe in giving a hundred percent in whatever I do. I thank God for giving me an opportunity to work with sports mirror so early in my career. I also thank my friends who made me believe in what I do and gave honest comments about my writing. God is great :)


NatWest t20 Blast 2014

NatWest t20 Blast 2014

Posted by: The Sports Mirror on May 23rd, 2014

The 2014 NatWest t20 Blast got underway on May 16th and it looks set to be a thrilling cricket tournament if the first round of fixtures is anything to go by. M ..


Team Pune to start Player Draft  Selection Sequence in Round One

Team Pune to start Player Draft Selection Sequence in Round One

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on July 22nd, 2014

Hero Indian Super League today conducted the ‘Clubs Sequence Selection’, based on which the Central Domestic Player Draft will be organized over the next tw ..


Is this the end of era?

Is this the end of era?

Posted by: Gautam Bajpai on February 7th, 2014

Roger Federer as many would say, is and will be the greatest of all time. Over the years, the Swiss has entertained us with his breathtaking skills on the court ..


Racing towards the Formula Masters China Series 2013

Racing towards the Formula Masters China Series 2013

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on April 30th, 2013

Bangalore, April 29, 2013:  Meco Racing – International is a now a fully functional Racing Team taking part in the Formula Masters – Asia Series. The Team ..


ESPN STAR Sports Signs up a 5 Year TV Broadcast Rights Deal with Super Fight League (SFL)

ESPN STAR Sports Signs up a 5 Year TV Broadcast Rights Deal with Super Fight League (SFL)

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on March 14th, 2013

New Delhi, India, Wednesday, March 13, 2013: ESPN STAR Sports, Asia’s leading sports broadcaster, today announced a 5 year broadcast deal with Super Fight Lea ..

Other Sports

Equestrian: Riders from Bangalore to represent India at the 17th Asian Games, 2014

Equestrian: Riders from Bangalore to represent India at the 17th Asian Games, 2014

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on July 24th, 2014

Bangalore, India – July 24, 2014: Ajai Appachu, Fouaad Mirza and Nadia Haridass, three of Karnataka’s veteran show jumpers from the Embassy International Ri ..

One stop guide to all the sports news, reviews, opinions, fixtures and live scores from India and around the world. A true reflection of sports.

Copyright © 2012 | The Sports Mirror