Wednesday 24 February 2010

So farewell then, Charles Coventry

You don't need to write anything when Sachin Tendulkar scores 200 in an ODI. You've seen him bat. Just close your eyes and imagine. 

But The Master [surely it's time to drop the almost pejorative 'little'...] has eradicated one of the great trivia questions: who holds the record for the highest score in ODIs, along with Saeed Anwar? Yup, it's so long to Charles Coventry and his 194 for Zimbabwe against Bangladesh. 

Regardless, Sachin now has 93 international hundreds. Seven more, and it would have to be considered one of the all-time feats of batting, the equal [at least] of the standard 100 first-class hundreds


Dave said...

Never mind, I'm sure Charles can carry on making a living as a Daniel Vettori lookalike.

Karthik Krishnaswamy said...

Charles Coventry will do a Lara and reclaim his rightful record.
A hundred international hundreds will be a mindboggling feat. I look forward especially to the 50th Test hundred, and I hope he scores it at Chepauk in front of an audience of which I'm part.

Brit said...

OB, you have brought an ineffable sadness to this tale of triumph.