Former Pakistan cricketer Bazid Khan has credited Sachin Tendulkar’s influence in producing great batters in India, while at the same time, he opined Shahid Afridi’s iconic status for having adverse effects on young Pakistani batters.

Bazid Khan highlights the influence of Tendulkar and Afridi on budding batters.

Tendulkar’s iconic status profoundly impacted India’s current generation of batters. His technically sound approach, characterized by textbook shots, impeccable timing, and precise placement, solidified him as a prolific run-scorer.

In contrast, Pakistan saw the emergence of Shahid Afridi as an icon. Many batters adopted his aggressive and fearless style, potentially affecting their development.

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Sachin Tendulkar and Shahid Afridi’s cricketing statistics also mirror their distinctive styles of play.

Tendulkar, often hailed as the “Little Master,” boasts an illustrious career with an astounding 34,357 international runs across all formats, including 100 international centuries. His average of 48.52 in Tests and 44.83 in ODIs underscores his exceptional consistency. Moreover, Tendulkar’s record as the highest run-scorer in both Test and ODI formats stands as a testament to his prolific run-making ability.

On the other hand, Afridi, the dynamic all-rounder, is renowned for his explosive batting. He amassed over 11,000 international runs, with a strike rate of over 100, demonstrating his knack for game-changing cameos.

Furthermore, Afridi’s 541 international wickets, highlighting his prowess with the ball, solidify his status as a versatile match-winner.

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