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Tendulkar’s better than Viv: Crowe

Mumbai: Martin Crowe has rated Sachin Tendulkar higher than Vivian Richards, saying that he admired the Indian icon’s footwork and his ability to keep things simple.

“Viv was the best batsman I saw in my 14 years of playing cricket, along with Greg Chappell and Sunny Gavaskar… Since I have retired, I have seen someone better and that is Sachin,” Crowe said.

“What I have seen is that Sachin had two things… He had footwork. While Viv Richards’ footwork lasted 15 years, Sachin went a decade longer. The greatest mind along with Don Bradman’s has been Sachin’s, because he kept everything so simple.”

“Simplicity was the hallmark of his game and his footwork was poetry in motion and that is why he stood out against all the players,” Crowe added. (PTI)