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Generally, Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar, who is away from controversial issues, has broken his silence over the controversy over ball-tempering. Sachin has justified the punishment given by Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bencroft on the issue of ball-tempering.
Have a look at the tweet:
Cricket has been known as a gentleman's game. It's a game that I believe should be played in the purest form. Whatever has happened is unfortunate but the right decision has been taken to uphold the integrity of the game. Winning is important but the way you win is more important
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) March 28, 2018
Tendulkar wrote on his twitter page, “Cricket is known as the game of gentlemen. It’s a game that I believe should be played in a clean way. Whatever happened was unfortunate but the correct decision was taken to maintain the integrity of the game. Winning is important but it is more important how you win.
This statement of Sachin on social media has come after the statement of former spinner Shane Warne in which he discussed the name of Sachin. Warne said in an article that the allegations of three Australian players were more than that, that in 2001 Sachin Tendulkar was accused of similar charges. Warne was referring to the 17-year-old Test match in which Tendulkar was managed for a Test match on the charge of ball-tempering.
There was a time when the rivalry between Sachin and Warne was famous on the cricket field. Warne himself had admitted that Sachin came in his dreams and gave him sixes. After the retirement of both the players, this rivalry is now a matter of history. But discussing Shane Warne’s Sachin name on the issue of ball tempering and then speaking on his social media shows that somewhere this rivalry is alive in some other way.