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Ananya Padhihary

Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar is considered as one of the greatest to have adorned the Gentleman's Game and his records speak for themselves. 

But what makes him truly 'the GOAT' is his incredible feat in ruling all formats of the game across generations during his illustrious career which spanned for almost a quarter of a century and also his humility on and off the pitch.

Recently, the Master Blaster picked up his best ever Playing-XI in a list of some of the most celebrated cricketers which caught many off guard. 

And the reason is simple, Sachin has also left out a number of noteworthy names including himself. 

MS Dhoni, regarded as the finest captain to have led the Indian cricket, and one of the greatest in the game at the moment, Virat Kohli were both left out by Sachin in his all-time playing XI which has not gone down well with many fans of the two legends. 

However, many also have their say that such disapointment is unwarranted as it is also a fact that choice of best and the greatest will always be a subjective.

'The Magician' Muttiah Muralitharan, 'The Wall' Rahul Dravid, and many more also failed to make the cut in the team of the Little Master. 
Instead Sachin has chose Sourav Ganguly, to captain the squad with former colleagues Virender Sehwag and Sunil Gavaskar as the openers of his playing XI.

While Brian Lara, Viv Richards, Jacques Kallis are among the middle-order batters in his playing XI, Australia's record-breaking wicket-keeper and explosive batsman Adam Gilchrist, has been named the squad's wicket-keeper.

When it came to bowlers, Sachin enlisted some of the best in the game, including Harbhajan Singh, Shane Warne, Wasim Akram, and Glenn McGrath in his Best XI.

Sachin Tendulkar’s Playing XI:
Virender Sehwag, Sunil Gavaskar, Brian Lara, Viv Richards, Jacques Kallis, Sourav Ganguly, Adam Gilchrist, Shane Warne, Wasim Akram, Harbhajan Singh, and Glenn McGrath.

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