Sachin Tendulkar misses out in Dickie Bird’s Test XI

Dickie Bird is the face of cricket umpiring and a role model for umpires worldwide. He umpired for nearly three decades.

Recently Bird picked his Test XI for a British daily, ahead of his 80th birthday which is on Friday. His batting line-up won’t have Donald Bradman, Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara. The top 10-run getters in Test cricket are all missing from Bird’s team.

Imran Khan will be the captain of the side. His knowledge of cricket “was outstanding” according to Bird.Sunil Gavaskar is the only Indian to feature in the side; since he was one of the two best opening batsmen the umpire had seen.


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