Who’s the greatest cricketer of all time? That question always generates debate, but the list starts with Bradman and must include Sachin Tendulkar. There have been few sports men or women of such achievement, distinction and durability as Sachin – who announced his retirement this week.
He’s Test cricket’s highest scorer of runs and centuries, and he’s the only player ever to score 100 international centuries. His international career spans almost 25 years, but Sachin Tendulkar is much more than scores and statistics.
We talk about Tendulkar in this week’s Phil Staley’s Thoughts on Sports, and about the Harlem Globe Trotters visit to Cairns, the NBL Cairns Taipans match against Townsville this weekend, A League Soccer and a curious Kangaroo story ahead of the Rugby League World Cup.
Australians love their sport – but I reckon no-one loves their sport quite like our Phil Staley. Indoor, outdoor, winter summer or somewhere in between – Phil loves it all. Stand at his desk here at ABC Far North and you get the feeling you’ve just run on to Lang Park or the MCG. Phil has a gift for talking about sport in a way that even people who can’t stand sport will enjoy.
He gets past the hype and the stats to the magic ingredient that makes sport so compelling – the people who play it and the people who love it. Phil talks about sport each Friday on ABC Far North at 5:15pm – now you can tune in online as well. Phil’s Thoughts on Sports are podcast too – search Phil Staley in your podcast app.