Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Better than all the rest

Andy Zaltzman is awesome.

If you haven't been introduced to this fellow, consider this your personalized invitation to The Confectionery Stall.

Andy's potent mix of humor and off-the-wall stats are among my favorite time-drains on CricInfo. Here's his splendid take on Sachin Tendulkar's batting feats.
As he reached 200, Tendulkar passed the 31,054 international runs landmark. Narrowly – he’s now on 31,055, which is more than 6000 ahead of second-placed Ricky Ponting, and 31,055 more than the entire Zaltzman family combined. He also extended his lead at the top of the international centuries chart to 25 (he has 93 to Ponting’s trifling 68; next come Lara on 53 and Kallis on 50, with all Zaltzmans lagging behind morosely on 0; and no one else has even scored half as many as Tendulkar).
(Note: A previous post on Andy can be found here).

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