Tendulkar lone Indian in Broad’s ‘best-ever cricketing XI’

Johannesburg [South Africa], Jan. 18 : Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar has been named by England fast bowler Stuart Broad in his best-ever cricketing XI.

Alongside Tendulkar, West Indies great Brian Lara also features in Broad's all-time XI, which was revealed by him on the Lord's Cricket YouTube channel, with the criteria being that he had to have played with or against them, or have been strongly influenced by the players mentioned, reports Sport24.

Apart from these two, the playing XI also includes former South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis. The England pacer, for the position of wicketkeeper, opted for his fellow countrymen Matt Prior, despite having the choices of Mark Boucher, Adam Gilchrist and Kumar Sangakkara.

Tendulkar played 664 international cricket matches in total, scoring 34,357 runs. Stuart Broad's all-time XI: Alastair Cook (England - captain), Matthew Hayden (Australia), Ricky Ponting (Australia), Sachin Tendulkar (India), Brian Lara (West Indies), Jacques Kallis (South Africa), Matthew Prior (England - wicketkeeper), Sir Richard Hadlee (New Zealand), Shane Warne (Australia - vice-captain), Glenn McGrath (Australia), James Anderson (England).

Source: ANI