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Tendulkar tipped for return to top

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tendulkarSachin Tendulkar has been tipped for a swift return to the top of world cricket after smashing his way to a century in his first match since undergoing shoulder surgery in March.

Suggestions the Indian legend is no longer quite the player he was looked wide of the mark as Tendulkar displayed his full range of shots on his way to a knock of 155 from 119 balls for Lashings World XI in a match against Cambridge University on Wednesday.

The innings included several perfectly executed shots, suggesting Tendulkar’s shoulder is in good shape, although the most he would say was that it is “getting better.”

Former England all-rounder Phil DeFreitas was among those who watched in awe from the boundary. “Touch and class never go away and he showed it,” he said.

Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif believes Tendulkar could have several rich batting years ahead of him. “Great batting talent never dies,” he said. “Steve Waugh played until 38 and Graham Gooch too played great cricket late in his career. Sachin was the top-run-scorer in the last World Cup - may be he can be the top run-scorer in the next one.”

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