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'Sachin vs Akhtar or Sachin vs McGrath?': Brad Hogg chooses his favourite rivalry

Former Australian spinner Brad Hogg talked about the rivalry of Sachin Tendulkar with Pakistan's Shoaib Akhtar and fellow Australian Glenn McGrath.

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New Delhi Published on: April 04, 2020 18:04 IST
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Former Australian spinner Brad Hogg talked about the rivalry of Sachin Tendulkar with Pakistan's Shoaib Akhtar and fellow Australian Glenn McGrath.

Former left-arm spinner Brad Hogg believes the battle between Sachin Tendulkar and Glenn McGrath in their playing days was a "war of attrition" where the Australian pacer always tried to win the "patience game".

Responding to a fan on Twitter, Hogg said: "Sachin v McGrath a war of attrition, McGrath trying to win the patience game, you're in for the long haul."

McGrath, who scalped 563 and 381 wickets in Test Matches and ODIs, got Tendulkar out 13 times in international cricket.

Hogg also said that when it came to the battle between Tendulkar and Shoaib Akhtar, it was more erratic, with the Pakistani speedster trying to blast the Master Blaster out with sheer pace.

"Plus, it's India vs Pakistan, which adds a little more spice to the contest," added the former left-arm chinaman.

Akhtar, who picked 178 and 247 ODI and Test wickets respectively, dismissed Tendulkar a total of eight times in international cricket.

Tendulkar, who retired from international cricket in 2013, scored 15,921 and 18,426 runs respectively in 200 Tests and 463 matches he played for India. He holds the record for scoring the maximum number of centuries (100) in international cricket.

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