Forthright Yorkshireman Geoff Boycott has laughed off claims that Sachin Tendulkar is the Indian Don Bradman.
Gritty batsman Boycott, who was dropped from the England team in 1967 after grinding out 106 in a day against the Indians, has never been a fan of Indian cricketers or their cuisine.
The gruff Yorkshireman, who was denied a century in Hyderbad in 1978 after being "laid low by a dodgy Birianyi", has now written on his Geoffrey Boycott OBE Official Website that Tendulkar is "overrated" and that Indian coach Duncan Fletcher "has no more brains than a pork pie."
On his Bowl at Boycs Forum, Boycott poured scorn on the delivery that got Sachin Tendulkar out in the Lords Test Match:
"I could have hit that with a stick of rhubarb" said Boycott.
Pithy Boycott was even less impressed with the Indian fielding after Kevin Pietersen, who Boycott described as "a show pony", was dropped by wicket keeper MS Dhoni "I reckon my mum could have caught that in her pinny" claimed Geoffrey.
Boycott seemed in fine fettle, calling the 'little master' from Bombay a "bhatti boy" and telling his followers that "My nan could hit the ball harder than Tendulkar."