Roger Federer mirrors Sachin Tendulkar, becomes ICC no.1 batsman

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He is regarded as the greatest player ever to walk in the Tennis court. Roger Federer is not less than the likes of Usain Bolt or Sachin Tendulkar in his domain. The Swiss-born Federer has 20 grand slams to his name which includes 8 Wimbledon titles, 6 Australian Open, 5 US Open and 1 French Open.

In terms of the legacy that Federer has created, he can surely be compared with the legends like Mohammad Ali, Pele and some of the players that played in the same generation. Usain Bolt and Sachin Tendulkar are surely the legends of their sport and it is of no doubt that Federer also belongs to that elite class. Even at the age of 36, Roger Federer is going strong and looks in absolutely good shape to win the 21st Grand Slam.

ICC and Wimbledon discuss over the cricket skills of Roger Federer. (image source:

ICC and Wimbledon discuss over Federer’s cricket skills

In the Wimbledon 2018, Roger Federer looks as smooth as ever. The Swiss legend easily surpassed his opponent Adrian Manarinno in three sets in the match of Round 16. However, it was Federer’s display of his cricket skills that caught the eyes of willow-lovers.

Federer over-hit a backhand and when his opponent courteously returned the ball, the eight-time Wimbledon champion elected to display his cricket skills, with a punched forward defence, which didn’t go unnoticed by Wimbledon’s social media accounts. Wimbledon’s Twitter handle was quick to notice and in a tweet, asked their cricket counterpart ICC to rate the skills of Roger Federer. “Ratings for @rogerfederer’s forward defence, @ICC?,” asked Wimbledon in a tweet to ICC.

ICC’s official Twitter handle was quick to react and posted the ICC test batsman ranking in the tweet with Federer being shown as the No.1 Batsman in the world. “sigh* ok… 👇”, writes ICC with the ratings.

The International Cricket Council went further ahead and posted the meme of Roger Federer and Sachin Tendulkar displayed as the Spider-Men. “When greatness recognises greatness 👌”, reads the caption.

Sachin Tendulkar who is a Tennis enthusiast admires the Swiss legend for his dedication to the game. The Master Blaster has on many occasions been invited by the Wimbledon jury to attend the final of the Wimbledon to watch his friend Roger Federer winning the title.