Forthright Yorkshireman Geoff Boycott has dismissed claims that Sachin Tendulkar is the best batsman since Don Bradman.
Gritty Boycott, who was axed from the England team in 1967 after batting all day and scoring only 106 against the Indians, has told cricket fans on the Geoffrey Boycott OBE Official Website that Tendulkar is "overrated" and is "not fit to lick Sir Len Hutton's boots".
The gruff Yorkshireman, who was denied a century in Hyderbad in 1978 after being "bent double by a dodgy Birianyi" has also attacked Duncan Fletcher, declaring that the Indian Coach has "no more brains than a pork pie".
On his 'Bowl at Boycs' Forum, Geoff Boycott stated that Tendulkar was clean bowled by a "rank long hop" in the Lords Test Match.
"I could have hit that with a stick of rhubarb" argued the pithy Yorkshireman.
Geoff Boycott was even less impressed with the Indian fielding after "show pony" Kevin Pietersen survived a fumbled catch by wicket keeper MS Dhoni:
"I reckon my mum could have caught that in her pinny" joked Geoffrey.
Boycott seemed in fine fettle after celebrating the Indians' defeat at Lords and told his followers "my granny could hit the ball harder than that Bombay bhatti boy".