Bangalore: Former Australian captain Steve Waugh on Thursday rated Brian Lara and Sachin Tendulkar as "equals" because they played in different conditions and under different sort of pressures.
"I hate comparisons between players because it unnecessarily creates controversy. Both played under different pressure and for different teams. I would place them pretty much on equal terms," Waugh told reporters during an interaction organised by Brigade Orchards here.
Lara and Tendulkar were unbelievable players, who won games for their teams, playing under different conditions, Waugh said.