Legendary Indian batter Sachin Tendulkar went down the reminiscence lane to share the thrilling moments of his profession whereas bowling for India. In 1993, India gained the Hero Cup, a multi-team event that additionally included the likes of West Indies, Sri Lanka, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
In the semi-final match, India defeated South Africa by two runs in a nail-biting contest. It was Tendulkar who bowled the ultimate over to defend 5 runs for India.
I hadn’t bowled in any respect until the fiftieth over: Sachin Tendulkar
Kepler Wessels’ South Africa had been chasing 196 to enter the ultimate, however Indian bowlers confirmed nice battle as they stored the guests at bay.
Anil Kumble and Ajay Jadeja picked two wickets every, and Tendulkar simply conceded three runs within the final over to assist India make their approach within the last.
“I remember I hadn’t bowled at all till the 50th over, not a single ball I had bowled so, and because it was a bit chilly, you know my body was stiff, my fingers were also stiff, and you know I had actually taken a lot of time to warm up, Tendulkar said on his YouTube channel.
“When we met in the middle, I told Azhar that I am more than happy to bowl, and I am confident that I can bowl this over and then it was decided that I would bowl. I had just made a suggestion that I am confident to bowl the last over. If you want me to bowl, I’m okay.
“Once it was decided, then I said okay, fine. I’m trying to hit the ball on my fingers, and then I am warming up because every ball mattered. Every run mattered there. But the way the crowd was with us was incredible, you know. Each dot ball was appreciated, unbelievably, and that sort of mounted pressure on them,” he added.
I’m clearly going to bowl a yorker: Sachin Tendulkar to Vijay Yadav
In the ultimate over, Tendulkar bowled in opposition to South Africa’s set batter Brian McMillan(48*) and Allan Donald.
Tendulkar revealed that the ultimate ball of the sport, which he bowled a yorker, was already mentioned with wicket-keeper Vijay Yadav.
“When the last ball was to be bowled, till then the keeper was standing right up to the stumps. In the last ball, Vijay Yadav came to me and said, what do you think of the last ball, what are you going to bowl. I said I am obviously going to bowl a yorker.
“So, finally we decided that the keeper has to go back because if there is an inside edge, the keeper can obviously stop and actually there was an inside edge,” Tendulkar mentioned.
“The keeper stopped the ball. I don’t think it would have gone for a boundary, but still, I mean, we didn’t want to take that chance. Keeper was standing back, and once we won that match, it was just unbelievable”, he added.
India subsequently thumped West Indies within the last by 102 runs, and Tendulkar scored 28* in that sport and likewise bought the wicket of West Indies batting nice Brian Lara.
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