Sachin is arguably one of the best, if not the best, player India has ever produced. His glorious straight drives and phenomenal temperament still live in the minds and hearts of cricket fans.
His image may seem like a divine. Sachin, however, is just a man and in his last interview he admitted it himself and said he would leave cricket after his very first test against Pakistan.
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What brought such a change of heart to someone who lived only for cricket? Well, the answer to that is the fierce 2 Ws – Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis.
Appearing on a show called Breakfast with Champions, Sachin said:
First innings of my life, in Karachi, I thought that this would be my first and last turns. I had no idea in the first game. Waqar (Younis) bowling from one end, Wasim (Akram) full of gas from the other. And they had just started upside down. To go there and suddenly play, I was not at all in place.
After a hopeless display, Tendulkar was rescued by his teammates who convinced him not to lose confidence in himself after only one international test. His teammates, including some staff members, asked Sachin to give things more time.
I took advice from everyone in the locker room and they said I had to spend more time on it. & # 39; This is international cricket. You may play the best bowling attack in the world. Give them that respect.
The pressure of facing Wasim and Waqar at their peak was more than enough to terrorize every batsman. To face the duo on homeland? That is even more deadly. The two W & # 39; s waved the ball in both directions and then made great use of reverse swing to break Tendulkar's spirits.
However, the Master Blaster came back in the 2nd inning, where he scored half a century and restored his faith to himself. He then scored a total of 100 centuries in international cricket.
Second inning of my life I scored 59 points. I went back to the locker room and looked at myself and said: & # 39; you did it & # 39 ;.
The Pak-Ind cricketers have always shown enormous mutual respect for each other and that is because of the pure talent both countries share. This is another example.