The legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar took the road to memory while bowling for India and shared exciting moments in his career. In 1993, India won the Heroes’ Cup, a multi-team tournament that also included the West Indies, Sri Lanka, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
In the semifinals, India defeated South Africa by two points in an exciting match. It was Tendulkar who saved five games for the Indian team in the final.
I didn’t play bowling until I was 50: Sachin Tendulkar
Kepler Wessels’ South Africa team reached the final with a score of 196, but the Indian bowlers showed great fighting power because they turned away visitors.
Anil Kumble and Ajay Jadeja each chose two wickets. Tendulkar only lost three points in the final game to help the Indian team reach the final.
“I remember I didn’t play bowling until the 50th time. I didn’t play a ball because it was a bit cold. You know my body is very stiff and my fingers are very stiff. You know I have Tendulkar on his YouTube channel. That said, it actually took a lot of time to warm up.
“When we met in the middle, I told Azhar that I was very happy to be able to play bowling, I was confident that I could finish this, and then I decided I would bowl. I just made a suggestion and I am confident that I will finish the last game. If you want me to play bowling, I’m fine.
“Once it’s decided, I say yes, yes. I tried to hit the ball with my fingers, and then I was warming up because every ball is important. Every run is important. But the way the crowd is with us is difficult Believe it, you know. It’s incredible that every penalty kick is appreciated and put more and more pressure on them,” he added.
I obviously want to call a Yorker: Sachin Tendulkar to Vijay Yadav
In the final, Tendulkar faced South African hitters Brian McMillan (48*) and Allan Donald.
Tendulkar revealed that he knocked down the last goal of the Yorkers’ game and had already discussed with goalkeeper Vijay Yadav.
“When the last ball was about to be hit, the goalkeeper kept standing on the stump. At the last ball, Vijay Yadav came to me and said, what do you think of the last ball and what ball do you plan to play. I said I obviously want to play York Man’s bowling ball.
“So, in the end we decided that the goalkeeper must go back, because if there is an inside line, the goalkeeper can obviously stop, in fact there is an inside line,” Tendulka said.
“The goalkeeper stopped the ball. I don’t think it will become a boundary, but I mean, we still don’t want to take this opportunity. The goalkeeper is standing behind and once we win that game, it’s incredible “He added.
India then defeated the West Indies by 102 points in the final. Tendulkar scored 28* in that game and also won the wicket of West Indies batter Brian Lara.