Waqar Younis recalls Sachin Tendulkar’s debut Tour against Pakistan, posts emotional message
Soon after Indian batting icon Sachin Tendulkar was inducted in ICC Hall of Fame on Friday, wishes poured in from all corners for the Master Blaster – who became the sixth Indian batsman to be given the prestigious honour. Widely regarded as one of the greatest cricketers to have played the game, Sachin also made his commentary debut during the recently concluded ICC World Cup 2019 – where he entertained his fans by analysing the nuisances of the gentleman’s game.
Sachin shared the commentary box with several former greats, including former Pakistan captain Waqar Younis, who recalled Sachin’s debut against Pakistan in 1989 and expressed the delight post the commentary stint with the great batsman in the showpiece event.
“I can’t forget a little inning he played at Sialkot 1989 and a Hundred at Chennai 1999.. From pitch side to the commentary box..Thirty unbelievable and amazing years.. Lovely sharing commentary box with you #LittleMaster @sachin_rt #CWC19,” Waqar tweeted.
On Friday, Sachin joined an elite list of legendary Indian cricketers which already featured Bishan Singh Bedi (2009), Sunil Gavaskar (2009), Kapil Dev (2009), Anil Kumble (2015) and Rahul Dravid (2018). “It is an honour to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame, which cherishes the contribution of cricketers over generations. They have all contributed to the growth and popularity of the game and I am happy to have done my bit,” the Tendulkar said on being bestowed upon with the honour.
Sachin represented India for over two decades, scored 15,921 runs in Tests and 18,426 in ODIs. Having retired from the game in 2013, Sachin remains to be the only batsman to have 100 international centuries under his belt. Sachin inspired a plethora of cricketers to take up the game, including current Indian captain Virat Kohli, who is often compared with his idol.
Source : Times Now