‘Who scores triple-centuries in school’: Waqar Younis remembers first reminiscence of Sachin Tendulkar

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‘Who scores triple-centuries in school’: Waqar Younis remembers first reminiscence of Sachin Tendulkar
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Sachin Tendulkar and Waqar Younis made their Test debuts together through the 1989 Test series between India and Pakistan and the earlier speedster recalled his first reminiscence of the then “Indian batting prodigy”, revealing how he and the remainder of his teammates have been bowled over realizing what he’d accomplished in home cricket.
“About Sachin, all the India Under-19 team, they have been simply raving about him, saying how good that little child is. He’s only a schoolboy, scoring triple-centuries in school. Who scores triple-centuries in school? Even scoring a century in school is an incredible factor,” Waqar mentioned on The Greatest Rivalry podcast.
“We always knew there was this younger child approaching the block who was going to be superb. At first look, he didn’t actually give me the impression that he’s going to be the good Sachin Tendulkar, what he’s at present. What he has accomplished over time is superb, on the ground, off the ground. At that specific time, I didn’t realise he was going to be such a giant name in cricket. But his laborious work paid off.”
Despite Shahid Saeed and Salil Ankola being the other two debutants, neither career picked up the way in which Waqar and Tendulkar’s did with the 2 players going ahead and fascinating in quite a few battles. Waqar actually was the first bowler to dismiss Tendulkar in Tests, when he got him out for 15 on his debut. Tendulkar went on to hit scores of 59, 8, 41 and 35 before ending the series off with a knock of 57, throughout which he was dealt a bloody nostril after being hit by a Waqar bouncer.
“The first Test was at Karachi and I got him early. I believe he scored 15. He played a few actually elegant on-drives and straight drives in that 15. He didn’t score a lot after that in that series however the fifty you have been mentioning which he scored in Sialkot, that was on a green high wicket,” the earlier Pakistan fast mentioned.
“We needed a end result. We needed the series to have a end result and we produced an actual green-topper. He came in and got hit on the nostril very early in the innings. For a 16-year-old child, he appeared pale on the time, however very decisive. I keep in mind [Navjot Singh] Sidhu was batting with him and so they each took 5, seven minutes and [then] he was able to go. Then he played that knock of fifty which actually confirmed his class. We knew he was going to be something very exceptional by then.”
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