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'Reminded Sachin I took his wicket': Ex India bowler shares unheard story about Tendulkar

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 15 January 2023, 13:18 IST
Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar is considered as one of the greatest to have ever played the game. Also known the ‘Master Blaster’ because his exploits with the bat, Tendulkar holds the record for most runs in ODIs and T20Is, While Tendulkar enjoyed a stellar rivalry with bowlers around the world during his playing career, he was also tested by many within the Indian team in domestic cricket.

A lot of bowlers consider taking Tendulkar's wicket as a feather on their cap and former India bowler Rudra Pratap Singh is one of them. In fact, RP Singh, who had played a crucial part in India's 2007 T20 World Cup win – said that he had actually reminded Sachin Tendulkar of his dismissal once, and the batting legend had an epic response.

“If you take Sachin Tendulkar's wicket, you've got to keep reminding it to yourself. On one occasion, I reminded him (that I took his wicket)! Then he said, ‘Yeah it was a good delivery, I missed it, but it might not happen ever again’. Next time we faced each other, I was playing for a different franchise and he ended up scoring a century. The only respite was I didn't concede many runs,” RP Singh said.

The anecdote from RP Singh prompted laughter from former India all-rounder Suresh Raina, who has also spent a significant period of his career with the batting legend. In fact, Raina had also shared an story about Sachin Tendulkar during the commentary stint where the former revealed he received a text from Tendulkar following an ODI hundred in Cardiff in 2014.

Suresh Raina said Sachin Tendulkar had messaged him to “believe (in) yourself” after the century, and that the gesture made Raina feel special.

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First published: 15 January 2023, 13:18 IST