Over the years all the cricket fans have enjoyed the on-field battles between the two greats of the game. One of them is considered to be the greatest batsman in the world alongside Don Bradman while the other person is widely acclaimed to be the finest bowler of his time. The first person is none other than “Master Blaster” Sachin Tendulkar while the second person is Aussie legend Glenn “Pigeon” McGrath.

They both have been involved in a quality rivalry during their playing days, where Tendulkar prevailed over the Aussie sometimes while McGrath had the upper-hand over his nemesis sometimes.

So when Sachin was taking guard against McGrath back in the ICC cricket World Cup 2003’s final, everyone was expecting to be a high voltage clash as India were chasing a mammoth target of 360 set by Australia. But despite such strong hopes, McGrath had the last laugh by dismissing Tendulkar early in the match.

Speaking recently on this incident, McGrath feels Indian cricket fans have not forgiven him for that dismissal.

“I had some great battles with Sachin. In fact, the Indians still haven’t forgiven me for getting him out in the 2003 World Cup final,” PTI quoted Glenn McGrath as saying.

Sachin Tendulkar chose to go for a pull shot, which went high in the air and was caught by McGrath off his own bowling. With it, India’s hopes of winning the title fell drastically.

“Sachin hit me for a four in the first over and the next ball, I dug it in short and he served up an easy caught and bowled to me,” said McGrath.

Tendulkar, as we all know him to be a pure gentleman, have always tried to distance himself from controversies and sledging. But, the batting legend was involved in a few bit of a sledging in a match with McGrath in their 2000 ICC Champions Trophy match against Australia.

In a book titled, SACH, Tendulkar talked about the altercation, suggesting that he even told McGrath he would hit him out of the ground, as a result of which McGrath started to deviate from his line and length, which is exactly what the Indian wanted.

Irrespective of the on-field battles that took place in their successful careers, both cricketers have earned respect from the cricketing fraternity all around the world.

  • SHARE

    Hi,I am a sports content writer associated with Sportzwiki and Purple Sportz

    Related Posts

    Rohit records third double-ton in ODIs

    Mohali, Dec 13: India skipper Rohit Sharma (208 not out), who piloted India to a mammoth 392 against Sri Lanka on Wednesday, became the first...

    British cyclist Chris Froome to cooperate with UCI after abnormal drug test

    Madrid, Dec 13: Britain's four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome on Wednesday said he would provide any information required by the International Cycling Union,...

    WWE Smackdown Live full results: December 12th, 2017

    Last night marked the go-home edition of Smackdown Live for the Clash of Champions PPV, on this Sunday. Shinsuke Nakamura was back in action...

    WWE: What Happened Once Smackdown Went Off The Air: December 12, 2017

    Yesterday marked the last night before Smackdown Live comes up with the annual PPV event, Clash of Champions on this Sunday. It is going...

    WWE News: New Number One Contender’s Match Announced for Next Week’s Raw

    As reported earlier, Rich Swann got suspended from WWE for an indefinite span of time. He was involved in an altercation with his wife...