Australia limited-overs captain Aaron Finch described his experience of batting alongside Sachin Tendulkar, confessing he was extremely conscious about not running the former batsman out. Finch and Tendulkar opened the batting for Marylebone Cricket Club against Rest of the World as part of the Lord’s Bicentenary celebration match in 2014.
Chasing a target of 294 set by the Shane Warne-led Rest of the World side, Finch and Tendulkar put on 107 runs for the opening wicket, with the former India batsman scoring 44. And even though the two batsmen looked perfectly in sync with each other, Finch revealed he was always aware of the fact that he may land in trouble if by any chance he got Tendulkar run out.
Now, Aaron Finch has revealed that he enjoyed batting with the legendary Indian batsman and he was always very conscious of not running out Tendulkar.
Aaron Finch Narrates His Experience Of Batting Alongside The Legendary Sachin Tendulkar
“All I was thinking was don’t run him out. Just do not run Sachin out. I think it was one of the biggest, if not the biggest, crowds that Lord’s has ever had. It was a huge anniversary, Sachin’s captaining one team, Warnie’s [Warne] captaining the other,” Aaron Finch said on the Sony Ten Pitstop Show.
“That was a huge day. I think there was a huge Indian presence at the ground too, they were very loud. Obviously, the chants of ‘Sachin-Sachin’ going up all around Lord’s. And I just kept thinking, ‘If I run him out, I would never hear the end of this. I might not get out of Lord’s’, Aaron Finch added.
Sachin Tendulkar Has Been An Epitome Of Success In World Cricket
Sachin Tendulkar is widely regarded as the ‘God of Cricket.’ He has set almost every batting record in world cricket and smashed a whole lot of them during his stint on the 22-yard. Having scored more than 34000 international runs with a ton of international centuries, the Master Blaster of cricket set certain exemplary records during his career.
What sets him apart is the fact that he sustained for an immensely long period in the international circuit. Sachin had a 24-year long international career. Many players can’t even sustain its half because of the competitiveness that international cricket brings along with.