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Former West Indies pacer, Tino Best has revealed how the Wankhede Stadium treated him when he bowled to Sachin Tendulkar in the latter’s final Test in 2013. Tendulkar announced his retirement from ODIs in December 2012. He retired from T20Is in October 2013 and subsequently retired from all forms of the game on 16 November 2013, after playing his 200th Test against West Indies at the Wankhede Stadium.
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.
Now, Tino Best has once again revealed how dearly the Indian fans loved the little master and what slurs did the Wankhede Stadium sung at him when he bowled to Tendulkar in his last Test.
Tino Best Recalls Bowling To Sachin Tendulkar In His Last Test Match
Recalling the experience, West Indies’ Tino Best described it as the most electrifying thing ever in a conversation with Dr Yash Kashikar on his show ‘Say Yash To Sports’.
“I hugged and thanked him for being so kind and said that I hope to bowl at him someday. Finally, when I got an opportunity to bowl at him in his final test I was like, Legend I am going to give my everything at you. I wanted to pick his wicket for my son but it didn’t happen. But, I remember the Wankhede crowd going “Tino Sucks, Tino sucks”..and I just loved that energy. So for me, that was the highlight of my career,” said Tino Best.
Sachin Tendulkar Has Been An Epitome Of Success In World Cricket
Sachin Tendulkar is the leading run-scorer in Tests, with 15,921 runs, as well as in One-Day Internationals, with 18,426 runs. He is the only player to score more than 30,000 runs in all forms of international cricket. He also holds the record of the highest number of centuries in both Tests (51) and ODIs (49) as well as in Tests and ODIs combined (100).
Tendulkar has worked wonders for team India during his 24-year long stint and even after his retirement, there is almost no one who can come close to what Sachin Tendulkar achieved over the years. His dominance and charisma had the power to hold the entire nation when he walked into bat. Therefore, there can be no other Sachin Tendulkar in world cricket.