Sanjay Manjrekar recalls the moment when Sachin Tendulkar‘s maiden ton in Test plays as match-saving innings. Sachin scored an unbeaten 119 to push the Test match for a draw against England at Old Trafford in 1990.
Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar is regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time in cricket history. The little master acts as a nightmare for many legendary bowlers who fears to sledge Sachin.
Sachin Tendulkar with his bat registered an impossible achievement by scoring 15,921 Test runs, 18426 ODI runs which include 51 Test centuries and 49 ODI centuries. Sachin was the ultimate match-winner for India in many situations.
In India, there was a time where peoples used to turn off their TV’s and Radio’s once Sachin got dismissed.
Sanjay Manjrekar Recalls the Moment:
Former batsman Sanjay Manjrekar, who was part of the Indian team in the match and had scored 93 in the first innings, recalled how he saw Tendulkar truly announcing his arrival on to the international cricket scene through his second Test match against England.
“Those signs were there. It wasn’t that we were astounded by the effort. Because this is a guy whose climb at the international level from the age of 16, who started playing in Pakistan with a few good innings there but there was a certain amount of looseness, impetuous kind of batting outside the off-stump,” Manjrekar said in the latest episode of Star Sports’ chat show Cricket Connected.
“In New Zealand, he had one 80 and he had become a little tighter. But come to England, he had sealed all his weaknesses. So that hundred was just a recognition of the growth of this man and I have never seen anyone come to international cricket so quickly,” he added.
Manjrekar further recalled how Tendulkar went on to score two hundred in Australia after Old Trafford hundred. “And then in Australia immediately after England, he went there and dominated international cricket as a batsman,” he said.