File photograph of Sachin Tendulkar with former Pakistan off spinner Saqlain Mushtaq
Sachin Tendulkar made his worldwide debut towards arch-rivals Pakistan in 1989 and had a number of memorable encounters with them all through the Nineteen Nineties, till the 2011 ICC World Cup, when he led India’s batting from the entrance, as they triumphed over the ‘Males in Inexperienced’ within the semi-final. Whereas the large attract India-Pakistan matches was Tendulkar’s duel with pacers like Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Shoiab Akhtar, the ‘little grasp’ additionally had a number of battles with the off spin wizard Saqlain Mushtaq.
Saqlain had grow to be one in every of Pakistan’s most potent weapons with the ball since making his debut within the mid-Nineteen Nineties and he too had a number of showdowns with Tendulkar on the cricket subject. The one which he’ll keep in mind most and Indian cricket followers would wish to neglect was the Chennai Take a look at in 1999, when Tendulkar misplaced his wicket to Saqlain with India needing simply 17 runs to win the match within the fourth innings. What adopted was a collapse as Saqlain picked up a fifer to take his staff to a memorable 12-run win.
Tendulkar too had his moments within the rivalry in each Checks and ODIs.
However all of that has been left again on the sector and what stays in mutual respect among the many former gamers.
Tendulkar on Wednesday took to twitter to publish a heart-warming want for Saqlain on his forty fifth birthday.
“Many comfortable returns of the day @Saqlain_Mushtaq. Wishing you an extended life full of excellent well being and happiness. My finest needs to your loved ones,” Tendulkar wrote together with posting a photograph of him and Saqlain.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) December 29, 2021Advertisement
Saqlain Mushtaq took over as interim coach of Pakistan simply earlier than the ICC T20 World Cup and the staff has since flourished beneath his steering, reaching the semi-final of the event after which beating Bangladesh away from residence and likewise prevailing over West Indies in a house collection.
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