Inzamam-ul-Haq picked grasp blaster Sachin Tendulkar’s knock towards Pakistan within the 2003 ODI World Cup as the perfect by the legendary opener in ODI cricket.
Sachin Tendulkar could have scored most 100 worldwide centuries together with 7 towards Pakistan however in line with former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq, the knock towards Pakistan in 2003 World Cup was his greatest innings.
Inzamam-ul-Haq Felt Pakistan Put Up A Good Rating Of 273 In 2003 World Cup
Inzamam-ul-Haq’s feedback got here when present Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin requested him about that individual knock of Sachin Tendulkar in Centurion, South Africa.
“I’ve requested the identical query Sachin paaji however I wish to ask you now. Within the 2003 World Cup recreation India and Pakistan, Pakistan had posted an enormous rating. Saeed Anwar scored a century however after that Sehwag and Sachin performed effectively and India gained the match. On the midway mark did you imagine that you’ve got sufficient to win the match or was the rating underneath par?,” requested Ashwin on his YouTube present ‘DRS with Ash’.
Inzamam-ul-Haq stated Pakistan have been assured about profitable that recreation after scoring 273 because of the fantastic knock of 101 off 126 balls by opener Saeed Anwar.
“Our bowling line-up consisted of Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, and Shoaib Akhtar and the circumstances have been favouring the quick bowlers. The match was being performed at Centurion in South Africa. So we felt that we had put up a fairly good rating,” stated Inzamam.
Pakistan scored 273/7 with Zaheer Khan and Ashish Nehra accounting for two wickets every however the latter was too costly conceding 74 runs.
Inzamam-ul-Haq Praised Sachin Tendulkar For His Very good Knock Of 98 And Stated He By no means Seen Him Bat Like That In His Life
The previous Pakistan nice batsman who scored solely 6 in that match lauded Sachin Tendulkar’s 98 off 75 balls that took the sport away from Pakistan and stated he has by no means seen Sachin Tendulkar bat like that in his life.
“I’ve seen Sachin play rather a lot however the way in which he batted in that match; I’ve by no means seen him play like that earlier than. The way in which he performed towards our quick bowlers in these circumstances was excellent. I feel he scored 98 earlier than getting out to Shoaib Akhtar,” stated Inzamam.
Each the openers Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag raced to 50 in simply 5.three overs earlier than the latter was dismissed by Waqar Younis. Sachin Tendulkar, nevertheless, continued to take aside the Pakistan bowlers and carried on the rampage after Virender Sehwag and Sourav Ganguly’s dismissal.
“I really feel that was Sachin’s greatest innings. He broke all of the stress. He performed a top-quality innings towards real high quality quick bowlers like ours. The way in which he hit these boundaries, the stress acquired launched on the batsmen who got here after him. If somebody have been to ask Sachin, he too would completely love that innings of his,” Inzamam stated.
He hit as many as 12 fours and one six over level off a Shoaib Akhtar supply that’s rated as top-of-the-line pictures performed in a World Cup recreation.
Sachin Tendulkar was dismissed for 98 by Shoaib Akhtar, however Rahul Dravid (44* off 76) and Yuvraj Singh (50* off 53) solid an unbroken 99-run stand to see India win with six wickets in hand.