India beat Sri Lanka by 183 runs
The match was played in Johannesburg
Not a good experience for Sachin
New Delhi. Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar has given memorable victories to Team India by playing brilliant innings many times in his 24-year international cricket career. Tendulkar holds many such world records which are almost impossible to break in future. You will be aware of the brilliant career of Sachin, who is called the God of cricket among his fans, but do you know that there was a time in the career of this great batsman when he had to bat by keeping tissue inside his underwear.
Actually, this disclosure was made by Sachin Tendulkar himself a few years ago. Sachin had told that during the match against Sri Lanka in the 2003 World Cup, he had batted by putting tissue inside his underwear. This match was played on 10 March 2003 in Johannesburg. Sachin then gave a resounding victory to Team India by playing an innings of 97 runs.
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‘Then I was feeling weak’
This was revealed by Sachin Tendulkar in his autobiography ‘Playing It My Way’. This talented batsman of small stature wrote, ‘I feel embarrassed to disclose this. A day before the match, I had an upset stomach. I was feeling weak. I had not fully recovered from a hamstring injury during the match against Pakistan. I had taken isotonic drinks to recover from it. Before the match, I put some salt in this drink to help me recover from cramps but my condition got worse. I had to bat with a tissue in my underwear.
Had to go to dressing room during drinks break
In this World Cup held in South Africa, under the captaincy of Sourav Ganguly, Team India had traveled till the finals where they lost against Australia. Sachin further wrote, ‘During the batting, the situation got so bad that I had to go to the dressing room during the drinks break. I definitely scored 97 runs in this match but it was not a good experience for me. Team India defeated Sri Lanka by 183 runs in this match. Sachin recently celebrated his 50th birthday with his family in Goa. However, Sachin’s son Arjun Tendulkar was not present during this period. Arjun is currently busy in IPL. He recently made his IPL debut on behalf of Mumbai Indians.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : April 26, 2023, 15:56 IST