Sachin missed 200 runs in Multan because of Dravid, now Yuvraj also raised questions


Sachin Tendulkar Multan Test Declaration: Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh feels the innings could have been declared after batting great Sachin Tendulkar scored a double century in the Multan Test against Pakistan.

Sachin missed 200 runs because of Dravid

Virender Sehwag became the first Indian to score a triple century in Test cricket on the second day of the Test on 29 March 2004, but the then captain and current head coach of India, Rahul Dravid, scored 675/5 in 161.5 overs. Decided to declare the innings. The declaration of the innings saw Tendulkar return unbeaten on 194, six runs short of his double century.

Now Yuvraj also raised questions

Sachin Tendulkar also wrote about it in his autobiography ‘Playing It My Way’. Now about this Yuvraj Singh said, ‘We got a message in the middle that we have to play fast and we were going to declare. We could have scored six runs in another over and after that we bowled 8-10 overs. I don’t think playing two more overs would have made a difference in a Test match.

it was decided differently

Yuvraj said, ‘If it was the third or fourth day, you would have had to put the team first and even when you were on 150, they could have declared, but it was decided differently. I think the innings could have been declared after Sachin’s 200 runs.

Yuvraj, the last player to be dismissed for 59 in that match, scored a century in the next Test in Lahore, but his Test career never touched the glorious heights of his white-ball journey, scoring 1900 runs in 40 Tests at an average of 33.92. make.

It became difficult to score runs in a Test team full of veterans

Yuvraj feels that it became difficult to score consistently in a Test team full of veterans as he did not get a definite place in the playing XI. Yuvraj, who retired from international cricket in 2019, felt that he was not destined to play 100 Tests for India.

‘I wanted to play 100 test matches’

Yuvraj Singh said, ‘Finally, when I got a chance to play Test cricket after Dada’s (Sourav Ganguly) retirement, I was diagnosed with cancer, which was unfortunate for me. I wanted to play 100 Test matches, face those fast bowlers and bat for two days. I gave everything to the Test, but it was not meant to be.



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