Sachin taught a lesson to the fast bowler in Sharjah
Zimbabwean bowler was ripped apart in the final
New Delhi. It is about 1998. The Coca-Cola Champions Trophy was being played in Sharjah, in which 3 teams India, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe were involved. In the match played before the final, Zimbabwe created a sensation by defeating Team India. Young fast bowler Henry Olanga had a big hand in the team’s victory. The player from Zimbabwe destroyed the batting lineup of Team India with his fast pace balls.
Henry Olanga first dismissed Sourav Ganguly, then Rahul Dravid and then Sachin Tendulkar. Olanga dismissed the master-blaster twice in two balls. In fact, when Sachin got out for the first time, he became no ball. Olanga’s next ball was a fast bouncer, which Sachin could not read and got caught. After taking Tendulkar’s wicket, Henry Olanga stared at him and celebrated in a very aggressive manner. Sachin silently went out of the ground. The spark was ignited, the explosion was yet to happen.
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The final of the tournament was to be held 36 hours after this match, in which once again the Zimbabwean team was in front of India. These 36 hours were very difficult for Sachin Tendulkar. He didn’t even sleep properly during this time. Sachin was determined to teach a lesson to Henry Olanga. He practiced hard on the bouncer before the final match. The match started at the appointed time and at the same time, that innings of Sachin started, which no one can forget.
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When Henry Olanga hit a bouncer, Sachin hit a boundary. The gestures of Sachin, who remained calm on the field, were changed in this match. He tore apart Olanga’s balls. Zimbabwe’s bowler looted 50 runs in 6 overs. Sachin remained unbeaten on 124 off 92 balls and India won the match by 10 wickets. After this match, Henry Olanga’s career faltered.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : February 20, 2023, 08:04 IST