Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag opened for many years in ODIs
Sehwag got a chance after Sourav Ganguly’s pairing with Sachin flopped.
New Delhi. Sachin Tendulkar, the great batsman of Indian cricket, ruled in international cricket for more than two decades. This stalwart, who scored centuries, fulfilled his dream of winning the World Cup in 2011. Sachin said goodbye to international cricket in the year 2013, while most people felt that he would retire after winning the 2011 World Cup.
No player who started cricket with Sachin Tendulkar played as much as him. Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar enjoyed cricket for so long because of his consistency in fitness and form. Indian opener Virender Sehwag, who idolized Sachin, said during a show that he used to think that Sachin would retire after every World Cup.
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Talking about Sachin on a show, Virender Sehwag had said, we thought that 2003 World Cup would be his last tournament, then 2007 World Cup seemed to be the last tournament and then 2011 World Cup would be his last. Look at the amazing thing that in the end he himself retired after retiring me and Zaheer Khan.
Opening with Sachin in 2003
After the pair of Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly flopped badly against Australia, coach John Wright got the team to vote for the opening pair. 14 chits came out in the names of Sehwag and Sachin, while in 1 slip the names of Sachin and Ganguly came. The pair started opening the innings only after the 2003 World Cup match against Zimbabwe.
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Tags: ICC ODI World Cup 2011, sachin tendulkar, Virendra Sehwag
FIRST PUBLISHED : March 11, 2023, 19:53 IST