New Delhi. One of the most brilliant leg-spinners in the history of cricket, the great Abdul Qadir of Pakistan tried to sledge Sachin Tendulkar during a match. Sachin responded to Qadir’s sledging with his bat, after which the Pakistani spinner became a fan of the master blaster. This story is from 1989, when the world did not know about Sachin Tendulkar. The seeds of India and Pakistan are like this, every match is high voltage. Even if it is a charity or exhibition match.
Something similar happened with this match as well. Due to bad light, this match was reduced to a 20-over exhibition match. Young Tendulkar surprised the great leg-spinner Abdul Qadil by hitting three consecutive sixes in one over. Sachin Tendulkar hit four sixes in one over of Qadir. At that time, 16-year-old Sachin Tendulkar’s score in Qadir’s over was ‘6, 0, 4, 6 6 6’. Sachin Tendulkar became famous all over the world by hitting Abdul Qadir for four sixes in one over and talks about him started happening in the cricket fraternity.
Actually, Pakistani fans were also provoking Sachin Tendulkar in this match, but Sachin was calm. In the match, Sachin Tendulkar hit two sixes in Mushtaq Ahmed’s over. After this, Abdul Qadir told Sachin- “Why are you killing the children? Show me by killing us too. Sachin remained silent on this provocation of Pakistani spinner and he answered it with his bat. This was Sachin Tendulkar’s first series. Sachin was not responding to any sledging or comments of Pakistani cricketers, but he was feeling bad from inside. So he took it as a challenge.
When Sachin Tendulkar hit four sixes in Abdul Qadir’s over, the Pakistani spinner also clapped for him. Despite being an exhibition match, Sachin’s four sixes in one over started being discussed all over the world. 16’s Sachin played an inning of 53 runs in 18 balls in that match. After this, Sachin Tendulkar played many brilliant innings against Pakistan.
16 year old Sachin Tendulkar Smashing Sixes. Two against Mushtaq Ahmed and Three against Abdul Qadir. 1989. Peshawar One Day that was not possible due to rain and wet outfield. Instead an exhibition game was played. pic.twitter.com/2HhYm0ctp9
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FIRST PUBLISHED : February 22, 2023, 15:30 IST