When captain Rahul Dravid did not allow Sachin Tendulkar to complete a double century Yuvraj Singh narrated the whole story


March 29, 2004, a day Indian cricket fans will never forget, Virender Sehwag became the first Indian player to score a triple century in Test cricket and Sachin Tendulkar returned not out after scoring 194 runs as Rahul Dravid declared the Indian innings. Yuvraj Singh opened the innings for India in that test match. Yuvraj Singh was a part of that match and after 18 years he has narrated this whole story. Yuvi told whether it was right decision by Rahul Dravid to stop Sachin Tendulkar from double century?

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Yuvraj Singh said on Sports 18’s ‘Home of Heroes’ show, ‘We got a message in the middle that we have to play fast and we will declare the innings.’ This Test is also memorable for Yuvi, because in it he scored the first fifty of his Test career. Captain Rahul Dravid declared the innings as soon as Yuvi was dismissed. India had scored 675 runs for five wickets. Tendulkar was not out on 194 runs at that time.

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Yuvi said, ‘Tendulkar could have scored six runs in the very next over and after that we would have got eight-10 overs to bowl a day. I don’t think if there were two more overs, it would have made a difference. If it was the third or fourth day of the Test, then I can agree that putting the team first would have been the right decision. It seems to me that Tendulkar should have declared the innings after 200 runs. India won the Multan Test by an innings and 52 runs. Yuvi also scored a century in the second Test of the series.

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