Sachin Tendulkar is rightly called the god of cricket. The former international cricketer of India retired from cricket in 2013. But he is still admired and loved continuously by his fans all over the world. On February 24, India celebrated the victory that was made one decade ago when Sachin made history to become the first man in the history of cricket to score a double-century in a One-day International (ODI).
On February 24, 2010, India was playing against South Africa in Gwalior when Sachin smashed 200 off 147 balls. Former Pakistan skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq posted a video on YouTube paying an ultimate tribute to Sachin’s incredible achievements and various record-breaking performances in his 24-year-long international career.
Inzamam said in a video on his YouTube channel, “I will talk about one player who was born to play cricket. I always had this feeling that he and cricket were made for each other. I am talking about the ever-great Sachin Tendulkar.”
“What surprises me the most is Sachin came in at a tender age of 16-17 years and played cricket at the international level and gave such incredible performances over the years which is only possible if the player is an extraordinary talent. In fact, if there is anything above extraordinary, Sachin Tendulkar is that player,” he added.
He recalled a famous incident from his first international tour to Pakistan in 1989 when he took on a challenge from Pakistan leg-spinner Abdul Qadir and smashed him for four sixes in an over.
“It’s easier said than done. It was his first international tour and he faced a great bowling attack comprising Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Imran Khan, among others, and left everyone shocked with his batting skills, especially considering he was so young,” said the former Pakistan skipper.
“He played in the same era as me and in our era, nobody used to think about scoring so many runs. Most batsmen used to end their career after scoring 8,000-8,500 runs. Before Sachin, only great Sunil Gavaskar had scored 10 thousand runs and everybody but Sachin thought it will remain invincible. Now I’m waiting to see who will break Sachin’s outstanding milestones,” said Inzamam.
The former Pakistan skipper went on admiring Sachin for having such huge fan followings all over the world. Ever since making his international debut in 1989, Sachin carried the Indian cricket on his shoulders for more than two decades. Inzamam concluded by saying, “Sachin was the ever great player across generations. He should have played cricket forever as he used to be such a delight to watch. He should’ve never walked off from the cricket field,”