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Sachin Tendulkar- ‘Had to beg and plead for opening batting innings’

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Sachin Tendulkar – a name which needs to introduction. A cricketing legend who has fans world over. Someone who played 200 Test matches and scored 100 hundred in his cricketing journey spanning over 24 long years.  Often called as the ‘master blaster’ Sachin Tendulkar redefined cricketing as a sport not only in India but in the entire world.

Talking about his initial days, Sachin recently revealed that he had to literally beg and plead to open the innings. This happened back in 1994 in India’s match in Auckland. He said that he thought he could tackle the bowlers in the beginning and so asked for the top position. He added that if he fails, he wouldn’t come over again.

After getting the top slot Sachin’s scores were 82, 63, 40, 63 and 73. Then, after 5 innings Sachin finally scored his maiden hundred against Australia in the top-order. He says usually batsmen used to defend wickets in the beginnings but his strategy was to attack the bowlers in the beginning.

At the end of his career, Sachin Tendulkar had 18,426 runs in 463 matches at an average of 44.83.

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