Sachin Tendulkar is known as the God of Cricket for his remarkable achievements in the sport. The former Indian batter played 200 Test matches for the nation, scoring 15,921 runs, with his best score being 248. Tendulkar scored 68 fifties and 51 hundreds in the longest format of the game.
Shedding some light on his numbers in ODI cricket, Tendulkar aggregated 18,426 runs in 452 innings. He was the first player to score a double hundred in ODI cricket. Also, Tendulkar is the only player to have scored 100 centuries in international cricket.
Tendulkar made his international debut at a young age. At that time, some legendary fast bowlers were actively playing for other nations. One of them was the all-rounder from Pakistan, Imran Khan.
Imran achieved much success on the cricket field and even led Pakistan to the 1992 World Cup. A rare video of Imran bowling to a young Sachin Tendulkar has surfaced on social media. In that clip, Sachin can be seen fearlessly stepping out of his crease and playing an aggressive shot off the Pakistan bowler’s delivery.
A very young Sachin vs Imran Khan.pic.twitter.com/s2pu2OSxJV
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Sachin Tendulkar named Imran Khan as one of his top five all-rounders
During an appearance on the Star Sports Cricket Connected Show two years ago, Sachin Tendulkar made his picks for the top all-rounders in world cricket. Here’s what he was quoted as saying:
“I grew up watching the top five all-rounders of the world. I played with one of them which is Kapil Dev. Second would be when I had gone on to my first tour to Pakistan and played against Imran Khan. The third was playing against Sir Richard Hadlee on my second tour to New Zealand.”
Fans enjoyed the way Tendulkar played against Imran Khan. The old video has gone viral on social media, gaining more than 3,500 likes. It has received 172,900 views on Twitter inside 24 hours.