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Sachin Tendulkar Desert Storm: “Was ready to hug Gilchrist”, Sachin Tendulkar reveals funny anecdote about his famous ‘Desert Storm’ innings in Sharjah

Sachin Tendulkar Desert Storm: “Was ready to hug Gilchrist”, Sachin Tendulkar reveals funny anecdote about his famous ‘Desert Storm’ innings in Sharjah

Sachin Tendulkar Desert Storm: At an event organized in Mumbai to celebrate the 25th anniversary Sachin Tendulkar’s iconic “Desert Storm” innings, the little master shared a funny anecdote. The innings which was played against Australia in 1998 at Sharjah, saw the master blaster smash the Aussies all round the park and ended his blistering knock […]

Sachin Tendulkar Desert Storm: At an event organized in Mumbai to celebrate the 25th anniversary Sachin Tendulkar’s iconic “Desert Storm” innings, the little master shared a funny anecdote. The innings which was played against Australia in 1998 at Sharjah, saw the master blaster smash the Aussies all round the park and ended his blistering knock making 143 runs off 131 balls. Sachin talked about the storm during the innings in which he played the knock and won his team the match. He said that, he was so elated that he, ‘ Was ready to hug Adam Gilchrist”.

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Sachin Tendulkar Desert Storm: Funny Anecdote after his famous innings

Sachin Tendulkar Desert Storm: Sachin Tendulkar say say ready to hug Adam Gilchrist as he shared funny anecdote on his famous 'Desert Storm' innings in Sharjah

“Talking about Sharjah innings, I would tell you a funny anecdote, I had never experienced a sandstorm in my life, this was the first time I was experiencing anything like that, I was afraid that I do not get blown away by the storm. Adam Gilchrist was standing close to me, I was ready to hug him, so that there would be extra weight to take me away,” Sachin said.

Sachin started opening for India in 1994 in ODIs. In 98 matches before opening, Sachin scored 3,781 runs in 111 innings across all formats at an average of 38.97. He scored seven centuries and 23 half-centuries before he started opening with the best score of 165.

Sachin said that Sharjah’s innings changed his mindset towards his game.

“Overall I felt that outing gave a new dimension to my cricketing career, I started opening in 1994 and before that my thought process was to play out the first few overs and build partnerships and finish strong but I had a different strategy and I shared same to the management and said that give me one chance to open the batting if I fail, I will not come back,” he said.

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