Edited By Bharat Malhotra | TheIndianPaper.com | Updated:
Sachin Tendulkar has played many memorable innings against Pakistan. Whether it is the 98 runs scored in the 2003 World Cup (Sachin Tendulkar against Pakistan) or the ODI century in Pakistan. Tendulkar, who made his debut against Pakistan in international cricket, has made his fans not only the spectators of the neighboring country but also the players. One of them is also former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif. Latif has said that Sachin was one of the most memorable rivals.
Talking on his YouTube channel, the former wicketkeeper batsman said that when Sachin was playing, he did not want to see him getting out.
Latif said, ‘When I was wicketkeeping when many players came to bat. But when Sachin came to batting, my heart did not make him out. I enjoyed watching his batting. Not on TV but I used to enjoy his batting a lot when I was wicketkeeping.
Lauding Sachin’s behavior, Latif said, “When Brian Lara, Ricky Ponting or Jack Kallis came to batting, I thought they were out early, but Sachin was different.” Even if I spoke to him from behind, he would not give any answer from the front, just kept smiling. ‘
Latif said that other batsmen used to react but Mohammad Azharuddin and Sachin did not respond. They also made the players of the opposition team their own. Latif said, ‘This is why everyone praises Sachin. Especially the wicketkeeper. Ask any wicketkeeper, Moin Khan or Kamran Akmal, he too will praise Sachin for this. He will make hundreds, will put aggressive shots on the bowlers but will never say anything. You keep trying to provoke him as a wicketkeeper, he will not give any reaction.
Latif said, ‘You go away playing cricket but your behavior is remembered. According to me, Sachin is at the top in terms of behavior on the field. And such players are always remembered.