Sachin Tendulkar is one of the cricketing greats and has a ton of records to his name. With 100 international centuries, the Pakistani captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has a specific inning for his best knock of the Indian great. Tendulkar’s knock against Pakistan in the 2003 ODI World Cup is the pick for Inzamam.
“I have asked the same question Sachin paaji but I want to ask you now. In the 2003 World Cup game India and Pakistan, Pakistan had posted a huge score. Saeed Anwar scored a century but after that Sehwag and Sachin played well and India won the match. At the halfway mark did you believe that you have enough to win the match or was the score under par?,” asked Ashwin on his YouTube show ‘DRS with Ash’.
“Our bowling line-up consisted of Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, and Shoaib Akhtar and the conditions were favouring the fast bowlers. The match was being played at Centurion in South Africa. So we felt that we had put up a pretty good score,” said Inzamam.
He believed that the 98 off 75 by Sachin took the game away from Pakistan when they thought they had it under their belt.
“I feel that was Sachin’s best innings. He broke all the pressure. He played a top-quality innings against genuine quality fast bowlers like ours. The way he hit those boundaries, the pressure got released on the batsmen who came after him.