Sachin Tendulkar averted going through the first ball in 50-overs cricket as a consequence of 2 specific superstitions, his former opening associate Sourav Ganguly revealed.
- Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly maintain the file for essentially the most runs by a gap pair in ODIs
- Tendulkar and Ganguly amassed 8227 runs as India’s opening mixture from 176 innings
- Tendulkar took first strike simply 47 occasions out of the 340 ODIs he performed as an opener
Tendulkar averted going through the first ball in 50-overs cricket as a consequence of 2 specific superstitions, his former opening associate Sourav Ganguly revealed.
BCCI president Ganguly acknowledged that Tendulkar at all times had 2 solutions prepared for not taking the first strike, based on his present type.
Current India Test opener Mayank Agarwal requested him whether or not it was true that Tendulkar pressured him to take first strike to which Ganguly replied: “Always he did. He had a solution to that and I used to inform him ‘yaar generally you additionally face the first ball’.
“He had 2 answers to it – he believed when his form was good it should continue and that he should remain at the non-striker’s end, and then when his form wasn’t good he said ‘I should remain at the non-striker’s end because it takes the pressure off me’,” Ganguly stated on Agarwal’s present Open Nets with Mayank on BCCI.television.
Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly shaped the most-successful opening partnership in ODI historical past with 8227 runs from 176 innings at a median of 47.55.
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The duo shared 26 hundred-run partnerships for the first wicket and 29 fifty-run stands collectively. Their highest opening stand of 258 got here in opposition to Kenya in an ODI in Paarl in 2001.
Ganguly went on so as to add that he had to quietly sneak previous him and stand on the non-striker’s finish every time he did not wish to face the first ball.
“He had an answer for both, good form and bad form. Until and unless somedays you walk past him, went and stood at the non-striker’s end and he was already on TV and he would be forced to be at the striker’s end. That has happened one or two times, I’ve just walked past him and stood at the non-striker’s end,” Ganguly revealed.