Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar on Friday recalled his days at English County aspect Yorkshire as a 19-year outdated, saying the “special” stint helped him acquire publicity and acquire a greater understanding of circumstances in England.
“Flashback to my county cricket days. As a 19 year old cricketer, playing for @Yorkshireccc was a special stint as it helped me gain exposure & better understanding of English conditions,” Tendulkar stated in an Instagram submit on his official deal with with two footage of him on the membership.
On May 7, Tendulkar made his debut for Yorkshire towards Hampshire in the County Championship at Headingley. Tendulkar, all of 19 then, made historical past in turning into Yorkshire’s first-ever abroad participant after he changed Australian quick bowler Craig McDermott. The Australian had injured his groin on the eve of the season.
“In Yorkshire’s opening day 250 all out, the teenager, who had previously scored a century on his first-class debut for Mumbai when only 15, hit a fine 86 against an attack including the great Malcolm Marshall,” a abstract underneath Classic Encounters: Tendulkar’s debut, learn on The Yorkshire County Cricket Club’s official web site, yorkshireccc.com.
“He batted alongside Richard Blakey (72), simply one among quite a lot of productive partnerships between the 2 all through the summer time. It was, due to this fact, fairly ironic that roughly a 12 months later, Tendulkar would rating a century in the Test Match towards England in Chennai when Blakey would debut.
“Unfortunately for Yorkshire, Kevan James hit a century for Hampshire in their first-innings 397-Eight declared earlier than rain prevented play on the ultimate day.”