India cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, who celebrated his 47th birthday, on Saturday gave a list of his top five-allrounders. While Tendulkar talked about India’s World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev within the list, he additionally included Pakistan’s 1992 World Cup-winning captain Imran Khan within the list as effectively. Speaking on Star Sports’ Cricket Connected present, the previous proper-handed batsman stated: “I grew up watching the top five all-rounders of the world. I played with one of them which is Kapil Dev. Second would be when I had gone on to my first tour to Pakistan and played against Imran Khan,” he stated.
“The third was playing against Sir Richard Hadlee on my second tour to New Zealand. Then in Australia I played against Malcom Marshall and Ian Botham,” he additional added.
“So, these are my top five all-rounders whom I grew up watching play and later, had the opportunity to play against them,” he additional stated.
Meanwhile, Tendulkar’s memorable ‘desert storm’ century in opposition to Australia in a shedding effort at Sharjah in 1998 Coca Cola Cup match was voted as his greatest innings in a ballot carried out by International Cricket Council (ICC) on his birthday.
The Master Blaster had hammered a blistering 143 in 131 balls, with 9 fours and 5 sixes, however he was unable to take his facet to a win in a match that noticed an interruption as a result of a sand storm in Sharjah. Tendulkar took on the likes of Shane Warne, Damien Fleming and Michael Kasprowicz however his facet misplaced. Tendulkar’s blitz narrowly edged out his match-profitable 98 in opposition to arch-rivals Pakistan within the 2003 World Cup group match.
“It was neck and neck” till the tip, the ICC stated in releasing the outcomes of its ballot.