Sachin Tendulkar, the Master Blaster of the Indian cricket team, is also widely regarded as the ‘God of Cricket’. The veteran gets a lot of respect not only in India but also abroad. Sachin has been a celebrated name in the cricketing world as a batsman.
Tendulkar ended his career with the most runs any batsman has ever scored in international cricket. He smashed a whopping 100 centuries in Test and ODI cricket. But do you know apart from being an excellent batsman, Sachin has also done well for Team India as a bowler?
Today, we’ll take a look at the five bowling records that the most prolific batsman in world cricket, has to his name.
Sachin Tendulkar: 5 Bowling Records That The Master Blaster Holds
1. Saving 6 Or Less Runs Twice In The 50th Over
Sachin Tendulkar has made all the records to his name in batting. With this, he, as a bowler, has successfully defended 6 runs twice in the 50th over.
The veteran batsman successfully managed to defend 6 or fewer runs in the final over on multiple instances in ODI cricket. Tendulkar is the only player to have protected six or fewer runs in the 50th over of an ODI more than once.
Sachin achieved this feat for the first time during the 1993 Hero Cup semi-final against South Africa. Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin handed the ball to Sachin despite the main pacers having their overs left.
Interestingly, Tendulkar did not bowl in that match till the last over. He spent only three runs to win the final for India by two runs.
A second chance after this came during the 1996 Titan Cup when the Indian team was in a similar situation in the game against Australia. Sachin Tendulkar, who was captaining the team, took the risk of bowling in the last over. On the very first ball of the 50th over, Australia lost their last wicket and lost the match by five runs.