Sachin Tendulkar Was Out LBW When He Was On 190-Odd But Ian Gould Denied The Appeal: Dale Steyn On Sachin's 200 In ODI Cricket

Updated - 16 May 2020, 10:40 PM

Sachin Tendulkar, Dale Steyn
Sachin Tendulkar, Dale Steyn (Credits: Getty)

Sachin Tendulkar made and broke a plethora of records during his celebrated 24-year-old career. From becoming the first man on the planet to scale Mount. 10,000 in One-day International cricket to breaching the 200-run barrier, Tendulkar did it all.

The Master Blaster achieved the feat of scoring a double-hundred in a 50-over game on February 24, 2010 in Gwalior against South Africa.

Sachin Tendulkar Was Out LBW When He Was On 190-Odd But Ian Gould Denied The Appeal: Dale Steyn On Sachin's 200 In ODI Cricket
Sachin 200 [File Photo]
But according to Dale Steyn, who was part of that South African bowling attack, he would have denied Tendulkar from becoming the first man on the planet to rack up a double-hundred, had the on-field umpire Ian Gould adjudged him leg-before-wicket when he was batting on 190-odd.

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‘If I gave him out, I won’t make it back to the hotel’- Dale Steyn reveals what Ian Gould told him after adjudging Sachin Tendulkar not-out

Sachin Tendulkar Was Out LBW When He Was On 190-Odd But Ian Gould Denied The Appeal: Dale Steyn On Sachin's 200 In ODI Cricket
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Steyn revealed the incident during a conversation with James Anderson, Nasser Hussain, and Robert Key on Sky Sports.

“He [Tendulkar] did score a lot of runs against us. He scored the first double-hundred in ODI cricket, and it was against us in Gwalior. And I actually remember – I think I got him out lbw when he was about 190-odd. Gouldy [Ian Gould] was the umpire, and he gave him not out.

He added: “And I was like, ‘why, why did you give him not out!? That’s so dead.’ And he was like, ‘mate, look around – if I gave him out, I won’t make it back to the hotel’.

Sachin and Steyn had a plethora of engrossing battles during their respective careers. Steyn hailed Tendulkar’s picture-perfect technique, adding that it was very very difficult to get a leg-before-wicket against him.

“He was so good, and very rarely got out lbw. And, like Jimmy said, you just didn’t want to bowl a bad ball to him,” said Steyn. “Especially in a place like India. You bowl a bad bowl, and he hits you four – he’s on nought and he hits you for four in Mumbai, it feels like the world is closing in on you. He’s only on 4 not out, he may as well have been on 500!,” Steyn added.

Coming back to that historic game in Gwalior, Tendulkar eventually scaled Mount.200 in the final over, eventually finishing at 200 not-out from 147 balls.

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