B’day Special: Sachin Tendulkar wanted to quit cricket after first Test in Karachi

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New Delhi: Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar is celebrating his 48th birthday today. His international career has been very spectacular. They are an important part of the memories of the fans. But when he was playing his first Test, he never thought that he would be able to play cricket for so long.

Sachin’s first test in Karachi

Although Sachin Tendulkar (Sachin Tendulkar) has made several batting records to his name, but few people know that Sachin made up his mind to quit cricket after the first Test innings of his career against Pakistan in 1989.

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‘This will probably be the last Test innings’

Sachin Tendulkar said in an interview given to Gaurav Kapur a few years ago, ‘At that time I thought that Karachi (Karachi) would be the first and probably last Test innings of my life.’

‘Pak bowlers were attacking tremendously’

Sachin said, in the first match, I could not understand what was happening. Waqar Younis was bowling on one side and Wasim Akram on the other side. Both of them were also doing reverse swing to the ball. I had no plan against such an attack.

Fellow cricketers helped

Sachin further said, ‘When I reached the dressing room, it was going on in my mind that it was not a matter of my level. I told this to my fellow cricketers in the dressing room. Fellow players told me that do not think that I have to start hitting the shot with the first ball. You have to give respect to the bowlers of the opposing team.

Faisalabad test changed the story

Significantly, Sachin scored only 15 runs in his first Test, but after the advice of senior players, when he landed in Faisalabad Test, he made a tremendous comeback. After Karachi, I scored 59 runs in the first innings of Faisalabad Test. When I returned to the dressing room, I said to myself, you did it, you can do it.

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