Sachin Tendulkar revealed about the time when he had to plead and beg to play against New Zealand in 1994. He has beaten many records in his career time .
The legend of Indian cricket team has played 200 test matches and scored 100 international hundreds during his 24-year-long cricket career. While he was the best cricketer in the world at the time but in his commencing time of playing cricket for ODI he had to plead and beg to get a chance for joining team.
“I thought I could go up front and take the opposition bowlers on. But I had to beg and plead to please give me a chance. If I fail, I won’t come after you again,” he added.
In his beginning time when he joined the team he was playing as a middle-order batsman but later on he turned into one the best opener Player in the limited overs cricket.
“In 1994, when I started opening the batting for India, the strategy used by all teams was to save wickets. What I tried to do was slightly out of the box,” Tendulkar said.
He advised to young nation’s all day dreamer that never ever go away from your dreams and go take risks and don’t shy to achieve your goals. He is a living example for youth.
“In that first match (against New Zealand at Auckland), I scored 82 off 49 balls, so I didn’t have to ask again if I would get another chance. They were keen for me to open. But what I’m trying to say here is, don’t be afraid of failure,” the 46-year-old Tendulkar said.
In first five matches his score was 82, 63, 40, 63 and 73. And later, the former batsman made spectacular hundred against Australia in Colombo.
Sachin Tendulkar resigned his ODI career with 18,426 runs in 463 matches at the average of 44.83.