Sachin “Was Sled By Afridi”: Virender Sehwag Shares Details Of 2003 World Cup Knock

Sachin “Was Sled By Afridi”: Virender Sehwag Shares Details Of 2003 World Cup Knock


Sachin Tendulkar played one of the best innings of his career against Pakistan during the 2003 ICC World Cup. Tendulkar’s combative knock of 98, despite suffering severe convulsions, laid the foundation for a massive chase which was accomplished by the pair of Rahul Dravid and Yuvraj Singh.

Tendulkar’s opening partner Virender Sehwag talked about his innings and match in a video tweeted by Star Sports as part of his preparations for the upcoming Asia Cup tournament, where India and Pakistan are scheduled to meet on August 28.

Talking about the time when he went out to run for Tendulkar, when the Indian batting talisman was battling cramps, Sehwag said that Sachin was being sled by Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi and other players, but the Indian The maestro kept calm and batted.

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“I ran for Sachin as he suffered some cramps. He also faced sledging from Shahid Afridi and other Pakistani players, but he remained calm and kept his focus on the game,” Sehwag said.

“He never used to have a sprinter but he knew I would run like him. I think even Sachin would rate it as his best innings in the World Cup,” he added.

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