| | Updated: 19 Jul 2020, 08:24:00 AM IST
- All Pakistani players, including Waqar Younis, are reminiscent of matches played with India.
- The former great fast bowler has referred to the Chennai Test played between India and Pakistan in 1999.
- Talking about this match, he said that Sachin Tendulkar was in a different world in that match.
- When the stalwarts returned to the pavilion, it was Sachin who stood between Pakistan and victory.
The Test match played between India and Pakistan in Chennai in the year 1999 is a match which is discussed a lot. India had a target of 271 runs from Pakistan in this match, and the Indian team was losing the match by 12 runs. The Pakistan team led by Waqar Younis had legendary bowlers like Wasim Akram and Saqlain Mushtaq. Mushtaq defeated India by taking five wickets in the second innings of this match.
Waqar said in The Greatest Revelatory Podcast, “We took a new ball and Nayan Mongia hit it in the air on the first ball. I think he was in a hurry or I don't know what was going through his mind. He said that the game was over and he won that game, and he got some decentness, especially Nayan Mongia. Once he came out, we were still thinking, 'This is not going to happen, we are not going to win this match. As long as there is Sachin, it will not happen. '
Sachin stood between Pakistan and victory
Mongia shared a 136-run partnership for the sixth wicket with Sachin in the second innings. Sachin stood between Pakistan and victory after Mongia was dismissed. Waqar said, “To be honest, I had absolutely no idea what Sachin was thinking at that time. He still had four wickets left and needed 16 runs. '
Sachin was out of the world
He said, “The way he was batting, he was out of this world.” Then in the very next over, I think, Sachin hit Sakleen Mushtaq, a four in the air. After this four, we started saying that we will not let him score 15-16 runs. Which was also necessary. “The former fast bowler said,” Then Saqlain dominated them all. It was difficult for them to save the match, or they were losing wickets to hit outside. I think they lost all four wickets in five or six overs. I would like to say that one of the best tests I have seen is one that I played and I watched. '
It is noteworthy that in this match Pakistan scored 238 in the first innings, while 286 runs in the second innings. On the other hand, India scored 254 and 258 runs in the first innings. Team India were 12 runs away from victory. Sachin scored 136 runs off 273 balls battling in the second innings and was adjudged Man of the Match.