The day Sachin Tendulkar lost his cool




Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar will launch his book soon on the sixth of November this year. This book is titled ‘Playing it my way’. This book cum autobiography is coauthored by Sachin and a noted sports journalist Boria Majumadar. The book is expected to throw some light on some of the untold stories about the legendary batsman.

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The day Sachin Tendulkar lost his cool

The day Sachin Tendulkar lost his cool

Sachin Tendulkar went through many dark patches in his entire cricket career, but just like a true champion, he overcame those impediments with his sheer determination and dedication. Media recently accessed to an excerpt of the book, which reveals how the Master batsman felt devastated due to the lackluster performance by Team India under his captaincy.

In 1997, India went on a tour of West Indies. They were a formidable side with the likes of Courteny Walsh, Curtly Ambrose, Brian Lara, Carl Hooper and others. India on the other hand, was a relatively weaker side owing to their continuous bad performance in overseas. However the magnificent players like Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Anil Kumble and Javagal Srinath were in the team. They were capable enough to register a win for team India anywhere in the world.

The story goes as follows. During India’s test series against the West Indian side in 1997 there was an apparent opportunity for the team India to win the series, but they failed to do so. The first two tests were drawn, but in the third test match of the series Indian batting order collapsed completely. India needed just 120 to win the match but the whole team, including Sachin even failed to score a double digit figure except VVS Laxman. India was bundled out for only 81 runs on the scoreboard.

After the debacle Tendulkar was in a complete state of shock. He was fully confident of winning the test a day before the match, but in the end the test brought lots of disappointment to the Indian team and people as well. In the second inning of that match he could score only four runs. He shut himself inside a room for a couple of days before swallowing the defeat. Sachin Tendulkar still considered this as one of the worst series in his entire 23-year long career.

The God of Cricket further elaborated that he did his best during his captaincy days, but nothing went in his favour. It was this phase of his career that the world’s highest century maker has decided to almost call it a day. However the constant belief of his fans gave him the necessary motivation to keep playing cricket.

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Tendulkar has served as the captain of team India twice in his career. He became India’s captain for the first time in 1996 and then again he got an opportunity to lead the team in 1999. However, his captaincy didn’t materialize in winning any major tournament.

The god of cricket took retirement from all forms of cricket in November last year. He had scored a total of insurmountable 15921 runs from 200 test matches at an average of 53. His ODI record is more illustrious. He played 463 ODIs and managed to score a mammoth 18426 runs. Both his records seem unbeatable in the history of cricket in the near future.

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Atish Home Chowdhury is a freelance writer. sports are inseparable from him. He especially loves WWE, Cricket and other sports. It was long ago during his childhood he aimed to become a cricketer first but his creativity didn’t allow him to become a player. Instead he chose to be a sports journalist. This fulfills my aim both as a creative person as well as it keeps me inside the world of sports too.

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