New Delhi: Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has described Sachin Tendulkar’s best innings. Inzamam said Tendulkar’s innings against Pakistan in the 2003 World Cup in Centurion, South Africa was excellent.
Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin made the remarks on his YouTube show DRS with Ash. Inzamam did not have to think twice to answer Ashwin’s question about choosing Tendulkar’s best innings.
‘Pakitan scored 273 runs in that match. Saeed was backed by Anwar’s century. We were confident of winning the match. Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Shoaib Akhtar were also in the bowling line-up. But Tendulkar’s performance shattered Pakistan’s expectations. -Insam said.
‘He snatched the match from us. Tendulkar’s 98 then was the best innings of his career. Tendulkar has never been seen batting like this before. The way he played against our fast bowlers in such situations was magnificent. Tendulkar hit Shoaib Akhtar hard then, “said Inzamam.
Batting first, Pakistan scored 273 for 7 in 50 overs while India lost four wickets in 45.4 overs. Tendulkar’s innings consisted of 12 fours and a six. At 98, Tendulkar was bowled by Akhtar. Inzamam was run out at 6 p.m.