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“Hadn’t met anyone like him when I first faced him”: Sachin Tendulkar and the all-time great’s rivalry

An all-time great rival who set numerous bowling records throughout a stellar international career received a lot of praise from Sachin Tendulkar.

Sachin Tendulkar, a former cricketer for India, is widely regarded as one of the game’s greatest batters. Tendulkar holds the record for the most runs in One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and Tests.

As well as the most international centuries (100), in the game’s history. During his 24-year international career, Tendulkar had legitimate rivalries with some of his time’s best bowlers.

One of them is Wasim Akram, a legendary left-arm speedster and former captain of Pakistan.
Before Tendulkar, Akram made his international debut, but the two of them had a fierce rivalry in the 1990s.

Tendulkar made a special contribution to Wasim Akram’s autobiography, Sultan, as a result of their strong mutual respect. A Memoir, in which Tendulkar, or “master blaster,” as he was affectionately known, paid tribute to the legendary pace bowling great.

Tendulkar wrote that a bowler of that caliber “lifts your game” and that Akram “made the ball talk” when discussing Akram’s incredible ball skills. “Cricket is a team sport, but everything comes down to the rivalry between the batter and the bowler.

In Wasim Akram, every batter had a great rival. When you play against someone of that caliber, your game improves as well, and the experience stays with you for the rest of your life.

Wasim knew everything. In Akram’s book, Tendulkar wrote, “He made the ball talk.” His rise was so organic. He did not need to measure his steps, unlike most fast bowlers.

He could begin from any location and still be as successful. You barely had time to set yourself up as he passed through the crease so quickly.

Wasim was unlike anyone I had ever seen before when I first met him. I remember every game we played against each other. and now, whenever we meet, it is in warm friendship,” the former India batsman wrote even more.

Wasim Akram is the first fast bowler in ODI history to reach 500 wickets, and he holds the record for most wickets taken by a fast bowler in ODIs. In 356 ODI matches.

He took 502 wickets at the end of his career. The former left-arm pacer had a stellar career in Tests, taking 414 wickets in 106 matches.

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