Jane B (knally) wrote,
Jane B
knally

Twenty years on and still going strong.

I was delighted to see Tendulkar has a record at last - the first double century in one day internationals. When I was reading the article it said he was 36, and that reminded me that it was 20 years ago, when he was a 17 year old, that he appeared in his first test matches against England.

His introduction to me was when one of the England players hit a high shot into an open area of the pitch, and it looked like an easy four. Then Tendulkar shot onto the screen, running from about a mile away, and caught the ball one-handed. It was great cricket to see - perhaps only something a young player would even attempt. I remember that whole series as having some entertaining cricket, with Kapil Dev's extravagant four sixes to avoid the follow-on as sheer fun - although not for the bowler Hemmings. Tendulkar had a century in one of the matches as well, and to see him still getting centuries is a real pleasure.
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