Former India batsman VVS Laxman has recently recalled the incident which he has witnessed on a cricket field between two legends of the game -- Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne during a Test. Laxman shared the memories of the famous 1998 Test match between India and Australia which was played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.
Electing to bat first, India were bowled out for 257 in their first innings where Sachin Tendulkar had scored just four runs.
"Sachin was really well prepared for the Test match in Chennai. In the first innings, he was dismissed for four runs. He hit a boundary and then tried to play a big shot over mid-on, hitting against the turn and was caught by Mark Taylor," VVS Laxman shared while speaking on Star Sports show Cricket Connected.
He further added, "I remember Sachin locked himself in the physio's room and only came out after almost an hour. When he came out, we could see his eyes were red. I felt he was very emotional because he was unhappy in the manner he was dismissed."
In reply, Australia put up 328 runs and took a 71-run lead in their first innings. But India had some other plans as they bounced back strongly and posted 418/4 before declaration where Sachin played a brilliant knock of unbeaten 155, which also included 14 fours and 4 sixes.
"Then, in the second innings, the way he blasted and hammered Shane Warne, who was bowling into the rough outside the leg stump," said Laxman.
"Warne was using the depth of the crease and when he used to pitch it up, Sachin used to hit it through the mid-off, mid-on region. He went on to get a hundred. That battle with Shane Warne is the best I have seen," he told.
After that, India bowled out for 168 and registered a whopping 179-run victory on the back of Anil Kumble's 4/46 and Venkatpathy Raju's 3/31.
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