After retiring from international cricket in 2013, Sachin Tendulkar, who was Lord of cricket, was constantly seen on the IPL grounds.
But during the 12th Cricket World Cup,
Sachin Tendulkar appeared in a new style. For the first time, he was seen to be replaced by Mike. He made his debut as a commentator during the inaugural match played between England and South Africa in the 2019 World Cup.
Just as he started with the innings of team India, along with Virender Sehwag, he also started the innings with the Nawab of Najafgarh in the commentary box. The tone of Sachin's new avatar is playing on social media with #Sachinopensagain.
Sachin started the commentary while praising the recent debutant Jofra Archer for England. While praising Jofra Archer, Sachin said that he is a great bowler. He bowls at a good line, length with good pace.
He has achieved the full confidence of the captain in a very short time. He is a player who always comes true to the expectations of the captain.
Interestingly, Archer, who made his World Cup debut, proved Tendulkar right barely a few minutes after his comments. Archer picked up three wickets in 7 overs to peg South Africa back in the chase.
Tendulkar’s next pick was Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan. “Apart from Archer, I’m very keen to watch Rashid Khan. I believe he’s going to be instrumental in Afghanistan’s success in this World Cup,” said Tendulkar.
The little master also had a special advice for Rashid. “If there’s one advise that I’d want to give him that would be to treat this like Test cricket. Even in T20s he gets wickets because batsmen don’t pick him from his hand and if he can continue to do that and force the batsman to play bad shots then he’s going to be a handful,” Tendulkar added.
Speaking about his commentary debut, Tendulkar said he was delighted to be back.
“I know, I am having the same feeling I had in Pakistan in 1989. Now it’s 2019, I am having the same feeling. 30 years down the line. I have a microphone in hand, not a cricket bat. Looking forward to it,” he said.
Sachin was also reunited with his former teammates Sourav Ganguly and Virender Sehwag in the commentary box during the England chase.
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