There is nothing incomplete in Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 25 years of cricket career. His achievements are skyrocketing. Whether it’s the most runs in ODI cricket or Tests or a hundred centuries, everything is next to Sachin’s name. Towards the end of his career, he also won the World Cup. Even after receiving so much, Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar has two regrets.
Tendulkar, who has played more than 600 international matches, said in an interview that he had two regrets. The batting legend said, ‘First of all, I never played with Sunil Gavaskar. Gavaskar was my role model when I was growing up. But the regret of not playing with him from any team will last a lifetime. Gavaskar retired a couple of years before my debut.
Tendulkar’s second regret is not playing against Sir Viv Richards. Master Blaster said, ‘Sir Vivian Richards was my role model as a child. I was lucky to play county cricket against him. But he never had the good fortune to play against him in international matches. However, when Sir Richards retired in 1991, I spent a couple of years in international cricket. But still the opportunity to play against him never came
South Africa will play a two-match Test series against the West Indies next month. With this series, new captain Dean Elgar will start his career as a captain. So Elgar is wary of the upcoming series. The first Test between West Indies and South Africa will start on June 10. The second test will start on June 18. India and New Zealand will meet in the final of the World Test Championship in Southampton, England on the same day.
The West Indies and South Africa were sixth and seventh in the points table of the nine-team World Test Championship. That’s why they didn’t get a chance to play in the final. Elgar wants to make changes to his squad before the next Test championship cycle begins. “We have to play better cricket,” he said. We are very worried about the lack of continuity in the team. We shouldn’t have been able to afford it. In the end we definitely want to compete and we want to play in the final of the World Test Championship.
Elgar added: ‘We have to be more consistent and be like that South Africa again. The pacers will take wickets and there will be big scores in the batting line-up. To be the best, which I have become accustomed to seeing. I firmly believe that we have to follow that process and rise to the top of the rankings again. ‘
With the future in mind, Elgar welcomes the return of experienced players to South African domestic cricket next season after a stint in English county cricket. The players returning from the provincial team are Dwayne Oliver, Kyle Abbott, Simon Harmao and Stan Van Zyl. “I see their return as positive,” Elgar said. If they can get back into the team, it will be great for this squad and the team will burn and it will be an inspiration for the team