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I enjoyed Sachin Tendulkar batting,never wanted him to get out,says former Pakistan cricketer

CricketI enjoyed Sachin Tendulkar batting,never wanted him to get out,says former Pakistan cricketer
File pic of Shahid Afridi and Sachin Tendulkar. Pic Agencies

Former Pakistan wicketkeeper Rashid Latif has said that he enjoyed Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar batting so much that he never wanted him to get out while watching him bat from behind the stumps.

Latif said this on a YouTube video while recalling his duels with batting legend.

“Several players came to bat, when I used to keep. But when he used to come out to bat, my heart did not want him to get out. I used to enjoy watching him bat, while I was keeping. Not while watching him play on TV, but while I was standing behind the stumps,” Latif said. 

“Whether it was Brian Lara, Ricky Ponting or Jacques Kallis, I always felt like getting them out while I was keeping. Tendulkar’s behaviour was unique. Even if I say some thing from behind, he never would respond or say something back, he just kept laughing,” he added.

“Others used to react. He and Mohammad Azharuddin were like this. They used to make opposition’s players their own. This is why everyone admires Tendulkar, especially wicket-keepers. He would slam a hundred, he would be attacking bowlers, but he never said a word. And you are trying to rile him up as a keeper to get him out, but he would never react,” the Pakistan batsman added.

“You play an innings, you leave. But one always remember your behaviour. In my opinion, he is at the top of the list of players who had the best on-field behaviour, and such players forever remain etched in your memories,” he added.

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