Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar has signed his autograph on numerous issues for his followers and gamers he has performed with and towards, and on one such signature he placed on a photograph of his shattered stumps, bowled by former Australia Chinaman bowler Brad Hogg in 2007.
In the course of the third One-day Worldwide towards Australia on October 5 in Hyderabad, India chased 291 to win. Hogg bowled Tendulkar, who had opened the innings alongside Gautam Gambhir, within the 27th over of the innings for 43.
After the match, Hogg had revealed in an interview to The Sunday Age, Tendulkar gave him in writing to the Australian that he would by no means take his wicket once more.
“I received him out in one of many video games, and there was a photograph of it I requested him to signal for me. He did it and wrote me a message. Beneath his signature, he wrote, ‘It will by no means occur once more, Hoggy’,” Hogg had informed The Sunday Age on the time.
It so occurred that Hogg by no means took Tendulkar’s wicket once more. However that autograph stays a “prized possession” for the cricketer-turned-commentator.
“It is a bit of a prized possession. It is an honour to be on the sector with the calibre of a participant like Sachin Tendulkar. To bowl at him is a superb expertise. It is not overawing, only a nice expertise. If I am on the market, I am on the market to compete towards him and make life as laborious as potential for him,” he mentioned.
India misplaced that match by 47 runs, regardless of Yuvraj Singh’s 115-ball 121. Nevertheless, Tendulkar saved his phrase and by no means received out towards Hogg once more in his profession.
In his stellar profession that spanned over 20 years, Tendulkar scored 100 centuries throughout Checks and ODIs — a document that also stands. In 463 ODIs, Tendulkar scored 18,426 runs, together with 49 tons, and in Checks, he tallied 15,921, together with 51 centuries. In his lone T20I look which got here towards South Africa in 2006, he scored 10 runs.
However, Hogg performed seven Checks, 123 ODIs, and 15 T20Is, by which he scalped 17, 157, and seven wickets respectively, between 1996 and 2014.