Sachin Tendulkar Recalls His Memorable Moment of Mumbai Cricket
By CricShots - Nov 9, 2017 5:51 am
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Sachin Tendulkar

Legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar singled out the Ranji Trophy semi-final between Mumbai and Tamil Nadu played at the Wankhede Stadium in the 1993-94 season as his most memorable game in the championship.

During the celebration of Mumbai’s 50th Ranji game, Sachin recalled: “I will say it was the 1993-94 semi-final against Tamil Nadu.”

He also explained how Mumbai passed Tamil Nadu’s first innings score of 485 successfully with him at the crease with last man Santosh Saxena. He smashed a double century as well in that match. He said, “I started to stand outside the crease and Hemang Badani will tell the bowler from a point in Tamil that I was standing outside. I then went back into the crease when the bowler started his run-up. After the match, I told Badani that I understand Tamil.”

Mumbai went on to win the game by eight wickets. Tendulkar also pointed out that Mumbai’s success percentage in the Ranji matches was 47 percent. He said, “If I say it’s unbelievable it’s an understatement.”

Other former cricketers, who spoke about their time in the championship and Mumbai’s domination were Madhav Apte, Ajit Wadekar, Dilip Vengsarkar, Sudhir Naik, Sanjay Manjrekar and Amol Muzumdar.