Unusual Sunday: Sachin in Mumbai, India in Delhi

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Updated: Sunday, January 6, 2013, 18:16 [IST]
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Sachin in Mumbai, India in Delhi

Mumbai, Jan 6: You can call it an unusual Sunday for Indian cricket. Unusual because while India was playing Pakistan at Feroz Shah Kotla, country's cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar was not in a blue jersey in Delhi but in whites, batting for Mumbai against Baroda in the Ranji Trophy quarter-finals.

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One needs to travel back more than 20 years in time to imagine this kind of a situation where both India and Tendulkar played on the same day but at different venues and separate teams.

Tendulkar, who made his debut for India in 1989, has been synonymous to Team India. But on December 23, 2012, he bid adieu to One Day Internationals. But he will continue to turn up for India in the five-day game.

The Master Blaster featured in a world record 463 ODIs for India and it was for the first time that he was back on the cricket field since quitting ODIs.

While Indian batting struggled against Pakistan pace bowling in Delhi, Tendulkar was playing some delightful strokes at Wankhede Stadium.

MS Dhoni-led Team India and the fans would have thought what it could have been if Tendulkar was batting in the national capital.


Story first published:  Sunday, January 6, 2013, 13:34 [IST]
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