Headingley Cricket Ground: The teams of India and England will face each other on 25 August at Headingley ground in Leeds. Team India will play the match on this ground after a long time. Do you know that cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar’s memories are attached to this ground? On this ground, Sachin had spread his glory at the age of just 19. Sachin had made all the records in his name by participating in county cricket in the year 1992. Let’s take a look at them.
Sachin Tendulkar went to play county cricket in 1992
India’s greatest batsman Sachin Tendulkar took part in county cricket in the year 1992. Sachin was just 19 when he signed a contract to play for Yorkshire County. The great Yorkshire batsman Geoffrey Boycott, who scored more than 8000 runs for England in Test cricket, played an important role in taking Sachin to county cricket.
Sachin was the first foreign player to play for Yorkshire
The county team Yorkshire at Headingley ground had never played a foreign player before 1992. Sachin Tendulkar had made this unique record as soon as he stepped on the field. Yorkshire’s first match that year was against Hampshire. In this match, Sachin scored 86 runs while performing brilliantly. In that match, even the veteran bowlers like Malcolm Marshall in the opposition team were sweated by Sachin.
1070 runs scored in one season
Playing for Yorkshire in the 1992 county cricket season, Sachin scored 1070 runs in 16 matches, which included 1 century and 7 half-centuries. During this his average was around 47. The Master Blaster later said several times that the experience of the 1992 county season had helped him become the best batsman.
The third test match between India vs England is going to be held at Yorkshire ground from 25 August. Now it will be interesting to see how Team India will be able to perform on this ground associated with the memories of Sachin’s county cricket. However, if you look at the previous records, the Indian team seems to have a bigger edge than England.
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