Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq recently said that he is waiting to see which player can break batting legend Sachin Tendulkar’s record for the most number of runs in international cricket. Tendulkar has whopping runs of 34,357 from a combined 664 matches which included 200 Tests, 463 ODIs and one T20I.
Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara placed next with 28,016 runs. India captain Virat Kohli who is known as run-machine has the ability to go close to Tendulkar’s record. But Inzamam said he is waiting to see who can do that and he also said that the Master Blaster should have played more matches than he had.
“He was born for cricket. I always believed cricket and he were made for each other. I’m talking about the ever great Sachin Tendulkar,” Inzamam said on his youtube channel.
“It still amazes me that at a tender age of 16-17, he made his international debut and did such great things. This is only possible by some extraordinary cricketer, in fact, if there is anything above extraordinary then that is Sachin.”
He gave the examples of Waqar Younis and Wasim Akram and said that it was not easy to face these bowlers but Sachin successfully dominated them since the beginning. Moreover, he is the only cricketer in the world to have scored a hundred international centuries as well.
He further added that at that time, the great players used to be finished with 8-8.5 thousand runs but Sunil Gavaskar had scored 10 thousand runs when it seemed that the record will never be broken. But Sachin Tendulkar successfully broke all records and he is waiting to see who will break Sachin’s records.
He also said that Tendulkar had great mental strength as he had to score always under pressure and he managed to do well every time. Because of that, he has fans across the globe. He also shared that Tendulkar’s bowling abilities were also good and gave the example of his calibre.
Inzamam-ul-Haq further said that he doesn’t think there has been a player like Sachin Tendulkar in cricket, maybe someone in the future will be able to break his records. He again added that it would be enjoyable to watch if Sachin continued playing. Tendulkar called it quits way back in 2013 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai after playing his 200th Test.