Indore: The ball with which batting great Sachin Tendulkar scored the first double century in international ODI history 12 years ago in Gwalior has been presented to him as a gift in Indore. An official of Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA) gave this information on Monday. It is worth noting that Tendulkar is currently in Indore in connection with the T20 matches of the ‘Road Safety World Series Tournament’. The fast-paced cricket tournament features teams from different countries adorned with former international cricketers, with Tendulkar leading the ‘India Legends’ team.
“The ball has reached the rightful owner”
MPCA chief curator Samandar Singh Chauhan told that when Sachin Tendulkar reached Holkar Stadium in Indore on Sunday for practice, he reached him with the ball related to the record of double century scored by the “Master Blaster” in Gwalior and asked him this. Requested to give autograph on the ball. He said, “On seeing this ball, a buoyant Tendulkar asked me if I can gift it to him? I immediately agreed as it was a matter of luck for me. Now the ball has reached its rightful owner.
The ball associated with the record of Sachin Tendulkar double century was saved as a memorable
Chauhan said that after the one-day match between India and South Africa played 12 years ago in Gwalior. He had saved the ball associated with the record of Sachin Tendulkar’s double century as a memorabilia. The curator, who has more than four decades of experience in preparing wickets. Told that he had prepared the pitch. On which Tendulkar made this record at the Captain Roop Singh Stadium in Gwalior.
Significantly, in the one-day match against South Africa in Gwalior on 24 February 2010. Sachin Tendulkar played an unbeaten innings of 200 runs in 147 balls with the help of 25 fours and three sixes. This was the first time in this format of international cricket that a player had scored a double century. India won the match by a huge margin of 153 runs over South Africa. And Tendulkar adjudged the player of the match.