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Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar reveals sleepless night before 2003 World Cup match against Pakistan

Every cricket fan recalls India and Pakistan’s thrilling match at the 2003 ODI World Cup. The magnificent innings of Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh, and Rahul Dravid lead India to a magnificent triumph against their arch-rivals.

Sachin Tendulkar was clearly the game’s greatest star, scoring 98 runs off 75 deliveries. Yet, no matter how calm and controlled the Master Blaster seemed on the field, the night before he was barely controlling his anxieties. Talking about it, Tendulkar pondered on the night before the match, stating he couldn’t get any sleep.

“I had a restless night before the game because you know how important India and Pakistan are. As people came to know they had began talking about it, saying ‘this game India to have no matter what happens in other matches’. So I asked, what do you mean? There was pressure, and there were expectations “Tendulkar made the remarks during the India Today Conclave 2023.

Tendulkar discussed a number of themes, including the importance of Test cricket. He also discussed how Test cricket may remain the number one format in the future.

“You must grasp one concept. Test cricket should be entertaining, not about how many days it lasts. We are designed to play on various surfaces, in various swinging situations, and with various types of balls “Tendulkar said.

“It is what makes Test cricket so fascinating. The kind of surfaces we play on is the most essential thing for me. If we have two formats that are skewed against hitters… The first is T20, when there is activity almost every ball and hitters are trying to attack. Because of the many new regulations being implemented, totals of 310 or 320 are common in ODIs “He went on to say.