‘For once, the straight drive wasn’t my favourite shot’ - Sachin Tendulkar engages in hilarious banter with Aakash Chopra, RP Singh

Alzarri Joseph dismissed Theunis de Bruyn in a similar fashion during SA20.

Sachin Tendulkar 200* vs South Africa
Sachin Tendulkar 200* vs South Africa. (Photo Source: Twitter)
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While commentating during the match between Joburg Super Kings and Pretoria Capitals in the SA20, former India international, RP Singh, recalled the moment when he dismissed Sachin Tendulkar in a bizarre manner.

Singh mentioned that he was batting alongside the Master Blaster, and played a straight drive, which hit the bowler and dislodged the stumps on the other end. Tendulkar, who was a step ahead of the crease eventually failed to make it back and the 49-year-old was immediately given out. RP Singh also stated that following the incident he straight away went to Sachin and apologised for the mishap.

The banter didn’t end in the commentary box as Aakash Chopra took this to Twitter and apologised to the legendary cricketer for this. The Mumbai-born cricketer in a hilarious fashion, replied to Chopra’s tweet and mentioned that it was the only time when the straight drive wasn’t his favourite shot.

“For once, the straight drive wasn’t my favorite shot! RP Singh bhaiyya toh batting karte samay bhi wicket lete the! (RP Singh used to pick wickets even when he was batting)” Tendulkar tweeted on Friday.

Pretoria Capitals are on a roll in SA20

The Wayne Parnell-led side are playing some phenomenal cricket in SA20 and with 17 points from five games, they are currently at the top of the points table. In their last match, the Capitals absolutely thrashed Durban Super Giants and won the match by eight wickets.

Bowling first, they dismissed the Quinton De Kock-led side for a paltry score of 80. Senuran Muthusamy picked up three wickets while giving away only 14 runs while Parnell, Eathan Bosch and Anrich Nortje picked up two wickets each. Courtesy of their brilliant bowling the Super Giants couldn’t establish themselves and looked poor throughout the match.

When it comes to batting, youngster Will Jacks absolutely stole the show with his magnificent hitting. The opener smashed boundaries for fun as he hit 56 runs off just 25 deliveries. Courtesy of his innings, the Capitals chased the total down in just 7.4 overs and won the match with absolute ease.

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