To beat England at Headingley meant a lot to me: Sachin Tendulkar
Tendulkar calls his Yorkshire days some of the special ones in his career.
Updated - Aug 24, 2021 6:21 pm
India was up against England in the second Test of the five-match series where things turned out to be magical for visitors. The second Test of the series was played at the home of cricket, the Lord’s where India scripted history by winning it by a huge margin of 151 runs. As the third Test moves to Headingley, former legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar shared his memories from the venue.
Tendulkar recalled his Test memory from India’s tour of England that took place in 2002, the series where Rahul Dravid flaunted class from top to toe. India batted first in the match which took place at Headingley and scored a huge 628/8 in the first innings. The huge score came on the back of centuries by Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, and Sourav Ganguly.
England was asked to follow on and they lost the game by an innings and 46 runs. Tendulkar named his win at Headingley as the most special one as he played for Yorkshire in County cricket. The former great added that he knew everyone there very well and that is why the victory turned out to be very special.
“The only Test match that I played (at Headingley) was in 2002. I got a hundred. There was some kind of attachment. It was a tough track but we built a strong total and beat England by an innings defeat. So big victory for us. that is my best memory actually. To beat England on that ground meant a lot to me.” Said Tendulkar while speaking on his YouTube channel.
Headingley as a venue was always going to be special: Sachin Tendulkar
Tendulkar became the first non-Yorkshire person to play for Yorkshire as he signed a contract with them in 1992. Though he played only two One Dayers and a Test with them, he recalls his days with the County as some of the very special ones.
“In 1992, I played at Headingley as a pro for Yorkshire and those were a memorable few months. After that, I played a couple of one-day matches but not a Test match. Yes, Headingley as a venue was always going to be special for me because I knew everyone there.” Concluded Tendulkar.