Commemorating International Left-Hander’s Day, observed every August 13, the iconic former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar utilized Twitter to post an intriguing picture. Acknowledged as one of the finest batsmen in cricket history, Tendulkar consistently stood out in his own class.
His distinctive shots became a hallmark of his esteemed skills. Compared to legendary figures such as Sir Donald Bradman and various other exceptional batsmen, Tendulkar’s path to success seemed preordained. In celebration of International Left Handers’ Day, the 50-year-old cricket legend turned to Twitter. He shared an image from the 1996 World Cup match featuring India and Australia.
Adding a creative touch, the image was mirrored, giving the illusion that Sachin Tendulkar was batting as a left-hander. This post quickly gained traction across various social media platforms.
Referring to the 1996 World Cup match between India and Australia, the two teams clashed in the 19th fixture of the prestigious tournament. In the initial batting innings, aided by the impressive displays of the opening duo Mark Waugh and Mark Taylor, who contributed scores of 126 and 59 runs sequentially, the Australian team managed to set a target of 258 runs for India to chase.
Among the Indian bowlers, Venkatesh Prasad and Venkatapathy Raju emerged as the most successful, both securing two wickets each during the first innings. Additionally, Anil Kumble made a contribution by taking one wicket.
Striving to pursue their target, the Indian team began on a challenging note with opener Ajay Jadeja being dismissed after scoring merely one run. Nevertheless, Sachin Tendulkar showcased a remarkable performance, contributing 90 runs in 84 balls to stabilize the team’s innings.
Adding to the effort, Sanjay Manjrekar‘s innings of 62 runs brought India close to a potential victory. Regrettably, their endeavors fell short as they concluded the run chase with a total score of 242 runs, leading to a defeat by a margin of 16 runs.