Sachin Tendulkar faces embarrassment at the hands of a 19-year-old - Cricket News update
At Taunton, like the rest of his side, India’s batting legend, Sachin Tendulkar, did not last for long as the 19-year-old, Craig Meschede, claimed the prized of scalp of the Master Blaster, who is at the verge of registering a new career milestone.
Team India concluded day-2 of their warm-up match at 138/8 in their first innings against the County side Somerset.
The Men in Blue still trail by 287 runs with 2-wickets remaining; except for Suresh Raina no other Indian batsmen prevailed against the likes of a formidable Somerset attack.
Meschede, who has featured in only 1-first class match and 13 Twenty20 for the Somerset County, dismissed Tendulkar at a minimal score of 26 through the assistance of wicket keeper, JC Buttler.
During the 25th over, the batting maestro intended to drive the 19-year-old and ended up gifting a simple catch to wicket keeper Jos Buttler. Sachin’s departure pushed his side into further trouble as the loss of their most eminent batsman marked
the sudden demise of 5 quick wickets at the total of just 89 runs.
Meschede’s promising bowling spell would have captured the eye of national side’s new coach, Duncan Fletcher. Before his inclusion in the Somerset County the South-African born, alongside his team mate Joss Buttler, used to play under the stewardship of
Dennis Breakwell, coach of the King’s college cricket team.
Previously, the 19-year-old all-rounder gathered the needed attention through his potential to hit the cricket ball at great distances. The young lad from the Somerset County is a right-handed batsman and a medium pace bowler.
The batting maestro’s wicket is one of the most coveted scalps in the world of cricket today and Meschede’s confidence would be very high after dismissing one of the soundest batsmen of all time.
Sachin on the other end might have been left cursing his stars for losing his wicket cheaply to a newbie. With the world’s pressure raining down on his shoulders to register his 100th hundred against the Poms, this was certainly a cruel predicament
for the 38-year-old.