Back in 1998, VVS Laxman had barely started playing international cricket for India Image: iplt20.com
One of the most difficult jobs in the world is leaving the perpetually calm Sachin Tendulkar miffed. And former Team India batsman VVS Laxman managed to do exactly that way back in 1998.
While the Indian batting unit was walking a tightrope against Australia in Sharjah, Sachin was trying his best to keep the scoreboard ticking. At the non-striker’s end, was a wet-behind-the-ears Laxman, who lost his bottle while attempting a quick single. Not only did Sachin lose his cool, he also swore at the Hyderabad batsman for the folly.
Twenty years later, Sachin recalls how his elder brother, Ajit, scolded him for his rude on-field behaviour. "I got shouted at when I got back home. My brother shouted at me for shouting at you. He said what were you doing in the middle, he is your team-mate, he is supporting you and you are shouting at him. I said I am sorry. I will never do that again," says Tendulkar.
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Tendulkar's 134-run innings, popularly referred to as the Desert Storm, went down in cricket history as the greatest chases of all time.