Off The Field

Tendulkar always had 100 per cent impact in any game he played, says Javed

Written by Vipin Darwade

Former Pakistan pacer Aaqib Javed, who was known for bringing out his best against India whenever he played them between 1988 and 1998, has hailed Sachin Tendulkar as the most impactful cricketer of his era.

Significantly, it has been 31 years since the ‘Master Blaster’ started his iconic journey in international cricket as a 16-year-old against a lethal Pakistan pace attack.

Aaqib Javed also reckoned that Tendulkar has been quite successful in leaving an impact on the game by the virtue of the talent he possessed.

“Sachin created a 100 per cent impact on the game with the quality or talent he had. He held the numero uno spot in the game for several years as he was a seasoned cricketer,” said Aaqib in a freewheeling chat with the GloFans Q20 fan series.

Javed, who was a right-handed fast-medium pace bowler, shot to fame after his incredible bowling performance in an ODI game against India at Sharjah in 1991 where he returned with figures of 7/37.

Reflecting back at that performance, Javed said that those times were different and that the lack of technology usually assisted the bowlers.

“In those days, the lack of technology gave a lot of power to the Umpire at that time and whatever the Umpire said, was considered as the final decision,” Javed said.

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