- India’s Commonwealth Bank tri-series win in Australia is one of their greatest series wins.
- Robin Uthappa, who was part of that Indian crew, opened the batting alongside Tendulkar.
- Sachin said, ‘Robin, it’s so difficult to keep yourself fit after 32, 33 and 34.
India’s Commonwealth Bank tri-series win in Australia in 2008 is one of their greatest series wins ever.
India conquered Sri Lanka to join Australia in a best of three-finals and drove by Sachin Tendulkar’s fabulous batting in the initial two finals, wrapped up the arrangement without the need of a third last.
Robin Uthappa, who was part of that Indian squad:
Robin Uthappa, who was part of that Indian crew, opened the batting alongside Tendulkar in the two finals, adding 50 and 94 runs in the two finals separately.
Today, a long time later, Uthappa has uncovered that Tendulkar was doing combating an outlandish measure of agony through the arrangement yet wound up playing the whole competition. He played 10 matches in the tri-arrangement, scoring 399 runs at a normal of 44.33.
Uthappa stated on The Grade Cricketer Podcast:
“You will have a hard time believing it, Sachin Tendulkar… I call him paaji. He played with a ton of torment in that Commonwealth Bank arrangement. He was not alright genuinely, and he played through a great deal of agony.
There were times when he would flinch in torment. We would inquire as to whether he’s alright and he’ll resemble ‘I’m fine.
He would consistently put the necessity of the group ahead, and he would consistently do that. He played through a great deal of torment,” Uthappa said on The Grade Cricketer Podcast.
Tendulkar lit up both finals:
Tendulkar lit up the two finals, scoring an unbeaten 117 in Sydney – his first ODI century in Australia – while passing up a great opportunity consecutive hundreds when he was out for 91 at the MCG.
Rumours have spread far and wide, suggesting that if it somehow managed to go down to the third last, chances were high that he would not have played the decider as he was in such a lot of torment.
I remember we had a conversation with him. Uthappa stated:
“I recall that we had a discussion with him in that arrangement where he said, ‘Robin, it’s so difficult to keep yourself fit after 32, 33 and 34, because it gets considerably more testing, Injuries begin causing significant damage.
I was only 21 or 22 while I had that discussion, and I said, ‘no, paaji, you’re trying to say this.
He said, ‘Robin when you’re 35, we should have a discussion and check whether you concur with me or not.’ And today at 35, I need to advise you, he was beaten on,” Uthappa added.