April 22, 1998: When Sachin Tendulkar summoned ‘Desert Storm’ vs Australia in Sharjah

Sachin Tendulkar conjured ‘Desert Storm’ on April 22, 1998 as his knock swept Australia off its ft, establishing him as the perfect batsman in modern cricket.

Sachin Tendulkar slammed 143 runs off 131 balls Australia in Sharjah. (Reuters Photograph)


  • Sachin Tendulkar established his genius as he conjured ‘Desert Storm’ vs Australia
  • Chasing 288 for a victory, Tendulkar hit 143 off 131 balls vs Australia in a 1998 Coca Cola Cup match
  • India misplaced the match by 26 runs regardless of Tendulkar’s ‘desert storm’ innings

Precisely 22 years in the past, on this present day India legend Sachin Tendulkar performed probably the most memorable innings of his life as he smashed 143 towards an assault that includes the likes of Shane Warne, Damien Fleming and Michael Kasprowicz at Sharjah Cricket Affiliation Stadium as temperatures reached a most of 41 levels Celsius.

Although that century in Sharjah towards Australia, got here in a dropping trigger, is called the ‘Desert Storm’ after play was suspended for 25 minutes whereas a wild sand storm swept via the stadium and decreased India’s victory goal from 285 in 50 overs to 277 in 46.

Australia cruised to 287/four from their 50 overs because of a century from Michael Bevan. These days, a rating of something round 280 to 290 was thought-about to be virtually unattainable whereas chasing however a 24-year-old Tendulkar was not taking place and not using a combat.

The Grasp Blaster got here all weapons blazing and hammered 143 off 131 balls. Sachin had smashed 9 boundaries and 5 sixes that day, fully destroying the likes of Shane Warne, Damien Fleming and Michael Kasprowicz in sweltering situations.

And likewise, who might neglect the sandstorm that lasted for greater than 20 minutes at Sharjah. India’s goal was decreased to 277 from 46 overs as a result of break however as soon as Tendulkar acquired out on the final ball of the 43rd over, the remainder didn’t match up and India misplaced the match by 26 runs.

Whereas India fell 26 runs wanting victory, Tendulkar’s hand lifted his aspect past the required 237 to edge out New Zealand and qualify for the ultimate two days later.

Chatting with India At present, Tendulkar mirrored on the bodily toll these two innings took on his physique, which makes the event among the many proudest achievements of his sensible profession.

“Given the situations within the month of April – the temperatures are actually excessive and you’ll really feel the warmth going via your sneakers and socks – and the very first thing you wish to do is to place your ft within the ice bucket,” Tendulkar stated.

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