South Africa quick bowler Dale Steyn is satisfied he had Sachin Tendulkar lbw as he approached the primary particular person double century in one-day internationals solely to be denied by umpire Ian Gould’s worry he would not make it again to his resort if he gave the India nice out. The historic innings happened in entrance of a vigorous India dwelling crowd at Gwalior in 2010. Discussing how powerful it was to dismiss Tendulkar with England paceman James Anderson throughout a Sky Sports activities cricket podcast, Steyn stated: “He scored the primary double-hundred in ODI cricket, and it was towards us in Gwalior. “And I truly keep in mind – I feel I bought him out lbw when he was about 190-odd. Gouldy was the umpire, and he gave him not out.
“And I used to be like, ‘why, why did you give him not out!? That is so lifeless’. And he was like, ‘mate, go searching — if I gave him out, I will not make it again to the resort’.”
Steyn, nevertheless, was filled with admiration for Tendulkar, worldwide cricket’s all-time main run-scorer and century-maker, saying he had “the whole lot coated, he is bought each shot within the e book.
“He was so good, and really not often bought out lbw,” added Steyn of the ‘Little Grasp’, who retired in 2013.
“And, like Jimmy stated, you simply did not wish to bowl a nasty ball to him. Particularly in a spot like India.
“You bowl a nasty ball, and he hits you 4 — he is on nought and he hits you for 4 in Mumbai (Tendulkar’s dwelling city), it feels just like the world is closing in on you. He is solely on 4 not out, he could as properly have been on 500!
“You’re feeling like, ‘perhaps I might carry the tempo down a little bit bit and actually concentrate on getting the ball in the suitable place for so long as I presumably can’. You simply did not wish to bowl a nasty ball
“You simply hope one will do one thing off the seam or he is bought an off day, and it goes in your favour.”