Showering praise on little master Sachin Tendulkar for his stupendous feat of hitting the first ever double century in a limited over match, Pakistani hockey players, who are currently in India to participate in the Hockey World Cup, have said they derive inspiration from the champion batsman.
“I saw the match since I had nothing to do after our practice session. We all clapped after he scored 200. Cricket has never seen a player like him and will never see,” said Rehan Butt, who himself is a top class forward player.
“Even after playing for 20 years, his passion for the game is an inspiration for us,” The Daily Times quoted star drag-flicker Sohail Abbas, as saying.
During his massive innings of 200 not out (147 balls) against South Africa in the second ODI at Gwalior on Wednesday, Tendulkar hit 25 fours and three sixes.
The previous record of highest individual runs in an ODI was held by Pakistani opener Saeed Anwar (194 runs).