Australia have just gone two test’s down in the 2013 Ashes series and look like they might be lucky to get a single victory in the series when they received this morale boosting tweet from Cricket Germany.
It was way back in 1989, and Sachin Tendulkar was making his debut in Pakistan.
Sachin was just 16 years old, facing some of the fastest bowlers at the time, and there wasnt a single Pakistani that was going to let him forget it.
The Pakistani crows were holding up signs saying ”Hey kid, go home and drink milk” (Roughly translated)
Tendulkars response was to hit 2 sixes in on over from young leg spinner Mustaq Ahmed. Older leg spinner Abdul Qadir then threw his own challenge out to Tendulkar saying ”Why are you hitting kids? Try and hit me.”
Tendulkar again remained silenty and let his bat do the talking. He hit 4 sixes in the over.
Sachin Tendulkar is known for being a cool, calm disciplined cricketer who lets his bat do his sledging for him.During the first overs in 2000′s Champions Trophy in Kenya he uttered the words to Glen McGrath that would give every bowler nightmares:
“Today, I will hit you out of the ground”
It was part of the teams strategy to disrupt McGrath’s concentration. And it worked, MGrath ended up bowling 9 overs for 61 runs and India won by 20 runs.