“I can assure you that every time Sachin walks out to bat in his final series, we will look to get him out first ball,” Sammy said in an interview with the Indian Express.
Sammy had spoiled Tendulkar’s party the last time the two teams played last time at the Wankhede Stadium. Tendulkar had scored 99 international hundreds and was six runs shy of achieving the record in front of his home ground.
Talking about the fan frenzy at the Wankhede stadium, Sammy said, “I have played enough cricket in India to know how the noise levels climb a few notches whenever Sachin Tendulkar enters the scene. “
“And I know it’s going to be crazier when he walks down the steps of the Wankhede Stadium in November, one last time,” he added.
While acknowledging how the moment when Tendulkar walks out to bat for one last time will be an emotional one for the home fans, he goes on to say that,” There’s no question of us dropping our guard and getting swayed by Tendulkar mania. All my bowlers will be motivated to get him out. There’s history at stake after all. All of them, including me, will want to be the bowler who dismissed the great man for the last time.
In a lighter vein, Sammy says, “Probably at the end of the day, we will sit down for a drink with him, and celebrate the 24 years he has spent amazing the cricket world.”