November 9, 2013, 4:02 pm
I first saw Sachin Tendulkar bat when I was sitting with my late uncle and former India captain, Nawab Mansur Ali Khan of Pataudi. This was during Sachin’s first tour, which was to Pakistan in 1989. In the fourth Test at Sialkot, Waqar Younis hit him on the nose by a bouncer. My first reaction was, "Christ! That’s the end of him." The Nawab turned around and quipped, "Nope. Don’t compare them to cricketers of our times.