Sachin destined to break records: Saqlain

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:06 IST

Pakistani off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq believes that Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar is destined to break many more records.

Sachin destined to break records: Saqlain
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Lahore:

Pakistani off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq believes that Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar is destined to break many more records in the coming years. Saqlain, whose duels with Tendulkar during the Test series in India in 1999 are the stuff of folklore, told the local daily The News that he saw the same hunger in Tendulkar to make runs that he had seen five years back. "When I bowled to him in 1999 he was so hungry for runs. He had so much commitment in his batting. I have seen that same hunger and commitment in this one-day series also. Nothing has changed about his batting," Saqlain said. Saqlain, who took 24 wickets in the three Tests played in 1999, said Tendulkar appeared destined to break many batting records. "There is clearly lot of intensity and pride in his own performances and that of his team," he said. Prolific scorer Tendulkar has scored a total of 69 hundreds in scoring over 13,000 runs in one-day cricket and 9265 Test runs. Saqlain who has not been selected for any of the five matches said he had the same hunger to play for Pakistan again. "I have played just one Test and a single one-dayer since the last World Cup. And the way I see it, what better platform is there to make a comeback than in the coming Test series against India," he said. (PTI)

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