The renowned Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar is set to make his debut as a commentator during the twelfth edition of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. The 46-year-old made his kick-off as a commentator during the first fixture between hosts England and South Africa at the iconic Oval Stadium on Thursday, May 30. Tendulkar’s much-anticipated debut as a commentator was met with a tremendous response on the sportsman’s twitter account.
Tendulkar compared his experience of debut commentator with his international debut at the age of 16 in 1989, “I know, I am having the same feeling I had in Pakistan in 1989. Now it’s 2019, I am having the same feeling. 30 years down the line. I have a microphone in hand, not a cricket bat. Looking forward to it.”
In the commentary box, Tendulkar was joined by Virender Sehwag and Sourav Ganguly. Sehwag posted a tweet with two pictures of himself with Tendulkar and Ganguly captioned as ‘Together Again’ in the wake of his joint commentary with the legendary duo. The session was a mix of light-hearted discussion and a share of cricket expertise.
The master blaster also had his very own segment ‘Sachin Opens Again’ during the pre-match show. The show was presented in Hindi and English. Tendulkar was joined by a panel of cricket experts and enthusiasts, some of whom were his former match contenders.
Tendulkar is considered as one of the most historic batsmen in the history of cricket. He is the highest run scorer in International Cricket. Tendulkar has scored a record of 2,278 runs in all the six editions of World Cup which he has been a part of. Moreover, Tendulkar holds a record of the highest number of runs on 11 matches of the World Cup, 673 runs in 2003. In his 24 years career as a cricketer, Tendulkar has scored a total of 34,357 runs. He retired from his career as a cricketer in 2013.
It is now open to see how he fairs as a commentator and if he sets any new records in this new chosen endeavor.