Pak pacer made a ghost in the World Cup…Gadgad team gave Sachin a new name…even today it is very famous
New Delhi, Sachin Tendulkar was known in Team India by the name of Sachin Bhai for the first 12-13 years of his career, but suddenly something happened in the team that everyone started calling him Sachin Paaji. This incident came to light during the 2003 World Cup. Ashish Nehra, former fast bowler of the Indian team and currently the head coach of Gujarat TitansAshish Nehra) by Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar (Sachin Tendulkar) had told this story related to
During the World Cup match against Pakistan, Sachin played an inning of 98 runs in 75 balls. Sachin also completed his 12,000 ODI runs during this match. Pakistan’s team scored 273 runs and India made this target after losing six wickets. This match is also known for the Sachin Shoaib episode. Sachin had hit Shoaib Akhtar’s fire-breathing ball for a six in the direction of point. Even today the video of this six is very popular. Bowlers like Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis were part of the Pak team. Sachin had also beaten him a lot.
Ashish Nehra was also a part of Team India during the 2003 World Cup. During a program of Star Sports, Ashish Nehra said, “Till this innings, we used to call him Sachin or Sachin Bhai in the team. The word ‘paji’ started being used regularly for Sachin after the 2003 World Cup.”
Nehra ji told, “While returning from the stadium to the hotel after this match, Harbhajan Singh started singing for Sachin in the bus, “Paaji number-1, after that the whole team started calling him Paaji. Before Sachin, this word was used only for Kapil Dev.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : January 30, 2023