Sachin Tendulkar vs Mohammad Amir was an encounter to savour for the cricketing fraternity. Mohammad Amir aged 17 was still just finding his place in the Pakistan team.
Mohammad Amir had already made his mark by setting up the man of the tournament Tilkaratne Dilshan and South African captain Graeme Smith in the final and semi final match of the WT20 tournament 2009.
Sachin Tendulkar on the other hand doesn’t need an introduction. He was the most prolific modern day batsman to have graced the show off late. The man next to Bradman in terms of stature and next to none in terms of prolific runs in Tests and One Day format.
Their are a few encounters that are actually as exciting as Sachin Tendulkar vs Mohammad Amir. We have always heard about clashes between experienced cricket versus the experienced ones.
The unique thing about this clash is the fact that Mohammad Amir is still just a rookie, who has performed well in the limited international exposure he has had. Sachin Tendulkar was nearing his two decades in International cricket.
Amir comes in and bowls a perfect left armers delivery that lured Sachin Tendulkar in edging it straight to Kamran Akmal.
Amir will never forget this scalp as it is the most prized wicket for any bowler in the world. Sachin Tendulkar vs Mohammad Amir was staged again next year in the 2010 Asia Cup. The result was similar to the Champions trophy, Amir got Sachin Tendulkar out the same way as before.
This time, however, Amir had grown confident enough to have predicted this before the match. We couldn’t see much of this encounter again because of the unfortunate ban on Mohammad Amir for five years.
Sachin Tendulkar played on and retired with respect. Mohammad Amir has made a come back, lets see if we can get the same competitiveness in Mohammad Amir vs Virat Kohli encounter.