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Sachin Tendulkar reveals hilarious reason why Mohammad Kaif was nicknamed ‘bhai sahab’

In a Youtube video, Tendulkar on Sunday talked about the Road World Safety Series match against West Indies XI, and praised Kaif for his fielding efforts.

cricket Updated: Apr 20, 2020, 17:46 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Sachin Tendulkar with Mohammad Kaif.
Sachin Tendulkar with Mohammad Kaif.(Mohammad Kaif/Twitter)

Former India cricketer Mohammad Kaif is fondly remembered for chasing down the mammoth total of 326 along with Yuvraj Singh in the Natwest series 2002 final against England at Lord’s. The right-handed batsman played some of the most memorable innings - but his performance in the epic encounter is regarded as his best performance in the Indian jersey. But apart from batting, Kaif also gained reputation for another skill - fielding.

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At the time when India was not recognised as one of the best fielding unit, Kaif and Yuvraj changed the dynamics. The duo took some amazing catches, and made some sensational saves, that brought about a change in overall team’s dynamics on the field. 

In a Youtube video, Tendulkar on Sunday talked about the Road World Safety Series match against West Indies XI, and praised Kaif for his fielding efforts: “We had to tell Kaif to be cautious. We nicknamed him ‘bhai sahab’. ‘Bhai sahab, thoda sambhalke. It’s the first match, there are a lot of matches to be played,” the former batsman said.

“What if you pull a hamstring or something. It (diving and fielding quickly) comes naturally to me. He thinks if you are fit, you continue doing those things. He was a really fit guy. He was an outstanding fielder in team,” Tendulkar said.

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Tendulkar had recently donated Rs 50 lakh to tackle the coronavirus pandemic in the country, which has claimed 17 lives so far in India, news agency PTI reported. As per the report, Tendulkar’s donation to the cause is the largest contribution made by any Indian leading sports personalities, some of whom have already pledged their salaries, while others have donated medical equipment to combat the outbreak

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