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“Sachin is very lucky that he didn’t face them”
Legendary Pakistan captain Imran Khan has announced that Sachin Tendulkar should consider himself fortunate not to have faced any of the West Indies’ pace legends during the 1970s and 1980s.
Khan stated that facing the likes of Andy Roberts, Michael Holding, Joel Garner, Malcolm Marshall and Colin Croft was an extremely tough task.
The former Pakistan all-rounder also pointed out that there was an overabundance of pace bowlers in the West Indies during that period of time and it led to a number of talented players being forced to sit on the sidelines due to a lack of space in the national team.
“There was Sylvester Clark, who used to be on the bench mostly but on a rebel tour of South Africa, he demolished the opposition single-handedly,” Khan recalled. “My friend, the poor guy, Sunny Gavaskar bore the brunt of the West Indian fast-bowling attack. Sachin is very lucky that he didn’t face them.”