8 instances which prove that Sachin Tendulkar is the epitome of sportsmanship
A grin greets Michael Clarke’s tackle; CB Series, 2008
Australians, long known for their aggressive brand of cricket, displayed a rather unpleasant sight during the 2nd final of the Commonwealth Bank series in 2008 at Gabba, Brisbane.
Michael Clarke, bowling the 24th over of the Indian innings, rammed into Tendulkar at the non-striker’s end in a bid to save a single. The Australian desperately clung to the Indian with both hands bringing Tendulkar down to the ground in the process.
The nonchalance with which Clarke walked away after the over was complete without even rendering an apology was in stark contrast to Tendulkar’s reaction, who managed to see the funny side of things.
No cuss words, no display of displeasure, no complaints to the umpires- just a grin which dusted the matter under the carpet.Modified 20 Dec 2019, 06:53 IST