Bhuvneshwar credits Kaif for Tendulkar’s first-ever Ranji duck


also the answer to a trivia question related to batting legend Sachin Tendulkar.

In his illustrious domestic career, Tendulkar was dismissed for a duck for the first time in the Ranji Trophy only in the 2008-09 season in a match against Uttar Pradesh.

It was 19-year-old Bhuvneshwar who took the wicket. Four years later, he would burst on to the international scene by dismissing Pakistan’s Mohammad Hafeez off his first delivery in ODI cricket.

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Bhuvneshwar, however, credits then Uttar Pradesh captain Mohammed Kaif for the wicket of Tendulkar.

“Generally, you think to claim wickets before the start of any game, but you don’t plan to bag a certain number of wickets as it’s not possible,” Bhuvneshwar said during the chat show aDouble Trouble,’ a YouTube programme hosted by Smriti Mandhana and Jemimah Rodrigues.

“But when it comes to Sachin’s wicket, then I would say I was lucky because the position where Sachin got out was neither short-leg nor mid-wicket, so the credit goes to Mohammad Kaif who was my captain at that time.

“He set the field, and I just bowled an inswinger, and eventually, it happened,” Bhuvneshwar added.

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