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IPL 2022: I Got A Message Sachin Tendulkar Wanted To Meet Me After I Had A Bad Game- Basil Thampi



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Mumbai Indians (MI) pacer Basil Thampi recalled the encouraging words of legend and MI mentor Sachin Tendulkar after he had a bad game in the ongoing IPL 2022. The MI franchise became the first team to be eliminated from the race of playoffs after losing 9 games thus far in the tournament.

The side is reeling at the bottom of the table with only two wins in 11 matches and the five-time IPL champs were inconsistent across all three departments with their bowling attack significantly underperforming throughout the tournament.

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Only Jasprit Bumrah could claim to have done well amongst the Indian fast bowlers, while he received no support from others like Jaydev Unadkat, Basil Thampi, and co. who were tried before. Both the pacers played five games each and have conceded at an economy rate of 9.50 per over.

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I Spent Like.. Forty Minutes With Him: Basil Thampi On Meeting Sachin Tendulkar

In a video for the Mumbai Indians, Thampi has now revealed that legendary former India batter Sachin Tendulkar talked to him after the bowler endured a poor outing in one of the games in IPL 2022.

Sachin Tendulkar. Photo-MI
Sachin Tendulkar. Photo-MI

“I had a bad game, and I got a message from doc (the doctor) that Sachin sir wants to meet me. I spent like.. forty minutes with him and we talked about cricket. We covered everything,” Thampi recalled in the video posted by the franchise on its official YouTube channel.

The bowler also talked about Zaheer Khan and Shane Bond, who are a part of the MI support staff.

Zaheer Khan for MI. Photo- Twitter
Zaheer Khan for MI. Photo- Twitter

“Zak (Zaheer) sir and Bondy (Bond) sir were talking about how they prepare for the game. How they react to the situation. They were really very very friendly to talk to and you know, whenever we have time, we can message them,” said Thampi.

MI will next play MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings in their upcoming game of the season. Like MI, CSK have also had a season to forget so far, as they are currently ninth in the points table with eight points in 11 matches.

Also Read: IPL 2022: CSK Batter Devon Conway Reveals His Emotional Struggles Following A Freak Injury During 2021 T20 World Cup


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