Former Pakistan batsman Basit Ali has revealed many secrets of the dressing room. He has told many surprising things about the matches with the Indian cricket team. In this conversation, he has made many revelations about great batsmen Sachin Tendulkar, Ajay Jadeja and Navjot Singh Sidhu.
Surprising information has come to the fore about the kind of planning that the Pakistan cricket team used to do with the Indian team. This information has been shared by former Pakistan batsman Basit Ali himself. Basit Ali told that in the dressing room of the Pakistan team, great batsmen Sachin Tendulkar, Ajay Jadeja and Navjot Singh Sidhu were asked to sledge.
He said that many senior players had also given instructions not to allow Mohammad Azharuddin to sledge. There could be a lot of ruckus if Basit Ali reveals the secrets of the dressing room. He said during a conversation on his YouTube channel that I was asked to sledge Indian players before every match against India.
He said that I was specially told in the dressing room to sledge many players like Sachin Tendulkar, Ajay Jadeja, Navjot Singh Sidhu, Vinod Kambli. During this conversation, he also disclosed the name which no Pakistani could dare to sledge. That batsman was Mohammad Azharuddin. Mohammad Azharuddin had a different status and respect for the Pakistan team. Mohammad Azharuddin used to get a lot of respect even outside the field. No Pakistani player has ever disrespected Mohammad Azharuddin in any way. As a captain, Mohammad Azharuddin was respected by the entire Pakistan team.
Azhar’s sacrifice was also remembered
He said during his show that Mohammad Azharuddin gave a chance to many young players in the team by sacrificing his place. This includes Sourav Gangali, Rahul Dravid to Sachin Tendulkar himself. Sacrificing his number three position for all this, late Mohammad Azharuddin started batting lower down the order. He gave full opportunity to the youngsters to play. Mohammad Azharuddin not only gave opportunities to youngsters, but during his time as captain, he also gave many opportunities to Sachin Tendulkar.
It was also revealed in the conversation that Mohammad Azharuddin gave the great batsman Sachin Tendulkar the opportunity to open when he was the captain. He said that it was not possible to say no to such a talented player. After this, Sachin Tendulkar along with Virender Sehwag formed a strong opening pair.