Karachi: India’ spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has revealed that he watched former Pakistan opener Saeed Anwar’s 194 against India at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai live.
Ashwin while reacting to video on Twitter of Anwar’s century against England at The Oval in 1996, recalled that he later watched that innings 100 more times on highlights.
“Watched his 194 live at Chepauk and a few 100 more times on highlights.” Ashwin tweeted.
Watched his 194 live at Chepauk and a few 100 more times on highlights. https://t.co/gPQQyc6x4X
— Ashwin 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) July 3, 2020
A fan question Ashwin about the quality of innings as Anwar used runner for the majority of his innings on which he replied. “Batsmen were never given out lbw if they plonked their foot on the front foot then, can we erase all the runs that were made by batters then?? Not a fair judgement, Saeed Anwar’s batting was a treat to the eye.”
It must be noted that it was the highest score by a batsman in an ODI inning back then. Sachin Tendulkar broke the record against South Africa in 2010 by scoring first-ever double hundred in the format.
His 146-ball innings included 22 fours and five massive sixes.