Ibrahim Zadran credited phrases of knowledge from cricketing nice Sachin Tendulkar after scoring Afghanistan’s first World Cup century with an unbeaten 129 towards Australia.
Former India batter Tendulkar, the main run-scorer in each Take a look at and one-day worldwide cricket, noticed Afghanistan in coaching forward of Tuesday’s encounter in Mumbai.
The Little Grasp definitely made an influence on Afghanistan opener Zadran, 21, who reached his hundred from 131 balls and helped his facet to their highest World Cup whole of 291-5.
Talking on the half-time break, Zadran – who struck eight fours and three sixes in a composed innings – mentioned: “I had a superb chat with Sachin Tendulkar yesterday.
“He gave me plenty of issues that I can not specific. He shared plenty of expertise from his 24 years [as a player].
“I mentioned earlier than the sport I’ll play like Tendulkar and I’m very grateful he shared his expertise with me. It gave me plenty of confidence. That is why I did this rating.
“I’m feeling so nice to turn into the primary Afghanistan participant to make 100 in a World Cup. It is a fantastic achievement for me however I wish to make extra a whole lot in cricket sooner or later.
“I’ve labored actually arduous for this match. I missed 100 towards Pakistan [when I got out for 87] so I used to be feeling I might make 100.”
Zadran’s whole eclipsed the 96 Samiullah Shinwari struck towards Scotland throughout Afghanistan’s maiden 50-over World Cup in 2015, with Zadran’s 87 versus Pakistan earlier within the 2023 competitors now third on that record.
After commentating on Zadran’s knock in Mumbai, former Australia all-rounder Shane Watson mentioned: “It was very thrilling to look at and never simply towards one bowler. Whoever got here on, he put them away. He took his time on the proper instances.”
Zadran’s century was his fifth total in one-day worldwide cricket, together with his finest a rating of 162 towards Sri Lanka at Pallekele in November 2022