South Africa rapid bowler is satisfied he had lbw as he approached the primary person double century in one-day internationals most effective to be denied by way of umpire Ian Gould’s concern he would not make it again to his lodge if he gave the India nice out. The historical innings came about in entrance of a full of life India house crowd at Gwalior in 2010. Discussing how tricky it was once to disregard Tendulkar with throughout a Sky Sports activities cricket podcast, Steyn mentioned: “He scored the primary double-hundred in ODI cricket, and it was once in opposition to us in Gwalior. “And I if truth be told have in mind – I believe I were given him out lbw when he was once about 190-odd. Gouldy was once the umpire, and he gave him no longer out.
“And I used to be like, ‘why, why did you give him no longer out!? That is so useless’. And he was once like, ‘mate, go searching — if I gave him out, I would possibly not make it again to the lodge’.”
Steyn, on the other hand, was once filled with admiration for Tendulkar, global cricket’s all-time main run-scorer and century-maker, announcing he had “the whole thing lined, he is were given each shot within the ebook.
“He was once so excellent, and really infrequently were given out lbw,” added Steyn of the ‘Little Grasp’, who retired in 2013.
“And, like Jimmy mentioned, you simply did not need to bowl a nasty ball to him. Particularly in a spot like India.
“You bowl a nasty ball, and he hits you 4 — he is on nought and he hits you for 4 in Mumbai (Tendulkar’s house the town), it seems like the arena is remaining in on you. He is most effective on 4 no longer out, he might as neatly were on 500!
“You’re feeling like, ‘perhaps I may carry the tempo down a bit of bit and in point of fact center of attention on getting the ball in the appropriate position for so long as I most likely can’. You simply did not need to bowl a nasty ball
“You simply hope one will do one thing off the seam or he is were given an off day, and it is going to your favour.”