Shoaib Akhtar's ball hit Sachin Tendulkar's ribs during an ODI when Pakistan toured India in 2007.
Sachin Tendulkar (सचिन तेंदुलकर) has now revealed the injury by Shoaib Akhtar’s ball in 2007. He said Akhtar’s ball hit his ribs during an ODI when Pakistan toured India in 2007. It hurt him a lot. But even after the pain, Sachin Tendulkar went on a tour of Australia in later months. Sachin said that initially, he did not understand that he was injured while he was having difficulty coughing or sleeping on his stomach for two months.
During a session of ‘Unacademy’, Sachin Tendulkar told, “In 2007, my ribs were hit by a ball.” We were playing with Pakistan in India and the very first over, Shoaib Akhtar’s ball hurt the ribs. Got a lot of pain. I could neither cough nor sleep on my stomach for one and a half or two months. But I kept playing continuously and also designed my own chest guard. I also played in the remaining four ODIs and Test series. Even before going to Australia, cricket was played wherever it was happening.
Rib injury was detected when scanned after a groin injury
In 2007, after three Tests and five ODIs against Pakistan, India toured Australia for four Tests and VB series. The Sri Lankan team was also included in this series. Tendulkar was with the team during this period. However, he also had a groin injury during the tour of Australia. After this, on returning to India, he did a full body checkup. At that time, the doctor told Sachin that his rib may also be broken. Sachin said, ‘When I went to Australia, I played the entire series. We played in the VB series. During this time, the groin injury occurred in the last matches. When we came to India, we scanned the entire body. At that time, the doctor told me about it. ‘
He (Sachin Tendulkar) further explained,
I did not ask him about the rib. I was worried about the groin injury because the IPL was about to start. But I could not fit on schedule and could not play the first seven matches of the IPL. The doctor told me that there was an injury at another place. Perhaps your rib may also be broken. It had been bothering me for two months.
Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is an Indian former international cricketer who served as captain of the Indian national team. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. Wikipedia