1992 WC video: When commentator called him 'Sukin' Tendulkar

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Bengaluru, Jan 16: It was India's second-last match in the Benson & Hedges World Cup in 1992 and they were up against New Zealand, the team which was at its best at that point of the tournament. India won the toss and decided to bat first in the match played in Carisbrook in Dunedin. [1992 WC video: Javed Miandad's frog leaps against India at SCG]


Opener Krishnamachari Srikkanth got out for a duck against opening spinner Dipak Patel while the other opener, Ajay Jadeja, retired hurt at 13. The exit of the two openers brought Indian skipper Mohammad Azaharuddin and an 18-year-old Sachin Tendulkar together. [See full itinerary of WC 2015]

The commentator referred to teenager Tendulkar as 'Sukin' Tendulkar  [see 2.23 minute in the video] as he arrived on the pitch though we don't know from where did he manage such a pronunciation. [Indian squad for 2015 WC announced]

The Indian batsman scored 84 off 107 balls (he was yet to hit a one-day hundred at that point of time) and along with Azharuddin (55), helped India post a score of 230 in 50 overs for the loss of six wickets. The commentator also called Tendulkar India's most exciting batsman.

But it was never enough to stop the Kiwis who were playing their best. Led by the swashbuckling Mark Greatbatch who scored 73 off 77 balls and Andrew Jones who remained not out on 67, New Zealand registered their sixth successive victory in that edition of the World Cup. [See scorecard]

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