In a video posted on Twitter on Wednesday, Tendulkar and his former teammate Vinod Kambli were seen practicing at the nets of the Tendulkar-Middlesex Global Academy camp in Navi Mumbai. Tendulkar was seen bowling his trademark leg spin to Kambli.
The video showed Tendulkar had overstepped while bowling, and the official Twitter handle of the International Cricket Council (ICC) tried to troll him by tweeting: “Watch your front foot, @sachin_rt .” The ICC tweet had a picture of former umpire Steve Bucknor. The batting great was the victim of a number of controversial umpiring calls by Bucknor during his career.
@sachin_rt Watch your front foot, @sachin_rt 😜 https://t.co/eZ4N8mKGME
— ICC (@ICC) 1557659155000
Tendulkar also didn’t kept quiet and came with a witty reply saying: “At least this time I am bowling and not batting .. umpire’s decision is always the final decision.”
@ICC At least this time I am bowling and not batting 😋 .. umpire’s decision is always the final decision. ☝🏻
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) 1557913234000
In his 24-year career, Tendulkar accumulated 34,357 international runs. The legend made his international debut at the age of 16 in 1989, and went on to become the leading scorer in Tests (15,921 runs) and one-day internationals (18,426 runs).