When we talk about cricket, we often talk about the importance of building good partnership and how it helps to post huge totals on the scoreboard. Since its inception, we have seen many match-winning partnerships and one such was between the master blaster Sachin Tendulkar and one of the greatest all-rounders the world has ever seen Kapil Dev against their arch-rival Pakistan in the 1992 Benson and Hedges World Cup.
India was in a spot of bother struggling at 148 for five when Kapil joined Sachin who had already spent some time in the middle. Soon after, Kapil started counterattacking the bowlers and played some wonderful shots to take his out of danger. Sachin, who was watchful till then also started playing his shots taking the total to 208 runs before Kapil got out of a slower from Aaqib Javed. Sachin remained not out on 54 runs.
In reply to India’s 216, Pakistan fell short of 43 runs courtesy some brilliant bowling by Manoj Prabhakar, Kapil Dev, and Javagal Srinath. Sachin Tendulkar was adjudged the man of the match award for his brilliant all-around performance.