Mumbai: Sachin Tendulkar has rated Mumbai's semifinal victory over Tamil Nadu in the 1999-2000 season as his most memorable moment in the 33 appearances he has made in the Ranji Trophy, the 78th edition of which got underway in various centres on Thursday.
"We chased 484 runs and the funny thing was, we had to score 42 runs with only two wickets in hand. I ended up scoring those 42 runs and No 10 and 11 both scored zero. The competition was so fierce and intense, I didn't realise that both batsmen [No. 10 and No. 11] hadn't scored a single run."
"It got to that moment where we scored the winning run and my reaction said it all. That has to be my favourite moment," the batting maestro told the Cricket Board's website "www.bcci.tv".