Sachin Tendulkar still rues not getting to play against his 'hero' Viv Richards

Sachin Tendulkar, who entered the 1992 Cricket World Cup as a teenager, scored 283 runs at an average of just over 47 and was man of the match in India's only two victories - over Pakistan by 43 runs and Zimbabwe by 55 runs.

updated: August 03, 2013 13:42 IST
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Dubai: Sachin Tendulkar has some fond memories of playing alongside the legends of the 1980s in the 1992 World Cup but is still disappointed at missing out playing against his hero Vivian Richards. (Related read: Sachin Tendulkar's World Cup 1992 memories: From ball boy to Little Master)

Tendulkar recalled his progress from a ball boy in the 1987 World Cup to playing against the best players of that era in the next World Cup.

"I remember in 1987, I was a ball boy so it was a big transformation for me from being a ball boy to participating in the next World Cup. I still remember the group picture of teams in Sydney. It was followed by a dinner at the Darling Harbour. It was an unbelievable experience with all the top players from the world in the room," the modern-day batting icon said.

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