New Delhi: In his last three innings, Sachin Tendulkar has been bowled out three times. Cricket fans are asking, is age finally catching up with the master?
Today, Sachin was castled by pacer Tim Southee for 27 runs, his highest score in the two-match Test series against New Zealand. He was evidently frustrated as he made his way back. In the first innings, Doug Bracewell had him bowled at 17. In the first Test, that India won, Trent Boult got him and cheap at 19.
This is the first time that the 39-year-old Tendulkar has been bowled in both innings of a Test at home. Over all it is only the fourth such instance in a 21-year-long career. The last time he was out bowled in three consecutive innings was in 2002 against England, where he was dismissed by Matthew Hoggard, Dominic Cork and Michael Vaughan.