MSSA burns score sheet of Sachin-Kambli record 664-run stand
Zeenews Sports Bureau
New Delhi: It was the making of a legend. Two of the best buddies, Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli shared a record 664-run partnership playing for Shardashram Vidya Mandir against St Xavier`s in a Harris Shield game on February 24th, 1988.
It was the highest partnership for any wicket in any class of cricket in a tournament organised by the Mumbai School Sports Association (MSSA).
According to a report published in leading English daily, the MSSA has done away with the original scoresheet as according to them it was like any other sheet from a normal game.
"The score-sheet was kept along with all the other records of games, and has since been incinerated as we could not store them all. You cannot expect us to store files that are 25 years old," stated MSSA cricket secretary HS Bhor.
The MSSA seems to have forgotten that the partnership is one of the stepping stones in Tendulkar’s rise to fame. It was the same partnership which brought these two budding cricketers into limelight as both of them were later on selected in the Mumbai team.