Indian cricket February 27, 2013

History turned to ashes

Abhishek Mukherjee
The occasion of the 25th anniversary of the 664-run partnership between Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli was dampened as the original score-sheet was claimed to have been 'incinerated'

The partnership of 664 between Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli, in 1988, in an inter-school match, is a lore many Indian fans are fond of. But the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the landmark - a world record, broken only in 2006-07 - was dampened when it was found that the original score-sheet that noted the achievements of the future India batsmen was 'incinerated'.

"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," Mumbai School Sports Association secretary, HS Bhor, said.

Bhor rubbed in the irony by saying that the score-sheet was 'like a sheet from any other match'.

Kambli gave voice to his disappointment on Twitter.

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