Perhaps for the first time, Sachin Tendulkar has opened up on the bowler whom he hated the most to face in his 24 year-long international career.. 

 

You are wrong if you the legendary Wasim Akram or Waqar Younis flashed through your mind. No...it's not Shoaib Akhtar or Glen Mcgrath. 

 

To the surprise of all those assembled at the  Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, Sachin named Hansie Cronje, the right-arm seamer, as the bowler he dreaded most. Cronje was the toughest of all, the master blaster confessed. 

 

The former South African skipper who died in a plane crash in 2002, had dismissed Sachin five times in 11 tests, but only thrice in 32 ODIs.

 

Sachin said that the strong-shouldered Protean's incoming deliveries were quite troublesome. The tall medium pacer generated bounce that tricked even the best batsmen.