Revealed! Here's how Mohammad Kaif got the nickname 'bhai sahab'

Updated: Apr 21, 2020, 13:40 IST | IANS | Mumbai

Tendulkar stated that Kaif was giving his all in the field despite being 39 and that prompted others to caution him that it is the first match of the tournament and there is still a long way to go

 Mohammad Kaif smiles as he jokes with teammates before the start of play delayed by rain on the fourth day of the second Test between India and the West Indies at The Beausejour Stadium in Gros Islet, St Lucia 13 June 2006. Pic/ AFP
Mohammad Kaif smiles as he jokes with teammates before the start of play delayed by rain on the fourth day of the second Test between India and the West Indies at The Beausejour Stadium in Gros Islet, St Lucia 13 June 2006. Pic/ AFP

Former India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar recalled a hilarious incident which ended up with his former teammate Mohammed Kaif getting a new nickname. The Master Blaster was referring to an incident that took place recently in the first match of Road Safety Series against West Indies XI.

Tendulkar stated that Kaif was giving his all in the field despite being 39 and that prompted others to caution him that it is the first match of the tournament and there is still a long way to go.

"We had to tell Kaif to be cautious. We nicknamed him 'bhai sahab, bhai sahab, thoda sambhalke.' It's the first match of the tournament and there are a lot of matches to be played," Tendulkar said in a video uploaded on 100 MB YouTube channel.

"What if you pull a hamstring or something. It (diving and fielding quickly) comes naturally to him. He thinks if you are fit, you continue doing those things. He was a really fit guy. He was an outstanding fielder in team," he added.

Kaif was regarded as one of the finest fielders ever to don the iconic blue jersey. He, along with Yuvraj Singh, marshalled the cover-point area with great aplomb in an era where fielding wasn't Team India's strongest suit.

Despite his incredible fielding skills, Kaif is fondly remembered by almost every Indian cricket fan for his Man of the Match performance in the Natwest Trophy final against England at Lord's in 2002.

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