This is fact and not fiction. I was watching telly and had a chance to watch replay of 2003 world cup match between India and Pakistan. Wasim Akram said that Shoaib was bowling second over and he was hit for a six (upper cut) by Sachin Tendulkar. He was hit all over the park and did not come to bowl in fourth over.(this was bowled by Waqar). The initiative was with India and they did complete a famous win that day.
This match was played at Centurion. This photograph is of Sachin Tendulkar after reaching his half century.