Sachin evokes his prime
March 20, 2009 7:06pm CST
Sachin Tendulkar reaches out for one,New Zealand v India,1st Test, Hamilton, 3rd day, March 20, 2009 What Sachin Tendulkar might have lost in pure instinct and brute strength,he has gained in experience and wisdom © AFP Bring back Shane Warne,Shaun Pollock and Wasim Akram because we have a conundrum here that only they can solve. The way Sachin Tendulkar has batted on this tour,and in the matches leading up to it, it seems he has hit the kind of patch he did in the mid-90s. One can't be sure if it is due to the deteriorated standards of bowling,but in some ways Tendulkar might even have got better, which the bowlers of the 90s might think of as a ludicrous proposition.
23 Mar 09
yeah he batted brilliantly this series.the one trick every team misses is that if they dont have a bowler like macgrath,have someone with the pace of akthar or bret lee.i noticed that early on in his innings and that too at the start of a series,tendulkar takes some time to get his feet moving.bowl him a full length delivery on his pad.if he flicks,u r in trouble but if he miss,u get his wicket.since sachin got a lil old,it takes him some time to adjust to pace of the pitch and bowler.give him an hour and u r doomed.