Sachin Tendulkar advises Indian batsmen: Legendary Indian batsman wants the Indian batsmen to at least score 350+ runs every time.
With the much-awaited Test leg of India’s tour of Australia beginning in a few days time, expert opinions regarding the same are on a continual increase from and against both the camps.
The recent former cricketer to join the list is Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar. In a recent interview with The Hindu, Tendulkar laid emphasis on the Indian batsmen scoring 350+ runs in a bid to give their bowlers some cushion.
While India’s stellar bowling attack is believed to be their strength, their batting is not their primary side despite being inclusive of some exceptionally talented batsmen.
“The batters have to score 350-plus runs and that’s when the bowlers are able to put pressure,” Tendulkar said. “But it works both ways, if we were to bowl first, then it is equally important for our bowlers to not allow the opposition to go beyond 300 to 325.
“Otherwise, our batters come under pressure. With 220 or 240 it’s difficult because the captain is forced to open out his field much sooner, but if you have runs on the board, you can prolong that,” he further said.
While Tendulkar embraced Australia’s strength in their bowling division, at the same time he labelled their overall team as ‘not settled’. “The Australian team is not settled. It doesn’t require me to say that, everyone says so. Its batting relied heavily on David Warner and Steve Smith and so that is fragile right now.
“Its bowling attack is decent, but it will have to think on how to dismiss a strong Indian batting line-up to stay in the game. India have a golden opportunity [to win a Test series in Australia],” the legendary batsman added.
On being asked about India’s playing XI for the first Test to be played from December 6 at Adelaide, Tendulkar refused to speak for he believed that isn’t aware about the strategies, throwing the mantle on the team management on the tour.
“I am not involved in the processes of planning strategy and it wouldn’t be right to sit out and comment on it. There are a number of things which happen in the dressing room and I leave it to the management to decide who will play and how long will he play because they understand it better as they are practising with them and are aware of the mental condition, the physical state and also the pitch conditions. They have all the knowledge to make an informed decision,” he concluded.
Read some of the latest Twitter reactions on Tendulkar below:
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) December 3, 2018
— Hindi Filmibeat (@HindiFilmibeat) December 1, 2018
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) November 27, 2018
— Sudhir Kumar Chaudhary (@Sudhir10dulkar) December 3, 2018