Sachin Tendulkar talks about current cricket on the occasion of completing 30 years of debut in international cricket
Sachin said- to bring back the charm of Test, improvement in the level of fast bowlers is necessary
On the IPL, Sachin said- if someone performs better, definitely ready for international cricket
Dainik BhaskarNov 14, 2019, 07:42 PM IST Sports Desk. Sachin Tendulkar says that in Test cricket, the audience that was waiting for the match between the batsmen and bowlers is no longer seen. Sachin told the news agency on Thursday that the reason for the end of this attraction of the Test is that now there are very few good bowlers left.
Sachin, who debuted in cricket 30 years ago, talked about the changes in the game during this period. Sachin made his international debut against Pakistan on 15 November 1989.
"Test levels down, that's not good news"
Sachin made this statement in the context of the rivalry between Sunil Gavaskar-Andy Roberts, Dennis Lillee-Imran Khan, Apne and Wasim Akram and Glenn McGrath. Sachin said- This match which appears on the field is now over. The quality of fast bowling can certainly be much better. Test levels have gone down significantly, which is not good news. It needs to be taken up and work done on the ground.
"The balance between bowlers and batsmen depends on the pitches," Sachin said – as far as the level is concerned, it also depends on the pitches. What kind of pitches are we giving to play. If we are giving such a perfect pitch , Where fast bowlers as well as spinners are getting help, the balance between bowlers and batsmen will return. This year saw some great Test pitches in the Ashes. Headingley, Lord's and Oval Test match was exciting.
"Talent is emerging from the IPL" he said, "I think if someone has done well in the IPL, he is fit to represent India in T20 Internationals. But, depending on the performance of the IPL, the Test and The question must be raised when elections are held in ODIs. Unless the player has exceptional talent, I will not support him. Jasprit Bumrah is an example of this. .
"Did homework against Warne in 1998" Recalling his rivalry with Shane Warne during the 1998 Border-Gavaskar Trophy, Sachin said – the series was promoted as a Tendulkar vs Warne fight. I had already come to know that Warne would bowl from behind the wicket in that series. After that, I started my homework with my teammates of Mumbai team Sairaj Bahule (leg spinner) and Nilesh Kulkarni (left arm spinner) at the nets.
"I am ready after a century in Perth in 1992". Regarding his favorite century, Sachin mentioned a century in Perth in 1992. He said- I have never liked to compare, but if you ask me, the century I had put on the bouncy track made me feel that I am ready to face any ground and any attack. It was as if I had announced my arrival on the international stage.
"A century against Pakistan in Chennai (1999) battling back pain or a double century despite not hitting a cover drive in Sydney (2004). Dale Steyn had a few spells in Cape Town in 2011 .. Every One has its own beauty and challenges. "