Pujara, in spite of his lion-hearted efforts in Australia, often has faced die Criticism for not showing enough intention to die Keep scoreboard running.
Tendulkar, in an interview with PTI said this perspective was wrong and also spoken on a host of upcoming problems of India’s test world championship final against New Zealand from June 18th in Southampton.
“I think we should appreciate what Cheteshwar Pujara has achieved for India. It doesn’t always go around and keep a strike going-rate and in exam cricket, You need different way of Planning and other kind of players in your fit team“Said Tendulkar.
“It is like five fingers in your hands. Every finger has a different one role and pujara is an integral part of our team. I[…]really like what Pujara did for India. Instead of questioning each one individually innings, we should Be thankful of what he did. for India.
“Guys who dig deep in his technique and rotation, I don’t think so guys played so much at the highest level cricket as Pujara “, the legendary right-hander took Pujara’s skeptics about the cleaners.
Tendulkar feels that peopleHas perspective changed because of T20 where only one skill – beat ball out of parking – is appreciated.
“You may not understand. In this day and age of T20, probably if someone can hit the ball, he is considered good player,” he said with a note of Sarcasm.
“(It is) not necessary that die Person a good exam player. In the test cricket, You need much more as just beat ball and try play big Shots. “
For those who are concerned about strike rates in Tests, Tendulkar believes India has a lot of players with Attack instincts.
“For strikerate, we have players like Rishabh pants and Ravindra Jadeja. You can always raise the strike rate. But when it comes to die Tire opposition and where you need planning and vision to execute your strategies, for that you need a Cheteshwar. “
Talk about die team combination for die World test championship final and the holder of 100 international Tons believe that both Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja can be effective, even if there isn’t much help off die surface in the Hampshire Bowl in Southampton.
“In my opinion, the possibility is play three fast Bowler and two spinners, because both (Ashwin and Jadeja) can bat. In the end how the team Management feels after watching the wicket important, “said Tendulkar.
What if the fourth and fifth days wicket doesn’t offer much help for Crackhead?
“Shane Warne used to get a number of wickets with the pinball machine that is a straight line ball for Leg flings and does not need any help from the surface. Muttiah Muralitharan also got a lot of wickets with his top spinners, die did not turn. So right away ball is also a variation.
“So it’s not always like that off-Spinner has to spin ball and take the dough out on the short leg, “answered Tendulkar die Ask if Ashwin could be that effective in case die pitch remains on the flatter one side.
The straighter deliveries create an illusion and batsmen always are in a dilemma when trying play for die Turn around, said Tendulkar.
“When a off-Spinner can bowl a straight one one, the edge would on die slide or one could get caught behind. Same thing with left-Good bugger, it doesn’t have to be pitching on Turning the middle of the leg away from the right-hander.
“It could be an arm ball this can get you a leg up or bowling. If the ball does not turn, that also requires skills to play“Said the owner of over 34,000 international runs.
Tendulkar wants both Ashwin and Jadeja use die cooler and windy conditions to their advantage.
“Weirdos can do a lot in England in the air also. You can do a lot more and may drift off due to the windy conditions also use the appearance of the ball. If the shine is well preserved, ball can in drifting both ways, “he said.
“It all depends on how you’re holding die ball and how you grab die ball. The drift is always more in England. In India you get help off die surface but in You get England help in the air also, “The maestro added.
He also had a word of advice for Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill, who are set die to open batting.
“Play in close to the body begins with keep your hands close to the body. If you take back- raise your hands need be so close to you body how possible,” he said.
“When your hands are close to you body, You are in better control of die defend ball and playing as late as possible. But if hands start Going away, there is less control on Your bat Swing and balance are impaired. “
While New Zealand is coming to the WTC final with two test matches, “hold on edge”compared to India’s” simulated ” practice games”Tendulkar feels die bowling attacks of both teams Be on even Kiel will make it great Competition.
“See that all four are different bowlers. Tim Southee takes it from the right-handers, Trent Boult brings die ball back in die Right-handed Kyle Jamieson hits the deck at good Length and Neil Wagner keeps it short of length with odd pitchup Delivery.
“There’s a lot of variety in you bowling attack,” he concluded.
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