September 18, 2008

Tendulkar Expects A Close Contest

Posted in Cricket tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 10:36 pm by techtwist

The countdown for the Australia’s tour of India has already begun and the Australians will arrive here early next week. The buzz is slowly building up around the Cricketing World for what promises to be an amazing contest. There has already been a lot of talk about this series after all the amazing contest that we had in Australia early this year.

Sachin Tendulkar has always been the centre of attraction, be it on the field or off it. More so these days as he is just 77 runs short of breaking Brian Lara’s Test aggregate of 11,973. He would also love to score heavily after letting his fans down in Sri Lanka where he scored only 95 runs in three tests. He was expected to break the record there. But I personally felt India would be the right place to do it. I am actually waiting to see the crowd reaction here when he surpasses the landmark.

Sachin Tendulkar feels that India vs Australia has become a bigger contest these days than the India vs Pakistan game simply because of the quality cricket played by both the teams. The contest is fought hard to the core and we get to see some excellent performances. India has been one of the successful opponents against the Aussies in the recent times. Their records speak for itself. It is almost 50-50 with Australia leading 6-5 in the last seven years where in fifteen games were played during the period.

He also stressed on the fact that India has won two games down under which is the highest by any team. The only other victory against the Aussies on their soil was when England beat them during the Ashes 2002 at Sydney. Tendulkar thus expects some intriguing contest coming October and when stressed about his record, he simply replied back in his usual cool and composed manner saying “I don’t think too much about records. I want to enjoy my game. If players focus on their performance, records automatically fall into place. I focus on playing the game well. If it [the record] comes in doing so I will be happy.” Thats quite the reply of characteristic Tendulkar which the World knows.

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1 Comment »

  1. ibrahim binshahbal said,

    nice article.


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