02 March, 2021

We Have A Settled And Balanced Team That Will Be Competitive Anywhere: Sachin Tendulkar

In an interview with Qaiser Moha­mmad Ali, Sachin Tendulkar, 45, spoke his mind on various aspects of India's historic Test series win Down Under.

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We Have A Settled And Balanced Team That Will Be Competitive Anywhere: Sachin Tendulkar
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2019-01-21T11:50:13+05:30

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar says he was confident that India would beat an Australian team weakened by the absence of Steve Smith and David Warner in the recent four-Test series. He gives full credit to Cheteshwar Pujara, who compiled 521 runs at 74.42 in seven innings, for being the main pillar of the Indian batting. Fast bowlers, of course, were the architects of the 2-1 triumph, so nearly 3-1 if not for the bad weather in the Sydney Test. In an interview with Qaiser Moha­mmad Ali, Tendulkar, 45, spoke his mind on various aspects of the glorious win.

Were you expecting the Test series win in Australia, considering the 1-4 defeat in England and the 1-2 loss in South Africa?

Very much so, for I don’t feel this Australian side was a strong one. They were an ‘okay’ side, to be honest. If you look at their batting performance, it wasn’t that great. I felt South Africa and England were much better opposition. England was far more settled as a team and Australia is right now going through...

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