Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has enjoyed a lot of time with the students of in Dharamsala following the inauguration of the Centre of Excellence at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association stadium on Friday.
On Friday (4 May), Indian batting great was there as a chief guest and later interacted with cricket student’s and state’s First-class cricketers, as well as, shared his experience, and secrets of his world-class batting. He also gave some advice to the Himachal’s cricketer to become successful on the field.
The event has done in the presence of HPCA president Anurag Thakur and former Indian opener Vikram Rathour. The showpiece stadium will now have the art indoor nets, a gymnasium and physiotherapy unit to provide good facilities and infrastructure to the players.
As per reports in The Hindu, Tendulkar said, “Some batsmen love to leave the ball. And some love to play it at first instinct. I belonged to the second category. I was always keen to put bat to the ball. Get a cover drive going to send a message to the bowler that I have his out-swing well covered. I would sometimes reach to the bowler but all this was done only and only after I had read the pitch, its pace, and bounce, seam, and turn.”
He further added, “You know your form from the feel of the ball, how nicely it comes out of your palm. It is a sure indication. You should know which ball to reply on when things are not going your way. It is obviously your stock ball and you have to have one. For batsmen and bowlers, I would say that you must respect the opponent initially to settle down and dominate.”
Tendulkar often referred to as the 'God of Cricket' by Indian followers, but as humble human being, he just wants to be known as Sachin Tendulkar.
He signed off by saying, “I am not God of cricket. I am Sachin Tendulkar. I was okay in my first innings (as a player) and am trying to share that experience in my second innings (post-retirement).”