Sachin: Sometimes I feel sorry for bowlers

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Sachin: Sometimes I feel sorry for bowlers

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Amlan Majumdar

05/10/2016

Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar feels that technological improvement has given the batsmen too much of an advantage, and that the bowlers have been at the receiving end of it. The 43-year-old has pointed out how the bats have improved over the years, whereas the ball has remained the same.

Speaking to the commentators from the dugout of Mumbai Indians during their match against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Sachin Tendulkar said, "I have been checking out everyone's bats and the bats have changed in the last two and a half years. They (bat) are looking bigger. Even if you don't get in the middle of the bat, you are still able to clear the boundary lines and it’s fabulous."

The Master Blaster, who had amassed over 34,000 runs in Test and ODIs during his long and illustrious career, feels that the bowlers should also be helped out by improving the balls.

"Sometimes I feel sorry for bowlers. The bats are getting better and better day by day but there isn't much done to a cricket ball. It has been the same for years now, maybe it's time to look at that," he concluded.

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