Sachin Tendulkar has called out for a format where the bowlers can have the upper hand over batsmen after looking at the current situation, where batters rule the roost. Sachin also felt that by being part of India's Test history, he has been able to influence the upcoming generations.
After giving nightmares to many bowlers for over 24 years with his incredible batting, it is quite sad when Sachin Tendulkar feels sad for the bowlers too. Speaking about the way the T20s have affected the game of cricket, Tendulkar said that the need to find balance between the bat and ball is very important in the current scenario.
“There has to be a nice balance between bat and ball. The balance is not right as it’s too much in favour of batsmen, to be fair. In T20s, batters go after bowlers. 300 is no more a safe target in ODIs. There has to be a format, where bowlers dominate the bat,” Tendulkar said.
Sachin also praised the current Indian team saying that the side has all that takes to dominate the sport for the next decade or so.
“We have a fabulous combination. The best part about all these players is that they are young and they will play for a while. I see this team playing together for 8-10 years and dominating world cricket,” Tendulkar, who is in Kanpur as a part of BCCI’s 500th Test celebrations, told a television channel.
The 43-year old also stressed that if India manages to keep the current set of players fit, the team can prosper in the next few years.
“We have the firepower, balance is really nice. If we continue to stick to these players, obviously there will be few changes here and there, but if players are fit, in proper shape and condition, we have bright days ahead,” Tendulkar said.
Speaking about the “typical-Kanpur wicket”, Tendulkar said, “New Zealand will bat fourth in match. It is a positive sign. Test cricket is about knowing when to pace up, when to slow down, how to play a full match for five days,” reported The Hindu.
On the eve of India's 500th Test, the maestro said, “Being part of history, I would like to believe, we have also been able to influence the next generation and leave some impression behind.”