Sachin Tendulkar has said T20 cricket has changed batting in ODIs so much that India could have got close to Australia's mammoth 359 in the 2003 World Cup final had it been now. Tendulkar also heaped praise on former BCCI president Raj Singh Dungarpur for his support in his early days.
"We were all charged up, we went out to field and right from over one, it was that big moment, unbelievably charged up. (If the) same players are given an opportunity, we will approach it (that game) differently."
During a special screening of the highlights of his upcoming biopic Sachin 'A Billion Dreams' for the media, the 44-year-old said, "(Players would have approached) differently only because of introduction of T20, in those days 358 (359) looked (a) Herculean task, it will be today as well but it will be closer than 2003.”
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Tendulkar made his debut against Pakistan as a 16-year-old schoolboy and remembered how the late Raj Singh, a former BCCI president and chairman of selectors, didn't pick so that he could focus on his exams.
Tendulkar also revealed that his childhood coach Ramakant Achrekar will watch the movie on Wednesday.
Did you know, Tendulkar is the only player who has 40 wickets and more than 11000 runs in Tests.
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