Notes on Sachin Tendulkar’s batting

Watching the Ind-SA ODI in Ireland and suddenly realized something. Tendulkar is having trouble reading the line of the ball.

He has been getting outside the line of the ball a lot lately. Wonder if that is the reason he is getting out bowled through the gate recently. Wonder why he would get outside the line, though. Maybe it is just laziness creeping in (you usually play outside the line when you are not leaning into the drive enough, not getting closer to the ball or not keeping your eyes on the ball). I also felt that he was trying to play the shot that fraction of a second earlier. That could explain why he is falling over the cover drive a lot more these days (a la Ricky Ponting).

What do my readers think, eh ?


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