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Sachin Tendulkar speaks about changes he wants in Test cricket

Sachin Tendulkar said that while bowlers are under pressure in the shorter forms of the sport, it remains debatable whether the batsmen are being tested enough in Test cricket

cricket Updated: Aug 12, 2018 19:10 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Sachin Tendulkar believes Test cricket should become more challenging for batsmen.(Twitter)

Indian cricket team legend Sachin Tendulkar believes that Test cricket should challenge batsmen more in order to keep the format interesting for the fans. Tendulkar believes that while bowlers are under pressure in the shorter forms of the sport, it remains debatable whether the batsmen are being tested enough in Test cricket.

“In T20Is and ODIs, the bowlers get tested all the time. In Test cricket, is it testing batters?” Tendulkar said in an interview with icc-cricket.com.

“The key ingredient of Test cricket is the surface that we play on, when you keep flat, dead surfaces, where the bowler thinks, ‘I have no chance, I’m going to stick to my channel’, and the batter thinks, okay, on this surface if I don’t do anything foolish, I (won’t) be out,’ that game is becoming boring, it’s becoming dull,” Tendulkar explained.

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Tendulkar also gave his own example and said that he was not bothered by any surface.

“It’s not about batting on flat surfaces, I enjoyed playing on surfaces that were given to us, more so when it was an attacking field,” he said.

Tendulkar was in attendance at Lord’s to ring the iconic bell on the opening day of the second Test between India and England but weather played spoilsport as no action could take place due to rain.

First Published: Aug 12, 2018 19:00 IST