Sachin Tendulkar: Always nice to get match practice before big series

Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar has scored a superb hundred just before the test series against Australia, and on Saturday, the cricketer said that ongoing Irani Cup has given him much match practice before the big series against Australia.

Talking to media, Sachin Tendulkar said, “It’s a big series against Australia. I am sure everyone is looking forward to it. Always nice to get some match practice before a big series.”

Sachin scored unbeaten 140 runs for Ranji champions Mumbai against Rest of India.

The Australian cricket team is coming to India to play four-Test matches starting from February 22 in Chennai. This would be tough for India as they lost their last Test series at home to England by 1-2 last year.

After scoring hundred on Friday, Sachin now shares the record of 81 first-class hundreds with Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin said it took him some time to adjust to the pitch.

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Sachin added, “It was the kind of surface where you needed to spend a little time to understand the bounce and the pace and the movement off the pitch.”

He said, “I had to take a little bit of time. Although I got a boundary off the second ball, I didn’t get deliveries in my hitting zone early on, so I had to wait for my time.”

Sachin ended his talk with media saying, “I keep changing consistently as per the demands. I keep making small changes…I just trusted my instinct. I went how I felt how I needed to go according to the situation. You can’t plan a whole innings at same pace.”

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