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Sachin Tendulkar performed cat and mouse with Shane Warne: Brett Lee

By: Sports Desk |

Published: April 28, 2020 5:46:40 pm


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Hailing grasp blaster Sachin Tendulkar’s batting method, former Australia cricketer Brett Lee revealed how the previous Indian cricketer overpowered spin wizard Shane Warne at a time when others did not learn his deliveries.

Speaking on Star Sports’ present Cricket Connected, the Australian fast-bowler talked about that Tendulkar’s strategy and method towards Warne would drive him to alter his size with each supply.

“He used to advance down the wicket a few times and invited Warne to bowl a fraction too short. Sometimes, he would wait patiently on the back foot and play those beautiful shots,” Lee stated.

“It was almost like he was playing cat and mouse with Warne and not many batsmen can play cat and mouse with Shane Warne because he’s so talented. But on days, Sachin Tendulkar was toying with Warne and that does not happen often,” he added.

Lee additionally spoke concerning the feelings that Warne felt whereas bowling towards Tendulkar, mentioning the latter was largely profitable in choosing his deliveries.

“The way Sachin used to read bowlers out of their hand, the different technique he used to play different balls was pure class. There were times when Warne would try and get the trajectory a bit different through the air and sometimes, he would try and get a few balls to drop. Every time he would try the subtle variations, there was only Sachin who would pick them up.”

“Warne would bamboozle other batsmen around the world, but Sachin would watch the hand much better than most of the other batsmen. Warne hated it, he would come back and say that he tried everything to get Sachin out, but he couldn’t.”

Speaking on his expertise towards the batting legend, Lee stated, “I was 22 years when I got my first opportunity to play against the Little Master. I nicked him off and I thought I’m done. I didn’t care about a Test match since I was so happy to get Sachin Tendulkar out.”

Lee has dismissed Tendulkar 5 occasions in twelve Test matches and 9 occasions in 30 ODIs.

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