Shaun Pollock said once Sachin @sachin_rt told me that he couldn't tackle short-balls in Australia. Click To Tweet
Sachin said he couldn’t play short balls in Australia says Pollock. Former South Africa captain Shaun Pollock claimed that once Sachin told me that he couldn’t tackle the short-pitch balls in Australia anymore.
Shaun Pollock in a Sky Sports Podcast claimed that once Sachin before going to Australia tour, told me that he couldn’t tackle the short pitch bowling anymore but managed to ramp his shots over wicket-keeper and slip cordon.
Pollock was a perfect bowler and he had command on his line and lengths perfectly.
Shaun Pollock took 421 wickets in Test matches and 393 wickets in ODI matches. Pollock scored over 3,500 runs in both formats of the game.
Sachin said he couldn’t play short balls in Australia says Pollock:
“He talked to me once about going to Australia and understanding he couldn’t take on the short-pitched deliveries anymore so he would ramp the ball over the wicketkeeper and slip.” Shaun Pollock told in Sky Sports Podcast.
Sachin dealt short-pitch bowling with his new ramp shots over the wicket-keeper and slip cordon in the tour of Australia (2007-2008).
Pollock in Sky Sports podcast further said that in his playing days with Tendulkar, we’ve to wait for Sachin’s mistake especially in the subcontinent.
“There were times, especially in the subcontinent, where you thought, ‘I’m not sure we can knock this guy over’. We were hoping he would make a mistake, rather than had a genuine plan.” Pollock said in Podcast.
Shaun Pollock got out Sachin Tendulkar 13th times, the most by any bowler in the cricket world.
Sachin is one of the best batsmen in cricket history. Tendulkar ended his glorious career with 34,357 runs across three formats of the game.
Sachin had scored 18,426 runs in ODI format, 15,921 runs in Test matches and 10 runs in the only T20I match he had played.
Tendulkar, the batting maestro, is the only batsman in the history of cricket to hit a 100-Century (51 in Tests and 49 in ODIs) at the international level.