The cricket followers are eagerly ready for the upcoming three-match Test series between India and South Africa, beginning December 26 in Centurion. Many consultants from the cricket fraternity reckoned this as India’s finest probability to clinch a collection victory within the rainbow nation. Notably, India haven’t but received a Take a look at leg in opposition to Proteas of their yard.
Forward of the highly-anticipated collection, Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar has shared some golden ideas for batters to achieve success in difficult South African situations. To not point out, Tendulkar has performed some memorable knocks in South Africa in opposition to some top-quality bowlers akin to Alan Donald, Shaun Pollack, Makhaya Ntini and Dale Steyn.
Tendulkar, who had scored over 1000 runs within the rainbow nation, opined that entrance foot defence could be essentially the most essential issue for the Indian batters in South African situations. In a chat with Boria Majumdar on ‘Backstage with Boria’, the Mumbaikar stated: “I’ve all the time stated, entrance foot defence is vital. Upfront, entrance foot defence is vital. And that entrance foot defence goes to rely right here. The primary 25 overs, entrance foot defence goes to be essential.”
Tendulkar additionally talked about the significance of protecting one’s fingers near the physique whereas taking part in the entrance foot defence. He cited examples of KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma for his or her spectacular batting present throughout India’s final Take a look at tour of England.
“And that’s what we received to see in England when Rahul received these runs, and so did Rohit. Their entrance foot defence was strong. The fingers weren’t going away from the physique. When your fingers begin going away out of your physique, that’s once you begin dropping management slowly however absolutely. And the sweetness was their fingers weren’t going away,” added Tendulkar.
The 48-year-old reckoned that generally batters would get overwhelmed, however taking part in near the physique will certainly maximize the probabilities of not edging the ball.
“They received overwhelmed every now and then, and that’s superb, you understand? Each batter will get overwhelmed. Bowlers are there to choose wickets, in order that’s okay. However when your fingers begin going away out of your physique, that’s if you end up prone to edge the ball,” Tendulkar added additional.