Sachin Tendulkar reveals Ravi Shastri's advice that changed everything
New Delhi : Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar recalled how one advice from the current Team India coach Ravi Shastri changed everything for him.
During an interaction with former English skipper, Nasser Hussain on "Nasser meets Sachin" episode on Skysports, Sachin spoke about his troubles with the Pakistan's pace duo of Waqar Younis and Wasim Akram during his debut days.
“Wasim and Waqar were bowling quick, and they were delivering short balls and all sorts of intimidating things they could do. I had never experienced anything like that, so the first outing wasn’t a pleasant one,” he said.
At that time, Ravi Shastri had advised him to spend first 30 minutes on the field and then things ease out automatically.
According to Tendulkar, these are the words that changed his career and outlook towards the game.
"You just look to go out and spend half an hour in the middle and then you will get adjusted to their pace, and everything will fall into place after that."
"When I was picked to play in the second Test at Faisalabad, the only thing on my mind was, I”m not gonna look at the scoreboard. I will only look at the clock and not worry about scoring runs. I batted for half an hour, and I felt really comfortable and I scored 59 runs in that match and after that things started changing," he said.