Former South Africa captain Sean Pollock has claimed that legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar once told him that he had difficulty facing short pitch balls in Australia. But he managed to deal with it effectively by playing the shot from the wicketkeeper and at slip.
Polak said on the podcast with ‘Sky Sports’,’ He once spoke with me about going on tour to Australia and told that he now has difficulty in facing short pitch balls so he is over the wicketkeeper and slip Let’s play the ball. ‘
Pollock, who took 393 wickets in One Day International cricket and 421 in Test cricket, said there was a time when all his plans against Tendulkar were shelved and he waited for this batsman to make a mistake.
“There was a time, especially in the subcontinent, when you thought, ‘I am not sure we can dismiss this player,’ said Polak.
Considered one of the greatest batsmen, Tendulkar has scored 34,357 runs in all formats during his illustrious international career. Tendulkar scored 15,921 runs in Test cricket in addition to scoring 18,426 runs in one-day international cricket. He is the only batsman in the world to score 100 international centuries (51 Tests and 49 ODIs).