Dubai: The iconic Sachin Tendulkar feels that India’s current No 1 batsman Virat Kohli’s secret of success is playing with a “straight bat” and “visualising all three formats without ever compromising on his technique”.
“Virat presents the straight bat and scores with good cricketing shots. He is a special talent and he works hard on his game. His discipline and commitment has to be emulated. He visualises different formats without ever compromising on his technique. In addition, he is very strong mentally and thrives in pressure situations,” Tendulkar told Gulf News.
Tendulkar was all praise for the quality of cricket in the Indian Premier League (IPL), which he believes is on an upswing in recent times. “The level of competition in the IPL has been steadily growing. We have had last couple of seasons, where the last match of the pool has decided the final standings and the teams for the knockout phase. It is great for the tournament as the interest level is maintained throughout,” he said.
Tendulkar said he is open to the idea of day-night Test cricket which he feels can make the format attractive for audiences.
“Test cricket will continue to remain the challenge for any cricketer. It is appropriately called Test as the format tests your skill, temperament, capability and endurance. The changes being considered are to make it exciting for the audiences,” the 43-year-old said.
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