Don't treat Sachin with too much respect: Anderson

Published: 13 November, 2012 06:15 IST | Agencies |

England pacer James Anderson reckons his side should not be in awe of Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar when he is at the crease.

“There has been much talk that this may be Sachin Tendulkar’s last Test series. I do enjoy bowling against him as testing yourself against the best is what playing at this level is all about. And there is no question in my mind that he has been one of the best batsmen.

James Anderson
James Anderson

“But we have to make sure we do not treat him with too much respect in the middle,” Anderson wrote in his column for The Daily Mail ahead of the four-Test series starting on November 15.

“The Sachin factor is quite something to experience. I’ve played in games here in which the Indian supporters seem more interested in his batting than how their team are doing, when Sachin getting out is the signal for a mass exodus.

“I will be seeking to make myself pretty unpopular with the locals in the weeks ahead. The bottom line is that we treat everyone with the same respect, whether they’ve played one Test or 100 and that goes for trying to earn their respect, too,” he added.

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