Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar (Image Credit: Twitter)

Legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar lavished rich praises for his former Mumbai Indians skipper and India‘s new T20I captain, Rohit Sharma.

Sachin Tendulkar has observed Sharma from close quarters playing together in domestic cricket, in the IPL, and for the national team as well. In fact, it was under Sharma that MI and Sachin Tendulkar won their maiden IPL trophy in 2013. He went on to lead the franchise to four more titles.

As India enter into a new era, under coach Rahul Dravid and T20I captain Rohit Sharma, Sachin Tendulkar highlighted that Sharma’s calmness under pressure is important and that helps him on the field as a captain.

SAchin Tendulkar and Rohit Sharma. Photo-Mi Twitter
Sachin Tendulkar and Rohit Sharma. Photo-Mi Twitter

“Whatever my interaction with Rohit has been, he has a very smart cricketing brain. He doesn’t panic. He is able to absorb pressure is what I saw. That is important when you are leading the side,” Sachin Tendulkar was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times.

“There are multiple things that a captain has to take care of. If you are in a situation when the team is looking up to you, then it is important that the captain keeps his cool and does the job and that is what I have noticed in Rohit during the time we spent at Mumbai Indians.”

It was a magnificent hundred from Mayank Agarwal: Sachin Tendulkar

Speaking about another opener, Mayank Agarwal, the batting maestro hailed Agarwal’s century against New Zealand in Kanpur.

Sachin Tendulkar was especially impressed by Agarwal’s gameplay against spinners.

Mayank Agarwal
Mayank Agarwal. (Photo: BCCI)

“The way he capitalised on his start was magnificent because initially, it took him some time to get into rhythm. He stayed there and when the time was right he attacked spinners quite consistently. Some of the deliveries he attacked were good. That puts a lot of pressure on their bowling side and that is what Mayank was able to do. On the whole, it was a magnificent hundred,” the 48-year-old stated.

India are set to tour South Africa for 3 Tests and 3 ODIs later this month.

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