Sachin Tendulkar, the legendary batsman from India, feels this is the golden opportunity for his country to clinch their maiden Test series victory on Australian soil.
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Meanwhile, both sides will renew their rivalry in the four-match Border-Gavaskar Test series from December 6 at the Adelaide Oval. Although India have a poor record Down Under, many former greats have tipped India as the favourites against a weak Aussie side.
Sachin Tendulkar is the latest addition to the bandwagon saying that the host seemed not settled. Moreover, without David Warner and Steven Smith, who are out due to bans, their batting order looks more fragile.
“The Australian team is not settled. It doesn’t require me to say that, everyone says so. Its batting relied heavily on David Warner and Steve Smith and so that is fragile right now.
“Its bowling attack is decent, but it will have to think on how to dismiss a strong Indian batting line-up to stay in the game. India has a golden opportunity (to win a Test series in Australia),” he said to Sportstar.
While Sourav Ganguly backed Rohit Sharma to be a permanent member in the Test side, Sachin Tendulkar refused to enter into the debate. Tendulkar said many factors work lead to certain decisions taken in the dressing room.
“Rohit has played well and I thought even in South Africa in the second Test match, the partnership in the fourth innings was rather good. He had played out that session (morning session of the fifth day) really well.
However, I am not involved in the processes of planning strategy and it wouldn’t be right to sit out and comment on it. There are a number of things which happen in the dressing room and I leave it to the management to decide,” Tendulkar signed off.