By Lokendra Pratap Sahi
Former England captain David Gower, among the greatest of left-handers, spoke to The Telegraph exclusively on Sachin ‘The Master’ Tendulkar.
The following are excerpts:
Q Talking of Sachin, what comes to your mind instantly?
A The striking thing for me is how long he is going on... I like the fact that every time you hear about him, or hear from him, he seems to be saying how much he still loves playing the game. At the age of 38, considering not many people start as young as Sachin, he has been there for a long time... It’s an extraordinary quality to keep loving batting... Personally, I found it increasingly hard as I got towards 36. He is 38.
Sachin’s first tour of England was in 1990, which was also the last time you played against India. What were your first impressions of him?
That was a long time ago... I think the chatter around the England dressing room during that time must have been along the lines of how impressed we were with that kind of maturity at such
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