BANGALORE: ‘You just come in and swing your bat,’ said Sachin Tendulkar, making short work of his approach to Twenty20 cricket.
The batting legend was speaking at a platinum jubilee bonanza organized on Saturday night by the Karnataka State Cricket Association, during which he shared the stage with three other greats – GR Vishwanath, Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly – in a moderated and agonizingly short session that covered but a minor arc of their combined experience.
“The basics are important for Tests, even for ODIs…but in Twenty20, it doesn’t matter. This is the only format in which in three or four deliveries you can become a hero," Tendulkar added.
Ganguly was easier on the often-maligned pajama variety.
‘You see more shots played these days, more results in Tests. Twenty20 has brought innovations into the game,’ said the former India captain.
Speaking of innovations, Tendulkar revealed how marveled he had been at seeing a laptop in the Indian dressing room in 2003.
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