Tendulkar backs captain Ben Stokes as England tackle West Indies


New Delhi, July 8

Indian batting nice Sachin Tendulkar has little doubt that Ben Stokes will lead England from the entrance within the opening Test towards West Indies, along with his “controlled aggression” and infectious vitality aiding him essentially the most.

Tendulkar spoke about stand-in English skipper Stokes whereas previewing the three-Test collection, which began in Southampton on Wednesday, with West Indies legend Brian Lara on on-line platform ‘100mb’.

The match marks the resumption of worldwide cricket amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

To a query from Lara about Stokes, Tendulkar stated, “He is somebody who’s going to steer from the entrance, we’ve seen that on plenty of events. He is aggressive, constructive and when he must be barely defensive he’s ready to do this for the workforce.”

“I always feel controlled aggression produces results and so far whatever I have seen, the aggression has been there but it is controlled. So this is what I think of Ben Stokes.”

It is the primary time Stokes is main England having not captained even a first-class workforce in his profession. Regular skipper Joe Root has opted out of the sport to attend the delivery of his second baby.

Tendulkar stated, “For Ben Stokes, from what he has been by within the current previous to the place he’s right now, it’s a complete transformation and it may well occur solely to somebody who’s mentally robust.”

“When I first checked out him few years in the past, I might see his physique language, it was so constructive and vibrant and that vitality is infectious.”

“I felt that he was one of those players where in time to come you look back and say Ben stokes, (Andrew) Flintoff, Ian Botham these are the leading all-rounders who played for England. I really rate him highly and his impact on the field is a major one,” stated Tendulkar.

On his half, Lara stated, moreover Jason Holder’s captaincy, batting would maintain the important thing for West Indies towards a fantastic England seam assault, and reminded the likes of Shai Hope to take a cue from Tendulkar’s epic 241 on the SCG and few of his personal knocks in English situations.

“You do not essentially need to dominate every bowler. If you might be batting on 70-80 and someone is providing you with hassle you again off,” stated Lara.

Continuing, Lara informed his one-time greatest rival: “You know that as well Sachin, in terms of that great innings you played in Sydney, it was not about a particular bowler getting you out but it was a particular shot getting you out, and you stopped yourself from playing it and you were able to score in other areas. So it’s a similar sort of approach.”

The Prince of Trinidad, who performed some fantastic knocks in England, recalled his method to batting there.

“I remembered quite a lot of innings I’ve performed up to now, with Chanderpaul or Jimmy Adams. Those partnerships have been so, so necessary in getting me to the place I bought to, getting the workforce the runs that have been required,” he recalled.

“So once more, with all of the challenges that the West Indies workforce goes to face with the bat, partnerships are necessary, rotating the strike, ensuring that you just maintain the bowlers’ finest deliveries out and punish the dangerous ones.”

“Putting runs of the on the board will be key for the West Indies,” stated Lara.

He additionally remembered his duels with the nice Glenn McGrath and cited them as instance to assist the present workforce.

“A good example would be Australia, playing against Australia and I would be on 78 or maybe 114 and McGrath comes back for a spell. I know he is going to bowl six overs-seven overs, so I don’t need to take any great risk if guys at the other end are giving me the opportunity to score,” stated Lara. PTI



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