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Ashes Cricket – It’s like playing in India says Matt Prior

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

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Batting with Tendulkar Benefitting Rohit Sharma

Monday, May 28th, 2012

Up and coming Indian batsman Rohit Sharma believes that getting a chance to share the crease with Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar has benefitted him a lot and he has picked up a lot by playing with him. Speaking to the media after the Mumbai Indians thrashed the Kolkata Knight Riders in Kolkata at the famous Eden Gardens stadium, Sharma added that Sachin is obviously a legend of the game and in spite of having been played at the top level for almost 23 years now, he seems to have the same hunger as he had when he was a youngster.

Sharma was still in his nappies when Tendulkar made his Test match debut for India against arch rivals Pakistan at the tender age of 16 years in 1989 and although he didn’t get to see the beginning of his career, Sharma is convinced that there have hardly been any changes in the way The Master Blaster played the game.

Sharma, however, stole the thunder from Sachin Tendulkar on the day when he scored a blitzkrieg century just after The Little Master was felicitated by the Cricket Association of Bengal for scoring 100 centuries in international cricket, a feat that has never been achieved and the chances of which being repeated are pretty slim. Sharma has been playing some brilliant cricket himself and he added that whenever he played good shots, The Little Maestro would always come up to him and acknowledge it.

Although Tendulkar missed out on a big run at the Eden Gardens, Sharma feels that he is one player who can win matches without anyone’s help and that is what makes Sachin Tendulkar still so dangerous an opponent for any team he plays against and hopes that he would get many more chances of batting with him.