Former Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar has said that he by no means practised the upper-cut and neither had he deliberate for enjoying the shot particularly. In a YouTube video for 100MB, Tendulkar revealed that it was in 2002 throughout India’s tour of South Africa when he considered taking part in the long-lasting shot.
Throughout a Q&A session, a fan named Anuraj Ande requested – “#AskSachin did you follow upper-cut shot or was it simply an intuition whenever you had been taking part in.” In reply, Tendulkar stated it was all intuition.
“It occurred in 2002 in South Africa, once we had been taking part in a Check match in Bloemfontein. We had been batting first and Makhaya Ntini was bowling across the off stump as he usually used to bowl in need of a size. He not often bowled size deliveries. Since he used to run large of the crease, I might sight the road,” Tendulkar stated.
“The South African pitches provide sufficient bounce. The traditional tendency to take care of these bouncers is to go high of the bowl. And if it bounces greater than standard for anyone of my top, why not get below it and nonetheless be aggressive and attacking,” the 47-year-old added.
“That was one thing I felt. As an alternative of getting on high of the ball and attempting to maintain all of it alongside the bottom, get below it and play it in the direction of third man boundary, utilising the tempo,” he additional stated.
Tendulkar additionally stated that his shot left most of the bowlers of his time “disturbed” as bouncer was a supply which they bowled with a view to concede a dot ball.
“That shot disturbed a lot of quick bowlers as a result of they bowl bouncers to concede a dot ball. However I transformed these into boundaries. I truly did not plan something. Generally you simply must let your pure instincts take over after getting on the crease. And that is what I did,” stated Tendulkar.