Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar on Friday picked Australian Marnus Labuschagne because the player who most reminds him of himself, calling the quick-rising batsman a particular expertise with impeccable footwork.
Here to teach a aspect at Sunday’s charity fundraiser for the devastating bushfires in Australia, Tendulkar was requested to call the player who he thinks comes closest to resembling him at his prime.
“I happened to be watching the second Test match at Lord’s between England and Australia. When Steve Smith got injured, I saw Labuschagne’s second innings,” Tendulkar responded.
“I was sitting with my father-in-law. I saw Marnus get hit off the second ball from Jofra Archer and, post that, the 15 minutes he batted, I said, ‘This player looks special’,” he recalled.
“There is something about him. His footwork was precise. Footwork is not physical, it’s mental. If you’re not thinking positively in your mind, then your feet don’t move,” he added.
The 25-year-previous Labuschagne grew to become Test cricket’s main scorer final yr with 1,104 runs. He broke into the scene after coming in as a concussion substitute for Steve Smith through the Ashes final August.
Grabbing his likelihood with each palms, Labuschagne made 4 consecutive half-centuries to notch up with 353 runs at 50.42 within the Ashes.
Tendulkar stated Labuschagne’s high quality footwork is additionally an indication that he is a mentally robust player.
“…because if you’re not, your feet will not move. His footwork was incredible,” he stated.
Labuschagne has amassed 896 runs this Test summer season, notching up 4 centuries.