Today if I'm a cricketer it is because of Sachin Tendulkar. Else, I would never have picked up a bat. He's the reason behind me playing cricket
I don’t believe in technique, I believe in performance. If you are tough,
whether you have technique or not, you’ll survive.
Nothing is more thrilling than winning a match for your team.
When a person becomes satisfied, he doesn't run after things, doesn't worry about it, and doesn't make efforts.
If you know your game, you can handle pressure; you can handle any kind of situation, back yourself, and play your own game and get success.
If I see MS Dhoni coming to bat at number 4, I will be the happiest person on earth
Sourav is a very positive captain. Whatever his personal form, whatever the media writes about him, he has always been strong, focused and aggressive. Perhaps these are the qualities that make him India's most successful captain.
As for my batting, the best part about it is I have never changed it. I have never changed my thinking, I have never changed my batting style.
I try to hit the ball along the ground, especially against fast bowlers. I also like the bat to come down in the right position and check if my body position is correct. If I'm really watching the ball carefully, then automatically I'm in a good position to hit it down the ground.
In my view, if you have good or bad technique, it doesn't matter. But you will survive if you can adjust your game at international level, you are mentally strong, you know your strengths and how to score runs.
One should always be happy, irrespective of what you achieve in a match or in life. That's how I live my life.
Because I knew I had got success at Ranji level, I was confident I would get some success in international cricket too.
Cricket is not like a government job where retirement age is fixed at A cricketer can retire at 30 or 60; it's up to the player.
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