Sarfraz was a confused man, says Tendulkar

 

Sarfraz was a confused man, says Tendulkar
Tendulkar said none of the Pakistani bowlers managed to exploit the conditions. - AFP file

Manchester - Pakistan lacked imagination according to the former India star

By Press Trust of India

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Published: Mon 17 Jun 2019, 10:42 PM

Last updated: Tue 18 Jun 2019, 12:46 AM

Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar feels Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed was a "confused" man and his team lacked "imagination" during the World Cup clash against India.
"I thought he (Sarfraz) was confused because when Wahab (Riaz) was bowling he had a short mid-wicket. And when Shadab (Khan) came on to bowl he had a slip for him," Tendulkar told India Today.
"In these conditions, it becomes difficult for a leg-spinner to grip the ball, especially when he's not getting the right line and length. That is not the right way to approach a big game," he added.
"They lacked imagination, lacked out of the box thinking," Tendulkar said none of the Pakistani bowlers managed to exploit the conditions and he never felt an Indian wicket would fall because of the opposition tactics.
"If the ball is not moving around much, you don't continue bowling over the wicket, Wahab (Riaz) went around the wicket but it was too late by then," Tendulkar opined.
"Hassan (Ali) was the only guy to get the ball to move off the surface. I would have told them to change the angle and do something different.
"I never thought we were going to lose a wicket," he added.
 



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