Former cricket god, Sachin Tendulkar reflects on the evolution of the game and believes that players get their hands on a number of benefits when they choose to play Indian Premium League (IPL) or T20. He further added that IPL give players a perfect chance to practice for the upcoming Champions Trophy 2017.
On the special screening of his movie “Sachin: A Billion Dreams”, Sachin Tendulkar made an interesting revelation. He said that Twenty20 (T20) matches have changed the way a cricketer used to think earlier. It has given a belief to the batsman that no target is big enough for a player.
Talking about the 2003 World Cup final, when the Indian cricketers gave to the pressure built up by the Australian players, he said that if the Indian team ever gets a chance to replay the final match, the team would have a different approach because the players have gained a lot from playing T20 cricket.
T20 have left an impact on the 50-overs format which is for everyone to see. The 20 over’s game is more challenging for the bowlers. However, bowlers do get a boost when things become challenging.
The recently played T20 matches would have definitely made the Indian Captain Virat Kohli proud of his team. Indian pacers Bhuvneshwar, Bumrah, Umesh, Mohammed Shami and Hardik Pandya, were all in great form.
While attributing great performance by the bowlers in the IPL, Javagal Srinath said, “Looking at their overall performance, all these guys (Bhuvneshwar & Co) are doing a great job. It’s about game preparation and they have been playing continuously, which will help them (in the Champions Trophy).”
He further added,
“The challenge (to adjust) is when you bowl in different formats with a different ball, but in the Champions Trophy it will be a continuation of what they have been doing, playing with a white ball. In fact, the conditions will only help because the wickets will be lively (in UK). It has been a good preparation for them. ”