Updated: April 28, 2020 6:19:26 pm
He has been a mannequin sportsman all his life and it was hardly a shock when Sachin Tendulkar grew to become a information to the younger Prithvi Shaw, serving to him cope with life on 22 yards and off it throughout a tough patch.
The 20-year-old Shaw had a sensational Test debut as the second youngest Test centurion from India earlier than an ankle damage and a failed dope take a look at saved him out for 16 months.
Some disciplinary points have additionally been talked about very often in Indian cricket circles for a while now.
It was at this level that Tendulkar got here into the image and mentored Shaw as he negotiated a really precarious part of life throughout which nascent careers can go southbound.
“Yes, it’s true. I have had a number of interactions over the years with Prithvi. He is a very talented player and I am happy to help him. I spoke to him about cricket and also about life beyond the cricket field,” Tendulkar informed PTI throughout an interplay.
However, Tendulkar was not comfy when requested what precisely was mentioned throughout his a number of classes with Shaw.
“I believe if a youngster has approached me and sought guidance, there should be an element of confidentiality attached to it, at least from my side. So, I would not like to tell you what the discussions were,” the iconic batsman stated.
But Shaw, of late, has been very vocal about the steering he bought from the senior Mumbaikar. “That’s fine. If Prithvi wants to speak about it, it’s his choice.”
Tendulkar stated that he has at all times been open to guiding kids who would search him out individually. And there are a selection of others, with whom he speaks on a one-on-one foundation aside from Shaw.
“I have spoken and guided a lot of youngsters at an individual level. I have maintained that if anyone feels that I can be of any help in guiding them about their game, I am always open to the idea,” the maestro stated.
Not solely Shaw, even India captain Virat Kohli sought Tendulkar’s strategies as lately as the Pink Ball Test towards Bangladesh in November final yr.
“I spoke to Sachin paaji on the night of the first day and he made a really fascinating level as effectively. Probably with the pink ball, you have to deal with the second session like the morning session when it’s getting darker and the ball begins to swing and seam.
“So first session you invariably play as you play from lunch to tea in a normal timing Test match, then the second session would be like a morning session and the last session is like that evening session,” Kohli, who grew to become India’s first pink ball centurion, informed media individuals.
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