‘Very grateful for his words’ – Marnus Labuschagne acknowledges Sachin Tendulkar’s praise
Labuschagne attended the Australia cricket awards recently and on the red carpet, was asked for his reactions on Sachin Tendulkar giving him some high-class endorsement.
Updated - Feb 10, 2020 5:12 pm
Marnus Labuschagne was on the ninth cloud after one of the greatest of all time, Sachin Tendulkar of India endorsed the young Australia batsman and praised the way he batted with a cool and calm demeanour. Labuschagne became indispensable for the Australian team after his heroics in the 2019 Ashes series, which was drawn 2-2.
He continued his good work in the Test whites for the Kangaroos in the home Test series against Pakistan and New Zealand as he slammed 896 runs in five Tests over the summer. The run machine right-handed batsman finished with an average of 112 for the five matches after a double century, two 150s, one century and three half-centuries in eight innings.
The Australian’s stupendous batting led to Sachin Tendulkar showering the batsman in praise and even said that Labuschagne’s batting style reminded him of his own.
“His footwork is so precise. So, he would be the one I would say. 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’. There is something about him,” the Indian batting great was quoted as saying by India Today.
‘Amazing words from someone of that calibre’: Marnus Labuschagne
Marnus Labuschagne attended the Australia cricket awards recently and on the red carpet, was asked for his reactions on Sachin Tendulkar giving him some high-class endorsement. “It was pretty amazing, it’s one that I will definitely… I was quick to read it and it hit me. Amazing words from someone of that calibre. I was very grateful for his words and just stoked really,” Labuschagne told cricket.com.au.
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) February 10, 2020
The right-hander recently appeared in the Big Bash League and made his ODI debut against India as well, making a fifty on debut and so far in 14 Tests, has amassed 1459 runs at an average of 63.43 with 4 tons and 8 fifties. Labuschagne has scored 1249 runs in ongoing ICC World Test Championship, in 9 Test matches with four centuries, 7 fifties and a double century. He also averages a staggering 83.26 in those matches.