Virat’s method of preparing himself before a tour, before a game is really nice: Sachin Tendulkar
Tendulkar said that there's no force stopping Virat from making it a breakthrough series for himself and the team.
Published - Aug 1, 2018 2:22 pm | Updated - Aug 1, 2018 2:24 pm
Before the highly anticipated Test series between India and England that begins today with the first Test at Edgbaston, Sachin Tendulkar heaped praises on the Indian skipper Virat Kohli. He is impressed with Kohli’s work ethics and methods of preparation before any game. Tendulkar has seen the 29-year-old grow as a cricketer from close quarters and possesses a fair idea of how he goes about things.
He stressed upon the skipper’s grit as well as his passion that he uses as a driving force. Having known Virat for such a long time, Tendulkar was quick to spot his learning attitude to the willingness to improve with every new day. As soon as a technical flaw pops up he goes back to the nets and starts taking the corrective measures immediately.
“The best part about him is that the moment he realises there are areas he needs to work on he is immediately back in the nets working on those things,” Tendulkar was quoted as saying by NDTV.
Accepts his failures and improves upon them
Virat Kohli is one of the greats of the modern era and the amount of hard work he has put in to be where he is today is simply remarkable. Sachin also highlighted that the batsman’s readiness to accept his failures and the will to strive hard to improve make him stand out. He believes it is this characteristic of a player which makes him successful in life and Virat has simply imbibed this quality from a very young age.
“A player can only move forward if he accepts – and it requires a lot to accept and admit: ‘Okay, these are the areas where I have not done well and I need to go out and change these things’, ” Sachin further said.
His performances in England
The 45-year-old was of the opinion that there’s no force stopping Virat from making it a breakthrough series for himself and the team if he continues to stay in right space of mind. “He is in a good space, all he needs to do is try and be in the same space. His method of preparing himself before a tour, before a game is really nice. He should continue with that, ” Tendulkar added.
Having gone through a career that spanned over 24 years, Sachin knows about the topsy-turvy ride that one encounters through in their career. “There are going to be ups and downs, there could be bad tours, but that’s not the end of the world, “he concluded.