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Tendulkar identifies big reason behind Pakistan’s humiliating defeat to India

18 June, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar believes Pakistan lacked out of the box thinking and that their captain Sarfaraz Ahmed was confused right through the match, reports 

Sarfaraz won the toss and elected to bat first, but then Indian openers, after a watchful start, took control of proceedings as they almost strolled to 336. Tendulkar put the blame on Sarfaraz and said that the skipper lacked any ideas and was very confused with his field placements.

“I thought he was confused because when Wahab was bowling he had a short mid-wicket. And when Shadab came on to bowl he had a slip for him. 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,” Tendulkar told India Today.