new Delhi: The legendary batsman of the Indian team Sachin Tendulkar (Sachin Tendulkar) has told the story of the upper cut shot. He said that he never practiced playing upper cut nor did he ever deliberately plan to play this shot. Tendulkar told that he tried to play this shot during the 2002 tour of South Africa.
Asked Sachin the question whether you practiced the upper cut or when you were playing, you suddenly played this shot.
In response, Sachin Tendulkar said, ‘It happened in South Africa in 2002. We were playing a test match at Bloemfontein. We were batting first and Makhaya Ntini was bowling at the same short off length near the off stump as he usually does. They make very few length deliveries. Since he was coming to bowl from the outer corner of the fridge, I could have guessed the line.
He said, ‘South Africa pitches have more bounce. The way to deal with such bouncers is that you go above the ball and if the ball still bounces more than your length then why not be aggressive by staying under it.
He said, ‘I thought that instead of climbing on the ball and hitting it on the ground, coming down under it, using the speed of the ball, it should be played towards the third man boundary’.
Tendulkar (Sachin Tendulkar) said, ‘This shot has upset many fast bowlers as they used to throw the bouncers to get an empty ball, but I converted them into a boundary. I do not make any kind of strategy. Sometimes you have to accept your natural feeling. This is what i did