Saturday, August 17, 2013

Awesome Pics : SACHIN SOURAV-DRAVID and all Cricket Star at The KSCA platinum jubilee gala night Bangalore


In the city to celebrate the Karnataka State Cricket Association’s (KSCA) platinum jubilee, India’s star batsman along with other former captains Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and GR Vishwanath discussed the merits of the Twenty20 game, innovations being one of them. 

Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly said, “T20 has impacted the longer version of the game as players are playing aggressively. You have seen a lot of shots being played in Test cricket and see lot of results too. It has brought innovation to the game. I think when come to Tests, you need to adjust and every player is different from the other. Basic should be there, if not you will find it difficult.”
“Making runs is not only about technique and only about your skill as a player. It comes down to your temperament and mental ability. All these things are tested when you in the middle You have to score runs under pressure or in difficult situation and that’s what he means by scoring runs,” said Rahul Dravid.
“For me personally it is a lot about experience. As Vishy said he learnt watching the seniors. Sitting in a dressing room with the likes of Tendulkar, Ganguly, Laxman, you are just observing how they play to a situation. To me it was an experiential thing. I was learning as I went along and hopefully I got better at it,” he said.
“We need to have that basics. We need to have that foundation on which you can build on You need to have foundation and obviously in T20 and ODI cricket you need to innovate, need to play few more shots,” he added.

Ace batsman Sachin Tendulkar said that basics are more important in Test cricket and to a certain extent in one-day cricket.

Speaking to reporters at the Karnataka Stat Cricket Association’s (KSCA) Platinum Jubilee celebrations, Sachin said it does not matter in T20 format because the players have to just go out and swing their bats.
“This is the only format in which in three or four deliveries you can become a hero,” added the legendary batsman who is the highest run-getter and century maker.
Tendulkar added that the passion for cricket keeps him going. “I dreamt of playing for the country when he held the bat when he was five years old,” he added.
Speaking about adapting to different technologies in use in the sport, Tendulkar said he was astonished to see the sight of a laptop in the dressing room for the first time in 2003.
“I wondered how this technology would help us learn cricket, but over the period of time I figured out its importance. It helped plan our innings,” Sachin revealed.
“The first thing I would do as a selector would be to analyse whether the player has the potential to withstand the pressure in spite of the failures and replicate his talent at the international level,” he said.
“Selection is not about looking at the score book. A selector can pick up players who have scored heavily. But that does not work out. For the past many years that I have been part of the Indian cricket team, I have seen players who were exceptionally good at domestic levels, but somehow could not repeat it at the next level,” Sachin felt.
“Cricket is the only sport to have three formats and it is only getting more exciting not only for players, but also for spectators. There is creativity and more results coming by in longer versions of the game too. The batsmen are willing to take chances, sometimes it opens the avenue to score runs at a brisk pace and sometimes you end up losing wickets. So we constantly continue to be a student of the sport,” Sachin added.

This is exciting for the spectators and there is lot of room for creativity. We get more results in Tests because batsmen are taking more chances,” said Tendulkar.  

Tendulkar, however, maintained that whether you play Tests or T20, it is important to know the basics. “Basics are important in Test cricket, which may not be the case in ODI or T20,” he said. “In T20, you can just swing the bat, score and in three or four deliveries you can become a hero.