Wary of practice pitch,Sachin prefers knocking ahead of semis


New Delhi, Jan 15: Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday cut short his net session ahead of Mumbai’s Ranji Trophy semifinal against Services after facing only four deliveries as the practice pitch provided by the host association was not upto the mark.
Services had allocated two practice pitches for the Mumbai team and Tendulkar was the first one to pad up and enter the first of the two nets.
While he negotiated the first three deliveries from young left-arm spinner Vishal Dabholkar with ease, the fourth delivery suddenly kept low and hit in the toe-region of Tendulkar’s boot.
There was a wry smile in the face of the batsman as bowler Dabholkar also looked a bit embarrassed.
Tendulkar then walked up and inspected the strip and then called team’s trainer Amogh Pandit instructing him to give throwdowns calling off the net session.
Tendulkar doing a lot of knocking prior to a match has been regular but one doesn’t find him calling off A net session after only three deliveries.
Later Dabholkar confirmed that it was the uneven nature of the practice wicket that prompted the switch.

Lastupdate on : Tue, 15 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 15 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
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