WATCH – Sachin Tendulkar Explains How Steve Smith Scored Runs In Ashes
By CricShots - Sep 19, 2019 4:40 pm
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Legendary Indian batsman, Sachin Tendulkar gave a masterclass analysis on how former Australian skipper, Steve Smith managed to churn out a plethora of runs in recently concluded Ashes series between England and Australia. The latter amassed as many as 774 runs in eight innings, which a record in itself and the numbers are staggering.

Steve Smith

Tendulkar opted for a step-by-step route to explain how Smith made some adjustments in his technique in every match. It was intriguing to learn from Tendulkar the insights. Sachin explains how in the series opener, Smith shuffled a lot exposing his leg stump forcing the bowler to bowl on his legs. 

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In the second Test, Tendulkar explained how Smith’s complicated stance led to him getting into a bad position and that is how Archer created troubled him with the short, fast delivery at the Lord’s. Sachin also explained how he came up with a strange technique of leaving the ball in the fourth and fifth Test, which again worked for him. Here is a video in which Sachin did a masterclass analysis on Smith’s batting:

After Smith made a comeback to Test cricket in the first Test in the Ashes after serving the ban, it took the Aussie three innings to pip Virat Kohli and get back at the top spot in ICC Test Ranking.

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Talking about the same during a chat with ESPNCricinfo, RCB fielding coach, Tent Woodhill said, “If Steven was Indian, his technique and mechanics and the strategy around his batting would just be accepted. We see Kohli, Gavaskar, (Rohit) Sharma, Ganguly, Sehwag – all these players have unique techniques. The Indian system is all about output, about scoring runs. We don’t care how you do it as long as you do it’, whereas in Australia we wanted you to score well and we wanted you to look good.”