One of Sachin Tendulkar’s most outstanding qualities, apart from the countless awards that have come his way and the many records and milestones he has set in his astonishingly long 24 year international career, has remained his discipline.
Tendulkar maintained his discipline throughout his life, from his upbringing in the maids of Mumbai to the day he said his final goodbyes to international cricket at Wankhede Stadium.
Former New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris, who often faced Tendulkar during his playing days, claimed that Sachin’s desire to continue learning until his last match really set him apart from the rest of the world’s cricketers.
We should never label someone as young as Shubman Gill as a complete player: Scott Styris
“You always learn, even towards the end, Tendulkar was still learning about his craft and he was playing, what was it? 200 Test matches, so, you know, I don’t think you would ever label someone this young, like Shubman Gill, a complete player. I still think there are holes in his game,Styris told Sports 18.
Styris made his comments in response to a question about Shubman Gill, a rising star from India, and whether he qualifies as a ‘full-fledged player’. Styris agreed that Gill is a gifted batter who has made a solid start, but he must keep growing and following Tendulkar if he is to reach greater heights.
I think there are holes in his technique that the opposition will try to exploit, but he has all the skills and the other component. What makes a world class player is their mental thought process and their maturity and leadership. And I think he has that too‘ added Styris.
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