England tour of India - Cricket: Sachin disappointed with England bowling tactics
Published: Sunday, May 27, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
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Bangalore: Even though he was satisfied with his performance in the just concluded three-Test series against England, master batsman Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday said the negative bowling by the visitors in the final match came as a disappointment."England kept bowling over the wicket. I was a bit disappointed," Tendulkar, who was adjudged man-of-the-series, said and added that he had felt like batting in grounds in England in this series."It was more like playing in England. In India, we get dead grass on the wickets. But the pitches in Bangalore and Mohali were very different," he said.Asked about his decision to opt out from the One-day Challenger series between India Senior, India 'A' and India 'B' which will act as the selection trial for One-day series against England in January, Tendulkar said, "My foot injury requires some rest and I am looking forward to the break."Skipper Saurav Ganguly, who received the trophy on behalf of his side for winning the series 1-0, said his team's batting had been erratic and it needed to be worked upon. "Our bowlers did pretty well in the series, especially Javagal Srinath and Anil Kumble. But batting seems to be the grey area, where we have to work on," he said.Ganguly said England would be a tough side to beat in the One-day series, which starts in January after a Christmas and New Year break. "The three week break is important. We can come back charged for the One-day series," he said. PTI