Nothing wrong with Sachin's technique, says Chauha

Published: Sunday, May 12, 2002, 22:26 [IST]
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Ranchi: Former Test opener Chetan Chauhan on Saturday said there was nothing wrong with the batting technique of Sachin Tendulkar in the last two Tests. Talking to reporters at Ranchi airport, Chauhan said, "Of Tendulkar's last four dismissals, I don't agree with the two leg before decisions," he said while emphasising "I still consider Sachin the best batsman in today's world." On Tendulkar not getting runs in recent outings, Chauhan said every batsman went through such a lean patch, "When luck just doesn't favour him." "Sachin was unlucky to get a near perfect first ball in the ongoing Test," he added.

Asked to comment on the refrain for preparing fast bouncy wickets in India, Chauhan said, "Though the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) constitutes committees, such committees do not have tooth." Moreover the state cricket associations would prepare pitches to suit their strength as winning a match and getting points was so much important for them, he pointed out. To a question about regional bias of selectors in picking up the Indian squad, Chauhan said BCCI should do away with the current practice of a selector from each of the zones.

Instead, the national selection committee should comprise three former test players and all of them should have played at least eight to 10 Tests, he suggested. "It does not matter if all three selectors come from the same zone," he said. Chauhan came here to witness the Jharkhand state's under-16 final to be played at Lohardaga on Saunday.

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