Sachin~~s batteries need recharging: Simpson

Published: Tuesday, May 4, 2004, 23:53 [IST]
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Mumbai :Former Aussie skipper and coach Bobby Simpson believes there is nothing wrong with Sachin Tendulkar's form but he does need to "recharge his batteries".

"I don't think there is anything wrong with Sachin's form. It is only that he needs to recharge his batteries. I would love to talk to him if he needs tips any time," said Simpson, who is here to coach the under-14 cricketers at the Cricket Club of India (CCI) Academy.

Simpson was responding to a question whether Tendulkar's batting had slowed down in recent times.

Talking about 'Team India', Simpson said "I think the Indian fielding, which was quite good during the Pakistan tour, could improve further to get the best out of the present bowling attack as the old saying "catches win matches" still holds good in both forms of cricket".

When asked about Australia's tour of India in October during which they would be playing a four-match Test series, the former Aussie skipper, said "if you want to beat the Aussies in the forthcoming Test series then the Indians will have to improve in all departments of the game.

"It is not easy to beat the best team in the world if you don't have the right combination and if you don't play really hard," he added.

On the controversy over suspect bowling actions, Simpson said, "I don't want to take names here but I can only say that some people have got away with suspect actions though the International Cricket Council (ICC) can improve the system for the future".

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