Tendulkar hasn't decided on future tactics

Published: Monday, November 8, 2004, 23:53 [IST]
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Mumbai:Sachin Tendulkar, who showed flashes of brilliance of the past in the Mumbai Test, today said he "cannot predict" if he would adopt a similarly aggressive approach to batting in the matches to come.

"It all depends on various factors, the type of bowling and the field settings. I can't predict how I will play in the next few games," the champion batsman said after launching a new go-karting venue -- Formula Karting -- at Andheri in northwest Mumbai.

Tendulkar, who has been choosy in his shot selection in recent times, hit an attacking half century that set up a thrilling victory for India against the Australians in the fourth Test.

The star batsman described his third-wicket partnership with VVS Laxman in the second innings as the most important one for India in the four-Test series.

"My partnership with Laxman was the most important one of the series. It was a crucial stand," Tendulkar said.

India, helped by the 91-run stand between the two, wiped off the 99-run first innings deficit before setting a target of 107 to the Australians. The visitors collapsed in a heap for 93 and the hosts romped home winners for a 2-1 verdict in the series.

However, the master batsman refused to be drawn into a debate on the wicket prepared for the match on which 40 wickets fell in just over two days' play.

"It's for the captain to say," he said.

He also brushed aside criticism of the wicket by Australian captain Ricky Ponting saying "that's his opinion".

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