Mendis code cracked, reveals Gambhir

Published: Saturday, August 2, 2008, 23:52 [IST]
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Pick Mendis from his fingers because that is where his variations come, reads GambhirGalle: Indian batsmen have finally tamed Ajantha Mendis menace, says opener Gautam Gambhir, while revealing that the trick lies in watching the mystery spinner's fingers at the time of delivery.

After wrecking the line-up in the opening Test and in the first innings of the ongoing second Test, Mendis finally came in for some attack in the second innings and Gambhir said the perfect way to deal with him was watching his fingers.

"I think it is important to pick him from his fingers because that is where he does most of the variations and it is important to pick him from his fingers. So far it is working well," Gambhir said.

"I hope it continues to be in this series...It is difficult because they (Mendis and Murali) have got lot of variations in their armoury.

You have to react to what they throw at you. That is the best way to play against them. We just cannot be pre-determined against them," The southpaw from Delhi, who scored two half-centuries in four innings of the ensuing Lankan tour, added.


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