Chennai, March 19: Such is the Little Master's skill that he can bat with his eyes closed! Even as practice wrapped up for the day, Sachin was still milling around in the nets. He put a couple of fielders within the net, asked bowling coach Eric Simons to give him throwdowns, and kept finding the gaps with his "eyes shut."
"He asked us to stand at short cover and short point and closed his eyes right at the moment of impact. We were supposed to say 'right' if the shot pierced the gap and 'wrong' if it didn't," one of the fielders told a leading newspaper.
The player sounded really amazed when he said that Tendulkar kept getting it right, more often than not. "I don't know how he was doing it...But we couldn't believe our eyes as the ball went between us over and over again," the player added.
"He is certain that there will be two fielders in short cover and short point to snap him up. That's why he was trying to play the shots along the ground and looked to find the gap with his eyes closed," the young player said.
Sachin's 100th international century could very well come here, but the run machine wants to keep mum on his hopes of making the milestone.