Tendulkar's weakness to left-arm spinners exposed?

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Updated: Saturday, November 24, 2012, 11:56 [IST]
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Sachin's weakness to left-arm spinners!

Mumbai, Nov 24: Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar has been dismissed by left-arm spinners the most including Monty Panesar's dismissal on the first day of the Mumbai Test against England on Friday, which had led the tally to 24 till date.

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England's Monty Panesar has also dismissed the legendary batsman thrice in Tests so far, while New Zealand's Daniel Vettori has dismissed the veteran batsman on five occasions, the highest by any left-arm spinner.

Monty Panesar, having claimed Sachin Tendulkar on Friday, joined Zimbabwe's Ray Price and South Africa's Paul Harris as they claimed Tendulkar's wicket thrice in Tests.

Tendulkar has been adjudged leg before the wicket on five occasions, bowled four times, and stumped only once while playing a left-arm spinner.

These statistics further exposes Sachin Tendulkar's weakness to left-arm spinners, as they have dismissed him 24 times in Tests so far.

While the kind of Sachin's dismissal in recent times has irked many experts, as former India skipper turned commentator Sunil Gavaskar had also commented on the gap between the bat and the pad which was a worrying sign.

"There was a big gap between the bat and the pad was a worrying sign," said Gavaskar after Sachin Tendulkar was bowled thrice against New Zealand in the home series in September 2012.

Though Tendulkar was dismissed by fast bowlers during that series, the similarity in the kind of dismissal has raised more doubts, as Gavaskar pointed out, it is indeed a worrying sign.


Story first published:  Saturday, November 24, 2012, 11:40 [IST]
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