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In T20s, you can be hero in just 3 balls: Sachin Tendulkar

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Updated: Sunday, August 18, 2013, 10:11 [IST]
 
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Bangalore, Aug 18: In just a matter of three or four balls, one can become a hero in the Twenty20 cricket which is exciting, according to India batsman Sachin Tendulkar.

Tendulkar, who was part of the Karnataka State Cricket Association's (KSCA) Platinum Jubilee Celebrations here at M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Saturday (August 17), stressed on how important Test cricket is.

T20 heroes made in 3 balls: Sachin

"T20 is only format where you can become a hero in three or four deliveries," Tendulkar said speaking along with his former team-mates Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly during a talk show.

Tendulkar, who is on the verge of becoming the first player ever to play 200 Tests, said it was necessary to stick to the basics in the longer format.

"T20 matches have brought innovation to the game. When it comes to Test cricket you need to adjust and no two players are similar, technique-wise. Players have to stick to their basics, that is important," he said.

"Cricket is the only sport to have three formats and its only getting more exciting not only for players but also for spectators. There is creativity and more results are coming by (in Tests). The batsmen are willing to take chances," he added.

Continuing further on Test cricket, Tendulkar said it was important to play few shots instead of blocking everything.

"You have to learn to play a few shots in Tests these days. You just can't block and block, which was the norm earlier," he said.

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Story first published:  Sunday, August 18, 2013, 10:09 [IST]
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