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No rocket-science behind discovering Sachin`s grip

London: England might claim they have sorted out Sachin Tendulkar as the iconic batsman initially prefers onside run-making but former Indian great Sunil Gavaskar sees no great science behind such a discovery.

"Every batsman has his style of batting. It emerges from his grip. One with a heavy top hand, like the one Sourav Ganguly used to have, would be better on the off-side than he would be on the on-side.”

"Tendulkar, if you notice, has a round top grip. It gives him a natural advantage on the onside. So that becomes your preferred mode of run-making," Gavaskar, arguably the greatest technician the game has known, said his uncle and former Indian player Madhav Mantri, who was much respected for his insight into the game, used to say a look at a batsman`s grip would give a clear idea on his style of batting.

"So it`s no rocket science. I`m glad it took the world to discover Tendulkar`s style after he has nearly 15,000 Test runs under his belt."

PTI

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