Bangalore: Sachin Tendulkar Wednesday surprised everyone when he opted to bat left handed during the teams practice session at the M. Chinnaswamy stadium here.
The Indian team, which has been camping here for their crucial Group B league match against England on Sunday, had a rigorous batting session at the National Cricket Academy before shifting to the stadium.
Sachin grabbed everyones attention by choosing to bat left-handed with a few of his teammates and local bowlers bowling at him.
He also did not wear gloves, while all other batsmen, who faced two deliveries each, wore their cricketing gears. Sachin sent the very first delivery he faced over the ropes before stepping out to hoist another six sixes, missing only one out of eight deliveries.
Though in cricket Sachin uses his right hand, he is a natural left-hander.
For the second consecutive day, Virender Sehwag did not join the team for the training session while off-spinner Harbhajan Singh also skipped practice. Pacers Zaheer Khan and Ashish Nehra had a light training session at the NCA gymnasium. (PTI)