New Delhi: Sachin Tendulkar has not exactly set the ongoing Champions League T20 on fire but his rivals continue to fear that a spark from The Master will be enough to destroy them.
On Tuesday, when the Perth Scorchers coach Justin Langer spoke to the media after the training session, he wished he had a bowler like Eric Hollies who could send Tendulkar back to the pavilion early in the innings.
Hollies, a leg-spinner from England, is best remembered as the man who bowled Don Bradman for a duck in his final Test innings, leaving him four runs short of an average of 100 in Tests.
“I hope we have a Hollies in our team tomorrow when we bowl to Sachin. Hollies, wasn’t that the name?” asked Langer. A former opening batsman, Langer had played 105 Test matches for Australia.
“Well, I love watching Sachin bat and wish he never gets out. But tomorrow, I wouldn’t like him to score too many runs. Even at this age of 40, he batted in the nets for two hours the other day. That was incredible.”