Sachin Tendulkar scored a wonderful hundred against Railways in the ongoing Ranji Trophy, indicating that the player is getting back into form. These are positive signs for Indian cricket. But we should not read too much over the century that he scored against a weak railways bowling attack.
Though, many may claim that the railways had a weak bowling attack, so it was an easy century for the maestro, but a century is a century, irrespective of the conditions and opponents. The century has come at the right time with the English team playing a four match Test series against India
starting November 15. Sachin Tendulkar
has not been in the best of form in the recent internationals that he has played, as a result of which he was seen in the domestic circuit after a long time to regain his touch. Sachin has always had an impressive record whenever he plays a Ranji trophy match, as he has scored an amazing six centuries in the last seven matches played so far.
One has to agree with those critics as well. One cannot compare the English attack to the Railways attack. The English bowlers are superior than any domestic bowling attack, they may even have a better bowling attack than the Indian team. But, one thing is for sure that the player with the help of this century has got the confidence level back into his game, which is much needed after his below par performance against the Kiwis at home.
But, Sachin has been known for coming back to form when people start to count him out. The same might happen during the English tour with the way he was playing against Railways. He looked very comfortable with both the spinners as well as against the pacers, which also augers well for the Indian team. His footwork was good as it was a big problem during the Kiwis tour, in which he was bowled a number of times. The English team must have taken note of Sachin's weakness against the incoming delivery, so they might have drawn plans to exploit it.