Stoked and grateful to Tendulkar for praise: Labuschagne

Stoked and grateful to Tendulkar for praise: Labuschagne

  • Feb 11, 2020
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Marnus Labuschagne, a young Australian batsman, is excited and grateful to the cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar for describing him as special, and he said he quickly read Little Master's comments and hit him hard.

"It was very surprising, which is definitely something when I saw it, I read it quickly and really shocked me. Amazing words from a person of this level. I was very grateful for his words and I was very excited," said Labushagne.

Tendulkar had praised Labushagne, saying it was a special talent except for Bushfire Cricket Bash three days ago.

"I was watching the second experimental match in Lord’s between England and Australia. When Steve Smith was injured, I saw the second half for Aboshan," Tendulkar said before collecting charitable donations for Bushfire Bash on Sunday.

"I was sitting with my husband's father. I saw Marnus hit the second ball from Jofra Archer, and then, in the 15th minute he hit, I said," This player looks special. "

"There is something about him. His foot was accurate. The foot is not physical, it is mental. If you do not think positively on your mind, your feet will not move."

"This clearly told me that this man was mentally strong because if you were not, your feet would not move. His foot was incredible."

Labuschagne has linked 896 races in five tests against Pakistan and New Zealand in recent months. The 25-year-old finished summer at home with an average of 112, registering his double-toned wife, two 150, a century and thirty in every eight innings.

Meanwhile, on Sunday, Tendulkar put the green and gold Australians to play during Bushfire Cricket Bash Legends Break.

Tendulkar faced the 2019 Australian women's cricket star, Ellyse Perry, and his former teammate Alex Blackwell. As he walked towards the stadium, he said this was the first time in five years that he had raised a bat and the 46-year-old ended up hitting four in his first ball.

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