Sachin Tendulkar Says in Book he Wasn't Comfortable with Lighter Bats

Sachin Tendulkar reveals in his autobiography - Playing It My Way, that the bat is like an extension of one's arms so there was no need to change it for no reason.

Updated: November 07, 2014 17:49 IST
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Sachin Tendulkar preferred to use the heavy bat during his playing days which always generated interest in cricketing circles.


New Delhi: His heavy bat was a major talking point whenever Sachin Tendulkar battled injuries in his over-two-decade-long career but the iconic cricketer said he was never convinced about giving it up for a lighter one as his timing got affected everytime he tried the change. (Sachin Found it Difficult to Deal with Selectors)

In his autobiography 'Playing It My way', Tendulkar wrote he was asked several times to try a lighter bat but it never worked for him. ('Felt Humiliated After Being Sacked as Captain')

"I used a pretty heavy bat and I was sometimes encouraged to move to a lighter one. Again, I did try but I never felt comfortable, as my whole bat swing depended on that weight. When I was hitting a drive, I needed the weight to generate the power. It was all to do with the timing," he explains. (Multan Declaration Hurt Sachin)

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