Mumbai: Sachin Tendulkar was somewhat pushy at India's net session on Wednesday. His instructions to Umesh Yadav were clear -- just bowl outside off-stump, short-of-a-length. And yet, young Umesh continued to either spray it around, or pitch it too full. Around this time, Tendulkar yelled at the fast bowler: 'Arrey, idhar daal yaar... idhar daal,' he said once, before reiterating the same in Marathi.
Tendulkar then drew a line with his bat at the area he intended to be bowled at. He certainly did enjoy the short-pitched stuff from Umesh, bringing out the upper cut -- a shot he played a few times during last month's Wankhede Test. Visibly, the master batsman is very diligent about his preparation.
A little later, Tendulkar cried out to Ishant Sharma and Pragyan Ojha for running into bowl one after another without a breather. 'Thoda aaram se...ek ke bad ek aisa math dal...thoda aaram se," he said. A wave of electricity was felt as VVS Laxman walked past a heap of onlookers and media persons, his godlike status in Australia receiving more validation.