Sachin has a lot of time as compared to other players, says James Pattinson

Pattinson said the ball was reversing quite early, not swinging conventionally and that played a part in his decision to drop the plan of attacking the Indian top order with bouncers.

updated: February 23, 2013 20:24 IST
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Chennai: Young Australian pacer James Pattinson on Saturday said that he tried to attack Sachin Tendulkar with a barrage of bouncers but with the veteran Indian batsman picking him early, he had to change the plan on the second day of the first cricket Test.

Tendulkar, who showed glimpses of his vintage form in his knock of 71 on the second day, hit two glorious fours off the first two balls he faced from Pattinson and clobbered another majestic boundary off the fourth ball.

Asked about the treatment meted out to him by Tendulkar, the 22-year-old Australian said the initial onslaught from the senior Indian player forced him to change his plan.

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