New Delhi: Former captain Sunil Gavaskar has praised Sachin Tendulkar for hanging on to anchor the Indian innings to a challenging total though he might not have played one of his best innings in the high-voltage World Cup semifinal clash against Pakistan at Mohali.
Tendulkar got six reprieves in his 115-ball 85 to take India's score to 260 for nine which later turned out to be a winning total, and Gavaskar patted his contribution to the team's cause.
"He was not at his best but he kept on hanging around. He did not throw his wicket away. Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag gave the Indian innings a flying start, that also made the difference," Gavaskar said after India beat Pakistan by 29 runs on Wednesday.