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  Never expose your weaknesses: Sachin Tendulkar

Never expose your weaknesses: Sachin Tendulkar

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Published : Oct 8, 2016, 2:34 am IST
Updated : Oct 8, 2016, 2:34 am IST

Indian batting icon Sachin Tendulkar shared tips to achieve success, saying one should never expose weakness to opponents.

Sachin Tendulkar (Photo: PTI)
 Sachin Tendulkar (Photo: PTI)

Indian batting icon Sachin Tendulkar shared tips to achieve success, saying one should never expose weakness to opponents. “Once I got hit in the ribcage by a fast bowler and was in great pain, but I did not show that on my face. Sometimes one has to learn to hide things from the opposition, as you can’t expose your weakness,” Sachin said at the launch of the New Delhi Marathon here on Friday.

Emphasising the importance of running and fitness, Sachin said “One should know as to what to eat, when to eat and how much to eat. Normally, we tend to spend more time on the dining table than in the gym. The moment we learn to reverse that, it has a positive impact on our health.”

Apart from accumulating runs in boundaries and sixes, Sachin was also among the better runners in the team and it was interesting to know that he ran around 353kms between the wickets during his 24-year-long careers.

“Running had a positive impact on my fitness. For us it was about speed, the short bursts. It’s also about as to how quickly you are able to turn. The whole process requires a lot of energy. That is what worked well for me,” the Bharat Ratna awardee added.

Team India, at present, are one of the best fielding sides in the world and according to Sachin, this was because of better infrastructure and facilities provided to players.

“Before the 2000s, we were not known for our fielding, but then the right infrastructure and facilities provided to the players changed it and they learned to dive around. Today players are willing to throw themselves around to stop the ball anyhow,” said the 43-year old.

The former India captain said that to stay fit in his younger days, he used to spend around 12 hours a day on the cricket field and never got tired.

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