Sachin Tendulkar evinced revealed his mind and touched upon smart strategies like back to back home and away series with two balls and two pitches plan. The home team pitches turn from day one and we have the co-ordination with the curator to make tailor-made wickets for Team India. Whereas, when we tour abroad, we face the task of negotiating speed and steep bounce and fail miserably in South Africa, England, New Zealand and Australia. The lateral swing is troubling the team from top to bottom. Now we ease at home after playing against weaker opposition and that is not the real story. It is indeed a tough and professional game of cricket. We should remove the tag of “Tigers at Home and paper tigers abroad first. It is time for India to win a test series in South Africa and Australia for the first time.
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