Sachin Tendulkar turns saviour for a misfiring Harbhajan Singh
The Indian players had been retreating to the home dressing room one by one but Tendulkar asked for a single stump and walked up to Harbhajan. They spent about five minutes chatting — no secret who did all the talking — and then Harbhajan marked his run up and began bowling at the stump. A few deliveries sent down, the Master asked for the ball and began showing a different grip and release to Harbhajan. It was an animated discussion, with Tendulkar spelling the need to use more wrist and pivot in the follow-through.
The off spinner has been struggling with his rhythm and confidence and experts have pointed out the lack of the old loop in his bowling.
Barely had Tendulkar demonstrated the grip and release to him, and Harbhajan seemed to have understood his point and there it was.
The Punjab offspinner, with the experience of 101 Test matches behind him, began hitting the single stump. Tendulkar smiled and nodded in approval. He again took the ball in his hand and himself bowled a couple, and Harbhajan picked up more cues from him.
And as Harbhajan, who has picked 25 wickets in
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