Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, Ajit Tendulkar, Cricket, Sports, Indian Cricket, Cricket Bat

One of the greatest batsman of all times, Sachin Tendulkar had always used to enjoy tormenting the bowlers with a heavy piece of willow during his playing days. When other batsmen used to prefer using relatively lighter bats, Tendulkar continued to use a heavier bats throughout his illustrious cricket career.

But do you know the reason behind the Master Blaster using such heavy bats (weighs in at 3lb 4oz) in his playing days?

Tendulkar in a recent interview revealed the reason behind using a heavy bat. “I played with a heavy bat because my elder brother and I shared one bat and it was his bat. I had to hold the handle right at the bottom so the weight was not out of control to manage,” reported PTI.

Tendulkar’s elder brother Ajit  who played the most important role in Sachin’s career sacrificed a lot for his younger brother. Ajit who himself was a good cricketer, recognized Sachin’s talent in his early days and decided to mentor him and that was one of the reason behind Sachin’s successful international career.

 Sachin had to use a heavy bat because of his elder brother and the Master Blaster went on to score tons of runs for India across all formats. Perhaps, this was a blessing in disguise for the Indian maestro.
Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting wants a limitation in bat sizes for Test cricket. Regarding that Tendulkar said, “The size of the bats that I played with and those I see today are different. It is all about developing equipment and the bats have certainly developed a lot.”

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