Sachin Tendulkar told me he couldn't take on short-pitched deliveries in Australia, says Shaun Pollock

Sachin Tendulkar told me he couldn't take on short-pitched deliveries in Australia, says Shaun Pollock

Former South African captain Shaun Pollock has claimed that legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar had once told him that he found it difficult to tackle the "short-pitched" bowling in Australia but that he effectively managed with shots over wicketkeeper and slip-cordon.

"He talked to me once about going to Australia and understanding he couldn't take on the short-pitched deliveries anymore so he would ramp the ball over the wicketkeeper and slip," Pollock said in a podcast with Sky Sports.

Pollock, who took 393 ODI wickets and 421 scalps in Tests besides scoring over 3,500 runs in both formats, said there was a time when all their plans would fall apart against Tendulkar and they would wait for him to make a mistake.

"There were times, especially in the subcontinent, where you thought, 'I'm not sure we can knock this guy over'. We were hoping he would make a mistake, rather than had a genuine plan," said Pollock