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Fun time: Sachin Tendulkar enjoys a moment with Josh Kirsten, the son of Indian coach Gary Kirsten, during a practice session.
Fun time: Sachin Tendulkar enjoys a moment with Josh Kirsten, the son of Indian coach Gary Kirsten, during a practice session.

Hamilton: What could not be decoded even by legends like Shane Warne is being claimed to have been unravelled by a New Zealand school boy, who feels he can perhaps plot the downfall of Sachin Tendulkar.

St. Paul’s Collegiate student Owen Robinson got a chance to bowl at Tendulkar in the nets at Seddon Park on Monday and realised that the Mumbai batsman may be susceptible to a lofted drive.

“I found Tendulkar likes to drive and drive on the up and put a few in the air,” Robinson was quoted as saying by the Dominion Post.

“...but he might have just been toying with me though,” said Robinson, laughing at the prospect of tearing apart the form of a player who has scored more Test centuries than any other cricketer.

Robinson, however, did not enjoy bowling at Virender Sehwag.

“He smashed me,” said Robinson, who belongs to the same college represented by New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori.

“It was a privilege to bowl to them, pretty overwhelming really,” the teenager added. Robinson predicted the New Zealand side had a tough ask of winning the three-Test series against India.

“I think they’ll do well in Hamilton but it’ll be tough in the other two Tests,” Robinson said. — PTI

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