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The straight drive is my favourite shot: Tendulkar

Bowlers never like batsmen hitting them past their follow-through, and the straight drive is exactly what Indian veteran Sachin Tendulkar points as his favourite stroke.

“My favourite shot is the straight drive, opening up the face of the bat...no bowler likes to see the face of the bat,” Tendulkar said, in reply to a query by a cricket fan during a special programme on ‘ NDTV’.

Answering questions ranging from why he failed to score in the recently—concluded England series to his shot selection, Tendulkar revealed how he avoids reading newspapers to cut out pressure.

“I can’t do what millions of people have to say as one should always focus on one’s game,” he said, replying to a query on how he handles pressure.

Tendulkar advised kids to avoid thinking about the past.

“If you think of the past, you will tend to think of all negative things. If you think of the future, you will then worry whether you can score. What is important is to focus on the present and on the job at hand,” said Tendulkar, who also appealed to all to contribute to his “Support My School Campaign”.

On why he could not score in the recently concluded India—England Test series, Tendulkar said the game should be seen in its totality.

“Sometimes a batsman gets out to a good ball or falls to a mistake,” he said.

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