Sachin Tendulkar delivers an impromptu pep talk to the Mumbai probables on August 14. The cricket legend spent over an hour with about 40 players. They have been having a camp at the indoor facility of the BKC Stadium in Mumbai.
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The face to face meeting with the maestro was organised by the Mumbai Cricket Association(MCA). Incidentally, on the 31st anniversary of his first of his 100 international hundreds. A couple of beneficiaries of this impromptu coaching class were Yashasvi Jaiswal and Armaan Jaffer, the young batsmen known as prodigies in Mumbai cricket. He suggested a few improvements in their batting drills. A veteran of 664 international matches besides close to a 1000 other official games. The 48 years old, Tendulkar also advised the players on how to create an outdoor simulation inside the indoor facility. “He suggested the MCA to turn the AC inside the room so that it would give a semblance of replication of the outdoor temperature,” an MCA official said of Tendulkar’s idea.
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Sachin Tendulkar related his own experience to hammer home the point on eliminating the fear of failure. He reminded the house about his own bad phase of 2007 and how he overcame it. He in fact had told the youngsters that he would turn up at the BKC facility at 6 in every morning. Specifically, he suggested the players on how to handle the crunch situations before and during a game. “If a player feels that the next game is important for his career, it would be natural that he would be anxious with a sense of anticipation and anxiety.