Sachin Tendulkar past his best, says Ricky Ponting

Australian captain Ricky Ponting says he can no longer be at his “absolute best” with the bat and even Sachin Tendulkar, who scored nine hundreds last year, was probably not at his absolute best.

Australia captain Ricky Ponting gave this statement in reply to former skipper Mark Taylor’s claim that his career is on the downslide and he is not going to repeat his earlier batting form.

Ponting said, “I think there is a period in every batsman’s life where they are playing at their absolute best. Even Sachin Tendulkar now, even though he’s scored nine hundreds last year, was probably not at his absolute best, either.”

Taylor had asked Ponting to take inspiration from cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar in order to bring back his fading batting form.

“I think Sachin has had a rebirth. He’s really batting at his best and that can be a sort of inspiration for Ponting,” Taylor had said.

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