“Pujara has been a silent warrior, terrific temperament, and somebody again who (is) dedicated, disciplined and focused. I have seen him from close quarters and I was impressed with what I saw, I knew that this guy is there for long time,” Tendulkar said.
Sachin Tendulkar Said About Umesh Yadav
“The way guys have shown discipline and commitment, 13 Test matches in a row, I don’t remember anything like that happening during our periods and someonelike Umesh (Yadav) have played 12 of them,so for a fast bowler it is really taxing, that shows that you are going to work on your body,”
Tendulkar said, "I think somebody who bowls good reverse swing will always be effectivein India. (The) surfaces, texture, there is reverse swing and it happened in Dharamshala as well. Umesh bowled a couple ofdamn good reverse swingers."
Sachin Tendulkar Said About Lower-Order Batsman
"The season has been tremendous for our team. There have been challenging moments when I felt our number 7, 8, 9 contributed big time. Those were critical moments where the Test match could have gone either way, but you have taken away the match (from opposition)," Tendulkar said.
The batting maestro added,"When any team which has that kind of strength when bowlers can go outand score those critical runs for you, a keeper can score hundred for you, you become a solid side."So, obviously, first six batters and 7,8,9 can also contribute,"
"These guys have really played well at crunch moments, which can decide the Test match and sometimes a series. I felt that was the difference and you can see it."When both teams are going neck to neck and then suddenly one teamstarts pulling away,you can see the difference and that's what has happened," said Tendulkar.