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IND vs SA: Sachin Tendulkar banks on front foot defence as Virat Kohli & Co aim to ace South Africa Tests- Watch video

IND vs SA: Sachin Tendulkar banks on front foot defence as Virat Kohli & Co aim to ace South Africa Tests- Watch video

IND vs SA: Sachin Tendulkar shares valuable tips for Virat Kohli & Co to ace South Africa Test – Check out; Follow India vs South Africa Test Live Updates
IND vs SA: Sachin Tendulkar banks on front foot defence – Virat Kohli & Co will look for answers to South Africa’s pace battery on the 30th anniversary of the India vs South Africa partnership. The batting department has always been a letdown in SA. As India aim to win the maiden Test series in […]

IND vs SA: Sachin Tendulkar banks on front foot defence – Virat Kohli & Co will look for answers to South Africa’s pace battery on the 30th anniversary of the India vs South Africa partnership. The batting department has always been a letdown in SA. As India aim to win the maiden Test series in the African country, Sachin Tendulkar stressed front foot defence to tackle the South African pacers like Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Duanne Olivier. Follow India vs South Africa Live Updates on InsideSport.IN.

IND vs SA: Sachin Tendulkar banks on front foot defence as Virat Kohli & Co aim to ace South Africa Tests- Watch video

Two Indian openers — Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul — also struggled with the moving balls. But their change in approach in England was visible and helped them have a successful tour. The two scored the bulk of the runs for Team India.

“I’ve always said front foot defence is important and that is going to count in South Africa. In the first 25 overs, front foot defence is going to be critical and that is what we got to see in England when Rahul got those runs and so did Rohit. Their front foot defence was solid, the bats and the hands were not going away from the body,” Tendulkar said on the show ‘Backstage with Boria’.

“When your hands start going away from your body that is when you start losing control slowly but surely and eventually edge the ball. And the beauty was their hands were not going away. They got beaten on occasion but that’s fine,” he added.

“The approach will change after the first 25 overs depending on how well the batter is batting. Life is not going to be easy, it will still be tough but relatively it will be easier,” he added.

IND vs SA: Sachin Tendulkar banks on front foot defence as Virat Kohli & Co aim to ace South Africa Test- Watch video

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Sachin’s front-foot defensive approach also yielded him results in South Africa. He is the only Indian batsman to score over 1000 runs on South African soil.

IND vs SA: Sachin Tendulkar banks on front foot defence as Virat Kohli & Co aim to ace South Africa Test

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