Australia batter Marcus Labuschagne has said that he loves watching the old footages of Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar’s batting. Labuschagne made his Test debut in 2018 and has amassed 2220 runs in 23 games. The right-hander averages 56.92, which is higher than Tendulkar’s career average of 53.78. However, one might argue that Tendulkar (200) has played much games Labuschagne (23).
In the recently concluded Ashes down under, Labuschagne accumulated 335 runs in nine innings, averaging 41.87 with one hundred and two fifties. He is currently on the 13th spot in the World Test Championship cycle 2021-23.
Meanwhile, in a Q&A session with fans on Twitter, a user asked the Aussie about his opinion on the 2011 World Cup-winner Sachin Tendulkar, to which he replied that he still loves watching the batting legend’s old footages.
“still love watching old footage of @sachin_rt bat now. unbelievable technique, so much to learn from how he played the game”, tweeted Labuschagne.
still love watching old footage of @sachin_rt bat now. unbelievable technique, so much to learn from how he played the game.
— Marnus Labuschagne (@marnus3cricket) February 4, 2022
Looking forward to the challenge of spin and pace against Pakistan: Marcus Labuschagne
Labuschagne, currently ranked No. 1 batter in ICC rankings, added that he is looking forward to facing the challenge of spin and pace against Pakistan. Australia will tour Pakistan for three Tests, ODIs and solitary T20I in March 2022. It will be the first time since 1998 when an Aussie side will tour the Asian country. Co-incidentally, Labuschagne made his Test debut against Pakistan in a two-match series in the United Arab Emirates in 2018.
He scored a duck and 13 in two innings and picked one wicket each. Meanwhile, a Twitter asked him whether he was looking forward for pace challenge or spin challenge.
Are you looking forward to Pakistani pace bowling or spin department??? When you come to Pakistan 🇵🇰
— Kash Mahmood 🏴 🇵🇰 (@kash786tango23) February 4, 2022