By CricketCountry Staff
Birmingham: Aug 9, 2011
England pacer James Anderson rebuffed any suggestions that he has identified a chink in Sachin Tendulkar’s armoury.
Anderson got Tendulkar out leg before in the second innings of the Trent Bridge Test. It was the seventh time he removed the Tendulkar in Test matches and the second in the ongoing series.
“A lot of people are starting to mention it, but I genuinely don’t think I have anything over him,” Anderson was quoted saying in the Daily Express.
“It is really nice to keep getting him out though and hopefully it will continue,” he added.
Only Sri Lankan spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan has taken Tendulkar’s Test wicket more times (eight).
“There are still plenty of times like at Trent Bridge earlier in that second innings, when I felt like I had nowhere to bowl at him. He was hitting me for boundary after boundary.
"One area where I have really improved my game is mentally. In 2006-07 (when England were thrashed in the Ashes in Australia) I wasn't in a great place mentally. Now I'm not thinking about who is at the other end. Believe it or not the battle between Sachin and me is not at the forefront of my mind. I concentrate on the plans we have talked about and bowling it there."
He believes that England can go on to whitewash India in the ongoing Test series. "I really don't see why we can't win this series 4-0."