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Sachin Tendulkar should have got big runs, feels Gautam Gambhir

Sachin Tendulkar should have got big runs, feels Gautam Gambhir

Sachin Tendulkar scored his first half-century after 11 Test innings against England at Kolkata on Wednesday © PTI

By Tapan Mohanta

Kolkata: Dec 5, 2012

India opener Gautam Gambhir on Wednesday was critical in the manner that some of the Indian batsmen threw away their wickets reminding them that “Test cricket is not a place to learn but to deliver.”

“This stage (Test cricket) is not to learn but to deliver. But I think that we have got a quality side and we have a quality batting line-up. It’s just early days,” Gambhir said hitting out at the batsmen’s poor form.

“I just can’t keep talking about inexperienced middle-order. Ultimately, who plays for India has the responsibility and will have to take up responsibilty rather than thinking that I’m really inexperienced and is just seven or 10 Test matches old,” Gambhir hit out at some of the younger players in the team.

“When you represent your country, you got to go out there and deliver. For me, whenever you represent your country, you have got to deliver.”

The left-hander said he along with Sachin Tendulkar had a fine start but they should have converted it into a big one.

“Someone has to put his hands up as well. It’s a good series when you play against quality opposition. That’s where you tested. That’s where you’re thrown into the deep end of the pool.”

Gambhir said that save Cheteshwar Pujara who has already scored two centuries, others haven’t been able to score consistently.

“We have got quality in the batting line-up. It’s just that we have not batted well. Except Pujara, we have not been able to put big runs consistently.”

“Someone like me or Sachin should have got big runs. If you don’t convert your good starts, your team is under pressure and if you make a good start, the opposition is under pressure.”

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