It was one of Sachin Tendulkar's most pathetic innings, says Tom Alter

The last time Sachin Tendulkar scored a century was in January 2011 against South Africa at Cape Town. Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Actor-writer Tom Alter, who has watched Sachin Tendulkar closely since his schooldays, “I am not angry; I am in pain” watching the great man s batting at Bangalore.

“Pain of having watched Tendulkar play one of the most pathetic Test innings of his amazing, amazing career,” Alter wrote in First Post. “Four runs from 41 balls at lunch beaten at least four times scratchy, tentative even Gavaskar admitted he was tentative.”

Alter goes on to add, “The bat refusing to come down straight always curving towards the leg, which is why he is beaten so often now by balls that move in -and then bowled cleaned-up by a ball that moved in. I am not angry I am in pain.”

Tendulkar has another chance in the ongoing second Test against New Zealand to make amends. Another failure would almost certainly raise the decibel levels against his painful batting.