[caption id="attachment_677821" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Sachin-Tendulkar-.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-677821" alt="Sachin Tendulkar Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Sachin-Tendulkar-.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Sachin Tendulkar Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>India lost the opening Test of the South Africa tour by 72 runs, chasing 208. The Indian batting line up saw a collapse in both the innings, only <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/hardik-pandya/">Hardik Pandya </a> played well for his 93 in the first innings. <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/sachin-tendulkar/">Sachin Tendulkar </a> believes that adapting to the conditions will be the key and advised the players to play patiently. <p></p> <p></p>In an interview with <i>Hindustan Times</i>, Sachin suggested Indian players to remain positive. <p></p> <p></p> Look, Test cricket is all about understanding and adaptability. What you enjoy in India, you don t enjoy overseas. In India, with the SG ball in play, you can get off to a flier. The bowlers only get the advantage between 20th to 50th overs when reverse swing comes into play. In South Africa, it s exactly the opposite. The first 25 overs belong to the pacers. Indian batsmen can t be playing strokes they do in home conditions. <p></p> <p></p> If they had been patient in Cape Town, India would have scored the bulk of their runs between 50-80 overs. In Centurion, the openers have to take a lot of responsibility to see the new ball off, Tendulkar said. <p></p> <p></p> Batsmen should concentrate in the first 25 overs and look to accelerate after 50; bowlers should bowl in the right areas, and more importantly, remain positive as a team, he added. <p></p> <p></p>However Tendulkar believes that the team s morale won't be down and they will give the host a tough competition in the Centurion Test. <p></p> <p></p> While I don t think the team is mentally down after the Cape Town defeat, South Africa will have their tails up. This is going to be a huge test for the team management. What India do outside the field will be as important as on it, he concluded.