Sachins Style of play
Sachin is ambidextrous: He bats, bowls, and throws with his right hand, but writes with his left hand. He also practices lefthanded throws at the nets on a regular basis. Cricinfo columnist Sambit Bal has described him as the most wholesome batsman of his time. His batting is based on complete balance and poise while limiting unnecessary movements and flourishes. He appears to show little preference for the slow and low wickets which are typical in India, and has scored many centuries on the hard, bouncy pitches in the Caribbean Islands and Australia. He is known for his unique punch style of hitting the ball over square. He is also renowned for his pictureperfect straight drive, often completed with no followthrough. Recently, legendary Indian batsman Sunil Gavaskar, in an article he wrote in the AFP, remarked that it is hard to imagine any player in the history of the game who combines classical technique with raw aggression like the little champion does.