It is true that both the teams are not their strongest particularly the Australian side which is lacking in a proper middle order and spinners who can perform in Indian grounds. David Warner is quick to realize that there is one man who should be feared and respected equally. Sachin Tendulkar.
He may soon be turning 40 but that is no qualm for the Master Blaster himself who seems to be in good shape, which he displayed at the Irani Cup, where he equalled Sunil Gavaskar's record of most first class centuries. David Warner is thinking on the lines that a batsman with such experience and over 25,000 runs to his name is capable of doing a great damage merely from the knowledge of tackling a force like theirs. He thinks, Australian team will be punished mercilessly if they don't watch out for him and take his game for granted.
The Australian seems to have noticed Sachin's passion from the game in the Irani Cup. He was determined to score and he did. Warner also recollected how he was disappointed when his team mate was dismissed with the wrong shot. He says it was a sign that he still was enthusiastic and passionate about the game when you shake your head in disagreement with a shot played by your team mate.
Whatever the signs may be, the fire is Sachin has not died down. He will continue scoring runs for India and continue to instill fear in the opponents regardless of the team. All we have to see is the magnitude of his contribution to the Indian side in the upcoming test series against Australia.
The first test match is all set to start day after tomorrow, Feb 22, 2013. The first match will he held at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai from Feb 22 to Feb 26, 2013.