AFP, Sydney :
Indian superstar Sachin Tendulkar paid Australian batsman Marnus Labuschagne the ultimate compliment on Friday, singling him out as the player most like himself.
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08th-Feb-2020

Tendulkar likens Australia's Labuschagne to himself

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AFP, Sydney :
Indian superstar Sachin Tendulkar paid Australian batsman Marnus Labuschagne the ultimate compliment on Friday, singling him out as the player most like himself.
Labuschagne emerged from nowhere to become Test cricket's leading scorer last year with 1,104 runs, including 896 since November - beating the great Neil Harvey (834) for the most scored by an Australian in a five-Test summer.
None of this may have happened if Labuschagne had not grabbed his chance as a concussion substitute for Steve Smith during Australia's Ashes campaign in England last August.
He made the most of the opportunity, reeling off four consecutive half-centuries and finishing the Ashes with 353 runs at 50.42, before an incredible summer series against Pakistan and New Zealand.
Tendulkar was at Lord's when Labuschagne came on as Test cricket's first-ever concussion substitute and was immediately impressed.
"His footwork was incredible, so he would be the one I would say," Tendulkar said in Sydney when asked if any modern-day player reminds him of himself.