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Marnus Labuschagne flattered and grateful to Tendulkar for the praise


Australian Test Player of the year Marnus Labuschagne is riding high on confidence after Cricketing Legend Sachin Tendulkar praised the young Aussie batsman for his batting. 

Marnus Labuschagne who made his debut against Pakistan in 2018 was brought in as a concussion substitute for Steve Smith and since then the young batsman has shown complete composure of form and has been scoring centuries at a great speed. 

Labuschagne made his One Day debut against India in 2020 at the iconic Wankhede Stadium. in Mumbai. He had a great home series against New Zealand and Pakistan as the batsman scored 895 runs in 5 test matches at an average of 112. 

Indian great batsman Sachin Tendulkar was really satisfied with the performance of the young Australian middle-order batsman.

"I happened to be watching the second Test match at Lord's between England and Australia. When Steve Smith got injured, I saw Labuschagne's second innings," Tendulkar said ahead of Sunday's Bushfire Bash charity fundraiser match.

"I was sitting with my father-in-law. I saw Marnus get hit off the second ball from Jofra Archer and, post that, the 15 minutes he batted, I said, 'This player looks special'.

"There is something about him. His footwork was precise. Footwork is not physical, it's mental. If you're not thinking positively in your mind, then your feet don't move."

Labuschagne was thankful to Sachin Tendulkar for his words as he was quoted saying during the Australian Cricket Awards.

"It was pretty amazing, it's one that definitely when I saw it I was quick to read it and it really hit me. Amazing words from someone of that caliber. I was very grateful for his words and just stoked really,"

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