Adapting like TendulkarJust been watching some highlights from the Perth Test match today. After watching Tendulkar safely cut over the slips, including one outrageous fine cut close to the body, it again amazes me how he manages to adapt to various conditions. Now, bouncy pitches like Perth or at Bloemfontain (where in 2001, Tendulkar merrily cut his way to a ton) aren't available for practice everywhere else. How does someone like Tendulkar summon up the resources and the confidence and even the cheek to try paddle-sweeps and fly-cuts in addition to the usual set of scalpels and power-saws in his quiver?
The answer has to be just an abundance of talent, or as some say, genius.