Ranji century good for Sachin: Gavaskar

Last Updated: Sat, Nov 03, 2012 18:34 hrs

Mumbai, Nov 3 (IBNS) Legendary India cricketer Sunil Gavaskar said Saturday that century in the Ranji Trophy tie against Railways will stand in good stead for Sachin Tendulkar in the upcoming four-Test series against England.

"He is one the most hardworking studious guys you come across. I think Sachin would have got enough time to think about how he got out. If he has got the runs now, obviously he has worked hard for it.

"The evidence will be seen in the Test matches. The fact that he has got runs is a good sign," Gavaskar said during a event where he was honoured by a Swiss watch company for his 34 centuries.

Asked about Tendulkar´s dismissals in the last few series, Gavaskar said: "That was the early part of the season. Some people can be a little bit rusty. India had a rare two months off from international cricket.

"May be it was a case of rustiness. But he is somebody who would have noticed it himself and studied the videos. So I don´t see too much of an issue."

On the series against Pakistan, Gavaskar the timing was odd and it would take a toll on the players, who will be without any rest.

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