Mumbai: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar on Saturday said that Sachin Tendulkar getting some runs under his belt in the Ranji Trophy match before the upcoming four-Test series against England is a good sign.
Gavaskar was one of those who had said the 39-year-old's mode of dismissals in recent matches was a matter of concern.
"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 told reporters at an event where he was honoured for his 34 centuries by a Swiss luxury watch firm.
On Friday, Tendulkar roared back to form ahead of the upcoming Test series against England with a strokeful 137 in 136 balls against Railways in the Ranji match.
On his earlier comment on the senior batsman's dismissals, he 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."