Indian batting great Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday advised batsmen playing in IPL 2020 to "never ground" the bat on a surface that isn’t hard.
The current edition of IPL is playing played in the United Arab Emirates. The three grounds in UAE where matches are played are Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.
Sachin's advice came during the Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings fixture in Sharjah. Shortly after David Miller was run out while trying to run for second on a call of Rajasthan skipper Steve Smith, Sachin tweeted, "Never ground your bat on a surface that isn’t hard. Batsmen need to remember that there is a desert underneath! 😋 #CSKvsRR."
Commentators were discussing this with Sunil Gavaskar not happy at the running between the wicket.
Grounding the bat at a surface that is not hard may create rough edges, resulting in injuries for players.
Earlier, CSK skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni opted to bowl first against Rajasthan Royals in their second IPL encounter.
CSK brought in Ruturaj Gaikwad for injured Ambati Rayudu while Yashasvi Jaiswal made hisn debut for Royals. The match features brothers Sam Curran for CSK and elder sibling Tom Curran for the Royals.