Mumbai: Sachin Tendulkar has said he’s confident of the Virat Kohli-led team beating Australia in the upcoming Test series. Tendulkar also spoke about the epic Australian Open final between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
The former Indian skipper warned Kohli & Co. not underestimate Australia, who were whitewashed 3-0 by Sri Lanka in their last Test series in the subcontinent.
“Australia is a strong side. It will be different to play in Indian conditions and Australian players have also acknowledged that, which is a compliment to the Indian team and the way they have been playing,” he said.
Tendulkar urged India to prepare to the best of their abilities. “You cannot take things for granted and you need to prepare yourself. Australia are going to be tough to handle as they have always been, but I am confident of the Indian team,” he added.
Tendulkar said he never wanted the clash between Federer and Nadal to get over. “Tennis was exciting. I have always been a huge fan of Roger Federer. I was one of those guys who did not want the match to get over,” he said.
“We enjoyed their tennis, they (Federer, Nadal) have given us remarkable moments and that’s always going to stay with us.” “The quality of tennis was just incredible. More so, I enjoyed because I could relate myself with both those athletes (Federer, Nadal),” said Tendulkar.