"I think Pujara has been really outstanding", Tendulkar said on the sidelines of a promotional event on Wednesday. The number of statements made on Pujara, which ideally weren't in his favour, kind of undermined his contribution.
"The guys are working very hard and they are going okay".
He shared a partnership with Virat Kohli in the second Test that lasted over 400 deliveries and was one of the main reasons why Australia had to bowl over 200 overs at MCG and almost 170 in the first innings of the second. And India is also the first Asian country to achieve this feat, Hence, we can imagine how proud Anushka is for her husband Virat Kohli and his team members. "The bowlers have also done exceedingly well", Tendulkar said.
"The team has done really well".
Australia have recalled off-spinner Nathan Lyon to their ODI squad, and Langer said that this is a move keeping the World Cup in mind, but didn't commit if the hosts would play two spinners in the first match of the series itself. But I knew that India had won the World Cup [in 1983] and that's where my journey started.
"Hopefully, there are many journeys which have started already". Mayank (Agarwal) has done well.
"But all these things don't happen overnight". Along with (Pujara), (we) can not ignore the bowlers' contribution. At the same time, the guys (pacers) are very talented. Bumrah, Shami, Ishant, Kuldeep, Ashwin and Jadeja. All this guys chipped in at various points. What you also want is for your fast bowlers to bowl hostile spells in patches. It wasn't just about the new ball, but also with the old one. That's one thing which is pleasing to the eye. "I can say that we've a competitive attack for any part of the world, on any surface", he gushed. I hope we continue to provide better and better facilities to the players. Dipa Karmarkar and many others gave us a pleasant surprise, let there be more pleasant surprises. That's what I'd always expect our domestic cricket to do.
"I am not concerned about what someone in Australia, England or South Africa is saying", he said. It would help lift the standard of play.
Tendulkar, who is the mentor of Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise, Mumbai Indians said the tournament has had tremendous contribution in helping building characters. "It is other way round as well", Tendulkar said.
"Its given exposure to our youngsters, to believe that they can compete against anyone in the world". We have a clear plan how we will play our one-day cricket between now and the World Cup. We have the right balance but overall I feel you do well in the IPL, everyone takes notice.