Pace bowler Peter Siddle says Sachin Tendulkar will be out to make a point against the Australian bowlers.
The most experienced bowler in the Australia team, Peter Siddle, has spoken of his joy of taking the wicket of the great Tendulkar and how the “Little Master” will be out to prove a point.
“Just have a look at his stats, his runs, his centuries, everything about him is such a tremendous record,” Siddle told NDTV Sports.
“It was a wonderful feeling to get him as my first Test wicket, way back in 2008.”
He will be itching to get one back on us after India’s disastrous tour of Australia a couple of years ago.”
It is the start of a new era in Australian cricket.
After the retirement of batting veterans Mike Hussey and Ricky Ponting from the international game last year, Siddle now finds himself as one of the elder statesmen in the side – along with captain Michael Clarke and batsman Shane Watson.
Mitchell Johnson has also been left out of the side for the first Test with India in Chennai. Instead Australia have offered new players Mitchell Starc, James Pattinson and Moises Henriques, the opportunity to impress and Siddle knows he has a responsibility to them.
“I want to give as much knowledge as I can with my experience and help them,” the bowler said to NDTV Sports.
“I know if the younger bowlers in our team are comfortable and happy in the environment around the group, they will perform at their best.”